As you read this morning, today marks day one of my 7-Day No Added Sugar + Sweat Everyday Challenge. To celebrate the occasion, I baked a dozen of my favorite (and sugar-less!) go-to breakfasts: baked egg muffins.
To get to the recipe, scroll on down to the end.
I started this morning with a quick 40-minute workout in our building’s gym.
My routine included a 20-minute warmup on the treadmill alternating different speeds and inclines + 20 minutes of lower body strength training. I completed 3×10 of each exercise: squats + lunges + deadlifts + donkey kicks. It’ s been at least a month since I worked my lower body, and my legs still feel like jelly seven hours later!
After showering, I headed out for an afternoon of errands and a doctor’s appointment. For some reason I did not check the weather forecast before I left the house. I wore FLATS…and it was 15 degrees and windy. I ended up taking a cab four blocks home this afternoon because I couldn’t feel my feet.
I ate part of my packed lunch on the go today, literally while walking down Michigan Ave.
My wrap included light mayo + mustard + spinach + carrots + deli turkey.
I ate the rest of my lunch (spicy sunflower seeds + roasted almonds) while waiting for my appointment at the Apple store.
Now, since that’s out of the way, onto the real reason you’re reading this post.
EVERYDAY EGG WHITE MUFFINS
- 1 carton egg whites (*could also use whole eggs whisked together in a bow)
- 4 slices reduced-fat swiss cheese
- Jenny-O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375
- Spray 12-cup muffin with non-stick cooking spray
- Cut each link into smaller pieces, add four pieces to each muffin cup
- Divide each piece of cheese into three sections, tear each individual section into smaller pieces and add to muffin cups (so that each cup holds 1/3 slice of cheese)
- Pour egg whites into each cup until 1/4 inch full
- Bake at 375 for 30 minutes
- Let cool, store in tupperware for up to five days
Enjoy for breakfast or snacks throughout the week! We make a dozen or two dozen on Sunday nights and nuke them for 30 seconds in the microwave in the mornings.