Southwestern Egg Muffins

Hey friends! Today I wanted to share something a little different. I haven’t done a recipe in awhile, but this one I really wanted to share. I have been counting macros, and realized I have a hard time getting in protein. I don’t like to eat eggs by themselves, so I finally found an easy way to get in a little more protein by making egg muffins.

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They are super simple to make, here are the ingredients:

– 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese (shredded)

– One carton of egg whites

-One bag of Birds Eye protein southwest blend from the freezer aisle

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DIRECTIONS:

-spray bottom of a 12 cup muffin tin

-preheat oven to 350

-warm up protein blend in the microwave for 4 minutes

– spoon the blend into the cups evenly

-distribute cheese evenly into the 12 cups

-fill the cups with a carton of egg whites, use the whole carton

-Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

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You could really use any veggie blend from the freezer aisle at the grocery store with this recipe, but I prefer the southwest blend because it has more protein, and it has a little kick to it which makes the muffin not taste to much like eggs.

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I can eat two or three egg muffins at a time, so it’s a great protein source! Also, you can put them in a bag and freeze them, and pop in the microwave for a minute or so for an on the go breakfast with staying power. Here are the nutrition facts per muffin:

Calories: 83

Protein: 7.1 grams

Fat: 1.5 grams

Carbs: 9.5 grams

Enjoy! I would love to hear if you decide to make these, or what other blends/veggies you use instead.

QOTD: Are you a big egg eater? What is your go to breakfast food?

Friday Favorites: Easter

 

Happy Good Friday everyone! I would have to say good Friday is the best Friday of the year. I hope everyone is having a great day! I am excited for the weekend, Bobby is working today but is off on Monday, 3 day weekend!

Thanks for all the encouragement about my decision to run with Team in Training. My donation page is up and running and you can visit HERE. Remember, every little bit helps!

Last night Bobby and I did something we do every Easter, and something I have done every year since I was a small child. We Dyed Easter Eggs!

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We love taking the “magic crayon” and writing on our eggs

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Honestly, we were not as creative as we have been in the past. It was 9:30 at night and I was tired, so we just did some basic stuff. Usually I will do multi colors and spend a lot of time writing/drawing on my eggs.

Here are the finished products!

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yes that would me my sad attempt at a cross.

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HAPPY EASTER!

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Here is a fun flashback for you all…

Easter 2007

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Easter 2008

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Bobby looks so young! Too funny. As you can see we are all about traditions around here!

Oh, you want to know who won the AURIA earphone giveaway? Well, that would be comment #66, Corey from The Runner’s Cookie! Congrats Corey! email me and I will get your earphones out to you! A big thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, we had 118 entries for it. A big thanks to AURIA as well for hosting the giveaway!

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know why my faith and good Friday are super important to me. On this day many years ago, the greatest gift was made possible for anyone who wants it. If you have any questions about this or would like someone to talk to, PLEASE feel free to e mail me at runningwithsass AT gmail DOT com.

I hope you all have a FABULOUS day! I am heading to my parents for the weekend tomorrow afternoon after a church service project. I will try to get on here and blog tomorrow before we leave, but won’t be blogging on Easter Sunday.

QOTD: Do you dye Easter eggs? Do you have any Easter Traditions? Sunday we will go to church then have a big lunch afterwards! Growing up we had an Easter egg hunt, too! Oh and my sister and I wore matching dresses and bonnets to church. Oh yes we did!