A Family Can Gather For Breakfast | Egg Cups

Our data manager, Kathleen, has been on a breakfast tear these days.  Her husband Kevin is currently deployed.  Kathleen knows that sitting down as a family to eat a meal is the easiest way to keep her family feeling connected, cared for, and "normal" during their father's absence.  She also fiercely believes a healthy breakfast is the best start to the day.  Sometimes, her busy schedule as a "single Mom" makes sitting down for dinner impossible so she makes sure her family eats breakfast together everyday.  Here's a taste of what Kathleen is putting on her table for breakfast.  I'll keep you posted when she shares more of her creations.

Egg Cups

So easy!  I have them every morning for breakfast, sometimes with fruit, sometimes with breakfast cookies, sometimes solo.

Cheddar Spinach

2 cups frozen spinach thawed

1 C shredded cheddar, or cheese of choice.  I shred my own to avoid the cellulose

Liquid egg whites (can use whole eggs as well).

That’s it! For this version at least.

I thaw the spinach and shred the cheese. Mix them together.  I also add ¼ C nutritional yeast.  Spoon the mixture into silicone muffin cups, and top with egg whites.  Couldn’t be any easier.

Bake is 350 oven for 30ish mins until the egg sets.

I keep mine in a Tupperware in the fridge, and heat 2 in the microwave for 45 seconds in the morning.

Other additions I’ve tried – avocado (YUM!), tomatoes, turkey bacon (another YUM!).  It all depends on what you prefer in your eggs

Oatmeal To Go | Serve it with a napkin

I recently heard from a friend who stashes napkins in her car.  She uses them as "lap mats" when resorting to breakfast on the run.  "Just because its being served in the car doesn't mean it can't be civilized."  Spoken like a true modern woman.  She shared her recipe below.  Yum!

Oatmeal To Go Cups

2 eggs (I use liquid egg whites)

¼ C greek yogurt (I use Oikos triple zero vanilla. The original recipe calls for ¼ C oil)

¼ C stevia (can be adjusted to desired sweetness level.  The original recipe calls for 1 C brown sugar)

½ C unsweetened applesauce

1 ½ C milk of choice (I use vanilla soy milk)

2 tsp vanilla

½ tsp salt

1 tbsp cinnamon

3 C rolled oats

2 tsp baking powder

*Add ins of your choice – I’ve used strawberries, choco chips, blueberries and cherries, apples and cranberries (one of my favorites)

 

Heat oven to 350

I used silicone baking cups, but you can use paper lined muffins tins as well according to the recipe

Mix the eggs, yogurt, and stevia together until the stevia dissolves.

Add applesauce, milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk until combined

Stir in the oats and baking powder. 

At this point I divide the batter and add the mix-ins if I’m not making 12 of the same kind

Fill the muffin cups

Bake for 30 mins until they’re golden brown and set

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tins.  They can be kept in the fridge or freezer (I made 24 the first time and kept 12 in the fridge and 12 in the freezer – they reheat wonderfully)