In eating low-carb, paleo “ish”, the hardest meal of the day for me is often breakfast. This may be because there’s only really one “breakfast” food, that is low-carb and a whole food…the egg.
And in striving to eat low-carb/grain free, its hard to find breakfast foods that don’t revolve around eggs. But then, I read this interesting paleo article reminding me that for breakfast, we don’t have to eat breakfast foods. We just need to eat.
So while, I’ve been grabbing whatever foods I can find in the mornings for breakfast, this week I decided to get serious about eating clean and feeling good again. ..we are going to Jamaica for a wedding in a little over a month after all. Bikini will be necessary.
But, whipping up scrambled eggs on a work morning isn’t something I always have time to do. My solution? Pre-baked mini frittatas, ready to be grabbed and devoured on the go.
Eggs-high in protein, great source of choline for brain function and health, and reduce inflammation
Spinach-rich in glutathione, high in Vitamin K, C, and A. Promotes gastrointestinal health, and high in Lutein, which protects from eye diseases
I know from experience that unless you plan and prepare to eat healthy, you absolutely won’t. So do it. These take minutes to whip up, and provide a yummy, protein packed breakfast for your whole week.
What are frittatas you ask? They are basically an open faced omelet or something like a crustless quiche. For this recipe, I make them in individual muffin pans for easy, individual servings. You can basically add any ingredients that you may like, just as you would in an omelet. I opted for turkey bacon, feta, and spinach because it’s what I had:)
What’s your favorite healthy breakfast?
1/3 cup milk
½ medium onion, diced
5 slices turkey bacon, chopped
1/3 cup feta cheese
1 cup spinach, chopped
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 and spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, add bacon and onion and cook until bacon begins to brown. Add in chopped spinach, and cook until just wilted. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a bowl, beat eggs with milk and add feta cheese. Once spinach mixture has cooled, stir into beaten eggs. Pour into muffin pan, filling 2/3 of the way full. Baked 25-30 minutes until center is firm. Enjoy!
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- Lauren: Congratulations!:) I check your blog from time to time and I really enjoy it.
- Staci: By the way, these have become my staple for bringing to potlucks, they’re tasty and rich and I’ve...
- Christina: Wow! These sound so delicious. Gluten free is an added plus in my book. I am always looking for GF recipes...
- zephra milde: Does anyone think these could be made without egg whites? Maybe flaxseed eggs instead? Any other...
- Danielle: How to you “slice them” I am terrible at cutting them into thin slices. They are so tough to...