Protein Pancake Mini Muffins

Protein Pancake Mini Muffins with Chicken Sausage
Protein Pancake Mini Muffins with Chicken Sausage

I’m always looking for easy cook ahead breakfast options.  I came across a recipe for Pancake Bites that looked adorable and intriguing, but I didn’t want to use sweetener (or coconut flour), so I decided to go more savory.  This meant I could try using my basic protein pancake recipe. I added slices of chicken sausage and VOILA!

These were good warm out of the oven, but, also made a great portable snack when I put them in a baggie and took them along on a 14 mile training walk for Avon39!  They were pretty dang tasty cold and were a great, healthy snack right when I was getting peckish along the way.

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Parmesan and Pepperoni Bites

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Parmesan and Pepperoni Bites

One of my favorite veggies to make is asparagus… just snap the ends off, spray with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and parmesan cheese and bake.  The asparagus is great… but, the BEST part may be the little clumps of parmesan cheese that bake into little salty globs of deliciousness.

So you can imagine how excited I was to find Parmesan Crisps in my mom’s cupboard… an awesome snack, but, as I discovered when I went shopping, a bit on the expensive side.

Since I’d made a similar snack accidentally, I figured it couldn’t be too hard to do on purpose! Continue reading

Super Easy Baked Chicken

Super Easy Baked ChickenChicken is definitely a staple of my life… a great, simple source of protein.  It’s pretty easy to get bored with plain chicken, though, so I tend to look at it more as an ingredient than an actual food (if that makes any sense at all).  I’ve found it easiest to cook a bunch of it, cube it, and keep it to mix in salads, supplement frozen meals and use for chicken salad.  I’ve tried a bunch of different ways to cook it and feel like I’ve finally found a way that’s easy enough that I’ll actually do it and also DELICIOUS (I usually end up eating a whole serving while I’m cutting it up ;)). Continue reading

Zucchini Corn Pie

Zucchini Corn Pie (with ham)

This is another one of those great recipes that you can really tweak in dozens of ways.  It’s based on this one from pinchofyum.com.  Our attempts were never as pretty as Lindsay’s, but, we were more focused on making a lot of it and making it a bit more macro friendly.  😉  We’ve tried a few different versions… with her original suggestion of swiss and mozzarella cheeses, with feta cheese, with parmesan cheese, with no cheese… and, as per usual, we did find a way to add some extra protein.  We also added a yummy corn salsa from Trader Joe’s to give it a little kick.  Here’s the version that I think will be our basic go-to, but, definitely use your imagination and mix it up!

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Make Ahead Baked Eggs

Make Ahead Baked EggsI am NOT a morning person.  I’m always running late, I’m usually cranky… and I’m hungry.  I had a Costco order coming from Instacart so, on a whim, I added 3 dozen eggs (it *was* Costco ;)) and decided to figure out something to do with them for breakfast for the week.

I love a fritatta… and they’re relatively easy… but I was feeling too lazy even for that.  Then i remembered a recipe I’d pinned from thekitchn.com for an oven omelet and decided to start there and just make it as easy as possible. Continue reading