10 Books to Help Kids Manage Emotions

I recently wrote a post about helping children manage big emotions (you can read that post here). In that post I talked about how reading books to your children is a great way to help children learn about emotions and appropriate ways to express them. Like I said before, children sometimes have a difficult time managing emotions because they don’t understand emotions, and, therefore, don’t know how to express them. So, now I will tell you about 10 books to help kids manage emotions. 10 Books to Help Kids Manage Your Emotions - Are you looking for ways to help kids learn about emotions and express them appropriately? Click through to find 10 books to help your child learn easy ways to deal with big emotions every day.

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Books are great because they get on the child’s level and shows them about emotions instead of just trying to explain them. You can also read books over and over to children and they never get tired of them. Repetition is the key to learning for children.

For those of you who haven’t read my blog before, I am a behavioral therapist in a preschool with my masters in social work. I work with 3-5-year-olds who often have a difficulty expressing their emotions and books are what I use most often to help them. So, now I’m going to share some of my favorite books for teaching children about emotions and how I use them.

Questions to Ask While Reading

Instead of just reading the story and hope that they are picking up the message I want to get across, I always make sure I’m asking questions. I don’t always ask every question or always in the same way but I have a basic set of questions that I pick from. They also don’t always know the answer, even if we have read the book many times and they have answered the questions many times. I try to stay patient and help them answer the questions again and again until they get it (all kids learn at different paces and some will take a lot longer than others).

  1. How does the character feel?

  2. How would you feel if this happened to you?

  3. Is the character making good choices?

  4. What should the character do to calm down?

  5. Can you show the character how to calm down?

  6. What are some consequences the character might face?

  7. What could the character do better next time?

Books to Help Kids Manage Emotions

    1. Llama Llama by Anna Dewdney – This series of books are by far my favorite for helping with emotions. Llama Llama has some sort of emotional meltdown in every book, learns a valuable lesson, and is able to try again. Llama learns how to deal with anger, missing mama, being bullied, being scared, how to share, and even Christmas stress.
    2. How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad by Jane Yolen – This one has different Dinosaurs making bad choices while angry. At the end, though, it tells how the dinosaurs can count to ten and take a deep breath to calm down. Then it shows how the dinosaurs make better choices.
    3. The Way I Feel by Janan Cain – This book is very simple. It has a different emotion on each page and tells why the character feels that way. It is a really good one to start out with to see how much your child understands.
    4. When I Feel Angry by Cornelia Maude Spelman and Nancy Cote – This one starts off by giving different situations that make the character feel angry.  Then it tells a little bit about how your body feels when you are angry. It gives several different ways that you can use to calm down, which is great because every child is different, so what works for one child won’t necessarily work for another. The book then summarizes everything it already talked about.
    5. Finn Throws a Fit by David Elliot – I have not read Finn Throws a Fit but from the description it should be a great one. Finn ends up throwing a tantrum because of something small, and it shows how it effects, not only Finn, but his family as well.
    6. When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang – I also have not read this one, but it’s one I would love to get. It talks about Sophie’s coping mechanism, climbing a tree in her back yard. It also sounds great because Sophie has a red aura when she is angry and a yellow aura when she is calm.

<li>Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst – This classic is great for helping children learn that we all have bad days and helps parents teach kids how to deal with them appropriately.

  • Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel – This series of books is about a cat who makes very bad choices when things don’t go her way in different situations and how to apologize for those things.
  • Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberly and Anne Miranda – This one is fun because it has a mask for every emotion that you or the child can wear that will help them learn what facial expressions look like.
  • Frog is Sad by Max Velthuijs – I have not read this, one but I like the concept. Frog is sad and he doesn’t know why. His friends try to make him feel better and eventually end up making him laugh. Children often have no idea why they feel the way they do but It helps for them to learn ways to feel better even if they don’t know what is wrong.

 

Bonus Way to Learn About Emotions

Inside Out – I know there is a lot of talk about limiting media time with children, and I get that. But let’s be honest, sometimes to keep our sanity, we have to use some technology. So, I love it when the shows are not only entertaining, but educational. Inside out is a wonderful movie for teaching about emotions. I love that Riley learns that it is ok and beneficial to feel sadness. All emotions are vital for our health and well-being; we just have to learn to deal with them productively.

Conclusion

I hope this list helps you as you teach your little ones how to deal with their emotions. There are so many good ones out there that I couldn’t address them all, but a lot of these are ones I use in my job. I have not included any about dealing with grief and loss as that is something I haven’t really had to deal with in the kids I work with, but there are a lot of good books out there to help you if your child is dealing with grief and loss.

What are your favorite emotions books?

Weight Watchers E-Cookbook Review


I’m always on the lookout for healthy recipes. I like to try new things and don’t want to eat the same things over and over. So, when I got the chance to receive this Weight Watchers e-cookbook for free to review, I was very excited.

I’m not currently on the Weight Watchers program, but I have been before and think it is a good program. I like that the program encourages learning who to make healthy eating a lifestyle instead of a diet. It’s also great that it helps you figure out how indulgences can be a part of healthy eating. I often use Weight Watchers recipes because I know that they will fit into a healthy diet.

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The Weight Watchers E-Cookbook

Weight Watchers: The Ultimate Weight Loss Cookbook with 45 Approved Recipes – Smart Guide to Lose Weight by Daniel Alley is available on Amazon. It is free if you have Kindle Unlimited, $.99 for the Kindle version, and $7.99 for the paperback.

The cookbook starts with a table of contents so you can see all the delicious food you are in store for. Each entry in the table of contents is a link to take you right to the chapter or specific recipe you need. So, it is very easy to navigate

Weight Watchers Mexican Chicken

Weight Watchers Mexican Chicken

to what you are looking for.

After the table of contents, there is an introduction. The introduction explains more about the Weight Watchers program and helps you decide if it’s right for you.

The cookbook has four chapters: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. I really love that they include some healthy desserts, because dessert is my weakness and I’m always trying to find ways I can have dessert without busting my diet. There are 10 breakfast recipes, 15 lunch recipes, 15 dinner recipes, and 5 dessert recipes. At the end, there is a conclusion discussing the benefits of weight loss and giving a preview of another book written by the author.

Recipe Format

Each recipe starts with the title, number of servings, points value, and time to prepare. Then the ingredients are listed by bullet points. Last are step by step instructions. The recipes are all very easy to read and the instructions are easy to follow.

Weight Watchers Chocolate Cupcakes

Weight Watchers Chocolate Cupcakes

Recipes I Tried

I tried one dinner recipe and one dessert recipe. They were both very easy, which is always a plus for a busy mom. They were also both very delicious. I first tried the Chocolate cupcakes as a little treat on a Friday night. They were very moist, and I couldn’t even tell that they were healthy. Even my husband liked them. I also tried the Mexican Chicken. I modified it a little because my chicken was already cooked, but it was very flavorful. I put it on a bed of zucchini to get in some veggies.

 

Criticisms

I have two criticisms for this cookbook. It has no pictures or any type of design. It is very plain, but functional. I really would like to see a few pictures of the food. I also don’t like that many of the recipes call
for artificial sweeteners. I guess that helps to get the point levels down, but I really prefer to use real foods, but that is just my personal preference. I don’t think these things are deal breakers at all, especially for the price, but just something I wanted to make known.  

Conclusion

I think this is a really great product for anyone who is trying to eat healthy and lose weight, even if you are not on the Weight Watchers program. The recipes are easy to make and taste delicious. The price is very reasonable and I, personally, like having it in a digital format so it doesn’t take up space in my kitchen.  Get yours at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3T0P17 today!

Turn it Up Tuesday #165

I’m excited about another week as a guest host at Turn it Up Tuesday #165! Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, the theme for this week is Thanksgiving. So come join us and find some new Thanksgiving recipes, crafts, decorations, etc or link-up your Thanksgiving posts. Can’t wait to see what is shared this week.  Continue reading →

15 Fitness Gifts for any Budget

Christmas will be here soon, and if you are like me you are wracking your brain to think of the perfect presents. I’m not the best at coming up with great presents so I’m always looking for helpful suggestions. One thing that is usually on my Christmas list is items to help me with my fitness goals for the next year. So, if you have a fitness enthusiast on your list, have a friend who wants to start a new healthy journey in the New Year, or are looking for some great fitness equipment to put on your own list this fitness gifts list is for you.15 Fitness Gifts for Any Budget - Are you looking for the perfect gift for the fitness enthusiast in your life or your loved one who wants to start a healthy lifestyle in the new year? Get my list of 15 great fitness tools that will make fitness easy.

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Fitness Gifts Under $10

  1.  Blender Bottle – ($5.69) Protein powder is one of those essential products for any fitness routine, but you have to have something to mix it with. This bottle helps make sure you have no protein clumps in your shake and helps mix it up in seconds, with little effort. This bottle paired with a container of protein powder could make a great gift. 
  2. Silicone Wedding Ring – ($8.95) – I don’t like wearing my wedding rings to the gym because they add to the pinching when I’m lifting weights and I don’t want them to get scratched up or bent. But, since I’m going to the gym to get hot, I don’t want there to be any doubt that I’m already taken. So, these things are perfect to convey that I’m not available, but they are also super cute. 

Fitness Gifts $10-$50

3. Speed Rope – ($10) These are great for all kinds of workouts. Whether you like Crossfit, MMA, or just need some cardio, these are great for everyone. 

4.Exercise Disks – ($11.50) These help with some core exercises and sliding exercises. This particulars ones are great because on side is smooth and one side is felt so you can easily transfer from carpet to hard surfaces without having to have different sets. 

5.  Stability Ball – ($10-21) When I first started working out, I used one of these to do sit ups because it gave me a bigger range of motion. It really helped get my core super strong. I also used it to do push-ups. You can sit on these to help with posture and they are great for progressing labor.

6.Weight Lifting Gloves – ($16.99) I hate it when I’m lifting weights or using dumbbells and the weights keep pinching my hands and fingers. For one, it hurts. Second, one of the reasons I workout is so that I look better, so I definitely don’t want ugly callouses on my hands. I love that these have padded palms and fingers that protect my hands but don’t get in the way. 

7.  Exercise Mat– ($20) – Even if you don’t do yoga, this mat is a really good thing to have. It’s nice to have something to lay on while doing floor exercises (such as crunches) and it’s good to have a little bit of cushioning for your knees when doing push-ups. I like this extra thick one to provide plenty of padding. 

 

8.  Resistance Bands – ($22.99)  Resistance bands are great because you can get the same amount of resistance as you can with dumbbells, but a fraction of the cost. Its also easy to adjust resistance by moving your hands up or down on the bands.  

9. Chin-Up Bar – ($24.10) If you know of anyone who is doing any of the P90X programs, chances are they could use one of these. Or if you just know someone who wants to work their entire upper body, this is a perfect gift for them. It uses leverage to hold against the doorway so there is no need for damaging screws. Installs and removes easily 

10.  Bluetooth Headphones – ($30) I just got a pair of these recently and they have been a wonderful. Music is a needed inspiration for a good workout but corded headphones are so inconvenient. Its a pain to have to have you phone right with when you are working out and so many times I would accidentally rip the earbud out of my ear when doing a movement. I love that I don’t have to worry about those things with the Bluetooth headphones but I can still have all the great music I love. 

11. Medicine Balls – ($10 – $36) – These are great for core work and different athletic movements. They come in various weights from 2-10 pounds to accommodate different fitness levels and exercises. 

Fitness Gifts $100 and Up

12. Kettle Bells – ($99) I love these very versatile weights. You can do all kinds of weight lifting moves with these as well as adding difficulty to cardio moves. I love these adjustable ones so that you can adjust the weight as needed without having to have a bunch of equipment cluttering up your house.  

13.Bosu Ball – ($99) This is one of the most versatile tools for your home gym. You can do just about anything with it from squats, lunges, push-ups, to cardio. Since it challenges your balance it adds and extra level of core work that you wouldn’t get from doing these exercises on their own. Its great for total body strengthening. 

14 Fitbit –  ($149)  This is one of the things I would have a hard time living without. I love that, besides tracking your steps for the day, it measures your heart rate to give you a more accurate picture of the calories you have been burning. I also like that it has a clock so that you don’t have to wear a separate watch. This is one of the most helpful products I have to help me meet my fitness goals. 

15.  Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair) – ($250) These things are so cool! This is a set of dumbbells that adjust from 5 pounds to 52.5 pounds just by turning a dial. It takes seconds to change the weight instead of having to unscrew the endcap and removing/replacing weights with other adjustable dumbbells. I also love that it takes up little space and you don’t have a bunch of weight plates laying around. 

I’d love to hear about your favorite fitness products

 


Paleo Carrot Cake Bites

I’m always looking for delicious and healthy snacks. I have to change them up a lot because I get tired of them. I also like to sneak veggies into food. So, when I found these Paleo Carrot Cake Bites I was really intrigued.Paleo Carrot Cake Bites - Are you looking for a low-carb snack recipe? Here is a delicious Paleo snack that will help you curb the craving for sweets and sneak in some vegetables in you day.

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 I don’t really love carrots. I will eat them if they are hiding in something or covered in hummus, but besides that I don’t really eat them. I know carrots are good for your eyes, though, and since I just had Lasik eye surgery, I’m really trying to sneak carrots in when I can. (You can read more about my experience with Lasik here).

So, I made some of these Paleo Carrot Cake Bites and was pleasantly surprised at how good they were. I didn’t think my husband would like them, but I didn’t have another snack on hand for his lunch. I put them in his lunch the other day and I got a text from him that they were really good. So, I would say they are definitely going on our regular snack list.

This recipe calls for a food processor. I don’t have one, but I really wish I did.  There are a lot of healthy recipes that I find would be so much easier if I had a food processor, but I have to improvise. This Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Food Processor, with Bowl Scraper is going on my Christmas list. For this recipe, I ended up using an immersion blender, which worked ok, but I had to keep scraping the food out when the blade would get stuck.

This recipe also calls for coconut flour. Since I’ve been doing a low-carb diet recently, I have been experimenting with coconut flour, since it is quite a bit cheaper than almond flour. I’ve been pleased with the taste of things with coconut flour, though the texture is a little different than wheat flour. You can’t just substitute coconut flour for wheat flour though, because coconut flour absorbs a lot more liquid. I can usually modify a recipe, but since I’m new to coconut flour I have just been sticking to the recipe.
I hope you enjoy this tasty snack and use it as a good way to sneak in your vegetables.

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Paleo Carrot Cake Bites
Serves 6
A delicious Paleo snack to help you curb those cravings for sweets and sneak in some vegetables.
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup shredded carrots
  2. ¾ c pecans
  3. 1 egg white
  4. ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1 tablespoon raw honey
  6. 2 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  7. 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Shred the carrots and pecans in a food processor or blender, and pour into a medium bowl
  3. Whisk egg white until frothy then add to bowl
  4. Add the cinnamon, raw honey, coconut flour, and ground flaxseed
  5. Mix well until thoroughly combined
  6. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  7. Using your hands, take a small amount of the mixture (about 1½ - 2 tablespoons) and condense the mix. Then gently roll into a ball form
  8. Bake the balls for 12-15 minutes
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Turn It Up Tuesday #164! Link Party

I’m so excited to be guest hosting this month at Turn It Up Tuesday! This is my first time to be a host of a blog link-up, and I’m hoping to learn new things and connect with new people. So, if you have a blog, I hope you share some of your posts with us, and if you don’t have a blog, I hope you check out some of the things other people have shared. Thanks for joining us!

 

Welcome to a new week at Turn It Up Tuesday!

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10 Gag Gifts for $10 or Less

The holiday season is upon us. I love this time of year. I love the traditions, getting together with family and friends, and the festive atmosphere. One of my absolute favorite traditions in my family is to exchange gag gifts. 

I have a huge extended family. So, several years ago we decided to do a gag gift exchange instead of getting presents for everyone. It so much fun. There is always much laughter and wrapping paper throwing. 

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup

Soup is one of my favorite easy and healthy meals. It is so easy to make ahead of time and throw in the slow cooker or make an extra batch and freeze for later. It’s also great for sneaking in those veggies that you know you need the nutrients from but don’t really like eating. This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup is so delicious, easy to make, and I love the added protein from the chicken that you don’t normally get in tomato soup.Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup - Are you looking for a delicious and healthy slow cooker tomato soup recipe. Filled with big chunks of chicken and tomato, this tomato soup is hearty and delicious. Click through for the quick and easy recipe. www.thehealthylivingmama.com

I haven’t always been a big fan of tomato soup. It just seemed to be like eating tomato sauce to me. Then, shortly after I moved to Memphis, some of my friends took me to this local café that was famous for their blue cheese tomato soup. Since that was their signature item and my friends told me I had to taste it, I gave it a try. It was definitely the best tomato soup I had ever had, with chunks of tomato and blue cheese, it was not like eating tomato sauce.

I’m always on the lookout for a soup that tastes similar to the café soup that I can make at home and this Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup comes very close. I didn’t have any blue cheese, so I used goat cheese instead. It would have gone great with a grilled cheese sandwich, but since we are going low carb right now, I had to skip that.

I love my slow cooker, it makes healthy eating so much easier, especially on days that I have to work. I just throw the ingredients in, turn it on, and the food is ready when I get home. I did a lot of research when I was registering for wedding gifts for the perfect slow cooker. It was important that I had one that was programmable but also had those clamps so you could transport it without spilling. It was very hard to find on that had both but I finally found this one. I have had it for 3 years now and I absolutely love it. It is programmable, has the clamps, and it’s huge, so I can make extra and eat on it all week or freeze for later. It also comes with a spoon and a place in the lid to keep the spoon. 

I hope you enjoy this yummy tomato soup that is perfect for the upcoming chilly fall and winter months!

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tomato Soup
A delicious, easy, and healthy tomato soup that is full of chicken and chunks of tomato. Perfect dinner on a chilly night.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Ingredients
  1. 8 frozen skinless boneless chicken breast
  2. 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning
  3. 1 tablespoon dried basil
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 large onion, chopped
  6. 2 14 oz. can of coconut milk (full fat), shake before opening can to avoid separation
  7. 2 14 oz. can diced tomatoes and juice
  8. 2 cups of chicken broth
  9. 1 small can of tomato paste
  10. 1/2 jar of your favorite tomato sauce
  11. Sea Salt and pepper to taste
  12. Cheese for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put all the above ingredients into the crock-pot, cook for 8 hours on low. After 8 hours take two forks and shred the chicken, set the crock-pot on warm till ready to serve (making sure to taste it before serving to make sure there is enough salt and pepper)
Adapted from River North Paleo
Adapted from River North Paleo
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My Experience with Lasik Eye Surgery

Have you ever thought about having Lasik eye surgery? If you’re anything like me (blind as a bat), Lasik Eye Surgery is something that has been on your mind for some time. You may wonder what it would be like, and what other people’s experience with it is. I always wanted it but thought it was something I just couldn’t afford at this point in my life. Then I was prescribed daily contacts at my last eye appointment that were going to cost nearly $1,000 a year. I knew it was finally time to find out if Lasik eye surgery would be right for me. Read on to hear about my experience. I will warn you that this is a long post but I chronicle my experience from beginning to end.

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Turkey Bacon and Egg Cups

Breakfast is such an important meal for health, but mornings are usually so hectic for most people. One way to ensure that you are able to get in a healthy breakfast is to prepare easy meals ahead of time that you can quickly heat up in the morning. These turkey bacon and egg cups are easy to prepare ahead of time and full of good for you protein. They are a great way to make sure you start off the day on a healthy note.Turkey Bacon and Egg Cups - Healthy and delicious breakfast that is easy to prepare. Can easily made ahead of time and reheated to decrease morning stress. Easy to adjust for Paleo, Whole 30, 21 Day Fix and other diet plans. www.thehealthylivingmama.com

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My husband and I have started on a low-carb plan this week. I had lost 30 pounds at the beginning of the year, but have not been diligent about sticking to a healthy meal plan since the summer started and have just been maintaining. For me personally, I have found that I can’t lose weight unless I really reduce the number of carbs I take in. I don’t eliminate them entirely, carbs are an important fuel for our bodies, but I try to get them from produce instead of grains. Which means I have to stop eating the baby’s goldfish. 

We eat a lot of eggs at our house. I love eggs because they are so nutritious, full of vitamins and minerals, tons of protein, and healthy fats. While egg yolks sometimes get a bad rap for being high in cholesterol, it’s actually a good cholesterol that can help improve your cholesterol numbers. So, go ahead and eat the whole egg so you can get all the nutrition benefits. (Read this article for more nutrition benefits of eggs.) Another great benefit of eggs is that they are super cheap!

It is really easy to prep these turkey bacon and egg cups. I made a batch of 12 last night after work to eat for the rest of the week. I have this awesome Easy Whisk that I use when I’m making eggs. It is so easy to scramble up some eggs (along with other uses) in just a few seconds with minimal effort. I use this thing several times a week, and it makes my life so much easier.  It is definitely one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.

I use turkey bacon because of its lower fat content, but you could easily substitute regular bacon. I also love that you can add whatever ingredients you like. This recipe is easy to incorporate into just about any eating plan such as Paleo, Whole 30, 21 Day Fix, Maker’s Diet, etc.

You can make a bunch of these at once and store them in the freezer to pull out later. Or you can make enough for the week and keep them in the fridge. Just pull out what you want in the morning and microwave for about 1 minute. So easy and delicious, it won’t add any stress to your morning!

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Turkey Bacon and Egg Cups
Serves 6
Healthy and easy to prepare breakfast that can be made ahead of time to reduce stress in the mornings.
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Prep Time
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Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 12 Slices Turkey Bacon
  2. 12 Eggs
  3. Salt
  4. Pepper
  5. Optional add ins: Cheese, Spinach, Olives, Peppers, anything you like in an omelet
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin. Line each of your muffin cups with one slice of bacon. In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Fill muffin cups with eggs to just below top of cup. Distribute add ins equally among each cup. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until eggs are set. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can make these ahead of time and store in the fridge or freezer. Just take them out when you are ready and reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute (you will need longer if still frozen, I would suggest pulling them out the night before to defrost).
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