Breakfast For The Week: Egg Casserole

I have always been impressed by those of you that plan meals for the week. Packing meals-to-go in portable containers so you are never caught without healthy options.

It takes time on the front end, but always pays dividends throughout a busy week. Coach and I want to get better at food prep, so we started with the first meal of the day.

Egg Casserole

1. Grease baking pan with coconut oil & pre-heat oven to 350*.

2. Chop up every veggie you can find and throw it in.  Feel free to add a protein like chicken sausage or ground turkey.

Shown above: peppers, onions, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and broccoli.


This time, we had a ton of broccoli to use, so that was it.

3. Beat 15 or so whole eggs.

4. Pour egg mixture onto veggies. Add some pepper or other seasoning if you like.

5. Bake at 350* for 35-40 minutes. 
Then, cut into squares and place in tupper ware for easy microwaveable meals during the week.

I know this is so simple, but that’s exactly why we have been able to make it a weekly habit (kind of like having my protein bars in the fridge at all times).

I even take the eggs with me in between classes/clients to heat up.

I’m still working on packing healthy snacks & meals so I don’t get caught spending more money or defaulting to less than ideal options.

Race envy. Do you experience it?

Omaha Half Marathon

Do you get this? There were so many races this weekend! Seeing others set new PRs or complete a distance for the first time inspires me and makes me want to run all these cool races like Chicago, Twin Cities, St George. But, then I think about how hard running 26.2 miles is…

Regardless, I’m VERY excited about the upcoming Runner’s World Half Marathon in Bethlehem, PA.

Truthfully, I’m pretty nervous too.

It’s a hilly course, and I know there will be lots of talented runners there since Runner’s World is hosting. I hope I can perform well (read: not embarrass myself).

Last weekend, I ran 12.5 hilly, miles on tired legs after this CrossFit WOD the previous day. I felt like that was solid work, but I failed to get a long run in this past weekend, so I NEED to do one today.

I don’t want to wing this half like I did the Omaha Half Marathon.

And, I get a little anxious traveling and meeting new people. I’m naturally an introvert, but once I’m comfortable with you, you wouldn’t guess that. With bloggers its different though. You kind of “know” the person beforehand, but always wonder:

Is he/she like her online personality?
Will they like me?
Will I make friends?

There are many bloggers I’m amped to meet, not to mention the Runner’s World staff! BLOGGER38 still saves you 10% on registration if you haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

Your turn!
1. Do you prepare meals for the week? If so, please share!
2. Does meeting new people excite you or make you anxious?
3. Have you met your online blogger friends in person?

WINNER!
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  1. This breakfast idea is genius! I just made a dozen crustless quiche cupcakes to reheat for dinners this week – I’ll have to try this out next week for breakfast!
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  2. I’m totally going to make that casserole! I need more quick and easy options especially for breakfast for the days that I’m running late like today. I hate skipping meals cause I know it isn’t good for your metabolism so today I just brought some oatmeal but I would love to have an easy reheat option like a casserole that would be more filling to me.

    I need to start upping my long runs which have been non existant for the Seattle Half in Nov. I’ve been doing mostly really short fast runs so I hope I don’t die out there next month :/
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    • Exactly. Me too–I know if I’m not fueling throughout the day–my energy and metabolism aren’t getting better!

  3. Oh that’s a brilliant idea. I’ve been looking for easy ideas for breakfast/lunch. This may be on the menu!
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  4. What about taking the dish and making them in cupcake pans? small and easy to transport!

    I baked 6 sweet potatos last week, wrapped them in tinfoil and brought one for each day for lunch (with a lean meat and veggie too)

    Love meeting new people and have yet to meet any bad ass bloggers!
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  5. It looks like you used a 13×9 pan…how many servings do you get? I’d probably get 4 so I need to ask! LOL!!!

    • I think we get about 12 or so squares…but eat 2-3 at a time! :)

      • Great thanks!!! I’m going to make this tonight for our on the go breakfast tomorrow. :)

        On a side note….I have a friend who posted a recipe once and I made it for dinner. My family of 4 (husband and girls 5 and 6) ate it all…I then cringed when my friend told me that they usually have lots of left overs. I was shocked that they had leftovers! LOL!!!

  6. I was wondering the same, too… how many servings? This looks so delicious, and it combines two of my favorite foods: veggies and eggs. I WISH I could pre-cook my meals and plan things out. Every weekend, I really, REALLY try to do this, but then I end up craving everything BUT what I made!

  7. Oooh, I can’t wait to read your recap of the Runner’s World Marathon – I’m sure it will be filled with amazing athletes, yourself included! You’re gonna do great!

    Definitely not a meal-planner-aheader. If I try doing this, I usually find that I don’t want to eat what I made! *sigh*…
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  8. I def have race envy!! That breakfast looks great! I think I’ll make that next week!
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  9. Good luck in PA! Saw a spread on it in a magazine – looks like a beautiful course. Can’t imagine a prettier place in fall.

    Have made several versions of the egg bake – my favorite has shredded sweet potato and ground sausage. Tastes great with some avocado. So easy! And it works great in a muffin tin, too.

  10. well, you made me want to get off my butt and stop having plain boiled eggs. will let you know what i come up with. and so glad you’re having the same thoughts as me about RW 1/2! i’m so pumped i will already know a few people there. i love meeting new people-it can be overwhelming when everyone is like-minded. see you in 2 weeks!!! yay!!
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  11. I usually make eggs and bacon for breakfast most mornings – but it would be so much easier to have it premade – does it have any weird taste or texture after being reheated?
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  12. I am a big fan of preparing meals ahead of time especially snacks and lunches. I usually boil a bunch of eggs, and make protein bites for the week ahead every week. I am posting a new recipe for pumpkin protein bites tomorrow! I also love making a big batch of something and packing it for lunch all week. Last week I made a declicious Apple Turkey Fritatta to much on and this week I made a huge Fiesta Lime Quinoa Salad (that recipe will be up Wednesday). Your egg casserole looks amazing. It just might have to be next weeks meals!
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  13. Egg casseroles are great pre-makes! I do a lot of “pre-makes”, school lunch prep, lower the amount of cooking throughout the week, etc. I would have to sub spinach for the broccoli because of IBS and I would probably add peas because I always like peas and eggs. Hmmm … might have to make this one! Something we do often is buy rotisserie chickens and just carve them up and keep the cut up meat in the fridge. It makes a giant stash of tasty cold chicken to throw together for all kinds of meals throughout the week. I hear you on race envy, haha! I so wanted to be in Chicago this past weekend myself!
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  14. How long is that casserole good for in the fridge? The whole week? I could definitely get down with some egg casserole if it won’t go bad to quickly.
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  15. Jess, I sorta do this each Sunday night, except I make mine in muffin papers, I spray them with coconut spray and add meat (precooked sausage or bacon) and whisked eggs, salt and pepper, cook at 375 for 15 min or so (until toothpick comes out clean). I take 2-3 to work for breakfast each morning and do a quick microwave to reheat. I haven’t added veggies but certainly can (and I should). I like the muffins because they are smaller and easier to grab quick and toss in a bag to go but your egg casserole looks fantastic, making me hungry now! Thanks for sharing!

  16. 1. Do you prepare meals for the week? Every. Single. Week. I’m still working on losing pounds, so I’m very controlled with my meals… except for the carbo load the night before the long run. My days are a LOT of hard boiled eggs (no yolks), ground turkey, brown rice, & spinach protein smoothies. As long as the balance is 20g protein to 15-20g carb, I can eat it.
    2. Does meeting new people excite you or make you anxious? What about neutral… I feel neutral about it, understanding it can be both awesome & suck.
    3. Have you met your online blogger friends in person? Sadly, no. Living in Italy (military) means no flights back to the U.S. But when we finally move back to the States, I’m hoping to meet some folks. :D
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    • You are my hero–trying to get better at this. When will you move back to the states??

      • It’ll either be July 2013 timeframe… or we’ll be approved for 3 more years in Italy, which is what we’d prefer. If we have to go back stateside, I’m trying to talk the hubby into requesting Ft. Carson, CO. Skiing in winter, hiking/cycling in summer… how can you go wrong? I’m sure Penny will love it there. ;D
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  17. Your breakfast casserole looks delicious! Some weeks I’m good at meal prepping and have things all lined-up for easy breakfasts, grab-and-go lunches, and simple dinners… Buttt other weeks I’m not, life happens! The biggest time saver for me is prepping all of the produce :P
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  18. This is great and such a simple recipe! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    I really want to get in the habit of preparing a large casserole or something for the week so I don’t have to think about breakfast. I do pack my lunch every day and that definitely helps!
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  19. OMG! That casserole looks awesome. And so simple! :)

  20. That casserole looks awesome! I wonder though should you call it casserole or crustless quiche? I am not sur so please inform :P
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  21. I definitely make meals during the weekend to have on hand for lunch or dinner during the week too. I’ve really been enjoying these veggie burgers from Peas and Crayons: http://www.peasandcrayons.com/2012/07/triple-bean-veggie-burgers.html. Ican make about a dozen burgers out of this recipe. They freeze very well and are so delicious!! Big pots of soup are wonderful this time of year too – I can eat off them all week!

  22. That looks luscious! I can’t wait to try. My husband and I are busy busy teachers & coaches, we make lunches to take with us to school every week because the cafeteria food is gross. The staple is chicken salad, grilled chicken breasts with a mixture of pepper, onions (green, red, or both), radishes, perhaps some sort of lettuce, cabbage, celery, grapes, grape tomatoes, walnuts, not all of those all the time but really any combo you like and we like to add either a little brown rice, quinoa, couscous, or some type of whole wheat pasta, usually just one type of those. Then we take some chopped up fruit, veggies, hard boiled eggs, whole fruit, nuts, crackers, peanut butter, cottage cheese, and spinach (to put the chicken salad on) to school to last us. We get to eat healthy, energy giving food, and being a PE/Health teacher the students can see that I practice what I preach. Used to take longer than desired to put together on a Sunday but now it’s just a couple hours, we have mastered a system that works for us.

    I love meeting new people, but it’s nerve racking. I am always wanting to meet new friends but it seems to get a little more difficult the older I get.
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  23. I spend Sunday nights making mini egg white quiches in muffin tins for hubby’s breakfast during the week. I usually add red and green peppers, scallions, mushrooms and mexican cheese. They are easily freezable too! Makes life easier and I know he is eating well!
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  24. I haven’t done meal prep in a while. I did prep some no-bake protein bars. I have done the egg/veggie thing and it’s great! I don’t know why I don’t do it more often! I haven’t met any bloggers IRL, but would love to meet a few.
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  25. Shannon Phillips says:

    Would love to know where you got your camo running skirt you are wearing?
    Also, I did the eggs in muffin tins this past weekend. I take 2 each day. I also put 2 tirangles of laughing cow chesse. I did mostly egg whites though and 2 whole eggs. Made 12 muffin tins. And its yummy! Chopped up spinach I had from the week. Love the easy and grab for my mornings when I don’t have time to make breakfast in the a.m.

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  1. […] Breakfast for the Week: Egg Casserole – Another great post from Jess at Blonde Ponytail. This is an awesome idea for making one dish that will last you the week. I love eggs for breakfast but sometimes I am in too much of a rush to have them in the morning. This is a great solution to that, and I definitely need to try it out. […]

  2. […] Breakfast is the hardest meal for me, getting two kids ready for school is crazy business and if I don’t plan for it usually doesn’t happen. So I make what I call egg muffins: 12 egg whites mixed with whatever veggies are in the house usually red pepper, spinach, tomato and black olives a bit of sea salt and Italian spice. I pour it into a muffin tin and bake, it usually makes about 10. It’s the perfect grab and go breakfast for me, I heat it up make some toast and I’m good to go. One of the blogs I follow has a great recipe too: Blonde Ponytail […]

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