Hey All and Happy Monday to you! Today I've got a great way to help make your week a little easier and better. What's the one meal that gets skipped over all the time? Breakfast. Funny thing is it really is incredibly important and good for you.
When you eat first thing in the morning, it gives you more energy throughout the day and helps kick start your metabolism...therefore helping you lose weight! It's great! I always say to think of your body like a car and food like fuel. If you don't put fuel in your car, it'll start out sluggish, move slow, and eventually won't work anymore. So give your "tank" some "fuel" first thing in the morning. Don't have time you say? I have the solution. Eggs On The Go!
This idea came from my little sister who told me about it over dinner this weekend. She said she saw an idea to cook eggs in a muffin pan and immediately my creative wheels started turning. How great would it be to make a bunch of eggs all at once without dirtying my skillet and have them ready to eat throughout the week?! Pretty darn great, I think. So I got out all the ingredients I love to have with my eggs and threw everything in together.
These are so stinking easy, anyone can make them. All I did was crack one egg into each muffin cup, added some bacon, cheese, potatoes, peppers and a pinch each of salt and pepper, mixed it up with a fork and in the oven they went. After about 14 minutes I had perfect little egg cups ready to go!
I only made four this time in case it was an epic fail, but they weren't! They came out great! I had to spray the heck out of the muffin tin with PAM before I poured anything in, but it really helped these come out smoothly. Now all I have to do in the morning is grab one of these yummy egg cups, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds, and I'm out the door!
If you have a big family, make a whole dozen! If you have picky eaters, only add what they like into the cup. Want ham instead of bacon? Go for it. It's your egg. The possibilities are endless!
2 pieces of bacon, cooked and cut up (or ham, or any meat, or no meat :)
1/2 Cup cheddar cheese
1/4 Cup diced frozen potatoes (optional)
2 Tbsp green peppers, chopped finely (also optional)
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray your muffin pan with cooking spray or use your non stick muffin pan.
Crack one egg into each cup.
Add any and all ingredients you can fit in the cup. Stir it all together with a fork.
Bake for 13-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes still sitting in the pan.
Take out of the pan and eat right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. Take out the day you want to eat them and heat up in the microwave for a few seconds.
That's it! Easy Peasy! Breakfast is done for the week! The best part is everyone gets their eggs how they like them. Growing up in a huge family it was either scrambled or scrambled with cheese. This way, everyone wins! The fact that these are only 120 calories doesn't hurt either :)
Do you eat Breakfast?! If you don't, you need to start. It truly is the most important meal of the day and it can help you lose weight and stay healthy. You really can't afford to skip it. Do it for your health and for your co-workers that have to deal with your irritability every morning :)
Thanks for stopping by!
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