meatball root veggie muffins

Meatball Veggie Egg Muffins

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Breakfast egg muffins are a perfect nutritious winter breakfast. These Meatball Veggie Egg Muffins can be ready in a few minutes, and you can batch cook them if you follow my Winter Meal Prep series. It is great for an on the go breakfast, and it is kid friendly, too! With this delicious recipe, you can be sure that you or your family will have a high protein, healthy and tasty breakfast to begin the day. You can also add some greens in there such as spinach, for extra nutrients.

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Ingredient Selection Tips

Eggs

Try to find organic eggs, as they have more micronutrients than conventional eggs on the market. Always put your eggs in the refrigerator, as this will keep them fresh for longer. Also, check the eggshells when buying – they should be clean and with no cracks on them.

Noteworthy Health Benefits

Turkey

Turkey is an extremely nutritious food. It is a great source of protein, vitamins B3, B6, B12, selenium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc. 

The nutrients in turkey vary depending on the cut. Light meat has less calories and fat, and a somewhat greater protein content, whereas dark meat has more fat but also more nutrients. If you’re watching your weight, be aware that the skin contains the most calories and fat. 

Here are some health benefits:

  • May lower risk of cancer
  • May help in diabetes management
  • May lower bad cholesterol
  • Protects from cognitive decline

Eggs

Eggs are highly nutritious. They are a great source of protein and healthy fat, and also contain Vitamins B2, B12, B5, A, selenium, folate, phosphorus. 

Here are some health benefits of having eggs in your regular diet:

  • They can raise good cholesterol
  • They can reduce the risk of heart disease
  • They are good for eye health
  • May reduce risk of stroke
  • May help in weight management
  • They help maintain healthy body tissues
  • They are good for brain health
  • They are important for a healthy pregnancy

meatball root veggie egg muffins

Meatball Veggie Egg Muffins

Yum Caitlin Havener
These delicious little egg meatball muffins are great for meal prep, and a high protein breakfast on the go! This recipe is even easier if you combine with my Fall Meal Prep including turkey spinach meatballs and roasted root vegetables, which have several suggested applications.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 497 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Prepped Turkey Spinach Meatballs see link to recipe in notes below
  • 8 Eggs large
  • Roasted Root Veggies from Winter Roasted Veggies see link to recipe in notes below

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Beat 8 eggs with milk, salt, and pepper.
  • Spray muffin tin molds. Add foil cupcake liners.
  • Place meatball in center of each liner.
  • Pour egg mixture ½ way up liner.
  • Place root veggie mix in the mold of each liner.
  • Pour remaining egg on top of each liner (to seal in veggies).
  • Bake until meatball is at least 160 degrees and egg has set, ~30 minutes.
  • Enjoy as a breakfast on the go!

Notes

You can find the recipe to the roasted veggies here: Winter Roasted Veggies.
Here is the recipe for the Spinach Turkey Meatballs

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 44gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 320mgSodium: 497mgPotassium: 1481mgFiber: 10gSugar: 16g
Keyword dinner recipes, healthy comfort food, turkey meatballs, veggie eggs muffins
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