Sugar is everywhere these days. In the obvious things, like cookies and donuts, and in the not-so obvious things, like bacon and marinara sauce. When you eat too much sugar (which is so easy to do when you eat more packaged foods), it can send your blood sugar on a crazy rollercoaster. Your energy can spike, then crash suddenly, leaving you tired, cranky, hungry, or jittery all day.
Eating minimally processed foods, mostly produce and sugar-free proteins can really help balance out your blood sugar and energy. It seems pretty easy to do for most meals, with the exception of breakfast.
Ever since cereal became big over a century ago, breakfast has been reigned by sugar. Breakfast muffins, waffles, pancakes, toaster strudel, jam, orange juice, fruit bowls, sweetened yogurt, oatmeal, parfaits, fruit smoothies, sweet breakfast sausages… the list is endless.
So if you’re looking to break up with sugar and you’re still not sure how to bring that into breakfast, switch over to the savory side. Ditch the sweet with some dinner leftovers, unsweetened sausage or bacon, maybe even a salad!
If you need a breakfast recipe that will keep you set for the week, these Swiss Chard Egg Muffins will do the trick. Don’t let the muffin in the name fool you, there is nothing sweet in these muffins. Packed with bell pepper and swiss chard, these egg muffins work for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
You can also add meat into the egg muffins as well, or have these Swiss Chard Egg Muffins with your sausage, bacon, or other meat. The recipe makes 12, which leaves plenty for you, or you and your partner for most of the week.
As always, feel free to customize these to your own tastes or what you have on hand. Have kale instead? Perfect! Don’t have bell peppers, but have leeks, onions or shallots? Use that! Want to add in some sausage? Go for it.
Do you enjoy savory breakfasts? What’s your favorite breakfast food?