When I started Whole30, it was a desperation move to see if I could find something that might speed up healing my plantar fasciitis so I could start running again.
It sounded like an okay-ish idea. Actually, that’s totally a pants-on-fire lying lie. I knew it was a terrible idea. That I would be miserable and that misery would suck the other innocent bystanders in this house into my miserable swirling vortex of the misery that is Miserable No-Sugar Shawnda.
I feel like we have eaten the same 4 things over and over and over and over and over again. I have been completely uninspired (you’ve probably noticed how quiet it has been) and, in general, just a real [radio edit] “joy” to be around.
The WholeAlmost30 hasn’t been perfect. Or enjoyable (understatement of the [radio edit] year). But here we are, nearly a month later, and I’ve been jogging on the treadmill a few times a week.
With almost zero issues. Y’all. Zero. And that is totally not a pants-on-fire lying lie.
So I officially and permanently claimed back one of the forbidden fruits to help try to ease the misery. Because you know what I was totally sick of eating for breakfast? Eggs. You know what makes all the difference in the world and turns eggs back into a far less stabby breakfast option? Goat cheese.
I whisked together the fixins for a mega-omelet and baked it in a cupcake pan. Re-heating 2-3 for breakfast every morning was a lot quicker, easier, and far more enjoyable than my standard eggs-over-green-things. It was also a great way to put a dent in the KalePocalypse™ that’s going down in the garden right now.
Here’s to goat cheese! And for “wogging” a 5k. And to more goat cheese!
Miffin-Tin Omelets with Kale, Sundried Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese
Miniature baked omelets loaded with fresh kale, sundried tomatoes, and tangy goat cheese.
- 8 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk or water
- 4 oz crumbled goat cheese*
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 packed cups chopped kale (~8 large leaves)
- Heaping 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
- *You'll omit for Whole30, but you knew that already.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper and goat cheese in a large bowl; set aside.
- Liberally (like, waaaay liberally) spray a muffin tin with cooking spray/olive oil. (You can also use paper liners - not my favorite, see the last paragraph above.)
- Heat olive oil in a skillet and saute the onion and garlic until translucent and softened.
- Add the chopped kale and tomatoes, stirring until the kale begins to wilt.
- Turn off heat and let sit about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Transfer the kale mixture to the eggs, stirring to mix.
- Using a 1/4-cup measure to fill each muffin cup.
- Bake for ~25 minutes, until the centers are set and not runny.
- Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes.
- Run a knife around the edge of the omelets and then let cool another 5 minutes.
- Remove from pan - a fork is helpful for any that stuck at the bottom.
- Refrigerate leftovers and reheat in the microwave.
Yields: 12 individual omelets, or 4-6 servings
Estimated time: 45 minutes
*I’ve made individual omelets in cupcake liners and… well, it’s not my favorite. My paper liners always get soggy in the fridge over the course of the next 2-3 days and tear into small pieces. Which I feel is a bigger pain that using a fork to loosen the mini-omelets from the muffin pan. Totally your call, though. As long as the pan is well-sprayed with oil, you shouldn’t lose any to tearing.
Absolutely love these! I have been in an egg funk lately, so this inspires me. Thanks!
I made something similar in a jumbo muffin tin. While it was tasty, I didn’t like removing them from the tin. I love the addition of goat cheese. I agree cheese in most forms can ease the pain of having to deal with something you’re not a fan of (such as the pain in your limbs). Since, I am a lazy “cook,” I make my egg bake in a greased glass baking pan and cut them into squares. Must try goat cheese…my usual Cheddar is getting a bit boring…
That’s so exciting that you are able to run a bit again! At least it worked even if it meant a blah diet. However, there is nothing blah about these mini omelets! And you are 100% right – goat cheese makes everything better! Dieters best friend!
I love these flavors!
Cheese in general makes eggs edible! I love these mini omelet cupcakes!! And I’m so glad to hear you’re running again!!
What kind of milk did you use? Since milk isn’t whole30 compliant either, do you recommend almond or coconut milk instead?
or maybe you didn’t use the milk? it was in the ingredient list but not in the instructions. oops, just re-read the instructions!
is this still whole30 compliant with the goat cheese? Thanks!
Nah, gotta leave out the goat cheese if you’re By-the-Book Whole30 – I don’t omit cheese or yogurt when I do Whole30 now.