Breakfast and meal planning. Two things I don’t really care for. But if I have to eat something in the morning then I’d rather not cook it. I love these sweet potato and sausage breakfast cups because they are small, nutritious and tasty!
However, in the interest of halting the flow of money out of our bank account not to mention the flow of fat onto my thighs, I relented to my husband’s suggestions and agreed to do it.
Meal planning will save gas, save time, and save money because I’ll buy what we need for the week in fewer trips. At least, so says the guy that doesn’t do the planning, shopping, or the cooking!
I’ve never been a breakfast person. A cup or 2 of coffee normally does it for me.
But I know that it isn’t healthy and that my metabolism suffers.
My power hours are in the morning. I wake up first and get as much work done before school drop off as I can.
I often don’t even think about breakfast until 10:30 am, hours after I get up.
So I incorporated another thing I don’t care for into my meal planning and breakfast adventure–meal prepping.
I’ve seen numerous videos and recipes for breakfast cups and tried a few. I like things sweet and spicy!
Paleo Sausage Breakfast Cups
These paleo and whole30 breakfast cups are perfect for reluctant meal planners.
- They are easy.
- They take no time to make.
- You can make a bunch at once.
- They can be frozen.
- You can microwave them and run out the door.
- They are easy!
- shredded sweet potato
- 2 cups of spinach
- cooked turkey sausage
- egg whites
- crushed red pepper
Preheat the oven to 350•
First I brown the turkey sausage. Second, I add the crushed red pepper flakes.
While the turkey is cooking, I shred the sweet potato. I use this handy little hand held shredder thingey that my friend gave me.
I bet you thought that was cheese at first!
I spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Then I layer the shredded sweet potato on the bottom. Add some spinach leaves. Next, I add the browned turkey sausage.
Finally, I fill the cup with egg white. A little salt and pepper and more crushed red pepper flakes are sprinkled on the top.
At last, I pop them in the oven for about 20-30 minutes and they’re done!
Go ahead, eat a couple and then freeze the rest for easy grab and go breakfasts. Yum!
- 1 Sweet potato, shredded
- 2 Cups Spinach
- 1-2 Cups Ground Turkey Sausage
- Egg whites
- Crushed red pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- While oven is preheating, brown the sausage in a non stick frying pan
- Add the crush red pepper.
- Shred the sweet potato.
- Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Add a layer of shredded potato at the bottom.
- Add a layer of spinach.
- Add the sausage.
- Fill cups 2/3 full of egg white.
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes until the egg whites are fully cooked.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120
The calories are approximate based on how much of each ingredient (mainly the meat) that you put in each cup.