Wednesday, August 10, 2016

To cook or not to cook? That is the question!



I love to cook! I could cook all day long. It's the clean up that really sucks!

But lately one of my biggest struggles with 2 under 2 is finding the time to feed myself. As much as I would love to fit into my skinny jeans, I keep reminding myself how important it is to eat enough and healthy choices because I am still pumping breast milk.  And of course I need energy to run after these two rugrats.

By the time I am done with the morning routine of changing two sets of diapers (sometimes two sets of two lol), two sets of outfits, giving baby boy a bottle, feeding baby girl her breakfast, and finding time to pump somewhere in between, I hate to admit I find myself grabbing things that are easy to wolf down while I'm doing five other things. Granola bars, pop tarts, and ok maybe a cookie once or twice!! 

I have always loved to try to freeze half of what I was preparing or cooking. This comes in handy when I run out of time to prepare a full out meal. Having back up meals in the freezer makes life easier to have a "lazy day" and still feel good about serving the family a good meal. This makes time to do something fun instead of spending extra hours in the kitchen. Screw cooking dinner, its movie night!

So, here is what is on the breakfast menu for today. Egg muffins! 
I'm going to keep half in the fridge for the week and freeze the other half.  This will stop me from grabbing something easy from the snack pantry when I am running around in the morning. Filling and wholesome! 
I am writing the recipe for what I like in my egg muffins but feel free to add extra veggies, take out what you don't like, or add some meat to make it extra tasty! 

Egg muffins 
Makes 12 to 15 large muffins. 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
2. Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray or butter. Set aside. 
3. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium to low heat. Toss in 3 cups of chopped mushrooms and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Sauté for five minutes, stirring occasionally and set aside. 
4. In a bowl whisk together... 
12 whole eggs ( you can substitute with egg whites if you like ) 
1/2 cup of milk 
10 ounce package of frozen spinach (or fresh spinach) 
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 
Add mushrooms
Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste 
5. Fill tins almost all the way to the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until light golden brown.

Enjoy!!! Don't forget to freeze some for a quick breakfast to go!


18 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious! I will definitely try it!!

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  2. I LOVE egg muffins! This recipe is so simple and so healthy. Can't wait to try it :) Thanks girl!

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    1. You're welcome! So happy to help! Enjoy :)

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  3. This sounds absolutely delicious! I can hardly wait to make these tonight and have breakfast done for the week.

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    1. Yes so easy and so delicious! Enjoy :)

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  4. I was at Costco today and they decided to pack the 18 eggs in two packages. We don't eat that many eggs but the price was good so I bought them. Glad I stumbled across your freezer recipe!
    Thanks
    Michelle

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    1. I agree! I get sick of eggs as well so this is a perfect fix because you can put so many different ingredients! Enjoy :)

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  5. That's a great recipe for on the go also. I do a larger version using a pie plate with hash browns on the bottom for a crispy crust. But that is usually on Sundays when everyone is home and can enjoy it. Seeing yours now I can remind myself to make them for individual servings as well. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining the DI & DI Link Party. Hope you had fun and we enjoyed having you!

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    1. Omg yum! Hashbrowns sounds amazing, I will definitely try that :) Thank you so much!!!!

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  6. Hi there! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Let's Get Real. Eggs muffins are one of my favorite recipes. If folks aren't making them.....they really should be,right?!

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    1. HI Thank you! :) Yes absolutely love them!!

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  8. What a great idea for breakfast. Especially for us busy moms! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. I am visiting from www.twelveonmain.com. Have a great day!

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