Egg Muffins

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This egg muffins recipe is a low-carb, gluten-free/primal/paleo breakfast or snack option that is convenient and easy to make. The handheld recipe idea is the perfect thing to take on the go, or to serve for breakfast. You will want to have silicone cups for this recipe as the eggs tend to stick to metal muffin tins and even to paper liners. With ingredients like eggs, Greek yogurt, red pepper flakes, and shredded cheddar this is a healthy recipe that you will be sure to make again.

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Nutrition Facts for: Egg Muffins from Healthy Recipes

Ingredients: Eggs, yogurt, coconut flour, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, cheese, green onions.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 14 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 77, Calories from Fat 44, Total Fat 4.9g 8%, Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%, Cholesterol 161mg 54%, Sodium 277mg 12%, Potassium 63mg 2%, Carbohydrates 0.8g 0%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 0.4g, Protein 7.4g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 5%

This egg muffin recipe is just one of the recipes you will find on the "Healthy Recipes" site. Other healthy eating ideas include appetizer recipes, breakfast ideas, entrees, main dish recipes, side dish recipe ideas, drink recipes and so much more. **

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