Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Ohio Eggs.
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It’s hard to believe that the kids are going back to school. It’s time to face those early mornings, homework, and being a mom taxi. Breakfast is so important for kids as it gets their brain moving to help them think throughout the school day. Wake up with Eggs! Did you know that eating a protein-rich breakfast keeps kids stay full for hours? It’s true!
I am not one that makes a huge breakfast for my kids because let’s face it there is never enough time in the morning before school. I like to find easy things to make in the morning and came across this recipe for Egg Muffins by Ohio Eggs that I had to share. They are so easy to make and can even be made ahead of time and reheated in the morning. And if you like a visual there is even an easy to follow video.
- 8 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheese (any finely grated or shredded cheese)
- 1 ½ cups finely diced meats and vegetables
- Heat oven to 350° F.
- Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until blended.
- Add cheese and mix well.
- Add the finely diced vegetables and/or meat and mix well.
- Spoon mixture evenly into 12 greased muffin cups.
- Bake in 350° F oven until just set, 20 -22 minutes.
- Cool 5 minutes.
- Remove from muffin cups and enjoy warm.
Photo Credit: Ohio Eggs
Feel free to use any meat and vegetable combination in your egg muffins. Meats must be fully cooked (bacon, sausage, ham, ground beef, etc.). Vegetables can be raw, sautéed, or even leftovers. Save time by baking the egg muffins the day before. Completely cool and store in an airtight container or re-sealable bag. Quickly re-warm in the microwave for a breakfast-on-the-go.
Wake up to Eggs:
- One egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein!
- Eggs contain 13 essential nutrients and 6 grams of high-quality protein, all for only 70 calories.
- Nutrient-dense breakfasts including eggs have been shown to help children focus and perform better in school.
- Unlike most cereals and yogurt, eggs only contain one ingredient – “eggs.” They don’t contain sugar or carbs, either. And, at just 17¢ a serving, they’re the least expensive source of high-quality protein.
- Protein in eggs is the highest-quality protein found in any food.
- Plan ahead by making a batch of hard-boiled eggs for the week and use them to pack in lunches or in recipes such as an easy egg salad.
Being from Ohio, there’s a good chance the eggs you ate for breakfast are from an Ohio egg farm! I just love supporting the local farms around the state we love. In fact, your eggs may come from the Lochtefeld family egg farm in Mercer County, Ohio. How cool is that?! Ohio is the 2nd largest egg farming state in the nation, producing more than 9 billion eggs each year. That’s a lot of eggs to keep us moving and healthy!