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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Susie Homemaker from the Hood Ya'll

I have never been a lover of eggs, until I started getting serious about my health. Never really craved scrambled eggs and cheese, like my hubby some times does. Never loved boiled eggs, unless they were in a tuna salad. But now that I have 'grown up' (keep those comments to yourself please). I am learned how great they are all the way around.

Check out those stats! In one single egg. Not to mention eggs are fairly cheap, they keep you full and satisfied for a good while, and you can do so many thing with them. You can scramble them, fry them (the healthy way), boil them, poach them, steam them to name a few. Here is what I did with them this morning.

Egg Muffin Cups

3 whole eggs
8 egg whites (anyone know what I can do with the yellow not to waste them?)
4 oz container of reduced fat feta cheese
3/4 cup Jimmy Dean Turkey Crumbles (these things are the best thing I have found yet)
1 cup of chopped frozen spinach (thawed)
12 muffin pan (or two 6 muffin pans)

Start out by spraying your pan with nonstick cooking spray. This will help your little beauty's from sticking to the pan when they are done.

Take the Turkey Crumbles and divide them up into all of your cups like so.

Then top the crumbles with your feta cheese. You can use any type of cheese here that you want, I just happened to have this one in my fridge.

Then top the cheese with the spinach, leave some of them plain if you plan on sharing with someone who is not a fan of spinach. So since today is Micheal's birthday he was the lucky winner of the plain ones. (seriously it wasn't really a contest...him and I are the only ones up at this time of the morning and we always share our breakfast).

Then scramble your eggs and egg whites together and season with whatever you want (we use Tony Chachere's here ya'll).

Then spoon it evenly into all of your cups. I used a 1/3 measuring cup and it was just about perfect. Then pop those babies in the oven at 350 for about 20 mins or so, (I really forgot how long I cooked them, so for the love of biscuits if they are runny after 20 mins cook them longer).

When they are done this is what they look like. Let them sit in the pan until you get dressed for work, take out the dog, feed the cat, find your sons socks, and brush your teeth.

Then when you FINALLY get to work, you can toast yourself a whole wheat bagel, and pop your little egg muffins in the microwave for 30 seconds or so and viola, you have a delish breakfast that you will want to take photos of. (you know if you are in to that sort of thing)

These work out to be around 60 calories each. Not too shabby, and they were sooooooooooooo good!

Well yesterday I ate WAY too much sushi for lunch. I mean I know there are worse things to over indulge on, but nothing makes me happier than fresh yummy sushi! The average Spicy Tuna roll is around 290 calories. Well I had THREE for lunch. OMGoodness they were so freaking good! Ahhhhhh. But that was just about 900 calories. Holy Hell! That meant I only had 340 left for dinner. OH HELL NO! What was I supposed to do? Lick the paint off the wall next to the stove?
So after throwing myself a pitty party, and wallering in my stupidness (and little nudge from a friend). I put my big girl panites on and went to the freaking gym.

No more excuses from me. Every day I let slip by me, is one that I could have got off my ass and done something. It was an hour out of my day. That is NOT too much to sacrifice to work towards my ultimate goal to finally be FIT AND HEALTHY.

Last night was a mini milestone for me. I was able to get out of my head long enough to walk 3 miles on the dreadmill. I put my headphones on and watch Survivor and got lost. Before I knew it they were at tribal council and I was just about finished.

I was so pleased with myself I snapped this photo just for you all! I know it is blurry, but I didn't want to slow down and pose, that would have thrown off my time, which wasn't great, BUT it was FREAKING FANTASTIC FOR ME!

1 hour 5 mins. Total calories burned 955. That is 955 more than I would have burned had I skipped the gym like I really wanted to.

So if you are sitting there thinking, oh I don't feel like doing _______(fill in the blank with whatever it is you don't want to do). Just push through it and do it anyway. You will feel amazing and accomplished and proud. I know I do.


Bethanny said...

The eggs look good. I am not into eggs too much either. I have been trying though! I hot sauce em up ;)

Girly Girl: Losing the Gut said...

Love this post! I am going to try to make those this weekend! I hope all is well with you on your weight loss journey. I have tagged you in a fun little get to know other bloggers activity. Check out my site if you want to participate.

Kati said...

Aaah another blogger that says y'all....makes me happy. I found you on Girly Girl's blog, and I'm oh so glad! I will definitely be trying those egg cup things...complete with Tony's and Tobasco of course :)
Here's the link to my corner of the blog world.

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