Egg Bites

 

This morning I tried a recipe that resembles the Sous Vide Egg Bites Starbucks is now selling.  My husband had them and liked them so I tried my best to make him some from our kitchen.   They are very light a fluffy – between a quiche and a soufflé.

I haven’t used my Steam feature on the Instant Pot and was excited this recipe called for it.  

My goal in writing this post is more of a review of the recipe and share what ingredients I used, which I might add next time, what containers worked, what containers worked best and any insights I discovered while I gave it a whirl.

The Ingredients I Used

  • 4 Organic Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Organic Mexican shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup Organic Half and Half
  • 1/2 cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Containers and How I Prepared Them

  • I baked in ramekins, a short mason jar, a pint mason jar.  All were cooked through but I like the ramekins best because it provided consistent distribution of the bacon and egg.
  • Sprayed each container with coconut oil from Trader Joe’s.  This is not mentioned in the recipe and is essential for releasing the egg.
  • After cooking per instructions, remove from Instant Pot, take off the foil and let rest for 10 minutes.  Run a sharp knife around edges.  Place a dessert/salad plate on top and flip over.  Gently tap bottom to help release the egg bite.
  • I had one for lunch – 30 seconds in the microwave warmed it nicely.

 

Things I Might Do Different Next Time

  • Saute chopped mushroom, green pepper.  Press a paper towel to remove excess moisture and add into the egg mixture along with chopped green onion.
  • Serve with salsa
  • Try using 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites
  • Try stacking my ramekins so I can make more
  • Serve these as a brunch or light lunch with a green salad and muffin.

What My Husband Thought of Them

  • Great
  • Tasted Good
  • When am I making more with mushroom and green onion?

The Recipe I used can be found HERE

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Breakfast Wrap

Breakfast Wrap 

It only takes a few minutes to assemble a yummy breakfast wrap – eat it before heading off to work or wrap it in foil and take it with you.  When your coworkers are heading to the local cafe, you are already good to go.  The best part is you know the quality of ingredients and how it was prepared.

Breakfast Wrap
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cage free eggs, scrambled
  2. 2 pieces of Nitrite free bacon, cooked as desired
  3. 1 Tbsp of mashed avocado or prepared guacamole
  4. Small handful of organic spinach
  5. 1 Tbsp of shredded cheese, if desired
  6. 1 Tortilla, your choice (I used a Rudi's Spelt)
Instructions
  1. Warm the tortilla a bit in the microwave.
  2. Spread avocado or guacamole on tortilla
  3. Then place in this order: eggs, bacon, cheese and spinach.
  4. Wrap and enjoy.
Notes
  1. Want to skip the tortilla? The egg mixture is very good place in a bowl and use large spinach leaves to grab and eat.
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50/50 Breakfast

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Happy New Year.  I want to share a fun way to get several breakfast favorites in one dish.

When I was a child, I used to enjoy a 50/50 ice cream bar.  Do you remember those?  They were an orange sherbet on one side and vanilla ice cream on the other.  The best part of this ice cream is that you didn’t have to make a choice between sherbet and ice cream – you could have a little of both.

So this inspired an idea for breakfast.   When it’s cold outside, oatmeal is especially appealing but after I workout in the morning, I also need a little protein.  So I pulled out a ramekin and decided to make a breakfast dish that provided both.

These can be made ahead and frozen.  You know I’m a big fan of cooking once and eating often to decrease the mess in the kitchen.

50/50 Breakfast
An easy to make breakfast. Think about making several and freezing a few for use later on.
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Ingredients
  1. 1-2 eggs, scrambled
  2. Prepared steel oats - follow the directions on package
  3. Bacon - 1 slice
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Honey or Fruit Sweet
Instructions
  1. 1. Scramble eggs and season. Place in 1/2 of ramekin
  2. 2. Cook steel oats. Stir in cinnamon and sweeten to taste.
  3. 3. Place oats in other half of ramekin.
  4. 4. Cook bacon to desired doneness. Cut in small pieces and sprinkle on top on egg portion.
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What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal?

Here are a few other ideas on eating oatmeal….

Cherry Nut Steal Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal – Apple Version

Strawberry Steel Oats Sundae

 

 

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