Muffin Cup Omelets: Lose Weight By Eating- Detox Week

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We know you’re probably tired of boring detox and diet meals that taste like cardboard and leave you hungry and unsatisfied. However, not eating healthy can cause weight gain, or weight loss to stop or reverse.

Well, the Detox recipes in my new cookbook Lose Weight By Eating- Detox Week are delicious, easy to make and best of all, very filling!

These easy omelets are great for breakfasts on the go. Wrap a couple in some parchment paper and enjoy on the road or at your desk; they can be eaten with your hands!

Save more time in the morning by prepping the omelets the night before. Fill the muffin cups with veggies and whisk the eggs in a bowl, cover both with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge. The next morning, give the eggs another quick whisk, then pour them into the muffin cups, top with cheese, and pop in the oven. This will take less than 5 minutes.

And finally, yes, you can reheat these for the very busiest mornings. Make and refrigerate them a few days ahead and pop them in a 200°F oven while you get ready. They need 20 minutes to heat, but can be left in the oven to stay warm for up to an hour.

Muffin Cup Veggie Omelets Detox Recipe

Makes 6 servings

Serving size: 2 omelets

Per serving: calories 89; fat 5 g; saturated fat 3 g; fiber 5 g; protein 10 g; carbohydrates 2 g; sugar 1 g

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  • Olive oil spray
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped white mushrooms
  • ¼ cup chopped spinach
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with oil spray.
  2. As you chop the veggies, divide them among the muffin cups.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, salt, and pepper. Pour 2 tablespoons of the egg mixture into each muffin cup, then top each with 1 teaspoon of goat cheese.
  4. Bake the omelets for 20 minutes, then let them rest for 5 minutes in the pan (this will help them stay together).

VARIATIONS

  • You can use any cheese you like! Cheddar and feta both work well.
  • If you like spice, add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce to the eggs.

Add meat- crumble 2 cooked sausage patties (see the healthy homemade sausage patties in the cookbook) and add them to the veggies.

From Lose Weight By Eating: Detox Week by Audrey Johns.

Copyright © 2017 by Audrey Johns. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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