Sour Cream Chive Muffins

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We all know February is the month of “love”. Chocolate. Flowers. Pink. Red.

Now that Valentine’s day has just passed one may think there’s no reason for all the hearts decorations everywhere.

Actually there is. February is the National Heart Health Month.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Because heart disease is still largely thought to be a man’s problem, yet, it is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year, more than all forms of cancer put together. However, heart disease and stroke are largely preventable if you understand and work to lower your risks. Simple steps to take include practicing healthy lifestyle habits such as proper nutrition and daily exercise. These lifestyle changes, along with not smoking, can help cut your odds of having a heart attack by 92% (Source: Woman’s Day, February 2012).

Eggs can be incorporated into a heart-healthy diet, and are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. Eggland’s Best eggs contain more than 2X the heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids than ordinary eggs, 2X more Vitamin D and 10X more Vitamin E, a vitamin associated with reducing the risk of heart disease.

Nowadays there are campaigns that will help us understand better the risks starting from the first warning sigh.

American Heart Association

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When I was approached by Egg-land best to organize a brunch for the loved ones I didn’t hesitate for a second.

If you’re reading my blog, you’re now probably wondering why I accepted since I rarely eat eggs, especially egg yolks.

That’s true. I eat egg whites but rarely egg yolks due to my high cholesterol.

Unfortunately I come from a family with heart disease and I almost lost my mom if the ambulance hadn’t arrived on time.

I hosted two brunches, one for my most loved ones : hubby and Tiffany and the other one for the wonderful moms in my community.

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Made few loaves of my egg-enriched Challah Bread

Also made some Zucchini Quiche (this time I used an 11X7″ pan and cut in 15 squares, making it easier to serve. I’ve only used half on the crust since I left the sides “naked”)

There was some Spanish Omelet (Carrots and peas)

Devilled eggs : Avocado Devilled Eggs, Cashew Devilled Eggs and Sour Cream-Chive Devilled Eggs.

To make sure everyone gets some greens we had some Cheesy Egg-Broccoli

And some muffins

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Sour Cream Chive Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 24

Ingredients

  • 4 cups self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup / 3 oz / ~80 gr shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 3 Egg-Land Best eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups sour-cream
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 8 tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 400F. Line 2X12 muffin pan with paper lines.
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour with the cheese and chives.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the eggs, sour-cream, yogurt and butter. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ones.
  4. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  5. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups. They should be about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, until risen and golden.
  7. Serve warm or cold.

Notes

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Now the fun part! Egg-land’s Best Eggs is kind enough to give to one lucky winner a basket full of goodies

  • 2 Free EB Dozen coupons (Any variety- classic, cage-free, or organic)
  • 1 Free EB Hard Cooked and Peeled variety coupon
  • 1 EB Apron
  • 1 EB Spatula
  • 1 EB Whisk
  • 1 EB Cutting Board
  • 1 EB Mixing Bowl
  • 1 EB Bowl Scraper
  • 1 EB Coffee Mug
  • 1 Plush Egg
  • 1 EB Tote Bag


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Disclosure: Eggland’s Best Eggs has compensated me for this post with a gift card and a basket full of goodies. As always, all the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Comments

  1. says

    I am trying to eat healthy (I’m a vegetarian, so I don’t get much saturated fat, and that helps) and to get exercise. I also keep an eye on my “vitals” because my family has a history of heart disease.

  2. Reem | Simply Reem says

    Great giveaway….
    Healthy eating is no doubt the key for healthy life….

    Love your beautiful muffins, they look awesome.

  3. says

    Those muffins look fabulous. Your entire menu sounds so good.

    I love eggland’s best eggs. I buy them every time they are on sale.

    Exercising has become a much bigger priority in my life as well as eating a healthy diet. Great giveaway!

  4. Renata says

    Love eggs – nutritious healthy protein! And I keep my heart healthy be taking a brisk 30min walk daily and exercising :)

  5. Maureen says

    I am taking the vitamins that I can plus I am trying to drink more water and eat more fresh veggies and fruit and have some omega 3 ‘s in my diet.

  6. says

    Your muffins do look tasty, it has been some time since I enjoyed a savory one!
    Also this was a very informative post, healthy tips are always welcome. I hope your are enjoying the weekend!

  7. Diane M. says

    I do my best to avoid unhealthy fats by limiting the amount of animal products I eat, and also run and do yoga as much as I can.

  8. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says

    You are such an inspiration Roxana with all that you do!
    I love eggs and not sure I could ever go without them in my diet. Great muffin recipe!
    :-) Mandy

  9. chantal says

    I’m more careful about the cholesterol content in what I eat and I make sure to get tested for it at the doctor now.

  10. Lynette Cruz says

    The challah bread is beautiful!! I’m working out,eating as healthy as possibleand keeping a positive state of mind!

  11. Kim - Liv Life says

    Roxanna, your photos are just beautiful!! And I love that you have a cracked egg on the counter… Liv would have loved make this set up! Wonderful recipes and a great giveaway!

  12. says

    Congratulations on your post…everything looks delicious! I LOVE the challah! I’ve been using Egglands Best eggs exclusively now for the last 9 months as part of a healthy lifestyle!

  13. Lisa says

    What a spread of gorgeous goodies containing eggs. The challah is just stunning! I definitely have to try those sour cream chive muffins!

  14. says

    Wow Roxy you did it again my friend! What a great spread and I love your little savory muffins..I bet everybody enjoyed it very much! I am not eating eggs anymore but my dear family do more than you can imagine so I am trilled to sign up for this awesome giveaway!!! Thank you!

  15. Alicia says

    Thanks for the recipe! I have high cholesterol as well, but I try to focus more on cutting out saturated and trans fats from meals rather than dietary cholesterol.

  16. tc says

    I’ve changed my gym routine. I used to hate the idea of working out, but now I love it. It’s meditation for me. I’ve stepped it up to include more intense workouts, and I’ve become strangely addicted to it. I wish my schedule would give me more time for the gym. :)

  17. Tanantha says

    I love eggs! Thanks for the muffin recipe Roxana. Been wanting to make savory muffins after I move. This is perfect! Your challah bread looks so good and your giveaway enter is so cool!

  18. says

    I applaud you for raising awareness about the risks of heart disease. my Mom had a heart attack, and she didn’t even know, she was having one. She just thought that she was having breathing problems. She never had chest pain.

  19. says

    My husband I have cut out processed foods, soda, and we don’t eat at fast-food restaurants:-) My schedule got a bit crazy, but we are getting exercise back in the mix too! There is heart disease in my family, so staying healthy is important to me:-) Hugs, Terra

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