Protein Packed Egg White Muffins
February 19, 2014 § 1 Comment
I know, I know…I said I would post this so very much sooner than I actually am. For that, I am sorry, I am definitely learning to work on my balancing act. So who loves breakfast? This girl. Which is funny because I never liked breakfast in the past. ever. I was rarely actually hungry in the morning and had the common misconception that breakfast packed far too many calories and sugars for a morning meal. WRONG. I’ve come to love breakfast and learned some new recipes of how to make the most out of this decadent morning meal to not only fuel my body with nutrients, but give me jolts of energy for my morning workouts!
And this one is easy peasy, folks. (you know those are my fav kinds of recipes)
What you’ll need:
–turkey bacon (Jennie O is the leanest I’ve found)
–extras (this can be anything packed with fiber or protein) I use chick peas & chia seeds. Other options include bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, endless varieties!
What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour your egg whites in a mixing bowl; if you’re using whites from a carton, ration out 1/4 cup per muffin. If you’re using regular eggs with separated whites, ration out one egg white per muffin. Add in the spinach and all your “extra” goodies.
Next, using a nonstick muffin tin (if yours isn’t nonstick, use coconut oil or spray to coat), take a strip of turkey bacon and wrap around each muffin tin.
Then, fill up each muffin tin roughly 3/4 full with the egg white mixture. Depending on what mixings you have, it can be difficult to spread them to each egg muffin evenly. Eventually, I just started using my fingers to place chick peas in each tin.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the egg whites puff to the top. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from muffin tin.
Here’s a peak of the nutritious and delicious goodies packed inside
See, easy right? I love these little muffins because I’m usually dragging myself out of bed in the morning to get up and go workout. Knowing that I have these little things waiting for me in the fridge each morning definitely helps to kick start my day. I just pop them in the microwave for a minute and usually eat two before my workouts. If I’m doing cardio in addition to weight training, I’ll add in a gluten free blueberry waffle or greek yogurt with berries. What do you think? Any quick and easy recipes you use for a protein-filled breakfast?