Easy Egg Muffin Cups Recipe
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we have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and i can personally attest to this. in the rare occasion when i don’t eat enough breakfast, i find myself sluggish, hangry and susceptible to all sugary treats that cross my path (or put me on a path to ingest them).
for the most part, my husband and i eat healthy because we’ve found it helps our bodies and minds feel better. especially after doing the whole30, we are even more conscious about what we put into our bodies when it comes to how food is processed.
we like a lot of protein in the morning because it helps to keep you fuller longer. this helps you to make healthy choices whether you work from home or at the office because donuts are tempting always (and in moderation totally acceptable but not every week).
one of my favorite things to make for breakfast are easy egg muffin cups! they are super easy and can last for days (in a good way)! i contemplated just calling it egg muffins but that didn’t feel right so “easy egg muffin cups recipe” it is.
the best part of this recipe? you can make it personalized to the picky eaters in your house (that’s me)! every little muffin tin can be personalized (but that might be extreme) so we divide it up. my husband gets all the ingredients he likes in a omelette and i get all the ones i like in mine!
simply pick out your favorite ingredients and prepare them as you would for mixing them into scrambled eggs or an omlette! make sure you have used all of your adorable mini-bowls given to on your last trip to see the in-laws, obviously.
my new favorite ingredient to add to these egg muffin cups are the new Hillshire Farm Natural sliced meat! after realizing just how much processing deli meat goes through, my husband and i hadn’t eaten any in a while but now i’m so excited about this option (because welcome back sandwiches and egg cups!)
it’s 100% natural, 100% natural and now is even 100% guaranteed! they have a “love it or we’ll eat it” campaign going on now that if you try and you don’t love it, they will reimburse you! however, if you love it (and you will) you click “love it” and they donate a sandwich to someone in need! it’s totally a win-win. i found mine with the other lunch meats at my local safeway.
Hillshire Farm Naturals lunch meat has no artificial ingredients (minimally processed), no preservatives, no colors, no added nitrates/nitrites (except for those naturally occurring in the celery juice powder) and it’s gluten free. i picked up a package of lunch meat next to it at safeway to compare them…it was astounding to see all the things other products put in their lunch meats – no thank you.
here’s where some of the pickiness comes in, i love ham and my husband prefers turkey. great news, Hillshire Farm Naturals comes in both meats! see, marriage doesn’t always have to be a compromise!
now i like to mix the egg, egg whites and the ingredients all together because i love to use a whisk (recipe at the bottom for more details) and then pour them in the greased muffin tin. you could also stack your ingredients in the muffin tin and pour your egg mixture over them. the options are endless here, just like when you’re trying to decide what series to start next on netflix.
mine contained ham, spinach and a little pepper. no salt needed because the ham adds the perfect amount of saltiness for me. my husband’s contained turkey, sharp white cheddar cheese, pepper and then some with sun-dried tomatoes and some with diced peppers because i was feeling especially sweet on him. you can tell when i’m being sweet on him since i willingly cut a pepper for him.
since i’ve made these before, i knew the sun-dried tomatoes would for sure sink so i put those in last and they still sort of sank but that’s okay.
you stick them in the oven for 13-15 minutes at 350° and then out pops cute and easy egg muffin cups!
if you love lunch meat or want to introduce back into your life because it’s such a good protein, you can save $0.75 on any ONE (1) Hillshire Farm Naturals® Black Forest Ham or Honey Roasted Ham with the digital coupon available through the Just4U online portal. expires 8/9/15 or while supplies last.
sidenote: if you aren’t using the Just4U and you shop at safeway (or a few other participating grocery stores) you are missing out. i’ve had the app on my phone for over a year and i can see that i’ve already saved $65.97 on my groceries just this year by adding digital coupons to my club card. it’s one of my favorite games to stand by the produce and scroll through looking for exclusive deals. i can see where some people get into extreme couponing because it’s so satisfying!
back to the easy egg muffin cups. these are awesome because you can eat them right away or store them in the refrigerator for 5 days. you can even freeze them individually and pop in microwave for a breakfast on the go! they even pair well with a more leisurely breakfast with your exhausted puppy who needs a nap after a night’s sleep. #rufflife