Bacon, Eggs, and Chives for One

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With Little League in full swing, here is another easy on-the-go meal for our hectic spring evenings.  This high-protein meal of bacon, eggs, and chives comes together in minutes, and it tastes great.  As I was putting these together, I was thinking about the old days when I used to eat cheese on a daily basis.  I love cheese and I only eat it occasionally now that I have been diagnosed with a dairy sensitivity.  In a meal like this, many people would add some cheese, but I don’t think it’s necessary.  While a little cheddar would add some salty flavor to this dish, I think the bacon and chives are enough to accomplish that task.  Serve with avocado slices and orange slices, or any fruits and veggies you have on hand.  This meal costs $.86 per serving, and that’s using cage-free eggs and good-quality bacon from Whole Foods.

8 eggs
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
1 tablespoon snipped chives

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease and flour 4 ramekins or eight muffin cups.
  2. Mix together the eggs, bacon, salt and pepper, then divide the mixture evenly among the ramekins.  Sprinkle the top of each with chives.
  3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until eggs are set.  Keep checking on them in the oven.  When the eggs puff up, that’s the sign that they’re almost done.  They taste best when served immediately, but they can also be refrigerated for up to a week.

Price breakdown:
8 eggs = $1.84
4 slices bacon = $1.60
Chives = free (from the garden)
Total: $3.44 for 4 servings

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This post is part of Real Food 101, Frugally Sustainable, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Real Food Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Whole Food Wednesdays, Simple Lives Thursday, and Fight Back Friday.


  1. says

    Great-looking recipe, and I’ve got those free chives in my garden! BTW, I can’t eat dairy, but have found that I can manage cow and sheep products. There’s a sheep romano that is a perfect substitute for parmesan. :)

    • says

      Miranda, any small, muffin-sized, oven-safe container would work. You could alternately bake the whole mixture in a larger pan, and then just cut it into single servings. It will take longer in a larger pan, though. Bake until the egg mixture is set and no longer jiggly.

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