One of my favorite things lately is to open up my inbox & see the latest posts from some of my blog favorites. One of my favorites is Gazing In. I get caught up in Sarah’s posts about her hikes – like this one the other day on a Waterfall Hike. That is just pure heaven right there – look at those pictures! Definitely my kind of day. Most people honeymoon in the tropics, Rich & I preferred to go to Vermont. I always say about myself “You can take the girl out of upstate, but you can’t take the upstate out of the girl!” 😀
Sarah also has tons of vegetarian & vegan recipes. I have a few ok, several saved I’d like to try. Though I’ll never become a full vegetarian or vegan. I just don’t have it in me.
Sarah usually makes a mean tofu scramble. (which is on my list) so it was to my surprise to see a recipe for Egg Muffins using egg beaters. When I saw this recipe I immediately thought – how perfect for Natie! He’s BIG into eggs. He could easily live on eggs – seriously! These just happened to be the right size to bring into daycare for lunch paired with a mini whole wheat bagel. (Another favorite of his.) An extra bonus for me is they’re low in points & perfect for me to reheat at work for my breakfast!
I did a little tweaking to the recipe based on what I had on hand. I’ll change it up each time based on what veggies I may have in the freezer or fresh from this summer’s farmer’s markets! Can’t forget cheeses – goat, cheddar, feta… meats…sausage or tofu crumbles, bacon bits…mmmm!
Based on what was on hand last night – here’s what I did:
- 16 oz container of Egg Beaters
- 1 Tbsp bacon bits
- 1 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
- Handful of chopped frozen spinach
- 1 Tbsp frozen chopped onion
Defrost/steam frozen veggies in the microwave. Drain out all water.
Mix together all ingredients.
Bake 20 minutes or until firm to touch.
That’s it! I made a double batch for us so we could all enjoy throughout the week. Natie caught a glimpse of them so we shared one before he went to bed. He cried & cried when it was all gone – I guess that means it’s a success!
BTW – based on the recipe above it’s 1 pointsplus per egg muffin. Can’t go wrong with that!
…and just another rave for Dream Dinners…. Last night I had the Creamy Chicken Chipotle Ravioli, steamed some broccoli to bulk it up & had a delicious 11 pointsplus dinner. Sooo flavorful & fresh!