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Egg Muffins

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sausage, cooked (I used “lowfat” because I couldn’t find Turkey Sausage that wasn’t precooked.)
  • 1 Dozen Eggs
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked in water
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk (any milk works)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Optional: maple syrup, cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease muffin pan w/ cooking spray
  3. Cook sausage, once cooked, add maple syrup to coat, if desired.  Set aside (and let cool a bit.)
  4. Mix other ingredients together in a medium bowl  (add shredded cheese now, if desired.)
  5. Pour into muffin pan, cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until muffins stop bubbling and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  Reheat for 30 seconds – 1minute.  Instead of mixing cheese into egg mixture, you can add cheese prior to reheating to make a “cheese frosting.” (That’s what I did.)

You can mix up the ingredients.  Fresh tomatoes and kale instead of spinach and mushrooms.  Turkey Sausage would be good– I didn’t see any that wasn’t pre-cooked, where should I look?  And the quinoa can be cooked in milk instead, but that tends to make it “sticky” so it might not have blended in as well.  I like the “cheese frosting” idea because then you can have cheese free or cheesy muffins, depending on your mood.

*This recipe wasn’t my idea, I modified this one I found on Cooking Light: https://meanass.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/healthy-sausage-and-cheese-breakfast-casserole-recipes-healthy-breakfast-recipes-cooking-light/

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Healthy Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipes < Healthy Breakfast Recipes – Cooking Light

Healthy Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipes < Healthy Breakfast Recipes – Cooking Light.

What do you ladies think?  I think I remember Sunny doing some kind of egg casserole type think in muffin tins last TBT.    I’m thinking this recipe with all real eggs, no egg substitute…  the sausage, almond milk?  and…  we could substitute quinoa for the bread pieces.  Add some spinach?  Maybe some mushrooms and bell peppers?  Yeah?

Maybe I’ll make something similar later this week/next week…

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Ingredients:

1 teaspoon canola oil

12 ounces turkey breakfast sausage

2 cups 1% low-fat milk

2 cups egg substitute

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

3 large eggs

16 (1-ounce) slices white bread

1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded reduced-fat extrasharp cheddar cheese

Cooking spray

  • Preparation
  • 1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring and breaking sausage to crumble. Remove from heat; cool.
  • 2. Combine milk and next 6 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • 3. Trim crusts from bread. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Add bread cubes, sausage, and cheddar cheese to milk mixture, stirring to combine. Pour bread mixture into a 13 x 9–inch baking or 3-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray, spreading egg mixture evenly in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 5. Remove casserole from refrigerator; let stand 30 minutes. Sprinkle casserole evenly with paprika. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Kathy Kitchens Downie, RD, Cooking Light

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Flood Day!

No school today because a pipe broke and the D-Pod is flooded.  It’s a sign from the spirits, cuz damn I need this day off after that whirlwind of a fun, derby-filled, girl weekend.

I didn’t log my food or my exercise, but here’s what I can tell you:

  • I did my 50 pushups and 50 crunches each day.  
  • I played a shit ton of derby!
    • Saturday Scrimmage
    • Saturday 5 on 5 tourney
    • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • I ate… some healthy food.. but mostly not.  😦  ?
    • Saturday–Quinoa Bowl w/ maple syrup, apple, almonds.  3 eggs scrambled w/ spinach.  Jimmy Johns vito for lunch… with a coke…  McDonalds cheeseburgers, fries, and diet Dr. Pepper for dinner…  some energy bites and cuties in between.
    • Sunday: … sausage, biscuit, egg breakfast sammie… plus a biscuit sausage sammie…  energy bite.  Naked Protein smoothie…  veggies and hummus…  beer.  nachos.

So yeah, mostly a bad Mean@$$, but I could have done worse.  (You can’t expect me to avoid McDonald’s or spicy sausage when everyone else is eating it!)  Anyway.  Was stressed out and feeling a lil sorry for myself when Eve & I pulled in to Sunday Bloody Sunday.  Slipped and fell on the ice, landed hard on my knee.  Then I laid there crying for a few minutes until Brix and Eve peeled me off of the ice.  My knee is fine.  It hurt.  I think for a split second I thought it might have been really hurt, but I think mostly I was stressed out and disappointed by getting our asses beat so hard by the MHC team at the Cheyenne 5 on 5 tourney.  It wasn’t so much “losing” to them as it was my three trips to the box as the jammer (in five jams…) that had me down.  Here, I’ll list them:

  • Serelson and Quigley hit me out.  Quigley dropped back, but I thought Serelson had hit me out.  Oops.  Stupid on my part.  I think maybe Serelson had hit me out, but Quigley still had a better position on me.  Anyway.  stupid.
  • Quigley and I were jamming together.  She hit me out, then dropped back.  I started skating back to get behind her.  Her team skated back with her.  So I paused to assess the situation and figure out what to do, when PG said (he was not reffing, but spectating at this time) “She’s not in play, you can’t cut her.”  I knew I had to enter behind her.  But when he said that, I assumed he meant since jammers are never in play, I could go in front of her–something weird with the new rules.  So I went in front of her… and back to the box.  (He meant NOT to cut her, b/c it WAS a penalty.)
  • Quigley and I were jamming together again.  I grabbed Eve’s belt to pull myself through their two blockers.  Quigley, next to me, saw, and rammed into my arm.  Intentionally.  She wasn’t trying to go through or anything, I wasn’t blocking her, but still: multiplayer major on me.

We were supposed to play them again, and I really wanted to, so I could redeem my integrity.  Plus.  Well.  I admit it–I have a little bit of a derby crush on Quigley and this night only emphasized it.  But it was 10:30 and snowing and we were in Cheyenne so instead we went home.  I’ll have to face her (them) another day to redeem myself.  (And it was really fun playign w/ Blew, Eve, Ho J, Batty, and Shank in our bad assed unitards.)

The other thing Quigley did…  her team was ahead and I think it was the fourth jam.  The other team’s jammer was in the box (another team of DRDers, but I think these ones were BA, not MHC) when Quigley, jamming, got a major.  She rolled over to the box and stood there, not sitting down, so that the other team’s jammer served a full minute, and was unable to score again during that jam.

Anyway, so I was laying there on the ice, upset about having been “Quigley’d” and my knee really hurt and I was crying and not getting up and Eve and Brix thought I was really hurt, like doctor hurt, and then I got in the War*house still crying and everyone was all worried and I felt really stupid b/c I knew my knee was just fine.  Ow.  But fine.

So yeah.  My weekend.

 

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