Dollar for dollar, there are few foods that pack a bigger nutritional punch than the good, old-fashioned egg.
Versatile, easy and tasty- if not already, eggs should be a go-to in your home.
Breakfast for Dinner
What is it that is so delightful for kids if you reverse the order of things? Breakfast for dinner? Why not? Serve em’ how you like them- scrambled, sunny side up, however. Slap down some sausages, home fries and a side of fruit or sliced tomatoes, and you’ve got yourself a full meal.
You can really make the kids giggle by putting your pajamas on for this breakfast dinner.
Essentially an oven-baked omelette, think of the frittata not only as an inexpensive, healthy meal- but also as a great way to use up leftover meat, veggies or potatoes. The combinations are endless.
You can even include some legumes like chickpeas or black beans (which are quite delicious with a little salsa and fresh cilantro mixed in).
Beat eggs, fold in your ingredients, bake and you’ve got dinner.
The Frittata’s crusted cousin, the quiche is an excellent way to use up leftovers as well, by slicing and dicing whatever combination appeals to you and your family. I cheat a little, and use store-bought pie-shells for the crust.
If you are industrious (pastry making is one of those skills that has always eluded me)- homemade pie crust is infinitely more tasty and cheaper too.
Prepare similarly to the frittatas, mix ingredients pour in pre-baked shell and bake.
Make a rice bowl into a meal by frying up some vegetables and cooked white rice. Add a beaten egg for a protein punch and you’ve got a meal in a bowl.
Baked Potato Eggs
Another one dish wonder! Bake potatoes in the oven. Sauté some onion and garlic for a couple of minutes in butter. Scoop out the flesh of the potato (leave it about a quarter full) and add to the pan, along with some grated cheese.
Once blended, scoop the mixture back into the potato shells. Crack an egg on top and bake for about 20 minutes, or until yolk is set.