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Green Chili Egg Cups

A HAPPY Friday to all our internet friends. Do you know what a silver lining is to the quarantine? Having extra time to make breakfast, or eat breakfast in general! Another thing we love here in Arizona is green chili, which are a New Mexican chili. It is a little sweet, a little smokey, and so delicious. Tamales, enchiladas, chili verde beef…. The delicious taste of green chili knows no end. We can’t get enough, and love the flavor it adds to eggs in particular. These Green Chili Egg Cups are a perfect make ahead breakfast or snack.

Do you ever prep breakfast? Do you even EAT breakfast? We … never skip it. We are morning workout people now (I know, we have no life) and that means we need a big breakfast to recover from the workout. We always try to focus on high protein meals and snacks, but especially rely on a high protein breakfast to feed and grow our muscles.

Eggs are a perfect way to sneak in protein. We are a big fan of egg whites, but will eat an egg in nearly any form. Do you remember the Green Chili Quiche recipe we did, which had a sweet potato crust? Not that we expect you to remember every recipe ever… BUT — this recipe is a personal favorite, and a perfect “weekend breakfast”. You can find the recipe here, if you feel like making something a little fancier and want to get some carbs in, too!

Green Chili Egg Cups

Green Chili Egg Cups

Green Chili Egg Cups are a perfect make ahead breakfast or snack that will keep you full from all the protein!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 121 kcal

Equipment

  • muffin pan

Ingredients
  

  • 3 eggs
  • 12 oz egg whites
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese (we like using low fat cottage cheese)
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 oz canned green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12 muffin tins with non-stick baking spray, set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, blend together eggs, egg whites and cottage cheese until completely smooth. Stir in cheese, onion, green chilies, salt and pepper.
  • Evenly divide and pour egg mixture into prepared muffin tins. 
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until firm and not runny.

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION Yields: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 104mg, Sodium: 674mg, Total Carbohydrates: 3g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Total Sugars: 1g, Protein: 14g
Keyword breakfast prep, easy breakfast, egg cups, green chili, high protein

Grab those eggs. GIVE THEM A CRACK! Get cookin’! And then let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or say hi!

XO,

Amanda and Christina

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