November 16, 2011
Protein-Packed and Kid-Friendly!
Whhaaaattt??!! Could it be true? A healthy, protein-packed breakfast your kids will love? Yes, yes, and yes! Sneaking in a power breakfast or a nutritious protein-filled snack has never been easier! Trust me. My life revolves around my kids, nutritious food they will actually eat, and preparing convenient recipes your children will love to take in their lunchbox. If you're wondering how I manage to make “eggs” convenient, I want you to meet my friend Mrs. Muffin Pan. I measure and mix the ingredients in five minutes or less and she takes the heat and does the rest of the work for me! Our relationship is too good to be true. Almost.
Every Sunday, I make a couple dozen breakfast cupcakes for lunch-box go-to's and last minute, on-the-go snacks! No, I am not overly ambitious or über organized; but I know how to take shortcuts that will make my mornings easier! For these, all I have to do is mix up the ingredients and we have a fun variety of cupcakes for in-the-car breakfast, lunches, afternoon snack and post workout grab-and-go. The added bonus is that you can sneak in some veggies and your kids still think they are eating cupcakes!
Breakfast Cupcakes, Courtesy of MOMables Lunch Menus
Yield: 1 dozen regular cupcakes
· 9 eggs
· 5 TB milk
· 1 cup shredded cheese
· 1 cup diced ham, crumbled bacon, turkey, or
· 1/2 cup diced veggies of choice (or add ½ cup of another topping)
· 3/4 cup Bisquick mix
1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Grease muffin pan (or spray, or line w/ liners).
2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk, and Bisquick mix. Then add cheese and toppings and mix well.
3. Spoon into muffin cups.
4. Bake for 10-15 minutes until tops are golden brown. Allow cooling.
Another reason to love these is because you can make a few dozen at a time and freeze them! I can zap them in microwave for 30 seconds and I have an instant snack!
Laura Fuentes is the Chief MOM at MOMables™. A wife, mother of 3 and a lunch enthusiast who insists on healthy, wholesome food for her family. On her personal blog, Super Glue Mom, she writes about motherhood, green living, deadlines and keeping her cool, even when her kids super-glued her hair. She’s also a food contributor to numerous sites, and helps parents overcome the difficulties of cooking for picky eaters.
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