I didn’t really mention it, but B and I decided we’re going to transition into a lower-carb lifestyle. No, I’m not giving up carbs. We’re BFF. But I am addicted to them and him being a diabetic, it’s a no-brainer. This is actually much harder than I thought it’d be. Not because I want sugar and sweets (well, I do, but I know it’s not worth it), but mainly because I do not love meat. I don’t like fish. I will eat it, but I don’t love it, in any form. I don’t love “meat alternatives” for the most part, so I will be slowly but surely eating more meat.
I went hunting for some recipes to keep breakfast interesting. And while I did, I stumbled across Kalyn’s Kitchen. She does South Beach, so a lot of her recipes are already tweaked and perfect for what we need.
I pulled up her Egg Muffins recipe. I read the comments before making it, to see what issues some people had. After reading it I was prepped. I had to use metal tins, as I don’t have silicon ones any longer. I used two liners, and sprayed with cooking spray. opted to lower the oven to 350, and ended up cooking them for about 28 minutes. They could have probably made it to 30 minutes max. I also made a lot less of the recipe. I wasn’t sure how I’d like them refrigerated and warmed up, so I didn’t want a ton to go to waste. So here are my tweaks:
- 4 eggs instead of 12
- No spike seasoning, I wasn’t sure what it was, and I wasn’t going out this morning to buy anything
- Red onions instead of green – again, didn’t want to make a trip to the store. The red were more potent, which I like, so was totally OK with.
- Full-fat cheese. Because we’re so early in the low-carb phase, we need the fat to balance out the lack of carbs for energy.
- I added bacon to two of the muffin tins for B. It was bacon left over from yesterday’s breakfast. Hated to see it go to waste.
All in all – they were delicious. I’d like to get a small silicone tray, because I don’t know how often I’d make them and want to heat them up. I will try one heated up tomorrow and judge. I’m not typically one for left overs. I also want to try them with pepperjack cheese. I love pepperjack cheese