Breakfast is old news – try eggs for lunch, supper & snacks! If any of you know me – you realize that our family loves fresh veggies, my hubby is a meat-a-tarian and we all love eggs, eggs and more eggs. While this doesn’t make us very different than lots of other families. I thought I would highlight some of our big kids (mom and dad ) and smaller kids (the 4 year old and 6 year old’s) favourite ways to eat eggs.
Our Top 10 Fave ways to eat eggs!
- Hard boiled. Hard boiled eggs are hands down our families fave snack. We boil up a bunch and keep them in the fridge for quick snacking. * Watching cholesterol or saturated fat? Hard boiled eggs make it easy! Just stick to the whites and for-go the yolks!
- Hard boiled on Salad or Wrap – cut up a hard boiled (from the ready to peel bowl in the fridge) and add to a salad or chop up and put in a wrap with Sweet Heat Mango Hot Sauce, red onions and cucumber (Mommies fave quick lunch)
- Deviled Eggs – scoop the hard boiled yolks out add some dijon mustard and mayo whip, until creamy. Use a icing bag (or a sandwich bag with the corner cut off) to fill the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika OR Hard boiled eggs with the yolks removed and sprinkled with paprika. (This is 6 year old Leea’s fave).
- Egg Salad – add a little mayo, onion, celery, mustard and chopped up hard boiled eggs and top with lettuce and tomato for an easy lunch. (my fave as a kid)
- Scrambled eggs – ’nuff said. 4 year old Ben’s fave is rye toast with peanut butter and scrambled eggs (sometimes all together in a sandwich – hey he’s 4 what can I say…)
- Quiche – use up left over veggies, bacon, ham, spinach cheese etc with a great quiche (yes real men eat quiche (they just don’t admit it))
- On a buttered bagel with hot sauce (Sweet Mango Heat), cheddar cheese, red onion and salami (Dad’s fave lunch)
- Fried Eggs – served sunny side up or if in a sandwich over easy (Dad’s fave breakie or lunch) – preferably cooked in bacon drippings (barf – o sorry was that out loud it was supposed to be just for me)
- Toad in the Hole – butter bread, cut hole out of the centre approx the size of an egg. Add bread to a hot pan and crack an egg into the centre, cook as you would a fried egg. (My ex-roommate’s fave and my sister’s fave growing up). Fry this in the bacon or sausage drippings if you really want to see a heart attack on a plate 🙂
- Veggie Omelet – Hands down my fave! This is one of my fave dinners. (recipe below). Even my husband who makes a face when I say lets have a veggie omelet for supper has changed his tune and has decided that this is pretty. damn. good. Make this into brunch by making homemade pancakes & sausage. (Pancake recipe coming!)
Veggie Omelet (for 2)
- misc assorted veggies – I used 4 pieces asparagus – washed trimmed and cut into 3’s, 1 small stalk broccoli (chopped), 2 portabella mushrooms washed and sliced into good sized chunks, 1 zucchini peeled and sliced
- 4 eggs – beaten with a fork
- 2 dashes cayenne sauce (like Red Hot or Louisiana Sauce)
- 3-4 TB milk
- ((more or less depending on taste)
- 1/4 c feta cheese crumbled
- fresh ground pepper