breakfast · Fast meal

Egg White Spinach Bowl

My husband and I try to eat breakfast together on Sunday mornings before we dash out the door to church. Doing so helps to set the tone for the day. It makes it quiet, restful, and expectant. As we prepare our hearts for church, sitting down to eat breakfast together before we go helps to slow the morning down.

I try to get everything prepared the night before so I’m not pushing the clock and making us late for our pre-service prayer meeting. I also like to have a breakfast with a little protein to keep my sugar from dropping before it’s time for lunch, but who has time to scramble eggs or flip an omelet?

I found a recipe recently for an egg dish that reminds me of something I’ve enjoyed at Panera. – an Egg White Spinach Bowl. It’s basically an egg white omelet baked in a dish. You can tweak the recipe for your tastes. I love that you make individual servings. This makes it so convenient!

I baked these up on Saturday then warmed them in the microwave Sunday morning. These are perfect to keep me satisfied until our noon-ish meal! You could add a piece of toast or some fruit as well to round these out perfectly!

This would make a great breakfast any day you need something filling in a hurry! Here’s my tweaked version of an egg white bowl ~

Egg White Spinach Bowl

  • 4 large egg whites 
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach torn or chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup diced Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup low-fat Cheddar cheese 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Lightly spray 2 (1/2 cup) ramekins with nonstick cooking spray and evenly divide egg mixture into bowls.
  • Place ramekins on a baking sheet and bake 20 minutes, or until eggs puff and are almost set in the center.

    I baked mine the day before and reheated them in the microwave in the morning. You could even mix the ingredients and pour into the ramekins, then bake them in the morning, if you have time to do so! Oh, and those egg yolks are going to be used for a dessert I’m making – Lemon Meringue PIe.. I’ll top it with Whipped topping, rather than meringue.

This recipe is a good way to start any day! Okay, now for full disclosure, I have to tell you that though I had this yummy egg dish all ready, my alarm didn’t go off yesterday, which meant I was running LATE! However, having this in the fridge allowed me to warm it, and eat it on our way to church. So, my best plan got changed for a good plan. It all worked out and I was glad I had taken the time to prepare something ahead of time!

Do you typically sit down for breakfast as a family on Sunday morning?

breakfast · Healthy Eating

A Healthier Granola

How easy it is to get into a breakfast rut! I’m not a huge fan of the typical breakfast foods, so an option with a crunchy granola sprinkled over Greek yogurt and fresh fruit makes my morning happy!

I enjoy trying different granola recipes, and while I love my old standby recipe, my new find from Skinny Ms is a delicious addition to my granola choices! This one has no dried fruits in order to keep it lower in sugar, but I didn’t miss them! I did add walnuts, though it’s not in the original recipe.

This has a nice toasty flavor and a good soft crunch! We love it!

So good over yogurt and fruit!
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