Fire-Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach Egg Muffins
Beat your afternoon snack attack with these healthy bites to keep energy levels high
Morning or afternoon snack
When I create my own personal meal plan each week I try to alternate between sweet and savory. I enjoy both, but I don’t care to have one or the other all day long. I’ve also found that I do really well with my snacks when they are portable and made ahead of time. So many of us have busy lives and are on the go. Muffins are a great way to eat healthy despite time constraints—especially when it comes to snack time.
Makes 12 muffins (6 snacks)
18 egg whites
9 tbsp nonfat cottage cheese
3 tsp chili powder
6 tsp green salsa
11/2 tsp Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime Seasoning
2–3 jars fire-roasted red peppers
3 cups spinach leaves
1/ Preheat oven to 350°.
2/ Separate egg whites from yolks and pour egg whites into a bowl.
3/ Add cottage cheese, seasonings, and salsa to the egg whites, stir, and set aside.
4/ Chop spinach, and seed and cube peppers.
5/ Coat muffin tray with cooking spray.
6/ Pour even amounts of egg mix into each cup.
7/ Distribute spinach and red peppers between cups, stirring each cup gently, so that veggies are well coated.
8/ Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until eggs are firm to the touch.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 77 Calories, 0g Fat, 3g Carbs, 15 Protein