Prep and Pack: Egg Bites
We’re big, in fact huge, fans of meal prep at In-Shape. Not sure what meal prep is? Read all about it in our Meal Prep 101 to help you get organized to get results.
Mark Cameron, In-Shape’s king of email is pretty much the unofficial king of meal prep around the office. His number one go to? Soup. It’s fairly inexpensive (so easy on the wallet) and if done right with healthy ingredients is good for you too (so easy on the waistline). Plus, the broth will not only hydrate you but fill you up without filling you out. You can pack it full of protein and veggies too, so it ticks all the boxes. Try chicken noodle soup as an easy batch-style lunch.
Not a big fan of soup? Jared Robertson our Regional Director in the South is known for his favorite go-to lunch of 9 oz of lean ground turkey, 1 cup of jasmine white rice and half an avocado sliced on top. It’s super easy to prep, simple to pack and to devour when the clock strikes noon.
With busy mornings and hectic schedules, we’ve pulled together a few recipes that are easy to prep and pack for breakfast too. Have you tried our HEARTy Overnight Oats yet? Or our Egg Cups? Two awesome additions to your meal prep routine.
Another egg-cellent one? Our very own make-at-home Prep and Pack Egg Bites. Love the version from your favorite coffee shop but don’t love the price tag? So did our social media maven, Samantha LemMon, so she recreated these staples and then took some seriously pretty pictures to show you just what to do!
For the egg-bite base, blend:
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1 ½ cup cheese (options: Parmesan, Sharp Cheddar, Mozzarella)
- ½ cup cottage cheese
- Dash of salt/pepper
*For extra creamy bites, you can add ¼ cup of heavy cream, half and half, or Greek yogurt*
- Pour into egg bite molds *or* small mason jars, set on trivet with 1 cup water at bottom of instant pot.
- To make the Bacon Gouda version, top with Gouda cheese and cooked bacon. To make the spinach and feta version, top with chopped spinach and crumbled feta and diced tomatos.
- Steam for 8 minutes, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes.