If you are like me and pretty much live in your car on the highway, this is the perfect to-go quick and healthy breakfast option for you.
Since I have about an hour commute to work each morning, I tend to want to stop for coffee and a quick snack within the last few minutes before I head into the office. However, this is not the best option for my wallet or my stomach.
To save a few bucks and a few calories, I decided to create something that is as flavorful as it is healthy (and time saving!) Here is my recipe for veggie-packed egg white muffins-
Note: I only made three muffins since I will only be eating them on my way to work and they only last up to 4 days in the fridge.
- one muffin pan
- egg whites from 3 eggs
- 3 baby bella mushrooms
- 2 pearl onions
- 2 mini bell peppers
- 2 mini heirloom tomatoes
- 1/2 cup spinach
- ground pepper
- pink himalayan sea salt
- garlic paste
- basil paste
- Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Crack three eggs and separate the egg whites into a bowl. (One egg for each muffin)
- Discard shells and yolks and whisk the egg whites together.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Wash mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, and peppers.
- Chop up them up small as well as the pearl onions.
- Add all finely chopped vegetables to the egg whites and mix everything together.
- Spray muffin pan with coconut oil (or whatever sprayable oil you have) to keep the egg muffins from sticking.
- Separate mixture evenly into three muffin sections.
- Set timer for 15 minutes and place in the oven. (I waited closer to 20 minutes since I like my eggs well-done).
Voila! Your healthy egg muffins are finished! Add a topping for extra flavor. I smeared a tiny amount of garlic paste and basil paste to the top of my muffin (closest thing to icing). I then ground some pepper over the top for a final touch.
I usually like my eggs with ketchup, so that would have been a great topping also if I had some available in my fridge. Many people tend to enjoy their eggs with a kick, so hot sauce could also do the trick.
Lastly, this is a great alternative to making pancakes when having friends and family stay overnight. Sometimes omelets are too filling for a quick meal, so the muffins make a great lighter option. You can put different ingredients in every egg muffin to fit the flavor and vegetable preferences of each individual. Make sure you have some ketchup, hot sauce, and other egg pairings available also!