A key part in transitioning into a healthier lifestyle is preparation. Plan out your grocery lists, have healthy snacks on hand, think about what you are going to cook that day, or even for the whole week. This may take some time and effort at first, but once you get the swing of things it all becomes second nature. Drive-through, ordering out, and processed snacks will be a thing of the past. You will look back and wonder, why did I ever think this was hard? – Hayley
I (Bill) am a landscape architect. I work in an office all day Monday through Friday. Planning ahead with my meals is important. I also like to keep things easy and delicious when packing up food for my day. If you’re like us, you love getting those extra 10 or 20 minutes of sleep in the morning when you hit the snooze button on your alarm. The only problem with the extra zzzz’s is that it often takes away valuable time in your morning routine. You can’t skip showering or brushing your teeth (hopefully we all agree on that), so what gets cut when you’re in a hurry?Breakfast.
My typical drive to work breakfast use to be a bag of Cheerios, I considered this to be a healthy option to take on the go. Yes, Cheerios are better than other sugary cereals, or grabbing a bagel or donut on the way to work, but they never satisfied my hunger, or made me feel more energized. Since going primal, I came up with a convenient way to take our classic primal breakfast on the road with me to work, egg muffins! These egg muffins pack the great taste of our classic scrambled eggs, the fluffy consistency of a baked quiche, and the convenience of a muffin.I found that these are a great way to start my morning. Sometimes I’ll have a few of these while reading my morning email at work, or while sitting in gridlock on my way into the city.
The best part is that you can make a big batch of egg muffins and have breakfast already prepared for the entire week. My personal preference is Sunday evening, right before the work week. Having eggs in the morning is a great way to jump-start your metabolism and set the tone for an energetic and productive day.
- 50/50 mix of omega 3 eggs and Trader Joe’s Cage Free 100% Liquid Egg Whites
- Peppers (green or red)
- Coconut oil
- Non-stick muffin pan or a traditional size muffin pan with cupcake papers.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Saute the vegetables in a frying pan over medium heat with the coconut oil. Besides tasting great, coconut oil has many health benefits (and is also a fat-burning catalyst, because it is a medium chain fatty acid. Here is a great article explaining the health benefits of coconut oil!)
- Cut off the sauteing process about half-way through cooking. The veggies will finish in the oven.
- Divide vegetables evenly between your muffin tins.
- Mix the eggs and the egg whites in a bowl, and pour into the tins. Only fill the tins ¾ of the way to the top – they will rise a little.
- Stir the vegetable and egg mixture briefly to disperse the vegetables evenly in the tins.
- Bake the egg muffins in the oven for approximately 20 minutes. Your cooking time may vary depending on the tin, the oven. Adjust accordingly.
- Once muffins have cooled, store in your refrigerator for a healthy breakfast meal / anytime snack! They typically keep for about a week.
So there you have it. You can eat a healthy breakfast on-the-run, and still have that extra time to hit your snooze button. Next time you’re in a hurry and considering hitting the drive-through, skip the “Mc” and make some primal Egg Muffins.
As always, enjoy!