Wan’t to know the EASIEST and CHEAPEST breakfast meal prep recipe of all time? EGG CUPS.
They are the best thing ever. Because they literally take 10 minutes to make, are healthy, and super cheap.
1 carton of large eggs of your choice
Little bit of milk of your choice
1.5 cups of veggies of your choice
Other things you’ll need on hand:
Coconut Oil or Cooking Spray
Salt and Pepper
Whisk or fork
Turn oven on 350.
Heat coconut oil to liquid (5 seconds in microwave).
Rub coconut oil on 12 cup muffin tin.
In large mixing bowl include 12 eggs, finely chopped veggies (I used peppers, and a small tomato), splash of milk, pepper, and other spices to taste and mix well.
After thoroughly mixed, distribute evenly into muffin tin
Then, bake for 10 minutes or until eggs puff at the top, then remove and let cool.
That’s IT! Then you have 12 cups or 6 meals (2 cups = 1 red protein container or serving and 1/2 serving of veggies). Goodman and I do this when we are meal prepping on Sunday and then choose 3 days during the week to have egg cups for breakfast.
Store in ziplock bag or tupperware container in the refrigerator. Top with hot sauce or salsa and enjoy!
I recently posted a picture on Facebook of one side of our living room.
It got a bunch of likes and I had a few people ask me some different things about the picture: “I want to see more!”
“Is that a formal living room?”
“Where’s the TV?” This one was my favorite.
I had kind of a hard time explaining that no, it’s not a formal living room, it’s just the formal part of our living room and we didn’t really know what to do with and that’s just kind of how it turned out! So I figured I’d do a post that would give some updates on our living room progress and talk about how we ended up with a formal section of our living room.
So our house is basically a big square. The stairs are in the back, and there is a half bath in the middle of the downstairs that separates all of the rooms (living room, dining room, foyer, laundry/mudroom, kitchen and sunroom. Our living room is the largest room and is essentially the whole right side of the bottom floor. So it’s really long and narrow. Here’s a rough blueprint of the downstairs for reference – definitely not to scale as it was create by yours truly. 🙂
We also had to decide what type of couch to buy. We both wanted a sectional, but most that we wanted would have been too wide for the space. After some careful measuring and several trips to different furniture stores we found something versatile enough at Ashley Furniture – it was a combination of a couch with a chaise and a love-seat that essentially create the same feel as a sectional would. Below is the layout that we ended up going with which includes some future improvements (like the built-ins around the fireplace and the french doors to the sunroom).
And here are some actual pictures of the living room right now, to give you an idea of what the layout looks like in real life!
The thing I’m most excited about are the built-ins around the fireplace. Right now we have a little temporary bookshelf that houses all of the tech stuff – playstation, tv box, wifi box, movies, etc. But, we plan to bump the fireplace out into the room a little bit (and into this century) and put some shallow built-ins on both sides.
But here’s how it looks right now. I think it’s the most sad little fireplace and floating mantle you ever did see:
The update we are currently working on is adding french doors between the living room and the sunroom. If you follow me on instagram (@anaspiringabode) you might have seen that I scored I very old pair of french doors on Craigslist a few weeks ago from one of Richmond’s historic districts, Bellevue. I’m so excited about the charm they are going to add, and about being able to keep the dogs in the sunroom when we have company over! I think it will really change the way the whole space feels.
And, one of my favorite little nooks in our living room is the space we designated for our doggies. I hung three 8×10″ pictures from our engagement shoot into large matted frames and underneath lay their living room beds.
The smaller blue one is SUPPOSED to be for June (our little GSP) but Wyatt (our chocolate lab) likes to squeeze himself in there. It’s really funny! He just wants to be cuddled.
SO! That’s how we decided to handle the challenge that was our odd shaped living room! I think that it works pretty well! Every inch of space is being used for something, and the furniture is all pretty functional. I can’t wait to put the final touches on! I’ll be sure to update once we get the french doors and built-ins finished!
You might have seen me posting about this super food shake that I’ve been drinking alongside my workout program. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what exactly it is so I wanted to let you know what the hell this shake is all about. It’s my jam, y’all. IRDK how I got through life without this stuff before (slight exaggeration – but really I’m obsessed).
Essentially, Shakeology is a daily dose of dense nutrition.
It’s a supplement to any workout routine, but is also recommended for everyday nutrition like vitamins or minerals that you are supposed to take everyday (which this shake replaces btw). The cool thing is that it does a lot of different things for your body that promote further healthy eating and help you maintain your weight.
IT CURBS YOUR APPETITE
That’s why most people drink it in the morning. The protein helps you feel full longer and makes you not make bad decisions and stuff your face at lunch time.
BUT, IT’S NOT NECESSARILY A MEAL REPLACEMENT SHAKE
I’m sure you’ve gotten this stigma from shakes like SlimFast that were popular in the 90’s. It’s not like that. You certainly can use it to replace one of your meals if you are actively trying to lose weight. But for me, it’s just a snack during the morning after my workout that makes sure I get all the nutrients I need.
IT GIVES YOU ENERGY
I used to drink four cups of coffee everyday. Yes, four. With this stuff, I add a little bit of cold brew to it in the morning and I don’t need anymore coffee all day. It’s literally a super food latte. I think that working out in the morning also contributes to that, but I’m sure it has a lot to do with the energy that these super foods give me, too.
IT’S GOT A BUNCH OF SUPER FOODS THAT YOU OTHERWISE WOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO
Have you ever seen Goji Berrys or Sacha Inchi? Have you ever even heard of Sacha Inchi? Me either. (its a weird type of nut that is found in the Amazon Rainforest apparently) All of these are super foods found in far away places that have proven to contribute to your health in so many ways.
IT HELPS PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE TO EAT FRUITS AND VEGGIES 24/7
How many fruits and vegetables did you eat yesterday? The FDA says that you are supposed to eat between 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies every day. Every freakin’ day. That’s really hard. Shakeology does the hard work for you because it has a lot of those servings in there.
IT REGULATES YOUR DIGESTION
Want to go to the bathroom at the same time everyday? Shakeology is the shit. (No pun intended.)
IT HELPS YOU NOT GET SICK
It’s got antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that help fight free radicals in your body and boost your immune system. So you teachers and nurses out there should try this out! I’ll bet you 20 bucks that if you start drinking shakeology you wont get sick when you go back to school. BET ME!
So, like I said, Shakeology is the bomb dot com
Want to learn more? Or try Shakeology for yourself? Cool thing is, you can try it and if you don’t like it send it back and get a full refund. This company stands by their product!