Monday, July 01, 2013

Zucchini Corn Cheesy Egg Muffins

I'm really sure that the past 6 months flew by just like that. I can't believe we are in July already- this is our big month when we will get to see our little one soon.

It also means I feel huge! I feel blessed that I have not experienced much backache or pains for that matter this pregnancy- just lots of throwing up, feeling sick, heartburn and exhaustion. You may recall that I posted before (here and here) regarding my journey from being unhealthy and obese to being healthy. Well, my normal exercise regime has gone out of the window and of course, I'm eating more carbs than I ever did before. I have become rounder and rounder.

Don't get me wrong. I'm still active! I am proud to say I engaged in boxing exercises till I was 7 months pregnant, continued to do Konga and managed to squeeze in plenty of walks, hydrotherapy and yoga. I'm now in my last stretch and still continue to gym and walk. I did what I could and even so, I gained more than what I would like to be.

I have a great doctor, who informed me that as I am active and healthy, weight gain is not a bad thing- it is a good thing that baby is growing well. That's my consolation that it is not about me- it is about bub after all.

There are times, when I do feel a little down, and a fear that I would be the same obese/unhealthy teenager that I was. Fear is illogical though, and deep down I know that the knowledge I gained over the years will help after bub is born. And perhaps my body will never be the same again but I can give myself permission to feel down at times, and then remember that it has gone through the journey of life. The body is truly amazing.

I do try to make healthy breakfast options. Now that it is winter, I liked warm cooked breakfasts even more. I came up with these eggy muffin cups one evening. It's really whisked baked eggs with great vegetable and cheesy goodness. I love mine with a hint of chill. I usually make them the night before, and just warm it up for breakfast or for an afternoon snack.

Hope you will like it as much as I do. :)

Zucchini Corn Cheesy Egg Muffins (makes around 10)
5 eggs
1/2 zucchini grated
1/4 cup of frozen cup kernels
1/2 cup of grated cheese
salt and pepper
1 chili padi or chill flakes

Preheat Oven to 180C. Fill muffin tray with liners. Whisk all ingredients together and spoon into muffin liners. Bake for around 20-25 minutes. Serve warm!

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Little Corner of Mine said...

A healthy pregnancy and baby and mom is the most important. You should have no problem losing the weight later even it takes a while or immediate. That breakfast looks fantastic!

tigerfish said...

Love your eggy muffin cups for breakfast.

I agree with LCOM on healthy pregnancy, baby and mom. You will all be fine.

expatgourmand said...

I love savoury muffins! I do one with spinach, which is great for the lunchbox, and my son has fun helping me make them (

Don't worry about the weight - it'll come off easily since you're health- and fitness-conscious. Breastfeeding helps lots too. I remember after my son was born, I lost all but 1kg of preg weight in the first month - and amazingly I was eating almost twice as much as pre-preg! (I used to be on the heavy side too until about 12 years ago when I started eating better and exercising.) I was doing weights right up until the day before I went into labour!

Now I'm in my 5th month with #2, and I hope I won't gain too much, and that it'll come off just as easily as for #1 :) All the best this month!

daphne said...

thanks ladies! you are such great support.

Oh expat- big hugs to you. Thank you for sharing your recipe and journey. I hope I will be just as blessed as you are in losing the weight! I have al intentions to continue exercising to keep myself fit for labour! Good luck with your 2nd baby too!!

Angie Schneider said...

These muffins are nutritious and very delicious too. My kind of breakfast!

lena said...

great savoury muffins, great for breakfast! yeah, dun worry abt the put in weight, it's on the baby, not you :) anyway, you're eating clean and healthy, so i trust you wont take long to go back to your good shape :D

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

My kids will love this for their breakfast! Not only healthy, but these are easy to put in bento box too! Delicious!

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