Today’s weight: 157.5
Starting weight: 184
Saturday, I went to my brother’s house. I took 2 of his kids out to eat while he visited with mom and dad. He was diagnosed last week with diabetes. Adjusting to a new eating plan is difficult and overwhelming so we wanted to help him get started. Mom brought her famous diabetic egg custard (it’s 100 times better than egg custard made with sugar) and I made egg muffins and peanut butter protein bites. All of this is very diabetic friendly and diet friendly too.
The egg muffins are an incredibly good source of protein. They taste great, they are healthy, low in calories and carbs. I made 2 batches. The first batch, for Chris, I made with ham, eggs, cheese and whole wheat bread. The second batch, for me, was made with hot and spicy sausage, spinach, eggs, cheese and a shot of hot sauce 🙂 I left the bread out of my egg muffins because I didn’t want the added carb or calories. I also made mine in a 12 cup muffin tin for easy measuring, easy handling, and easy heating. If you don’t have a muffin tin a casserole dish works well too 🙂 Just don’t eat it all in one sitting.
So here’s what you do…spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick cook spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line each cup with your favorite breakfast meat. In a bowl, crack 6-8 eggs and beat, add a few tablespoons of cheese, salt and pepper to taste and any vegetables you like. Pour in muffin cups until almost full. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool completely and store in the fridge. When you are ready for breakfast pop one in the microwave for 30 seconds…viola! A healthy breakfast is served 🙂 If you add bread, use a small biscuit cutter and lay bread in bottom of pan then add meat and eggs. 🙂
While suffering with sugar issues stinks it is no big deal when you can create and eat good foods that won’t cause spikes in your sugar levels. It takes planning, strategic grocery shopping and some common sense but the results are worth the trouble.
Have a great day!