These 5 High-Protein Egg Bites Are Better Than The Ones At Starbucks

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If you’ve stopped into Starbucks recently, you might’ve spotted a new offering in the display case that you’d actually feel good about getting for breakfast. (Sorry, blueberry scones.) We’re talking about Sous Vide Egg Bites.

What are they, exactly? The name might sound fancy, but they’re basically mini frittatas with tasty fillings like bacon and Gruyere or roasted red pepper and spinach. Thanks to the eggs, they’re loaded with protein to keep you full and make you less likely to, say, crave a donut mid-morning. They’re also cooked sous vide-style, meaning the vacuum-sealed food is immersed in water and cooked at a precise, even temperature. According to Starbucks, this is good because you don’t need to add any extra fat.

Unless you’re a contestant on Top Chef, you’re probably not going to be sous vide-ing your eggs at home anytime soon. But you can still make Egg Bite-style mini frittatas at home with a mini muffin tin. Like the ones at Starbucks, the eggs pack a protein punch. And who cares if you need a little bit of fat to cook them? This isn’t 1996—we know there’s no need to skimp on healthy sources of fat. (Eat to rev your metabolism and lose up to 25 pounds in 2 months with Prevention’s new Younger In 8 Weeks plan!)

Another reason why doing the DIY thing is great? You get to add whatever delicious fillings you want. Here are 5 tasty combinations to try.

 

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Mediterranean Mini Frittatas

 

Consider these mini frittatas from Foodie Crush a Greek omelet in bite-sized form. They’re packed with artichokes, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomatoes, while a smidge of feta and Asiago cheeses adds an extra boost of flavor. (Here are more healthy and rich Mediterranean meals that also burn fat.)

 

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Ham, Cheese, and Veggie Quinoa Frittatas

 

Got some leftover cooked quinoa in the fridge? Add to mini frittatas with some diced ham, cheddar, and baby spinach, says Kristine’s Kitchen Blog. The quinoa bumps up the protein content even more, and turns a few of these bites into a complete breakfast.

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Crustless Mini Sausage and Veggie Quiches

When you’re in the mood for something indulgent but still protein-packed, make these. Dear Crissy uses 2% milk to add richness to the egg batter, while crumbled turkey sausage and sautéed mushrooms pack loads of savory flavor. Brunch party, anyone?

 

 

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Broccoli Cheddar Mini Frittatas

 

If you like broccoli cheddar soup, you’ll love Lunching Daily‘s mini frittatas. They serve up the same flavors (there’s even a little bit of crumbled bacon in there), but for a fraction of the calories and more clean protein. (Also try these 5 genius ways to use eggs.)

 

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Chickpea Flour Mini Veggie Frittatas

Surprise—you don’t actually need eggs to make mini frittatas, says The Mostly Vegan. Instead, make a simple batter with mild, high-protein chickpea flour, cheesy nutritional yeast, and water. Then, just add your fillings and bake.

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