We’ve all heard it before… a protein packed breakfast is so important to good health. It’s especially important because after a long night’s sleep, the body is low on energy, protein, vitamins and minerals and desperate to replenish.
Need more reasons… skipping breakfast is linked to being overweight and impacts blood sugar causing you to eat more throughout the day. So the perceived calorie savings from a skipped meal is actually setting you up for a metabolic crash resulting in drowsiness, foggy state of mind, poor decision making and cravings for sugary, starchy foods that do nothing for your health (to name a few). Eating breakfast is very important. Eating a protein packed breakfast is ideal! In adults and children, eating healthy protein packed breakfast is shown to increase attention spans, decrease hyperactivity and good decision making.
There are some quick ways to get what you need without a lot of fuss. We LOVE the Shaklee Life Shake in our house. Toss in some fruit and you are off to a great start. Oatmeal is another good option. Just be carful not to load it with sugar (thus defeating the purpose). Eggs are an obvious choice but with busy schedules – it can be impossible to make that happen most mornings. Let me introduce the single serve egg frittata! Using a muffin pan you can quickly create individual servings of egg frittata with customized ingredients making everyone in the family happy! What’s more… cook a batch up on Sunday evening to enjoy throughout the week!
This recipe is uber basic so don’t be afraid to customize by using spinach, tomato, mushrooms, feta, whatever! Options are endless so experiment and enjoy!
1 dozen eggs
1 box of breakfast sausage, bacon or veggies of your choice
Olive Oil Spray
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Grease muffin tins with olive oil spray
Cook meat according to package directions
While meat is cooking, break eggs into bowl and whisk for 60 – 90 seconds (I used 4 cup measuring cup to easily poor into the pan)
When meat is finished and cooled slightly, chop then spread evenly in greased muffin pan
Poor the whisked eggs in muffin pan, filling each about ½ way
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes