Strata, a savory breakfast bread pudding, can be prepared the night before so the egg mixture has time to absorb into the bread, making a soft, custardy, comforting dish. Even though some people may be turned off by eggs, in this mild strata the egg flavor is not assertive.
This version includes chopped spinach for added nutrients, but you can leave it out if spinach isn't appealing. You can make the flavors stronger by adding sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes, or other ingredients if your stomach is up to it.
Use any type of leftover bread. For better texture, leave the bread out for several hours to go stale so the eggs will better soak into the bread.
Spinach is full of vitamins C, E, and K, as well as beta carotene, folate, and riboflavin. Eggs are not only high in protein, but also provide biotin, a structural component in bone and hair.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Prep Time: 30 minutes or less
Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes plus 8 hours or more refrigeration
Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 250; Total Fat 12; Total Carbohydrate 20 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Sugars 5 g; Protein 16 g; Sodium 400 mg
Source: What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, American Cancer Society