Egg it on – Breakfast Hack Series

“Eat in the car.” That was the clever tip from my 13 yo when I told him that I was doing a series on breakfast hacks. In fact, while not a recommended practice, my son eats on the way to school many days.

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Eggs on the Go

When there is time, there is nothing better than sitting down at the table without distractions to enjoy a meal with my family. When I need to hit the carpool lane by 7:10 am after having exercised, finished homework and prepared for the day, breakfast on the go is sometimes a reality.

The beauty of these little gems is that you can flavor them in any way that you choose. In these pictures, I’ve started with a base of egg whites and broccoli. I use 1/3 cup of eggwhites for every 3 oz of steamed broccoli. Then I add spices. These have a rich curry, paprika seasoning together with salt and pepper and of course, red pepper flakes for a kick.

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I drop them into muffin cups and bake them at 350 for about 20 minutes. While the recipe shown is of a savory nature, these can be created with zucchini or carrots and made more like a sweet muffin. To those, I add cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger and stevia.

This morning, I have some crab and tapenade left over that I’m mixing with egg whites.

Before I mix them up, I spray the muffin shells with a bit of olive oil or whatever you may have on hand. After these have cooled, I remove them from the shells and store them in the fridge. They’ll easily reheat in a few seconds in the microwave but they’re also fine cold. It’s a high protein snack or breakfast that travels easily and the best part is, it’s make ahead so that preparation doesn’t cut into my mornings. And the flexible nature of the recipe allows plenty of room for creativity and leftovers.

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How do you get work? Do you take public transport or carpool? If you’re not the driver, what do you do with the time?

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  1. Sounds like a great solution for busy families on the go. My commute is pretty short these days ~ just to the coffee maker and back to my desk.

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  2. I love that you are getting some real nutrition in while eating on the go. It would be great if we could all have a leisurely breakfast everyday, but if we can get in foods that are healthy and tasty, that is what’s most important (IMHO)!

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  3. These would be great to have in the fridge at work ready to eat when I decide it is breakfast time. I usually drive myself to work but the mornings that Dave and I come in together are my best as I can just relax and not think about the traffic 🙂

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    • That’s what I do Tandy. Some days I take breakfast and lunch and I enjoy having something that I know for certain what ingredients have gone into it.

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  4. Well…I am retired but this recipe would be great for those early morning meet-up hikes, birding, etc. Pour the coffee into the thermos, grab an egg/muffin (or two); good to go!

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    • Yes, that is when they are perfect. It is really my new thing to make on sunday evenings.

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  5. Amazing! Thank you for helping us with mornings!

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  6. I’m grateful that my carpooling days are behind me and breakfast concerns navigate from the kitchen to my home office. But these would be delicious to take on a road trip! When we drive long distances we like to get on the road super-early–in darkness–armed with coffee thermos and snacks for later en route.

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  7. A great idea! I ride my bike to volunteering work. My husband often takes the train to work & sometimes, the car, but never eats in the train nor car.

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