Wednesday, January 19, 2011

BREAKFAST EGG CUPS


When it comes to breakfast, I am definitely more of a pancake & muffin gal, and my husband is more of an egg and meat guy. (Go figure!) So, during the weekdays, I stick with more of what I like for breakfast, then on the weekends, I try to make stuff he likes. (Don't get me wrong here; I did really like these!) You can make all kinds of variations. I used spinach and Canadian bacon in these.

BREAKFAST EGG CUPS

4 eggs
1 C egg substitute* (or an additional 4 whole eggs instead)
3/4 C shredded low-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 C shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 C cottage cheese
5 oz frozen spinach, defrosted, water squeezed out and roughly chopped
(that's half a standard frozen box of spinach)
1/3 C roasted red peppers, diced 
1 oz finely diced ham, canadian bacon, or crumbled bacon (about 1/4-1/3 C)
1/4 C sliced green onions
1/4 t kosher salt
1/8 t black pepper
1/2 t hot sauce
foil muffin tin liners OR 12 slices ham

*1/4 egg substitute = 1 whole egg, so if you're using all eggs, or some eggs and some egg whites, you can adjust accordingly.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350

In a bowl, combine all ingredients (except ham slices) and stir well.

If using ham slices, spray muffin tin with non cook spray and place one piece of ham in each well to form a bowl.  

If using foil muffin liners, spray the insides of the liners with non-stick spray. 

Evenly divide egg mixture between the 12 muffin wells (about 1/4 C each), being careful to keep ingredients well dispersed.  You want them to fill right up to the top.
Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes. The tops should be puffed and just barely set on top. Eggs will sink after cooling.

Store them in an airtight container in the fridge, or freeze them. When reheating in the microwave, make sure to take off the foil liner! And if you're reheating from frozen, take them out the night before so they can thaw in the fridge. Then when you microwave them, set them on a folded paper towel to drain excess moisture.

Nutritional information for 1 (w/o ham):

83 Calories, 7.5 g Protien, 3 g fat
2 Weight Watchers Points
Southbeach Diet Phase 1






2 comments:

Rachel McDonald said...

These sure look tasty! I may actually attempt to make them this week!

Kelli said...

Good to hear from you Rachel, let me know what you think of them! They go great with P90X ;)