A few weeks ago, I found the Holy Grail of quick, easy and healthy breakfasts. I cannot keep it to myself any longer, so you are in luck!
Let's start with these egg muffins:
Do you have 20 minutes? That's how long it took me from start to finish to make 12 of these national treasures.
1/4 Red Bell Pepper
1/4 Green Bell Pepper
1/2 Yellow Onion
4 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms
S&P as per your taste
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
You can either chop the vegetables by hand or do what I did and throw them all in the food processor, pulse a few times and throw it in a mixing bowl. (As you can probably see below, I forgot to add the mushrooms to the processor, so I did those by hand).
Crack the 8 eggs into the bowl, add the bacon, S&P and mix. Pour mixture into well greased muffin tins (whether using either oil or PAM, etc., make sure they are VERY well greased) until 3/4 full.
This muffin tin alone gave me 3 days of breakfasts and a morning snack (2 for each meal). Just heat two on a plate for 30 seconds and you have a healthy, delicious meal WITHOUT having to think about what to make. Next week I am going to start making 2 tins at a time because Gary is FINALLY dumping his cereal habit (CHEERS, APPLAUSE)!! Having to make this twice a week will be a breeze because I can cook them while I am cooking dinner.
Moving on to the pancakes...
I bought some almond meal at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago, because it is MUCH cheaper than almond flour. I am not an expert, but I think the only difference between almond meal and flour is that the flour ground finer than the meal. For the difference in price, I do NOT mind have chunky meal over the flour!
Since trying to eat Paleo (we are definitely on the right track, but still struggle) I have been craving pancakes! So this is what I created this morning, alongside my trusty egg muffins:
|Sorry for the photo quality, used my iPhone.|
Here's what I came up with.
1 Cup Almond Meal
2 TB Coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1/4 tsp. Almond extract
Cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking (I just add a few shakes of each. Nutmeg is my go to spice for a hearty flavor)
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix by hand.
Drop 1/8 cup batter into a pan or skillet that has been oiled.
After adding the batter to the pan, I dropped a few blueberries into each pancake.
Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes.
Plate & ENJOY!!
We plan on watching a movie tonight while eating homemade pizza where I get to use some more almond meal that was inspired by Tina. I read her blog daily and she has such great recipes and is such a positive person and an inspiration.
Hopefully most of you get a 3-day weekend. Either way, enjoy it to the max!