What I… Egg Cups {Recipe}

Happy humpday!  My mind is running all over the place today, 100 different directions.  Maybe it’s the lack of sleep?  Lack of coffee?  Too much coffee?  Wishing it was the weekend?  Thinking about the things I need to do before we go to Texas?  Because it’s 12/12/12?  I’ve got no clue but I’m not going to waste away the day wondering why.  Instead of a typical WIAW post I’m just gonna roll with the randomness…

Prepped over the weekend: eggie cups.  I feel somewhat silly saying these are a recipe because they’re super simple, but they’re great for when you’re short on time and for on-the-go.  You can use eggs or egg whites, whatever is your preference!

Egg Cups

Ingredients {per muffin}:

  • Cinnamon flax: 1 tablespoon flax seeds + ¼ teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon stevia + 2 tablespoons egg
  • Pumpkin spice oats: 2 tablespoons oats + ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice + ¼ teaspoon stevia + 2 tablespoons egg
  • Veggie: 2 tablespoons frozen bell peppers + 2 tablespoons egg + sprinkle of salt + dash of pepper

Directions:

Pour the ingredients into a greased muffin tin.  Stir to combine the ingredients [I stirred directly in the tin, no need to dirty a bowl].  Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes.  Remove the tin from the oven and place the muffins on a wire rack to cool.  Enjoy!

Do when I first wake up: rollover to kiss Ryan and freshen up in the restroom.  Regardless of whatever Ryan says about me looking “cute,” I feel rather beat- my hair is a mess and my breath stinks.

Drink in the morning: a frothy cappuccino or coffee with Silk.  Sometimes I’ll add a slash of pure vanilla extract or Torani syrup for an extra shot of flavor.  This morning I tried maple syrup!

Do before I leave for work: catch-up on emails, read blogs, walk Charlie, pack lunches, and make breakfast…  All with coffee in hand.

Eat for breakfast: something sweet.  Oats, pancakes, peanut butter, waffles, yogurt.  This morning I tried sweet eggs for the first time and served them up with two Van’s frozen waffles.

Dread every morning: beltway traffic.  The hot lanes are a blessing and a curse.  This morning is a perfect example: some jerk speeds up behind me, lays down his horn, starts waving his hands, and tailgates me until I’m able to pull into the other lane [there are only 2 lanes].  Then he proceeds to cut me off and slam on his breaks, I nearly rear-ended him…  And then he got pulled over by a po-po.  Karma stinks!

Have on my nails: glitter gold shellac.  Perfect for this weekend’s wedding!

Eat for lunch: a combo of fruit + veggies + protein + carbs.  Today I have a grapefruit, fresh veggies, turkey and cheese roll-ups, lentil chips, and a few Healthy Bites.

Cannot stop watching: Friday Night Lights.  We’re averaging 2-3 episodes per night and speeding through season 4.

Source

Order at Starbucks: a grande skim cappuccino, topped off with a heavy shake of cinnamon.

Am looking forward to: our honeymoon.  Only 38 more days until we’re cruising around the Caribbean and soaking up the sun!

Source

Listen to: Pandora’s Today’s Hits Radio, T. Swift Radio, and lately Christmas Radio.

Do after work: head to the gym for a sweat session.  This week’s TNT challenge:

This is a fun and basic challenge.  You can complete it in your living room, office, or hotel room and all you need is your own body weight and gravity, no equipment!

5 push-ups

5 lunges (per leg)

10 push-ups

10 lunges (per leg)

15 push-ups

15 lunges (per leg)

20 push-ups

20 lunges (per leg)

Am slowly learning to do: rest.  90% of the time I’m go-go-go but I’m learning to appreciate the slower times too.  Sometimes nothing feels better than sprawling out on the couch under a comfy blanket and getting sucked into a silly show.

Snack on: fruit and something with a good balance of protein + fiber + carbs to fuel me for my sweat sessions and to keep my belly full until dinner.  Some of my favorites include bars, cottage cheese or yogurt + cereal concoctions, nuts, popcorn, and turkey roll-ups.

Received yesterday on my doorstep: a box full of divine holiday cookies from this awesome girl and a precious handwritten holiday card from this fabulous girl.  And we still have a couple of cookies from this wonderful girl.  I’m so thankful and happy to have a kitchen overflowing with sweet treats!

Am asking my momma for for Christmas: a subscription to pv.body.  A new workout outfit every month?  Sign me up!

Source

Do at night: eat dinner, cuddle with my boys, and fall asleep on the couch.  I’ll always love and appreciate that Ryan tucks me into bed.

Live by: faith.  Always have faith that everything will work out how it’s supposed to.

Source

Forget to do around the house: to turn off the lights and to replace the trash bag after emptying the trash can.

Eat for dinner: lately standing over the stove after a busy day doesn’t sound appealing.  Brinner, salads, and semi-homemade meals have become my go-to’s.  As long as it includes some sort of carb + protein to refuel post-workout I’m satisfied.

Procrastinate doing: the laundry and ironing.  There’s a pile of clothes that’s been sitting in our bedroom giving me the stink eye and begging for some TLC for quite some time.

Love doing during the holidays: looking at all of the Christmas lights and spending time with my family.

Source

Eat before bed: something sweet.  A cookies, piece of dark chocolate, ice cream, popcorn, a VitaTop, or yogurt.  I love starting and ending my day on a sweet note.

Have to watch every Christmas: Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation.

Source

Am waiting to hear: if my number was drawn to run in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon.

Wear around the house: big baggy sweats and slipper socks.  Good old sweats from my high school sports teams.

Yesterday… #elf4Health 12/11 Day 16: Clean out your fridge and pantry today!  Get rid of expired and unhealthy things!  Done and done!

Today… #elf4Health 12/12 Day 17: No need to save all your veggies for dinner.  Eat 3 servings of vegetables by 2pm.  A few of the veggie eggie cups would have been great if I didn’t eat them all last night :P

Question:  Are you superstitious?  12/12/12/?  I don’t believe that if you walk under a ladder or break a mirror you’ll be cursed with bad luck, but I do think things happen for a reason…

Question:  What random thought is floating through your mind today?

— Allison

Signature

Whatcha Think?

  1. this made me smile from ear to ear. and hellooooo you never mentioned that glorious honeymoon. there is room for one more right, i mean who is going to babysit your dog right? I’m just kidding but i am super happy for you. those eggie cups need to be made, I think when i get back and have to start seriously thinking how to make my nights easier those will have to be on the agenda. i really liked this post, it is nice to learn these new things about you. i got my cookies last night from my secret santa and couldn’t stop eating them. Molly can make some killer meringues. wow! have a wonderful hump day!

    • Did you just offer to babysit Charlie, eh eh? I also need to start prepping more over the weekends… Every time I do I say that I’ll do more next weekend but don’t get around to it. Time to start walking the walk :P Happy humpday to you too!

  2. I love learning about my blends :) You are too cute, with Ryan tucking you into bed every night. I’m totally crashing your honeymoon, by the way (kidding, but seriously). My best friend and I fly through shows once we start watching them. One day we watched 14 episodes straight. That was a low point of the semester, I think haha

  3. I love this post!!! I love learning more about you! I want to hide in your suitcase and go to the Carribean with you!! I’m so jealous. ;)

  4. haha tex used to tuck me into bed too! he always left for work in the morning before me in chicago (now i am up WAY before him) so he would shower and come back in and tuck me in before he left for work. some of my happiest memories of chicago. wow that’s super cheesy. i feel like i should swear or something to remind you that i’m not that lame. oh and i’m jealous of your honeymoon. i second alex – take me with you!

  5. I really like this post – A.K.A. I’ll probably be stealing it. I like learning more about you! My family watches Christmas Vacation EVERY year. “It’s a bit nipply”…yeah I’ve definitely been pulling that one out since it’s been getting chillier. It’s sad how many people don’t get my reference. Sweet eggs + Vans waffles = delicious. Can’t wait to hear all about your honeymoon and I hope your number gets pulled, that would be awesome!

  6. I know what you mean about waking up in the morning with a boy – they claim you look “cute” but you feel anything but. Wait wait wait I want that shellac color!! I only get shellac now when I do my nails because regular polish lasts for about 2 hours on me, but I have never seen a sparkly color like that! Love it. This is such a cute alternative to What I Ate Wednesday.. I may steal this idea one time in the future :)

  7. ok so I really want that be epic shirt…AWESOME…and I second what megan said above…I love this idea and I’ll be stealing it at some point! I think it’s nice you like to make yourself cute in the mornings…I do the same when the boy is home ;) and your honeymoon looks amazing!! how exciting for you :)

  8. I love the eggie cups idea for traveling with some snacks! I’m heading out of town this weekend and I’m thinking these would be perfect for our road trip ;)

  9. LOVE the nails. Also eggie cups sound awesome. Who cares if it’s simple, those are the best kind of recipes!

  10. Oooh I bet you can’t wait for your honeymoon! I wish I could go! We watched every episode of Friday Night Lights when it was on. Love that show and wish it was still on. I almost signed up for PV body yesterday but I’m just not sure… I want to know how they fit before purchasing but I guess I could return it. Hmmm… decisions, decisions.

    • Do you watch Nashville? People are telling me that I’d like it since I like FNL… And before you sign-up, you complete a profile for pv.body so the clothes they send should fit and I’m *pretty* sure that you can exchange or return them if there are any problems.

  11. Sooo… I booked a flight on 12/12/12, which I guess means I don’t have a superstitious bone in my body :D I do think the whole thing is pretty neat though, considering it won’t happen again for a very long time. And speaking of flights, that’s so dang exciting about your honeymoon!! Ive never been to the Caribbean, but it would be amazing to go. And while we’re on the topic of honeymoons/weddings, you wouldn’t even BELIEVE the number of brides I’ve seen running around Vegas today… it must have been at least 25! On a Wednesday… I can’t imagine what the weekend is going to be like.

  12. That pizza looks seriously awesome!! I think I know what I might be indulging in tomorrow! ;)

  13. Great post! You are so cute! I love your sparkly nail polish & gorgeous ring. Like you, I need a mug of coffee in my hand during the morning. Congrats on the upcoming honeymoon!!! Perfect time of year to go! :)

  14. There’s so much I could comment on with this post! Great stuff packed in there…I’ll only pick one for time-saving purposes, so I just have to say I LOVE Christmas Vacation and have to watch it multiple times every Christmas season as well! Definitely one of my favorites.

  15. Love these posts!!! So fun to get to know other bloggers :)
    Christmas Vacation is my absolute favorite Christmas movie, I watch it multiple time during the season!!!

  16. Yay!! I loved this for learning more about you!! And again, soooo thankful you’re okay after your freeway encounter yesterday. <3
    Oh- heyyyy where are you going on your honeymoon?!?!
    And I've been looking for another kind of fun snack idea — those eggies might be perfect!!

  17. Oooh I love that sparkly gold polish! That’s perfect for Christmas, too. And I also LOVE your engagement ring, by the way!!

Whatcha Think?

*