Egg Cups a la Britton: Breakfast for Families

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2021: The year we dialed in our daily meals

Egg cups, toast, and strawberries (Egg Cups a la Britton: Breakfast for Families Alisa Britton Contributor Miami Mom Collective)Many claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but when we sat down to meal plan for our family, we realized it was the one meal we didn’t have covered.

My family and home life in 2021 have revolved a lot around food and routine. My second daughter was born on December 29, 2020. I stayed active my entire pregnancy in the hopes that I could get back to my health and fitness journey safely and admittedly, quickly. Before I found out I was pregnant this time, I had just lost my last pound of baby weight from my first pregnancy. It had taken me 18 months, a few lifestyle adjustments, and hard work. I wanted to maintain my momentum with workouts throughout my pregnancy because I didn’t want to lose ground when it came to caring for myself the way I had learned to.

Of course, I couldn’t work out for weeks postpartum so nutrition became my focus. My household had to come along for the ride! Since the beginning of this year we have been evaluating our days, nutrition needs, and meals. We had a working system for lunches, dinners, and snacks.

The Precursor to Our Family Breakfast Solution: Egg Cups a la Britton

Breakfast was the gap. For months my husband would buy whatever lower-carb breakfast sandwich type food was on sale. He found a few he really liked but once they were no longer on sale, they would be a lot more expensive regular priced. I’m talking $4-$5 a serving. To my delight, he finally became frustrated enough with the weeks where sale items were not as tasty and decided to make his own. We decided to go after the egg cup concept rather than a wrap or sandwich-style breakfast.

The Final Product: Breakfast Egg Cups

Egg cups (Egg Cups a la Britton: Breakfast for Families Alisa Britton Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

We experimented quite a bit and finally settled on the below recipe. We found steaming was the best way to cook them and love these silicone molds we found on amazon. It is so much fun because you can change it up and create completely new combinations week after week. They’re also easy to make and store! Our whole family loves them so it is the one meal we prep for the family on a weekly basis. That’s right, even our toddler loves them.

I really hope you all enjoy these as much as we do!

Egg cups (Egg Cups a la Britton: Breakfast for Families Alisa Britton Contributor Miami Mom Collective)

Egg Cups a la Britton

Whether you're looking for the perfect breakfast item for family meal prep or you need something to bring to brunch when it's safe again, these egg cups are sure to impress!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 14 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese Can substitute coconut milk yogurt for a non-dairy option
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese See notes for cheese suggestions, can substitute with non-dairy shredded cheese 
  • 1/2 cup diced vegetable See notes for veggie suggestions
  • 1/2 cup diced meat/plant-based alternative See notes for meat suggestions

Instructions
 

  • Dice vegetable(s) and meat, set aside.
  • Combine eggs and cheese in a blender and blend well.
  • Pour egg and cheese mixture evenly into molds.
  • Evenly distribute diced vegetables and meat into each cup.
  • Cover molds with lids, put them on stands.
  • Bring a large pot of water to medium heat. Cover with a lid until steam forms (Instapot works too), put the molds on their stands into the pot and recover.
  • Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the stand from the pot and let rest. Be careful as they're very hot.
  • Once cooled you can remove the cups from the molds and store in the refrigerator. We make enough for a family of three (yes, even our toddler likes them) with three rounds of molds. We package them by twos and store in the refrigerator for easy grab and go breakfasts in the morning.
  • Reheat in microwave for 1 minute upon serving.

Notes

Here’s the fun, amazing, awesome part. You can customize these with your choice of shredded cheese, veg, and meat/plant-based food. It helps prevent boredom over time and from a person who loves food... especially cheese... trust me, I think boredom with food can get REAL. I haven’t been bored with these yet! Here are some combos we’ve tried and loved:
  • swiss, spinach, and breakfast sausage;
  • parmesan, pepper, and ground pork
  • cheddar, chilis, and chorizo - MY FAVE.
Clearly, we have a thing for alliteration. 
We highly recommend purchasing silicone egg molds with a stand from Amazon to make steaming the egg cups easy.
Egg cups store well refrigerated for one week.
Enjoy!
Keyword breakfast, eggs, healthy, protein
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Alisa Britton was born in Minnesota but has lived in Miami since she was just two years old. She married her husband in 2012 and they welcomed two baby girls together in 2018 and 2020. With a degree in organizational psychology, Alisa worked in sales and management for 12 years before becoming a SAHM in February 2020. During her time as a SAHM, she has focused on her health and wellness and now coaches with Beachbody from home. She loves all things competitive so you can often find her cheering on her fantasy football team or playing Cuban dominos with family. She looks forward to being a part of the Miami Mom Collective community as they share life, love, and laughs together while navigating motherhood in the city. You can follow Alisa as she shares her family, her health and fitness journey, and Miami living on @mombodliving on Instagram.

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