Mini Egg Muffins with Mushrooms & Spinach

{This post was created as part of the #MushroomMakeover 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador for the Mushroom Council. The opinions are my own, and based on my own experiences.}

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Happy Wednesday everyone! It is day 3 of my #MushroomMakeover, and I’m feeling pretty good! Well, most of me anyway. My body is still protesting pretty fiercely the workout I did on Monday. Yikes. That was rough. I haven’t really moved my body intentionally like that for a long, long time, and it showed. I only made it through 1.5 circuits, out of 4 total that we were supposed to do. Being faced with just HOW out of shape you actually are is pretty hard. My emotions were all over the place during that humbling experience, but I ended it positively. Even though I can’t do it all NOW, someday I will be able to, and every rep I do is getting me a little closer to that goal. Step by step, right?

I took yesterday off of the scheduled exercises because I was just in too much pain. I didn’t HURT myself, at all, but sore is kind of an understatement. Stairs, especially, are kind of like tiny midevil torture devices right now, and Motrin isn’t even really helping. :/ I don’t want this to progress to an actual injury, so yesterday I walked, and today I will walk and catch up with some of the upper body exercises that I missed yesterday. It has been fun, and hilarious commiserating with my fellow #MushroomMakeover  gals on Twitter. And our virtual trainer Mark has been happily cheering us on, even when we are whining and crying about how mean he is. Search the hashtag #MushroomMakeover on twitter to get a taste of what we are talking about.

Weight loss is hard. Getting healthy is HARD. But we have to keep the end goal in mind. I want to be fit enough to keep up with my kids. I want them to have a mom who will go outside and run and play and DO with them, and that isn’t me right now. Because I’m lazy, and because it is hard. I got this way through 10 years of pregnancy, after pregnancy, after pregnancy. I gained over 50 pounds with each child. I kept about 10 pounds from each kid too. And then I added on another 10 just for good measure. My portions and eating habits slowly but surely crept towards out of control. I ate for pleasure, I ate as a salve for my anxiety and stress. I ate out of boredom.

For some reason, my body pretty much loses any sense of fullness during pregnancy, and that kind of carried over to my not-pregnant self. Between pregnancies there was always another baby on the horizon somewhere, so I didn’t want to “waste the time and effort” getting into shape when I was just going to have another baby and gain a bunch of weight again. I realize now the error in this thinking, but hindsight and all.

No more! I am eating to live, and that doesn’t mean a “diet”. This is a a change. I’m not totally eliminating any food group. If I really want something, I’m going to have some. But it is going to be a reasonable amount, and fit into my day in a way that makes sense. I am counting calories this time because I’m nursing and I need to ensure I don’t fall below 1600 for milk production issues, but that won’t be a permanent thing. Corine Dobbas has been wonderful helping us out with meal plans and answering all of our questions! I’m concentrating on filling half my plate with vegetables, a quarter with protein, and a quarter with healthy carbs. It is really hard to go wrong using that method. So far it hasn’t been difficult at all to stay within 1600 calories. I’m not hungry, or left feeling deprived.

These mini egg muffins with mushrooms & spinach have been a breakfast lifesaver though! We are supposed to eat within an hour of waking up, which is totally going against what I’ve been doing for YEARS now. I made a bunch of these on Monday, and now I just pop 3 or 4 in the microwave for 45 seconds, and POW! Easy, healthy, hot breakfast.

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Mini Egg Muffins with Mushroom and Spinach I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #healthy #recipe #breakfast #egg #MushroomMakeover

 

Mini Egg Muffins with Mushroom and Spinach I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #healthy #recipe #breakfast #egg #MushroomMakeover

 

Mini Egg Muffins with Mushroom and Spinach I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #healthy #recipe #breakfast #egg #MushroomMakeover

 

Mini Egg Muffins with Mushroom and Spinach I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #healthy #recipe #breakfast #egg #MushroomMakeover

 

Mini Egg Muffins with Mushroom and Spinach I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #healthy #recipe #breakfast #egg #MushroomMakeover

 

Mini Egg Muffins with Mushroom and Spinach I www.orwhateveryoudo.com I #healthy #recipe #breakfast #egg #MushroomMakeover

 

Mini Egg Muffins with Mushroom & Spinach
 
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Make a quick breakfast bite for the week!
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup 2% milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 large white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ¾ cup colby jack cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Whisk together eggs and milk until they are well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt butter in a large saute pan, and saute mushrooms until lightly browned. Place spinach in pan and saute until slightly wilted.
  3. Spray a non-stick mini muffin pan well with cooking spray. Divide mushrooms and spinach equally between all 24 cups. Place approximately 1 teaspoon of shredded cheese on each muffin cup. Pour egg mixture in all muffin cups.
  4. Bake at 325 for 15 - 20 minutes, or until eggs are set and cooked to your liking.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 muffins Calories: 118 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 1 Sugar: 1 Sodium: 129 Protein: 7

 

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{This post was created as part of the #MushroomMakeover 30 Day Weight Loss Challenge in which I am a financially compensated blogger ambassador for the Mushroom Council. The opinions are my own, and based on my own experiences.}