Sunday, August 25, 2013

Egg White Breakfast Muffins

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A number of studies prove people who successfully maintain a healthy weight eat breakfast everyday. Not only does breakfast kick start your energy in the morning, it also increases your metabolic rate; the rate at which you burn calories. Consequently you will lose weight faster. Glory to breakfast! I know you've all heard the saying. "Failing to plan is planning to fail." When it comes to waking up early to make breakfast- Since I don't like to wake up in the morning anyway, waking up to cook is a total joke. So instead of the same old oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, or any other traditional grocery-bought breakfast options, I make these:
Mushroom, Spinach, Turkey, Peppers and Onions and Mozzarella

Egg White Breakfast Muffins


Ingredients:
  • 2 1/3 cups egg whites ( A dozen eggs = 2 1/3 egg whites)
  • Veggies of choice ( whatever is in my fridge., check your grocer's freezer aisle for this 3 pepper and onion blend.. I use it almost everyday!)
  • Meat of choice ( I use turkey breast lunch meat, its easy since its already cooked and lo cal.)
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese of your choice (I love sharp cheddar, but mozzarella is the best low cal option)
  • 3 tablespoons of skim milk or almond milk (makes the muffins fluffy)
  • salt pepper and garlic powder to taste

 Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Spray 12-cup muffin tray with nonstick cooking spray (Olive oil), or you can line with muffin cups.
  3. In a bowl whisk egg whites, eggs, seasonings and milk. 
  4. Fill each muffin 1/2 way with egg mixture.
  5. Place veggies, cheese and meat of choice in each muffin.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. You can check if they are done by sticking a tooth pick in the muffins, they are done when the tooth pick is removed and clean.
  7. Let cool completely before removing from tray



Since I eat these on the go, I package 2 in a sandwich baggy for easy access in the fridge, microwave for 30 seconds, and there you have a healthy, quick breakfast for the rest of the week! (or snack.)

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