Green = Good!

Oh hey there…HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!! I wanted to get a pop of colour into your lives…GREEN that is! I made these awesomely, tasty, veggie egg muffins the other day and I just love them.  They taste just like a mini omelette.   Don’t be afraid of these bright green babies! Green = Good, Green = Vegetables, Green = Healthy Stuff!

I got the recipe from this website, she has some great ideas so check it out! I used kale instead of broccoli but you can sub asparagus or spinach. I also added some almond meal to keep it together but realized it probably wasn’t necessary, some chopped green peppers and green onion…so good!  They are low cal, only 36 calories each! I have 2 or 3 as a snack with a bit of salsa…oh yeah! You could even add cheese if you like 🙂
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Egg White & Veggie Muffins – from Little b’s Healthy Habits

Makes 12 muffins

12 egg whites (equals 2 1/4 cup liquid egg whites)
Veggie of choice – I used kale, the entire bunch, separate the leaves from the stem and wash. The original recipe calls for a whole bag of pre-cut broccoli, I’m not sure what that converts to in cups.  You could also use 20-25 asparagus stalks or about 6 cups of spinach.
1 tsp onion powder
1-3 cloves of garlic
Pinch of salt and pepper

Optional:
2 Tbsp of almond meal or gluten-free flour
Half red or green pepper, diced
1 chopped green onion

Preheat oven to 350F.  Place egg whites, veggies, almond meal and garlic in a blender and blend on high until all the veggies are liquified. photo 2(4)By hand, stir in spices, chopped peppers and onion (you could also add grated cheese if you like).  Grease or line a muffin tin with muffin liners. Pour in mixture and bake for 20 minutes.  Makes 12 muffins. photo 3(3)*The almond meal is optional, I added it thinking it would help keep everything together, but it is not in the original recipe. If you don’t use it, then the calories are reduced by 6.

These will puff up during cooking, but shrink brown once they’ve cooled. I have 2 or 3 as a snack and top it with salsa (you could also use ketchup).  Store in the refrigerator and consume within 3-5 days. You can also freeze these. Now go get something GREEN in ya!

Nutritional Info – for one muffin
36 Calories, 2g Carbs, 1g Fat, 5 g Protein, 0g Sugar, 76mg Sodium

2 Comments

  • Dad April 12, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Hi Honey, just to let you know I am paying attention, the last green pork chop I ate wasn’t so good 🙁 Love you, Dad

    Reply
    • thehappyhealthfreak April 12, 2013 at 8:40 am

      HAHA! OK, so green is not good when it comes to meat and mould 🙂

      Reply

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