Egg Muffins and Cauliflower Tots

Who doesn’t love breakfast food? Today’s recipe will make you love breakfast food more than ever! And these recipes are quite healthy also!

egg muffins

(^^not my picture, but it looks pretty similar!^^)

Egg Muffins:

-2 cupcake/muffin pans

-2 whole eggs (I use organic)

-5 egg whites

-1/4 cup of skim milk

-salt and pepper to taste

-about 1 cup spinach leaves (frozen is fine)

-1 cup of chopped mini bella mushrooms

-1 or 1.5 cup of chopped sweet peppers (any color)

-either 4 strips of turkey bacon or 4 turkey sausage patties

-1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine egg whites, whole eggs, skim milk, and salt/pepper to taste. When mixed, spray the muffin tin with crisco or pam and start pouring the egg mix in. Each muffin cup should be only half way filled (to save space for the rest of the ingredients). For me this will make between 6 and 8 egg muffins.

Put the chopped peppers (I use red, green, and yellow for color), chopped spinach leaves, and chopped mushrooms in a pan and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes, or until mushrooms and spinach are cooked down. Set aside. In a separate pan, cook turkey sausage or turkey bacon to your desired crispness (I like mine softer). As you let the meat cool down, start adding your mushroom/pepper/spinach mix to each egg cup. I add a large spoonful to each. When the meat is cooled, cut it into pieces and add desired amount to each cup. Finally, add about a spoonful of cheese to each tin. Lightly stir each cup. Put in the oven for 20 minutes. When finished, use a circle each tin with a butter knife to loosen the egg muffin. 

cauliflower-tots-14a

(^^not my picture, but it looks pretty similar!^^)

Cauliflower Tots: 

-food processor (or you could use a knife)

-1 whole head of cauliflower

-1 cup of Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

-2 eggs

-1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut cauliflower head into florets. Cook florets using desired method (steaming, boiling, etc- I steam them). Set aside to cool. When cooled, pulse the florets in the food processor until they are about the size of rice grains (maybe a bit smaller). If you don’t have a food processor it’s perfectly fine to chop the cauliflower yourself. In a large mixing bowl combine cauliflower, breadcrumbs, cheese, and eggs. Mix well. Spray a baking pan with pam or crisco. Form small cylinders (or really any shape you like) and place them side by side (not touching) on the pan. When you’ve used up all the mix, place into the oven for 15 minutes. Flip the tots and put in the oven for another 12 minutes. Done!

There’s a lot of versatility to these recipes. For the egg muffins you can really just create your own. You could add tomatoes, onions, the list goes on and on. For the tots, you can really serve them with anything… even steak! They are a great accompaniment. Happy eating y’all!

Love and good food to all,

Dimand Girl

“There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.”- Ron Swanson

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