So it all started quite a few years ago (ahem, we won’t say how many) during my college days. I was a member of an eating house (aka sorority without all the rules, regulations and rush, thank goodness). Our Friday morning breakfast was called an Egg McCindy (and then later an Egg McSherry when our cook changed – or maybe it was vice versa!), which was a spin-off of the Egg McMuffin. Except these were much, much better. And you could always find some leftovers in the refrigerator after an evening of jubilation that was often a life saver, just sayin’….
Anyway, fast forward to this past year and working on a new passion project, The 100% Athlete Podcast, with two of my fellow college classmates. We have been meeting since January to record our podcast where we talk all things sports to help develop athletes on and off the field. I bring sports nutrition to the table whereas my co-hosts talk youth coaching and athlete development. We have interviewed a number of professional athletes as well to talk about their experiences. And we get deep, talking about a lot of subjects that most people don’t want to acknowledge or discuss in the sports world – everything from race and stereotypes to the gender gap, finding your path and mental armor. There is something for everyone on the podcast, especially if you have children or adolescents involved in sports and they want to take it to the next level. You can check it out here or download on iTunes or whatever podcast app you prefer (personally I’m an Android user and have Podcast Addict).
Anyway, my co-host, Marianna, comes to my house to record and then we Skype with Reed in Cincinnati. Marianna and I were in the same eating house and decided we needed to bring back the Egg McCindy to fuel ourselves properly. Marianna and I are also writing a sports book together called Feeding the Beast (stay tuned!!). We improved upon the Egg McCindy to make it even better, taste-wise and nutritionally. The Egg McBeast was born!
We make them weekly, swapping out toppings based upon mood and what I have on hand. But there are a few staples and at least one vegetable has to be included. Some weeks we see just how many colors we can pack into it (once Feeding the Beast is available you’ll see why!). Here is what we use:
The Egg McBeast is a good mix of carbohydrates, protein and fat. The veggies add fiber as well as lots of vitamins and minerals (and healthy fats in the case of the avocado). It keeps us full for hours too. And it really can be whipped up in 5 minutes or less. Trust me, this breakfast is fast and so satisfying. Plus you’re fueled up and ready to tackle your day.Fuel up with this Egg McBeast to tackle your day Click To Tweet