Since I’ve been working on my diet a bit, I really wanted to have foods around that were convenient and healthy. I feel like most store bought snacks-which are all about convenience- are usually heavy on the carb end with little nutritional value. As much as I love snack bars (and I do), I would love some snacks that are more filling and less caloric.
I’ve seen egg cups multiple times and in a couple different forms. I’ve actually made something similar before (egg “muffins”– recipe found here) and they were awesome-just a little more work. They’re definitely worth the work though. You can easily make a large batch and freeze some or throw them in the refrigerator and eat them throughout the week.
This recipe was much more simple: just eggs and ham!
I used black forest ham but you could really use whatever meat you’d like-ham, turkey, etc. So, all I did was grease a muffin tin, then placed a slice of ham in each cup. I only had enough ham for 9 cups.
Next, I cracked 1 egg in each piece of ham then sprinkled some greek seasoning on top.
I cooked the eggs at 400 degrees for about 17 minutes. I wanted to make sure and cook the eggs all the way through just because I knew we would eat them throughout the week. If you were going to eat them right away you could cook for a little less like 12 minutes if you like your yolks runny.
They turned out great! I had 2 for breakfast this morning!
So, the ham I bought came out to about 70 calories per slice. 1 egg is also 70 calories so 1 cup is about 140 calories. It’s a little on the high end for a snack, but I don’t mind since it’s so filling (lots of protein). For breakfast, it’s perfect!
What’s your favorite way to eat eggs? Any good snack ideas that are low carb?