Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend and were able to get outside. It was so nice here that we went for a run…and I never run. I guess I call myself a fair weather runner and refuse to run outside if it’s under 60 degrees, overcast or generally has a breeze over 2 mph. However, I dusted off my running shoes and made myself do it. It’s funny how you seem to hate your life when you’re running but you feel so good after you do it. I should really try to make myself do it more often.
We went to dinner at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox in Denver this weekend. We have been there before but it’s been a while. Their food is so delicious! We didn’t necessarily choose the healthiest items on the menu, buy hey, that’s what weekends are for!
Ophelia’s is a unique “brothel-theamed” restaurant and lounge. The building itself has quite the history and has been transformed with swanky 70’s style decor. There’s no bad seat in the house and it’s a great place to hear some live music from the basement stage. Our favorite item on the menu in the Spring Cheese Incident which our server described as a healthier queso dip. I don’t know if I would call it “healthy”, but it’s definitely better than queso. I would definitely recommend making reservations if you want to try Ophelia’s since they always seem to be busy.
Freezable Quick and Healthy Egg Muffins
So I just realized that Easter is this weekend! What is happening to 2017! This year seems to be flying by. When my mom asked what I am bringing for Easter brunch and I immediately thought I have no time to make something. After a slight moment of panic, I thought of these easy egg muffins. I love that they are simple and quick but you know the best part? You can freeze them and pull them out when you are ready to eat them!
Since I leave for work at 5:00 am, these are a great breakfast I can have in the morning . Unlike me, my husband is the type who hits the snooze button 500 times before getting up (I NEVER exaggerate). Having these egg muffins ready is great so he can have a healthy breakfast and not reach for a sugary cereal.
I don’t know if you have ever tried Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage but it’s an easy way to add some protein to your breakfast. I have used it in many recipes in the past and love that it’s already cooked and ready to eat. It cuts down on so much time.
I hope you enjoy them and have a great Easter Sunday.
- 4 Mushrooms
- 1 Cup Chopped Fresh Spiniach
- 1/4 Red Bell Pepper, Diced
- 1/4 Onion, Diced
- 1 Package Turkey Sausage (I like Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage)
- 8 Whole Eggs
- 6 Egg Whites or equivilent
- 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Oregano
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Pepper
- 1/2 Diced Tomato
- 2-3 Diced Green Onions.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice mushrooms so they make round discs and place in the bottom of the muffin tins.
- Chop spinach and dice red pepper and onion. Divide evenly among muffin cups.
- Cook turkey sausage if not pre-cooked. Add evenly to muffin cups.
- In a medum bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites. Add garlic powder, oregano and salt and pepper. Pour evenly among muffin cups.
- Sprinkle each cup with cheddar cheese.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until eggs are cooked through.
- Top with diced tomatoes and green onions if desired. Serve and enjoy!