Light n’ Fluffy Egg Casserole #Recipe

Sunday had me on an OCD kick. The fridge needed a spring cleaning, and wouldn’t you know, when things are organized, they sometimes take up more space than they did before. So, we found ourselves in need of making some yummy food to make space. (By the way, if you’ve ever seen our fridge, I am sure you are shaking your head wondering how in the world we could ever run out of space, but it’s very easy.)

Thus commenced the egg casserole experiment! My dad is known among every church he’s ever preached at for his breakfast casserole. Don’t get me wrong, it is ahhh-mazing…but I couldn’t tempt the amount of calories or have the space/patience to wait overnight for the good soak it truly requires. Instead, I attempted one of my own, and I have to say, it was light, fluffly, and nutritious. Can’t go wrong with that!

Here’s our recipe, I wish I had the nutrition information, but I know it was within my 400-500 calories for a lunch, so win.

Light n’ Fluffy Egg Casserole (by ‘lil Burghers)
Ingredients
8 x 8 baking pan, sprayed with cooking spray
6 eggs worth of Egg Beaters
1/4 cup cheddar cheese plus 1/8 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
5 pieces of turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 whole wheat dinner rolls, torn into “bits”
Various Veggies (we used broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, celery, and cauliflower), cut into tiny bits

Instructions
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the extra 1/8 cup of cheddar. Stir so everything is well coated.
3. Pour into the baking dish, and top with the rest of the cheddar.
4. Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes. You really just have to watch and see when it is nice and fluffy and “brownish” on top…you don’t want uncooked eggs!
5. Top with some Tabasco (or ketchup) and enjoy!

The Omelet

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If you’ve been following my Twitter or Facebook, you’re aware that we’ve I’ve been working at making better food choices. Mostly, I’d been doing the right things, but I kept up the same calories as I had while bfing and losing (which worked pretty good over the summer, but had stopped). Anyways, my daily intake is full of veggies and protein, so you have to understand how excited I was to make this omelet for tomorrow’s breakfast. I’ve never been able to do this to completion…this being “toss” the omelet. Tonight, I did it not once, not twice, but THREE times! So excited by my accomplishment, and can’t wait to heat it in the morning. Yum!

My Breakfast of Champions

Those of you who follow along at Lil Burghers know that I am participating in a Healthy Living Challenge at work. I have always been one who has to have a breakfast in order to function. Living healthier, I like to control my breakfasts and lunches so that I don’t have to completely give up the things I like for dinners. The past three weeks, I have relied on fat-free vanilla yogurt (store brand from my favorite local grocery store…) and bulk granola (from my favorite local grocery store’s foodie heaven). It has been a delicious and filling sweet treat for the mornings.

There just might be some chocolate chips mixed in there…you decide. 🙂

Lucky Biscuits (ala “Burgh Baby”)

I am a huge fan of breakfast, but my preference is to have breakfast for dinner (or after dark at a great Myrtle Beach locale, Pan Am). One of my favorite bloggers, Michelle/Burgh Baby, posted a great recipe for Lucky Biscuits, and make sure you check out her story behind them! It was a typical, cold February night when I decided to whip up a batch of them myself. Paired them with some hashbrowns, they made a perfect dinner. The best part is that it made me realize I can make my daughter her own version since I made my own biscuits instead of using the canned ones (hers would be made with soy milk, and the ONLY reason I made my own is that I didn’t have any canned on hand). This was a delicious meal that we will definitely be making again. Thanks Michelle!

(Excuse the mess…I didn’t almost burn down my house because I learned from Michelle; however, I apparently was still very sloppy. These seriously melted in my mouth, so the mess didn’t matter to me.)