Starbucks sous vide egg bites are a favorite grab-and-go breakfast for many healthy eaters. And it’s true—they are tasty, and with 12 grams of protein, they really are a clutch energy-providing morning meal or post-workout snack. No disrespect to Starbucks, but I recently discovered a sous vide egg that even tastier and healthier.
Let me start my saying that one of the perks of writing about healthy food every day is that I get a lot of food products for free. Some of them are good, some of them are not-so good, and rarely do I feel the need to write an ode to one. But the new sous vide egg bites from French specialty food purveyor Les Trois Petits Cochons has me feeling some kind of way.
Before I even tasted them, I liked that their ingredients list was short and not full of anything weird. The bites come in six different flavors, and even so, what’s used to make them are all straight forward. The Spinach & Feta bites, for example are made with eggs, feta cheese, spinach, sea salt, braised onions, garlic powder, xanthan gum, and spices—that’s it.
While the egg bites can be eaten cold, I highly recommend heating them up in the microwave for 30 seconds. (You can also throw ’em on a skillet or pop them in the toaster oven.) Not only do they taste better warm, but the hot air makes them light and fluffy. Seriously, I’m obsessed.
Of course you can always cook your own sous vide egg bites, too, controlling not only the type of eggs that are used, but 100 percent of the ingredients. Platings+Pairing blogger Erin Lynch has some great tips for doing this, using an Instant Pot, silicone egg bit mold, and steamer rack. The trick is to crack your eggs and blend them with the other ingredients you want to use, before pouring them into the egg molds and popping them in the Instant Pot.
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Whether you choose to make your own or buy this new ready-to-eat version, having the option to enjoy sous vide egg bites with simple ingredients is a major health win. Getting your protein on the go just got easier.
Here are some more high-protein snack ideas as well as some minimally-processed store-bought options.
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