Mercer’s Muscle Muffins

These little muffins are awesome. 

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Except they aren’t really muffins. 

I mean they are muffin shaped. And they are easy to pick up and eat. 

But that is where the similarities end. 

They are however protein-packed and totally man-food approved! (Because let’s be real ladies… men are really hard to feed “healthy” food too.)

BUT WAIT! There’s more. They are also super simple to make! And you can make them ahead of time for the entire week!!! Hello breakfast, lunch, and snacks!!!! :-) 

Let me sum it up for you:

Super easy. Super delicious. Super protein packed. SUPER AWESOME

 

Simple.

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Chop your veggies and sauté them. 

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Line your greased muffin tins with a slice of turkey. 

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Put your veggies in the turkey cups. 

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Top with some feta. 

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Pour over your egg mixture. 

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Bake until firm and golden brown.

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And then try not to eat one when they come out of the oven. Or two. Or three. 

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The best part is you can eat them hot or cold.  You can also use them as a filling for an egg sandwich. 

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And so you have breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for the whole week. 

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Healthy. Tasty. Fueling. 

 

Mercer's Muscle Muffins
Serves 12
A protein-packed breakfast, lunch, or snack that can be made ahead for the whole week.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 red pepper, chopped
  2. 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  3. 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  4. reduced fat feta cheese
  5. 12 slices of turkey lunch meat of your choice (I used black pepper)
  6. 3 eggs
  7. 3/4-1 cup egg whites
  8. 1/4 cup fat free milk or milk of your choice
Instructions
  1. Saute veggies in a skillet.
  2. In a greased muffin tin, place a slice of turkey in each well.
  3. Fill each turkey cup with the sautéed veggies and top with a little feta cheese.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, whites, and milk together.
  5. Pour over the veggies and feta.
  6. Bake in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes or until eggs are firm and golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve hot or cold.
  9. Lasts in the fridge for up to a week.
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Cherry Mango Fro-tein Shake

Confession. I LOVE ICE CREAM. LOVE. When its hot, cold, raining, sunny, storming… it doesn’t matter. But the high sugar content often leaves me feeling sick after. And its not as nourishing as I would like it to be.  I’ve tried protein ice cream, protein smoothies, even protein oatmeal… but this new treat is by far my favorite way to enjoy protein. It is just like a soft serve treat, except its nourishing AND doesn’t have all the added sugars. It makes a great dessert, snack, post workout recovery… or even breakfast :-)

My current favorite flavor combination comes from tart cherries and mango chunks. YUM. Tart cherries have anti-inflammatory properties (making them awesome for a post workout treat) and mango is just an awesome summer fruit.  For this recipe, I used fresh- frozen fruit with no added sugar. I may or may not have snuck a few pieces out of the bag before they made it to the blender. 😉

I’ve tried many different milks in the past with my shakes and smoothies, but Califia Farms makes a coconut almond milk blend that is INCREDIBLE!!!! It is by far my favorite “milk” to use in smoothies.   It provides a creamy texture to the frozen treat and leaves a hint of coconut flavor in the background. YUM.

The last component is protein powder. My current favorite to use in baked goods and Fro-tein shakes is Its About Time- Vanilla Whey Protein

Sweetened with stevia, it doesn’t have the artificial sweeteners that you find in so many other brands.

MMMHMMM post workout recovery

MMMHMMM post workout recovery

This delicious treat is so easy to make. Four ingredients. A blender. That’s it.  Enjoy!! And be on the lookout for more Fro-tein shakes in different flavors!!

Cherry Mango Fro-tein Shake

~1/3 cup frozen tart cherries (heaping)

~1/3 cup frozen mango chunks (heaping)

1 scoop of Its About Time vanilla whey protein powder

1/2 cup Califia Farms Coconut Almond Milk blend

water as needed to achieve desired consistency.

Add all ingredients to blender (I use a Ninja blender). Blend until consistency is even and smooth. Enjoy as a snack, post workout shake, or even breakfast. :-)