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Breakfast, Food

Spinach & Feta Egg Muffins

spinach & feta egg muffins

A few weeks ago my friend Kelsey texted me and told me that she was about to start a 2 week boot-camp at Corepower Yoga and desperately needed some healthy food ideas since participants were highly encouraged to keep a food journal and follow a healthy meal plan to maximize their results.

One of the first things I ask people when they ask for healthy food ideas is what they’re eating for breakfast. I’ve said it 4857948 times on this blog but I truly believe breakfast is the most important meal and sets the tone for your entire day of eating. So when Kelsey (calling you out sorry) told me she’d been eating a frozen Special K Breakfast Sandwich for breakfast for the past like 6 months I almost died. 

I immediately went online to check out the ingredients (because I’m psycho) in these breakfast sandwiches and please just listen to the ingredients in the “egg” portion of the sandwich: Scrambled egg patty (whole eggs, whey, egg whites, nonfat milk, soybean oil, modified food starch, dicalcium phosphate, salt, sodium bicarbonate, xanthan gum, guar gum, citric acid [to promote color retention], pepper, soy lecithin). SAY WHAT?!?!?!?!?

An egg patty should have 1 ingredient: egg!

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Breakfast, Food, Nutrition Tips

Easy Egg Muffins

Let’s talk eggs!

To eat the yolk or not to eat the yolk…that is the question!

Personally, I’m 100% pro yolk. Egg yolks have a bad reputation for being high in cholesterol but let’s clear things up.

Recent studies have shown little to no link between dietary cholesterol (found in eggs) and high blood cholesterol levels. The real issue with high cholesterol is the consumption of saturated and trans fats.

It’s crazy isn’t it that people don’t even blink an eye before eating a giant slice of pizza or a doughnut but they hear egg yolks and freak out!

The egg yolk actually has some incredible health benefits, for example:

  • Yolks contain 7 vitamins: A, D, E, K, B6, B12 and Folate- Did you know egg yolks are one of the only foods where Vitamin D is found naturally? Source
  • Contains minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, selenium and chromium (more on chromium below)
  • Contains carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin) that promote eye health
  • Contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids- The GOOD fats!
  • Helps reduce LDL cholesterol (bad) and raise HDL cholesterol (good)

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