Easy, Crustless Quiche Cups

Easy, Crustless Egg and Vegetable Quiche Cups

I am SUCH a brunch gal that it’s not even funny.. breakfast is just one of those meals that I don’t go without, so any chance that I have to make it simpler on me during the week, I am ALL about.

This recipe can be replicated to include any veggie you like, and same with the meat (or sans meat). I have switched this recipe up in particular by adding shredded potatoes to the base of the cup for a heartier meal.

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Ingredients:
A little olive oil (for sautéing mushrooms, onions and spinach)
1 (10 oz) package of fresh spinach (baby ones are the best choice for size)
4-6 eggs (depending on the amount of other items I’m adding in, I will use more eggs)
1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (I use whatever I have on hand, usually cheddar or mozzarella)
1 (8 oz) package of mini mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder to taste
OPTIONAL: Shredded potatoes (for the base of the cup)
Any meat of your choice (I usually aim for lunch meat sliced up, or chicken-apple breakfast sausage diced)
** You can use any type of veggies you like (onions, asparagus, bell peppers, etc- go with what you like!)

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Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375*
Heat a little oil in a large skillet and sauté onions until translucent, add mushrooms until they are soft and set aside.

Place spinach in same skillet with a splash of water, they will cook down and become wilted (about 3-4 minutes). Use a spatula to pack in the spinach and drain excess water.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until combined. Add your almond milk, veggies and meats, cheese and mix well. Season to taste.

In a cupcake/ muffin tin- spray with non-stick cooking oil (I use coconut oil spray). If using potatoes for this recipe, layer shredded potatoes for base in each cup. Divide evenly amongst the cups.

Bake for about 20-23 minutes or until it’s well set and a toothpick comes out clean.

Leave in the pan for a few minutes until cups are cool enough to handle (they will break apart if you try to remove them right away. Sprinkle with more cheese, or salsa if desired and ENJOY!

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Like this recipe? Want more? Let me know what types of recipes you are interested in and follow me at @amandajsobel on Instagram for a Behind-The-Scenes look at recipes and meal plans throughout the week.

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2B Mindset: No Diet, Zero Exercise Weight Loss

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When I heard about 2B Mindset I was a bit hesitant.. 

Why? I have grown to LOVE working out, and I didn’t know if a nutrition based program that required ZERO exercise would be something I could get behind. My workouts are like my therapy session- and I just NEED them daily.

But then.. I heard what the creator of this program had to say, her story. I had CHILLS about how similar it was to my childhood struggles with weight.

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Meet Ilana, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Creator of 2B Mindset 

Ilana is LEGIT. She understands the emotional rollercoaster and struggle behind emotional eating. She knows what it is like to overcome it, to lose the weight, and to develop a NEW relationship with food. She lived it.

She struggled with emotional eating since she was a child, AND lost 100 lbs (and kept if off). All through completely transforming her mindset!

You need to see her story. 

Seriously, WATCH IT now!


So, What is 2B Mindset All About?

2B Mindset is Beachbody’s first nutrition-based program. But it’s not a “diet.” It’s about changing your relationship with food and changing your mindset. If you check out Ilana’s Instagram, you’ll get a pretty good feel for what I mean by this.

You can still have BIG portions of food.
You’ll still be able to eat everything you love.
There’s nothing you “can’t” have.
And you’ll still lose weight!

Everything I know about nutrition, and the only thing that has really worked for me, has been using the Portion Fix containers. They’ve taught me so much. But I’m excited to step outside of my comfort zone with 2B Mindset and utilize all the expertise that Ilana has put into this!

How do I know if it’s right for me?

Honestly, the first week of doing this program, I can say that 2B Mindset is for EVERYONE.

  • If you want a healthy relationship with food.
  • If you struggle with cravings.
  • If you’re an emotional eater.
  • If you want to lose weight.
  • If you can’t exercise.
  • If you’ve tried dieting and failed.
  • If you’re working out and still not losing weight.

If you can relate to ANY of the above (and, come on, we can ALL relate to the first one), then 2B Mindset is right for you.


Let’s get down to some great questions about the program…

What will I get with 2B Mindset?

Let’s talk about the intangibles. Sure, you’ll get some getting starting booklets, progress tracker, water bottle, and a few other things when you sign up.

But let’s talk about the BENEFITS, the things that “diets” can’t provide.

  • Strategies for real situations (restaurants, parties, etc.)
  • Advice to overcome common weight loss challenges
  • You’ll learn nutrition basics from a REAL dietitian
  • Discover plenty of new, delicious recipes
  • You’ll get simple grocery shopping lists
  • There will be time-saving tips for meal prepping
  • Along with so much more!

Are there any 2B Mindset workouts?

Nope! There is absolutely no working out required.

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t or can’t work out, it just means that working out is a bonus! If you DO want to work out while using 2B Mindset, talk to me and we can figure out the best fitness program for you.

Email me: coachabride@gmail.com

How many days does 2B Mindset last?

It’s time to get things straight — there’s NO time-limit for this program.

Unlike 21 Day Fix or 80 Day Obsession, there’s no end date. That’s because it’s a lifestyle change, not a diet or a fitness program.

There may come a time when you feel like you don’t need the videos from Ilana for advice, or you can stop using the tracker sheet provided, but that mindset doesn’t end. It’s something that you will continue on with in your day-to-day life, not because you HAVE to — because you WANT to!

So how is it so different from dieting?

The main focus of the program IS NOT on the food itself, it’s on your mind. Most diets aren’t sustainable. They deprive you, they make you say “no” which makes you crave those foods even more!

  • You’ll never feel like you’re starving
  • You won’t be counting calories
  • There’s no such thing as “cheating”
  • You’re encouraged to say YES to food

Now we’re talking my language — yes to food!

What’s the difference between this and the Portion Fix containers?

Well, first, there are no containers.

I know. Ever since 21 Day Fix launched, the majority of our programs have been based around the Portion Fix containers. And they work great, but I’m sure most of us don’t want to live the rest of our lives with these containers laying around the kitchen! Right?!

21 Day Fix vs. 2B Mindset Meal Plan
  • 21DF: External controls (containers)
  • 2BM: Internal controls (mindset)
  • 21DF: Highly structured meal plan
  • 2BM: Flexible eating
  • 21DF: Portion-control eating rules
  • 2BM: Plate-visualization
  • 21DF: Calorie/macro based
  • 2BM: Nutritional & behavioral guidelines

What results can I expect to see?

Check out some of these before and after’s from the 2B Mindset Test Group!


Ready For A New Relationship With Food?

Fill out the form below and I’ll help you get started, add you to a group with others using the program, and help you along your journey!

Join 2B Mindset With Me


 

Fall Favorites

Thankful & Abundant: Fave Fall Recipes

Fit as Flock Thanksgiving | Easy Healthy Fall Thanksgiving Recipes

The Fall is one of my FAVORITE times of the year. The crisp air (okay, not in Florida), the warm, vibrant colors of the changing leaves, all things PUMPKIN, and of course being THANKFUL for those around us.

It’s been awhile since I have logged in and blogged, so TODAY I am committed and BACK to making it happen.

In honor of being THANKFUL for so much, and for so many, I am sharing my fave Fall recipes with you to add a healthy twist to your holiday season.

Want access to the downloadable booklet? Send me an email: coachabride@gmail.com, or fill out your info below.

XO, Amanda

 

When a Year Comes Too Fast.

Another Year of Missing You..

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Today is one of those days that you know is going to happen but you don’t look forward to its arrival. I’ve been waiting for those memories to pop on TimeHop each day so I could be mentally prepared to face it yet again. It’s a date on the calendar that stabs you a little more each year. Unlike your birthday or an anniversary, something that can bring joyous memories to mind, this date is one that I cautiously approach with reflection and mindfulness. I remember the night like it happened yesterday.

It’s been four years since I lost my father today, January 9th, to a short but intensive battle with cancer. Nothing can prepare you for the loss of a loved one, especially when you are the one not ready to let them go. I remember vividly the day we heard the word cancer, sitting in the hospital just days before Christmas and hoping he could just come back to our home. To escape the sterile environment, the last place we wanted to be during the holiday season and be back in our own sanctuary to process the news. I remember dad saying “this really sucks” and him apologizing over and over. It wasn’t his fault, it was nothing he did, it was just the cards he was dealt and yet he apologized over and over again to us.

I know that he was scared inside, I could see him fighting back the tears but he didn’t want to show that emotion to us. He had to be our rock, just as we were his. I tried not to cry, to be brave, to be strong so he would know that I would be with him every step of the way. I did what anyone would do in this situation, I searched the internet for answers that would be more hopeful than the thoughts that ran within my head. We didn’t know how quick this would overcome him or the reality that this could be our last holiday season with him.

As dad was released from the hospital and we brought him home, we came to know our new reality, wondering the what ifs, what the future would bring. Little did we know his time would come far too sooner than any of us had expected.

It seems like so much has happened since he’s been gone, because well, there has. Finishing grad school at Auburn, one of the last places we took a trip together. We searched around that small Southern town for my apartment and to check out the campus,  just as we had years before in Philadelphia. I still can’t believe he was able to walk all over that city for miles on end. He loved my “sisters” and the fact that I was able to live in a big city and work with them everyday. From meeting David and moving to Clearwater, to celebrating our marriage and expanding our fur-family with two more little pups that I know would be snuggling on the couch with him during every visit. As they lay together wrapped up in a blanket I had made of his t-shirts, I know he is smiling at them and laughing at the little chunk Franklin has turned into.

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But with all of those things that have happened since he left us, I know he’s been there watching it all. Through a coincidence, the sight of a cardinal, even the strong glowing flicker of a light bulb that has been dead for weeks- he checks in on me to let me know he’s okay and that he’s here, that I’ll be okay without him. He knows what’s been going on and he’s right there by my side. The night before our wedding I could overwhelmingly feel his presence, letting me know it was okay to be happy, to celebrate in joy. I know he would be best friends with David, they’d be at a car-show every weekend, tinkering with something in the garage, searching for classic cars for sale online. He’d absolutely love him.

I just wish I could call him everyday like I used to do, to hear his voice, to hear him say “Bubba” one more time. He was there whenever I needed anything. From a flat tire to props made for sorority lip-sync. During those selfish moments of wanting him back, I close my eyes and know that he’s without pain, without suffering and there with us no matter what.

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So everyday I wake up and stand a little taller. I try to think of the positive in each situation and remember that each day is a gift. I think about the “what-ifs” all the time, but that doesn’t stop me from working hard to make sure I am making him proud and living out his legacy.

As you get older, treasure the relationships that you have. Love your family, tell your friends you love them. Pick up the phone every now and then. Live your life with purpose and create memories more than things.

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