Omelet Cup Recipe
Everybody, sing with me now… “It’s the incredible edible egg!” Besides the obvious protein punch that eggs offer, they are also full of other health benefits. Eggs are great for your eyes, they contain nutrients that help regulate your brain, nervous system, and cardiovascular system and they are one of the only foods that contain naturally occurring vitamin D. Eggs may even prevent breast cancer. In one study, women who consumed at least 6 eggs per week lowered their risk of breast cancer by 44%. Some studies have even shown that two eggs per day does not affect a person’s lipid profile and may, in fact, improve it. Research suggests that it is saturated fat that raises cholesterol rather than dietary cholesterol. So you can now enjoy those eggs without regret!
Speaking of health (how do you like that segue?), my kids belts assistant is always nagging me (don’t get mad at her, nagging is in her job description) about being healthy. Well… ok… not really “nagging”, more like encouraging, but close enough. Anyway, between her, my doctor, my husband and my kids, I guess it’s time to regroup and put my health as more of a priority again. My doctor would really like me to give up wheat (he says it’s a poison, you can read some opinions here). I decided to read more about it and figured it can’t hurt. I’ve decided to try out the Paleo Diet, which basically says if a caveman didn’t eat it, then we shouldn’t either. Sounds silly, but basically it’s getting rid of all processed foods. Here’s a really fund site that has recipes (it’s where I got the one I am about to share with you), tips, videos and more, PaleOMG.
So, in keeping with the Paleo diet, here is a recipe for a quick breakfast or mid morning snack.
- 1lb ground pork mild italian sausage
- 12 eggs, beaten (if preferred)
- 1-2 narrow sweet potatoes, sliced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Add your ground pork to a large skillet over medium heat. Use a spatula to break it up into crumbly pieces
- While the pork is cooking, slice your sweet potatoes a little bit thicker than a chip would be…I’d say the thickness of 2 quarters stacked together. Real technical. Then beat your eggs (unless you are going to crack them directly into the egg cups).
- Once the meat is cooked through and there is no pink remaining, transfer that to a plate (a slotted spoon will be best because it will keep the leftover fat in it, but just pouring it works as well).
- Now add your sliced sweet potatoes to the pan with the leftover fat and turn the burner on high.
- Cook for about 5 minutes per side, depending how thick they are but you want them to be soft so they will cook through fully when they are in the oven.
- Now place a cooked sweet potato slice into your muffin tin, top it with a little ground pork, then another slice of slice potato and top it all off with some beaten eggs or crack an egg into it, it will bind it all together!
- Cook for about 10-15 min or until nothing oozy is moving around in the tins when you check them.
- Let cool, top with hot sauce!!
Thank you to PaleOMG for sharing this recipe (and super cute cooking video). I made these this morning and I have to say they are quite tasty and really portable. They were great for the car ride to work. I plan on playing around with the recipe some by adding some different veggies and maybe using turkey bacon as well.
I’ll try to keep you posted on how my Paleo journey is going!