This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board. The kids are all going back-to-school; and if your house is like mine, the mornings are pure crazy town. Everyone is rushing around trying to get ready for their day. No one wants to be late and we all have to work around one another. Sometimes this can propose quite a challenge. My husband has to get up, dressed and ready to go to school. It has been 20 years since he has been in school, so it is quite the change for him. Taking kids to school is also a huge change. You have to coordinate drop off times with school bus pick-up times and figure out how to make it where you need to go without being late. I wake up with the whole gang to assist as much as I can. I am lucky I work from home so I do not have the same rush to be somewhere as everyone else. This also means I get to make sure my family starts the day with a high-quality, nutritious breakfast. Did you know eggs are one of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein per serving? Protein helps makes sure you have enough antibodies to help us fight those back-to-school infections. It is also needed to build muscle tissue. We all know we need muscle tissue to keep our bodies active and strong.
The American Egg Board proposed a challenge to me and a few other bloggers to replace our cereal with eggs for ten days. They even gave us a few recipes to try that take only a few minutes to prepare and are under $1.99 per serving. Since they are prepared in the microwave, you do not even have the mess of dirty dishes to clean up! Wait?! Microwave you say? How does that work? Actually it is pretty easy. About halfway through, your eggs will look like the image above. You just push the eggs that have cooked toward the center and return the dish back to the microwave. I modeled my recipe after the Egg, Sausage & Cheddar Breakfast Bowl having a Cost Per Serving of $1.61.
Ham and Egg Cheddar Bowl
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 T skim milk
- 1 piece of sliced ham (leftover lunch meat is what I used)
- 1 T Cheddar cheese
- Dash of salt and pepper
- 1/2 chopped parsley
- Whisk the egg, milk, and spices until blended. You can do this right in the bowl you plan on microwaving and ultimately eating out of to save on time and dishes.
- Mix in the sliced ham. You can also use cooked bacon or sausage.
- Microwave for 45 seconds on high
- Push the cooked edges toward the center.
- Microwave another 45 to 60 seconds longer until the egg is almost set.
- Top with the cheese before serving.
I included the other recipes below so you can take the challenge with me.
- Egg, Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Puzzle Sandwich (Cost Per Serving: $1.99)
- Microwave Egg & Sausage Breakfast Taco (Cost Per Serving: $1.99)
- Microwave Breakfast Flatbread Pizza (Cost Per Serving: $1.99)
- 1-Minute Sausage & Cheese Omelet (Cost Per Serving: $1.99)
I found it rather easy to take this challenge. My kids love eggs and we eat them often. I have never been a big fan of sugary cereals. I want my children to arrive at school well fed and concentrated on learning and not hunger. You can tell by Mason’s happy, stuffed face, he is more than happy with the switch. He finished all of his eggs in no time flat. Less doddling at the breakfast table equals on time to school! The American Egg Board even took a survey recently to investigate the importance of breakfast on busy school days. You can view the results of the survey at the Back-To-School Survey Fact Sheet.
Do you want to experience the benefits of serving eggs to your family? Enter the giveaway for a 1-year supply of eggs that is valued at $100. The year’s supply would be fulfilled as a $100 gift card to the winner’s grocery store of their choice and is valid for US residents only. Please comment what your favorite back-to-school egg breakfast is for a chance to win a year’s supply of eggs.
Eggs provide a number of excellent dietary benefits, can be easily cooked in a variety of ways, and are very cost effective. The American Egg Board highlights the many benefits of eating eggs in addition to providing tips and delicious recipes. For more information, please visit http://IncredibleEgg.org/. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.