As I have continued on improving my diet, I am trying lots of new foods for lunch. I have tried a number of different egg type creations, but have found often I am quite hungry an hour or so later. This creation of what I am calling Egg Muffins came about with some left over mashed sweet potato in the fridge. The addition of the mash to the Egg Muffins gave them much more substance as well as a great flavour.
You could really add any veggies or even meat to these egg muffins. The first time I made these muffins, I added the bacon to the egg mix, but subsequent times I am now just add bacon to the egg mixture once they are in the muffin trays as it is easier to evenly spread the bacon that way. You could easily add shredded chicken or the like this way if you had it on hand.
The kids loved them and this recipe also ticks off a few eating criteria as they are gluten free, dairy free and Paleo friendly – a perfect lunch item for those with special dietary requirements!
In the past I have had terrible trouble with egg dishes sticking to my muffin trays regardless of how well I grease the pans. So I decided to cut up squares of baking paper and use them as liners. This was seriously one of the best ideas I have had in the kitchen for a very long time They worked perfectly.
You just need to hold the paper down a little with one hand as you spoon in the mixture with the other.
They then come out super easily from the trays once cooked.
They reheat easily either in the oven or the microwave.
- 12 eggs
- 8 rash short cut rindless bacon
- ½ onion
- A couple of handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius
- Whisk eggs
- De-stem and roughly chop baby spinach
- Add everything else but bacon to eggs, whisk again
- Cut squares of baking paper and line muffin trays
- Pour/spoon egg mixture into muffin trays
- If using bacon add bacon to each muffin
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Want to make the lunch box process easier?
In my online course called Meal Prep PrimerI show how you can easily make some easy item for the kids’ lunch boxes that will help make the lunch box process so much easier! Meal Prep Primer shows you how to effectively plan your time in the kitchen over the weekend, and prep food that will make your week days easier.
To keep on top of feeding the family, many years ago I started spending some time on the weekend, prepping food for the week ahead. Even if it is was just one or two things for the kids’ lunch boxes, the difference this made during the week was huge.
As I was rewarded each week for my efforts in the kitchen on the weekend, I began increasing the food I prepped. And the more weekly meal prep sessions I did, the better I became at it. The better I became at it, the less time it took me to do the sessions and the better we ate – win-win all around!
In my Meal Prep Primer course I will teach you the process I have developed over these years. The course will:
- save you time
- save you money
- save you stress through the week days
- ensure your family eats well
- allow you to enjoy meal time more with the family
For three weeks you will receive:
- A plan – the plan outlines what you will be cooking and when. You can tailor this plan to suit your family’s needs and the time you have available. The plan also has clickable links to all the recipes you need to cook for the weekend.
- A shopping list – as you may tailor the plan to suit your family’s needs, the shopping list is broken down into items per recipe. That way you can easily cross off items you don’t need to buy, but make sure you have all the ingredients for the recipes you do intend to cook.
- The recipes – a PDF of all the recipes you will need to cook for the week.
- Plus there is a detailed video and other resources on the course website and further support emails to keep the habit going after three weeks.
You can read more and sign up for the short course here.