Healthy Breakfast: Low-Carb Egg Muffin

Eating a healthy breakfast is so important. When I start the day off eating right, I have more energy and end up making healthy food choices for the rest of the day. But sometimes I wake up hungry and don’t have the time or motivation to cook something healthy…which is why I love these low-carb egg muffins. You can prepare them in advance and reheat each morning as needed!

I’ve seen these around on blogs and Pinterest (most recently on Veronika’s instagram here) so I decided to make my own version.

RECIPE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dice meat and vegetables (I chose broccoli, red onions and cooked chicken breast, but the combinations are endless!). Place in a silicone muffin tray (silicone makes it easier to remove the muffins. Mine has 6 cups/sections)
  2. Crack 6 eggs into a large measuring cup. Mix with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a splash of milk. Pour over the meat and vegetables. Top with grated cheese.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  4. Enjoy! Refrigerate the rest in a tupperware and microwave (30 secs to 1 min) before eating.

The muffins were delicious – especially the broccoli and the cheese. I microwaved some for my kids when they came home – and they loved it too! I love how healthy and wholesome it is for them (since I used cooked chicken breast rather than processed deli meats). It’s also a tasty way to use up leftovers.

I plan on making variations of this recipe – I’m going to try substituting egg whites for some of the whole eggs and see how they turn out.

Do you have any quick and healthy breakfast ideas? Please share – I’m always looking for inspiration!

12 Comments

  1. KElizabeth
    September 17, 2013 / 2:41 am

    Yum! These look amazing. What a brilliant idea!! I usually grab an apple and some almonds on my way out the door, this is so much more appetizing!Kallie @ But First, Coffee

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 17, 2013 / 2:46 am

      It is very yummy – I love a hot breakfast. I tried overnight oats before this (as a quick breakfast) but found them cold and unappetizing LOL!

  2. Erica
    September 17, 2013 / 3:03 am

    Looks delish! I will be making these tomorrow!! Lately I've been into Green Monster smoothies – spinach and then whatever else floats your boat – banana, flax, almond milk, etc. yum!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 18, 2013 / 4:18 am

      I love smoothies but sometimes they make me so cold I want to crawl back in bed and go to sleep LOL! But they're sooo healthy!

  3. Veronika
    September 17, 2013 / 9:54 am

    Thanks for the shout out! Those look delish!!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 18, 2013 / 4:19 am

      Thanks for the inspiration – love all the healthy food options you've been trying and sharing (i.e. packing lunches etc)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 18, 2013 / 4:19 am

      Glad you liked it Sam – I love that they taste good reheated – that's not always the case wit healthy food.

  4. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    September 17, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    Well, this has certainly been pinned to my Pinterest so I can try it out!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 18, 2013 / 4:20 am

      LOL! Let me know how they turn out for you!

  5. Beautygirl24
    September 17, 2013 / 10:41 pm

    How easy! I love that! Can't wait to try it out, as I love eggs in the morning! I usually do egg whites about two or three days a week now. I also love Greek yogurt and diced fruit, or a protein shake.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 18, 2013 / 4:21 am

      I LOVE a hot breakfast in the morning – but it seems like such a hassle to make it EVERYDAY lol! Now I only have to do it twice a week! The greek yogurt w/fruit sounds super yummy.

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