When you’re tired of boring eggs for breakfast and you’re looking to add a bit of flavor in your morning routine, you are in the right place! These Greek Egg Cups are the perfect low-carb, grab-and-go breakfast for busy mornings!
This recipe comes straight from my brand new Tasty Meal Plan that we used for our January 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Challenge.
These Greek Egg Cups use simple ingredients that are packed with flavor, and they’re easy to make, too!
If you’re looking for low carb options for breakfast time for the 17 Day Diet, these are great for all cycles.
By the way, yes you can have cheese on the 17 Day Diet! I go into more detail about whether or not cheese is allowed on the 17 Day Diet and you might be surprised!
If you’re on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet, you can certainly eat these starting on the Soak Up Phase when eggs are allowed. Keep reading as I’ll let you know exactly the changes you need to make to the recipe to make it 100% compliant.
Ingredients for Greek Egg Cups
Like I mentioned, this recipe calls for SIMPLE ingredients. Here’s a quick run down:
- Eggs (obviously)
- Kalamata Olives
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Feta Cheese
Ingredient Substitutions for Greek Egg Cups
You can certainly switch up the ingredients if you’re not a fan of any of the above. Here are a few examples of substitutions to use:
- Broccoli or asparagus instead of spinach
- Regular Olives or capers instead of Kalamata Olives (or skip all together)
- Bell Pepper instead of Cherry Tomatoes
- Your Favorite Cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella, Swiss) instead of Feta Cheese (or skip all together)
Now, if you alter the recipe too much, you’re likely no longer eating Greek inspired egg cups!
17 Day Diet Egg Cups
As I mentioned earlier, this is a recipe from my Cycle 1 Meal Plan called Tasty, so it’s definitely approved for Cycle 1.
If you’re not sure which foods are allowed in Cycle 1, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List.
You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).
Which Phase of the 17 Day Kickstart Diet is This Approved For?
If you’re on the original 17 Day Diet, you can enjoy these Greek Egg Cups on any cycle.
However, if you’re on the new Kickstart Diet, you will need to wait until the Soak Up Phase (starting on day 4). Even then, you’ll make a small change to make this 100% compliant: omit the cheese.
If you cannot live without cheese, then you’ll need to wait until the Stabilize Phase (starting on day 10).
If you’re not sure which foods are allowed in each phase, make sure you take a look at my complete 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.
Keto Greek Egg Cups
If you’re on a Ketogenic Diet, this egg recipe is perfect for you! Make sure to use full-fat cheese to get the full benefit of all the delicious fat to help you stay satiated!
Silicone Baking Cups For Easy Removal
There’s a good possibility that no matter how much non-stick spray you use, your egg cups may stick to your pan.
To ensure easy removal, consider using silicone baking cups. Trust me, you’ll thank me later!
Baking Tools To Use
- Baking sheets and dishes
- Silicone muffin tins & cups
- Mitts, towels & more
How to Freeze & Reheat Greek Egg Cups
These Greek Egg Cups are perfect for busy mornings so they can be easily made ahead of time, frozen and reheated for breakfast when you need something quick and easy!
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to successfully preserve a batch or two for future meals:
Step 1 – Freeze The Greek Egg Cups
If you have a vacuum sealer, then you’re in the best position. I have one and it is awesome at preserving food for future use.
If you do have a sealer machine, make sure you freeze your muffins overnight before you vacuum seal. Otherwise, you’ll likely squish your muffins if you seal them fresh.
If you don’t have a vacuum sealer, allow your egg bites to cool completely in the refrigerator prior to freezing them.
Add the egg bites to a sealable bag and try to remove as much air as possible before sealing the bag.
Pop them in your freezer and keep them there until future use.
Step 2 – Defrost & Reheat Egg Muffins
The night before you want to eat your Greek Egg Cups, take two out of the freezer and allow them to thaw out in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, place your egg muffins in the microwave and reheat in 30 second intervals, checking in between each interval to see if they are warm enough as every microwave is different.
Chances are 30 seconds will be plenty of time, especially if they are completely defrosted from the night before.
Other Low Carb Egg Recipes for Breakfast
If you’re like me and you love your eggs in the morning, make sure you check out these other egg-celent egg-based recipes!
- Veggie Egg Cups
- Spinach Egg Muffins with Tomatoes & Bell Pepper
- Asparagus and Eggs
- Broccoli Egg Bites
- Spinach & Mushroom Egg Bites
- Skillet Garden Eggs
- Keto Egg Salad (for lunch or breakfast)
- Waffle Omelettes (the original Keto Chaffle)
- Chicken Apple Sausage (perfect to serve with eggs)
If you also want more ideas for breakfast that do not include eggs, make sure you check out my Low Carb Breakfast Ideas post for more healthy breakfast options!
If you make this Greek Egg Cup recipe, make sure you come back to review the recipe card! If you’re on social media, tag me @17ddblog so I can see your pretty cups!
- 5 Large Eggs
- ½ Cup Spinach, chopped
- 12 Cherry or Grape tomatoes, quarter or halved depending on size
- 6 Kalamata Olives, chopped
- 2-3 Tablespoons Feta Cheese, crumbled
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line 6 regular size muffin tin with either silicone liners or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, add the eggs, salt and pepper and beat well. Set aside.
- Evenly disperse chopped spinach, tomatoes and olives into each tin.
- Next, pour the egg mixture evenly into each tin and gently stir each tinned mixture with a spoon or fork.
- Next, add a sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese over the top of each tin.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until egg muffins are cooked through completely.
- Store leftovers in air-tight containers inside the refrigerator.
Yields 6 muffins. One serving size is 2 muffins.
- 17 Day Diet - all cycles
- 17 Day Kickstart Diet - Soak Up and Stabilize Phase (omit cheese during Soak Up)
- Keto Diet
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