Spinach, Turkey Sausage and Feta Egg Muffins
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
- 4 whole eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 3 cups spinach
- 4 turkey sausage patties, thawed (I use Owen's Sensibly Delicious)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup crumbled feta (I prefer Athenos Tomato & Basil. It is delish!)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Warm olive oil and garlic powder in a small skillet and saute spinach until wilted. Set aside.
- Diced thawed sausage patties. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine eggs and egg whites and whisk until well blended.
- Stir sausage patties and spinach into the egg mixture.
- Depending on your preference, either place liners in a muffin pan, or leave the muffin pan unlined. In either case, spray the liner with cooking spray.
- Pour mixture into muffin pan, filling about 2/3 full.
- Sprinkle feta cheese equally among the muffins.
- Top with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the egg muffins are golden brown.
- Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Serving size: 1 muffin
Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: .5 grams
Sugar: 0 grams
Protein: 5.4 grams
These should last about a week and will be great for breakfast on the run. Simply reheat in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes and voila - you have breakfast to go!
Nutritional data is approximate.
As hard as I try, I can't always carve out the time in the morning to make a wholesome breakfast. My kids are cranky when they wake up so I let them sleep as late as possible. Because of this, breakfast usually consists of oatmeal or (gasp) cereal. Today, after I dropped the kids at school, I decided to hop into the kitchen and make some egg muffins. The kids love them, they are easy to make and I can stick them in the fridge for a week - perfect for rushed mornings. I initially created this recipe about a year ago. Originally, I used ricotta cheese, but ricotta just doesn't sound that great so I tweaked the recipe a bit to reflect my normal day-to-day food preferences. Spinach, turkey sausage and cheese are usually a pretty safe bet, but the combinations are endless (the kids love the bacon and cheddar version). Feel free to experiment with your ingredients and let me know how they turn out!