You’re a busy mom with plenty on your plate, but you still know that there’s no substitute when it comes to health and nutrition for you and your children – like a home cooked meal. Eggs are probably already a big part of your regular morning routine; a big batch of scrambled eggs with toast is a healthy and simple way to get the whole family out the door each day. But as it turns out, your best-friend-at-breakfast-time is also a budget-conscious, vitamin-rich source of protein that you can use on plenty of other occasions – whether it’s a quick meal on a busy weeknight or in appetizers that will impress any dinner party guest.
Every mom has been there: you’ve got an hour between picking the kids up from the sitter and getting them to hockey practice and music lessons, and with no time to get to the grocery store, all you have in the fridge are some eggs and vegetables. Don’t think that your options are limited to omelettes, because with the right ingredients, you have a world of recipes at your fingertips. Eggs are particularly good for using up leftovers like a Tupperware container of cooked rice, as they make the perfect protein in a fried rice and vegetable dish. All you need is a red pepper, some green onions, broccoli or snow peas, and some soy sauce to make a nutritious dinner in 30 minutes or less.
If your kids are pizza fans but you don’t have time to wait for the local takeout spot, or you have plenty of food in the fridge, you might be surprised at what you can do in less than 15 minutes. That’s how long it takes to blend two of their favorite meals: French Toast and pizza, in a wholesome, savory sandwich suggested by Egg Farmers of Ontario. Spread tomato sauce, cheese, and vegetables like green peppers and mushrooms between slices of Italian bread, then dip into a mixture of egg, milk, oregano, and a dash of parmesan and fry them up just like French Toast. This twist on the grilled cheese sandwich is high in protein and perfect for your sports players, giving them a powerful boost of energy. For more recipes like this one, stop by www.getcracking.ca/recipes/ and find out how you can make better and faster meals for your kids with eggs.
While you can always depend on eggs in a pinch, there’s a reason that, according to culinary legend, the 100 folds in a chef’s toque represent the 100 ways to cook eggs. They are equally good for making jaw-dropping hors d’oeuvres for your next dinner party, from crust-less mini quiches to bite-sized zucchini and feta triangles, or classics like bacon deviled eggs.
You don’t have to drive all the way out to the farm to buy fresh, high-quality eggs; thanks to the work done by Egg Farmers of Ontario, busy moms don’t have to go any further than the local supermarket to get high quality eggs from hens raised on family farms. Whether it’s for breakfast, a last-minute dinner, dinner party appetizers, or dessert, eggs are always there when you need them.