Saturday, February 23, 2008

Breakfast Bites

Watch out!?! I'm experimenting with the "bites" again ;) I think I've found my favorite version so far. If you haven't tried my other bite incarnations: think crustless quiche only way better.

This one would be awesome on a breakfast buffet. They heat up really well in the toaster oven (or regular oven) so you can make a batch and get several breakfasts out of it. The cute mini size makes it a neat weight loss surgery friendly appetizer or light supper with a salad.


Shelly's Ham & Cheese Breakfast Bites

1/2 Yellow Onion, diced
3 Green Onions, diced
6 Mushrooms, chopped
1 teaspoon Butter
1/4 lb. (about 4 slices) Ham, diced (I use Boars Head Cold Cut Ham)
1/4 teaspoon dried Basil
1/4 teaspoon dried Oregano
a few twists of Black Pepper
5 Eggs
1/3 cup Tomato, diced (I used S&W canned, drained)
1 cup Shredded Cheese, Italian Blend

Preheat oven to 350 F. Saute onions in butter till golden. Add mushrooms and saute 1 minute more. Add chopped ham and saute another minute more. Set aside to cool.


Mix all ingredients together. Be sure veggies and ham mixture has cooled slightly before adding to egg mixture. Spoon (I use a small ice cream scoop) into lightly greased mini muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes or until centers are firm. Makes 24.



Other Eggface "Bites":

Shelly's Beef Fiesta Bites
Shelly's Italian Crab Bites
Shelly's Artichoke Florentine Bites

31 comments:

Liropeya said...

Would these be ok to eat during the puree phase?

Michelle said...

Nope not on my plan. Dr.'s usually want pureed to be the consistency of something whizzed in a blender or food processor.

Here's some pureed ideas that might help you:

http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com/2007/08/pureed-foods.html

~Michelle

Anonymous said...

Hey Michelle! They look FABULOUS!! We'll have to try them!
Penny

Michelle said...

Hope you guys like them Pen!
~Michelle

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle,
These breakfast bites look sooo good, they are making my mouth water!!! Could you please give me the breakdown of calories, protein, fat etc.
TIA

Michelle said...

Hi TIA: Go to fitday.com on a empty day enter each item, add those and divide by the # of servings

This # will vary greatly on what % fat cheese you use, meat, etc.

Hope this helps,
~Michelle

fmdps said...

I can't wait to make these with the leftover ham from today's dinner! They sound scrumptious!!

Marguerite said...

Mmm, these breakfast bites look scrumptious! I can't wait to make them with the leftover ham from today's dinner!!!!

Marguerite said...

I just realized that the recipe calls for mini muffin pans. Do you think that regular muffin pans will work? Thanks!

Michelle said...

Marguerite: I think it would be fine but I'm not sure how you'd have to adjust the time. Maybe lower a few degrees and add some time.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! Heaven! I didn;t buy enough mushromms so I added sliced black olives. So good! I've been eating string cheese and cottage cheese for about a week so of course they would be good but yummo! I had one for dinner and froaze the rest for quick breakfasts! I alos did the zuchinni Bites today. I can't wait to they the other versions. So good and perfect for my current soft foods diet.

Amy said...

Thank you so much! These are delicious. I tweaked it a bit, because my husband is a picky eater, and he even liked them! I've been sooo tired of the yogurt and string cheese tedium that has been my post-op life so far. I'll definitely be making these again.

Right now your Beef and Bean Bake is in the oven, and it looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shelly, I made these once when I was about 3 months post op and they didnt agree with me- but I had been having trouble with eggs. My family devoured them though! I am 7 months out now and want to try them again, I am wondering if I make them with egg whites would that work or would they not puff up in the oven? What do you think?
Thanks for all your fab recipes- you Rock!
Deb in Boston

Lorie said...

I just made these becasue I never have time to sit & eat breakfast unless I want to be late for work. Getting up earlier doesn't interest me! These are great to pop in the microwave & eat on the go. I have made several of your recipes and my hubby and I love them. Two & half months out from WLS and I'm down 5 sizes. Thanks for the help!

Lorie said...

I just ran the Breakfast Bite recipe through Recipe Calculator and here are the stats: Cal 37; Total Fat 1.8; Total Carb 1.0; Fiber 0.1; sugar 0.2; Protein 4. This info is for 1 Breakfast Bite. Not bad! This is using Fat Free Mozzarella. This info is an approximate because of the type of ingredients may vary.

Tami said...

Do breakfast bites freeze well? I am looking for something I can freeze and then microwave before work as needed. Thanks!

Roxanne said...

This is my first day of eating since surgery and I tried these and they are awesome. I love the website and want to thank you for your work

Anonymous said...

Some comments say they freeze these. How do you wrap them for the freezer and how do you recommend reheated them for maximum flavor and good texture.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

To freeze: Cool, wrap in plastic wrap or ziploc them, then place in a tupperware, then I defrost in fridge and bake or toaster oven (my fav) or nuke to reheat.

Lisa said...

I didn't skim all the comments, but want to caution anyone who might try paper liners to make these.. DON'T. They stick to paper!! Fortunately I made a test batch before making a bunch for coffee time at church. ::grin::

Anonymous said...

Help! I've made these twice and both times they stick to the pan. What am I doing wrong??? (They are so delicious I want to make them again!!!)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Non stick pan and Pam works best for me.

glo said...

Just popped them in the oven. I couldn't wait to make these. I need good fast breakfast ideas. am going to freeze them Thank you

Anonymous said...

if i jus made these mini bites from ( a mini muffin tin makes 24 bites) how many am i able to have per serving? i followed the recipe to the t.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

It depends... I can eat 3 with a scoop of something like a salad or veggies but portion should be something you discuss with your medical posse. 4 month out will be different from 4 years out.

Patti G Overman said...

Hubby and I are almost 13 weeks post op and this morning, I made these and the pancake bites. Both are a HUGE hit with my granddaughter, hubby and me. :-)

Anonymous said...

I am a pre-op...how many could you eat for a breakfast ? Would 2 be a reasonable amount?

Danielle

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Portions will be determined by your Dr's program. Depends on how far you are out from surgery too.

Bobbie Jo said...

Shelly...these are delicious. We had the turkey, reuben meatloaf for dinner last night and these for breakfast. My husband said your recipes are better tasting than what he was eating before surgery! Thank you so much. We both really enjoy the blog.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Thank you what a lovely compliment. You know I think eating post weight loss surgery is more tastier.

christina baisden said...

I made these bites yesterday I used turkey bacon and some lowfat 2% Mexican 4 cheese blend. I used regular muffin pan since its all I had in hand and omitted the veggies and they were great!! I had one yesterday and one for breakfast before church this morning. I had gastric sleeve feb 2014 and my sleeve doesn't tolerate veggies very well right now.