Egg Cupcakes! (OK OK OK, they are Muffins)
No Excuse Moms!
First, let me start by wishing you ALL a HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR in 2016! There are going to be a lot of new updates and changes this year for NEM and I’m so excited!
It’s been a while since I’ve put up a recipe – but that’s all going to change with 2016! 🙂
I would like to introduce to you one of the most awesome Moms that I’ve “virtually” met through NEM. She is so positive and my inspiration….please meet JESS DOVA, NEM REGION VIII Leader, NEM Pueblo, CO Leader & NEM Pueblo West Leader! She is also the mother of 3 kiddies! As you can see…she’s one busy mama and that’s why NEM loves her!
Before I share her Quick & Easy Egg Muffins recipe, let’s get to know Jess just a little better…
Meeshie: How many kids do you have?
JESS: I have three amazing kiddos! A girl 9, boy 5, boy 2.
Meeshie: How did you get involved in NEM?
JESS: Over a year ago I was looking for an outlet for my beautiful daughter and I. She was going through a difficult time, and struggled with self confidence stemming from being bullied. I wanted to shower her a strong leader, and continue to be a role model and empower her throughout the process. I sent in my application in hopes that she would feed off of the positive energy of other likeminded women and children! Today she loves attending the meetups and playing/working out with her new friends. She rocks the NEM hat and proudly calls herself our local NEM assistant manager.
Meeshie: What are your fave foods to indulge in???
JESS: I’m a lover of all things peanut butter!
Meeshie: What is your favorite workout?
JESS: All things glutes! I try to incorporate them into every workout! Make sure to hit weighted lunges, squats, step ups, hip thrusters and kickbacks. Go Heavy!
Meeshie: How do you find time for the gym?
JESS: Workouts can take place anywhere! I workout in my garage, at a local high school bleachers, at my NEM group or various outdoor activities that my little ones can attend as well. We make everything a game to keep them interested whether its a race, soccer or even who can squat jump the highest. We also love our yoga right before bedtime!
Meeshie: What is your go to meal for the kids?
JESS: If it’s not my famous cottage cheese eggs in the mornings, it’s anything and everything spaghetti squash. My kids actually beg for the leftovers in their lunchbox! I just throw mine in the crockpot! You can use it in and dish to replace pasta, which means unlimited options, even for picky eaters!
Meeshie: Anything else you would like to share with our NEMs?
JESS: No matter where your fitness journey starts, you can be your child’s first role model. Show them drive, determination and clean eating – they are always watching. Keep going mommas!
Now let’s get to that recipe! 🙂
JESS: Such a great and versatile recipe! Make it your own and keep them in the refrigerator for a ready to go breakfast for the whole family! Next time I may even bake them in liners for my school aged children for mornings! 😉
What You’ll Need
About 12 eggs (choose your egg white to whole egg ratio. I use 2 egg whites to 1 whole egg 🐣
can garbanzo beans
1 cup chopped spinach
1 med red bell pepper
Mrs Dash to taste, any flavor!
How to Cook It
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine and scramble ingredients in bowl then use a ladle to proportion in pan
Make sure pan is generously sprayed beforehand
Bake for 20 minutes!
Simple and delicious! Next time you can add cottage cheese, which is what JESS love about this, pick and choose your favorite breakfast go-to’s! Enjoy!
FOLLOW JESS on IG @coloradofitmom
Well NEMs, hoped you enjoyed getting to know one of our NEM Leaders and the first recipe blog of 2016! Be ready for more to come!!!
~ Meeshie 😉 , NEM Leader San Diego County & NEM Blogger