If you aren’t making your family big-batch breakfasts, you are doing breakfast wrong. My morning routine used to be kind of a hot mess, and slowly, one step at a time, I have been refining it to a bit of an art. The easier I can make things for myself, the better. I usually make this recipe on Sunday evenings or Monday mornings, and it supplies my two children breakfast for the rest of the week.
Cook Breakfast Once, Eat All Week
Here’s a few things I know:
- I am a big fan of breakfast (or anything involving bacon).
- Bacon takes a while to cook, if you do it properly.
- Ain’t nobody got time to make a hearty breakfast every morning.
- My kids usually wake up starving and happen to be super picky.
Don’t Skimp on Nutrition
Quick breakfasts are often sugar and carb loaded and not too great for your family’s health. Pop Tarts, cereal, and instant oatmeal spike blood sugar and are likely to create cravings for more unhealthy food later in the day. Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. So, why not start your morning by giving your babies some wholesome foods?
Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse, especially for youngin’s. Eggs are packed vitamins and minerals, and good-for-the-brain fatty acids. They also are a source of all nine essential amino acids, making it a what is referred to as a “complete protein.” And to top it off, they are CHEAP, man!
And then there’s the bacon. Oh, bacon, one of the great loves of my life. I could eat bacon on or in any dish and it would probably make it better. Bacon has gotten a bad rap for causing heart disease and causing weight gain. But, new research is disproving these as my not entirely true. Quality bacon, from healthy, happy pigs, actually has some health BENEFITS! Quality meats have higher levels of micro nutrients, as well more of that brain-building fatty acid goodnes
This recipe can also be an excellent vessel for additional nutrition. My three-year-old son is super picky. He only eats about four vegetables, and will eat none of those with eggs. But if your family has slightly more diverse pallete, you might consider adding some chopped greens, broccoli, or sweet peppers. Goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh herbs are also delicious. Eggs are magical – they taste great with anything. Get crazy.
I use my cast iron skillet whenever possible. It provides even cooking temperature and the more you cook with it, the better it cooks! It also goes from stove to oven very well and is nonstick without any weird chemicals having to be added to the metal.