Big’N’Tastey

Lets talk homemade breakfast versus ‘to-go’. We all know it’s better to make things at home, but how much healthier is it really? If you only look at calories, 410 vs 328 is less than 100 calorie difference! And when getting ready for work in the morning, odds are, the easiest option wins. 82 calories sounds like NBD at that moment, but is it? Decide for yourself, based on the northeast’s beloved Wawa Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sizzli versus my own “Bigg Egg n Turkey Bacon Breakfast” (descriptive, isn’t it?).

 

Homemade Bigg Egg n Turkey Bacon Breakfast

Ingredients:

1 slice of Trader Joe High Fiber Sprouted Bread

4 Egg Whites

2 Large Eggs

2 slices Butterball Fully Cooked Turkey Bacon

Nutrition Facts:

Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
329 20 13 34 709 3

Homemade - Eggs Turk Bacon Toast

 

 

Wawa Sizzli Bacon, Egg, and Cheese

Ingredients:

  • Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Bagel Sizzli: SIZZLI BAGEL (BLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR [MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID], WATER, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF THE FOLLOWING: YELLOW CORN MEAL, SUGAR, SALT, YEAST, DRIED MOLASSES, GUAR GUM, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, ENZYMES, SOYBEAN OIL, ASCORBIC ACID), SCRAMBLED EGG PATTY (WHOLE EGGS, WHOLE MILK, SOYBEAN OIL, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SALT, LIQUID PEPPER EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, SOY LECITHIN), BACON (CURED WITH WATER, SALT, SUGAR, SMOKE FLAVORING, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM ERYTHORBATE, SODIUM NITRITE), REDUCED SODIUM AMERICAN CHEESE MILK, WATER, CREAM, CHEESE CULTURE, SODIUM CITRATE, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF CITRIC ACID, COLOR ADDED, ENZYMES, MILKFAT, POTASSIUM CITRATE, SALT, SODIUM PHOSPATE, SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVE) SOY LECITHIN, TETRASODIUM PYROPHOSPHATE..

Nutrition Facts:

Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
410 46 18 20 1010 4

WAWA bacon, egg and cheese

 

Moral of the story?

quote - eat right not less

Sunday Meal Prep #fail

Bruschetta Turkey Meatballs?

Turkey Bruschetta Meatballs

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survey says-2013-09-25-at-9.46.55-PM-300x194Naturally, I believe the concept is great, but my execution left taste to be desired. If I knew where I went wrong, I’d share with you. But in any case… You know what came out super yummy?

Stuffed Breakfast Peppers- Egg White, Chicken Sausage, and Cheese:

Stuffed Peppers_Chicken Sausage and Egg White

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Bring pot of water to a boil
  • Core peppers and drop in water for a few minutes to soften
  • Chop chicken sausage, add to egg whites, and scramble in skillet (until almost done)
  • Place peppers on baking sheet and divide egg scramble into each pepper
  • I used 1/2 of 1 slice of cheese per 1/2 of pepper, which seemed to fit just right
  • Bake until cheese melts; took approximately 16 minutes for me… i think
  • Voila!

 

Fast Frittatas

I have been terrible lately with my time management in the mornings… so to change it I made these quick & easy Fast-Grab Frittatas.

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I love breakfast.

I prefer something fresh over a bar. Something within my nutrition plan of high protein, low sugar, low carb. I don’t need to start the day with a ton of calories.

Everyone seems to okay an early morning calorie load bc ‘you’ll burn them later‘. This motto is not for me- I prefer ‘Eat when you are hungry and don’t when you’re not‘. (That doesn’t mean not when you are too busy for it either!)

I follow this bc my morning hunger and body’s needs vary, esp depending on when i workout. If you can bring it with you, you can eat it as soon as your stomach starts grumbling (if it hasn’t already) or when you slow down for a minute to realize you are hungry. And odds are if you don’t have time to cook breakfast, you don’t have time to stop and pick it up either!

So here’s my grab-n-go breakfast for the week:

2 muffins is 111 calories, 2g carbs, 5g fat, 16g protein, 1g sugar 🙂

Macros Break Down

Fast-Grab Frittata RECIPE:

Ingredients: 

12 Egg whites

6 Eggs (whole)

1/2 tomato, chopped

3-4 mini bell peppers, chopped

2 handfuls of spinach, chopped

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Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease muffin tin (i used non-stick olive oil spray; these will stick to liners.)

2. Combine all chopped vegetables

3. Spoon vegetables evenly across muffin tin

4. Combine eggs & whisk until all yolks are broken (make sure bc the muffins will turn out seperated, if not)

5. Pour eggs over vegetables of each tin. Mine came to the tops.

6. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Mine took closer to 30.

7. *IMPORTANT* Take out of tin to allow the egg muffins to cool. – I made these once before and they were not so good- they were all soggy and mushy- its bc i failed to remove from the muffin tins!

8. Pair off into zip lock bags and refrigerate.

…And you are all set for 6 days 🙂