Baked Egg with Veggies

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I’m deciding if I should start counting calories again. I’ve been on a calorie counting hiatus for about 2 weeks and it’s been going well but I feel like maybe I need that push to lose those 10 lbs. I don’t like restricting myself, I try not to do that but sometimes maybe we just need a push? I don’t know. It’s also pretty hard to keep track of calories when I started baking and cooking for myself. Figuring out calories for that is killer. Well, for breakfast today I made a different baked egg, one that I actually liked better than my Baked Muffin Egg. Probably because there was no grains in this one. Both taste good but sometimes (okay, usually) I try to keep my carb intake to one to two servings per day. Unless it’s a cheat day. Or if I’m baking.. then it’s a whole different story haha. Whatever, live your life people! πŸ™‚ This is a great breakfast because it’s fast and easy. I prepared everything I needed and popped it in the oven for 20 minutes during which I managed to shower and get dressed after working out. By the time the egg was ready – I was ready, well kinda. But yeah, it’s pretty awesome.

Baked Egg with Veggies

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 slices of onion
2 slices of tomato
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup mozarella cheese (I used half of string cheese like in theΒ Onion & Cheese Omelette)
cooking spray
handful of fresh spinach
1 large egg
salt & pepper
optional – thyme to garnish

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat your large ramekin with cooking spray.

Put some olive oil on a pan and set on medium heat. Throw in chopped onions and cook for about 2 minutes.

Once the onions have become a little translucent, throw in chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle the onions & tomatoes with ceyenne pepper.

Cook for another 2 minutes or so until onions are translucent and tomatoes look cooked through.

Layer the bottom of the coated ramekin with a handful of fresh spinach.

Put your cooked onions & tomatoes on top of the spinach and top with mozzarella cheese.

Crack an egg into the ramekin and let the yolk spread a little bit. Sprinkle a bit of salt & pepper.

Put in the oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy πŸ™‚

By the way, check out this great post by Cooking Spree about eggs and how we should handle eggs. Since Easter is right around the corner, a lot of us will be dealing with eggs. So do it right! Safer. πŸ™‚

Kammie wants to know:

  • Do you prefer baked or fried eggs?

  • What’s your favorite veggie to eat with eggs?

Let me know in the comments below!

6 Comments

  1. Counting calories or carbs (or not) I Love a dish like this one Kammie! Really Satisfies, doesn’t it? Nutritious, pretty, tasty, cooks itself while you shower, what more can we ask of a breakfast? πŸ™‚

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  3. In my opinion life’s too short to be counting calories… anyway… this looks really awesome – I adore spinach baked with eggs.

  4. I love baked eggs and anything with veggies is a plus in my book πŸ™‚ or any kind of eggs for that matter – a delicious and filling way to start your day!

  5. Didn’t these turn out so pretty:) I think calorie counting is helpful once in a while to check in.. but with a food blog?? Almost impossible.. I’m with you, cutting carbs and portions along with exercise is about the best I can do these days.. and even then… πŸ™‚

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