Monday, January 16, 2012

New Eats

With the new year I decided to change my eating habits eliminating grains and legumes, but not dairy so much at this point, concentrating on protein, vegetables, and fruit (mostly berries) - no processed stuff, clean eating basically.  It's sort of a cross between Paleo and Primal actually.  I do eat such little Dairy so it is definitely more Paleo than not.  A friend of mine has been a big inspiration in all this.  She has dropped 70 pounds just by changing what she eats and adding a workout routine.  That is truly inspiring.  Her husband has dropped some pounds as well, however, I do not know the amount.  Both look fabulous and feel fabulous!

So, with the new eating plan I've been trying new recipes.  Two that I've tried have been breakfast items.  One is called Egg Muffins.  These were good but they didn't particularly rock my boat.  Here is that recipe.

Egg Muffins

Ham and Egg Cups

Egg Muffins

10 -12 eggs whisked well
1 green onion, chopped
3 big handfuls of spinach
1/2 red pepper, chopped
6-8 slices of COOKED and crumbled bacon
sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 and grease with coconut oil two muffin pans. Whisk all your eggs in a big bowl. Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, fill the muffin pans (you’ll be able to make 18-20 cupcakes).  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the eggs are set in the middle.  Enjoy!

My most favorite new breakfast item are the Ham and Egg Cups.  You simply preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Oil your muffin pan with coconut oil.  Line each muffin well with a slice of deli ham.  Crack an egg in each.  Top with a few leaves of spinach, then a tablespoon of shredded cheese.  I used a Colby and Monterey Jack blend.  Bake for 10 minutes or until set.  Serve!  I absolutely love these!!

I've also tried other recipes, most have involved nut flours ie almond flour and coconut flour.  There are others that are used in recipes and I think I've purchased every one of them.  Thus far, I've tried a biscuit and two buns for hamburgers.  None were palatable I must say.  My friend originally suggested that I stay away from the nut flours that nothing she had ever tried turned out all that good. I should have listened. 

There are two more recipes that I want to try that involved nut flours.  One is brownies and the other is pancakes.  I'll probably get to those this week so stay tuned! Pin It


Kim Morris said...

So happy for you! I'll be here to support you 100%!!

Kathy said...

Patti--I also do something like this for a special treat for my dogs. I take mini muffin pans. Spray them with Olive Oil PAM. Fill them about 1/2 full with egg whites that you can buy at the grocery store. Bake them at 350 until firm (about 10 mins) and viola. You have a high protein special treat for your dogs.