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We eat eggs. We eat eggs A LOT! From scrambled to fried, and everything in between, eggs aren’t just a staple in our household, eggs are THE staple. Not only are eggs a great source of protein, but they don’t affect your blood sugar and are packed full of vitamins and minerals. Eggs are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and almost everybody likes them in one form or another.
Of course, when you have kids the same old boring scrambled eggs on toast doesn’t always cut it. So what do I do when I hear the inevitable, “We’re having scrambled eggs again” complaint? I change it up a little, bringing new meaning to the term “fresh eggs”.
Here’s an idea I came up with in place of the traditional breakfast burrito. I was fresh out of flour tortillas and was “scrambling” for something to make for dinner. I had everything I needed to fill a burrito and, luckily, I also happened to have some corn tortillas in the fridge. That’s when I came up Breakfast Tacos.
Homemade Sausage (recipe below)
Uncooked Corn Tortillas
1. First, I pull out 1 pound of whatever lean, ground meat I have on hand. Usually its ground turkey but at the time I only had ground chicken. Put your meat in a large bowl and set aside.
2.In a small bowl mix the following ingredients: (This mixture will make your meat taste like sausage without all the greasiness and fat.)
- 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon of ground white pepper (depending on how hot you like your sausage)
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
3. Add seasoning mixture to meat and mix well. Break up and brown your seasoned meat in a frying pan until cooked through. Set aside.
4. Scramble enough eggs to feed your family (usually a dozen covers one meal for our family of four, plus extras for left overs). Set aside.
5. You can use whatever corn tortillas you like, but my favorite kind are the yellow, uncooked ones you can find in the cold section of the grocery store (usually near the cheese). Cook tortillas on a skillet on medium heat until cooked through.
6. And that’s it! Fill your tortillas with the eggs, sausage, and toppings of your choice. We added cheese, chopped onion, salsa, and ranch. Next time, I plan to try some cilantro too! This recipe started out as a random creation and has turned into a family favorite.
“Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?” If you don’t, I’m betting you will after your try my Healthier Green Eggs Recipe. No food coloring is involved. If you have a hard time getting your little ones to eat green vegetables, this recipe is for you.
Eggs in a smoothie, say what? I am not kidding you, this is a great way to get some extra protein down, and you can’t even taste it. I have to give my husband all the credit for this one. We try to make a fruit and vegetable smoothie every day. We have a couple of very picky eaters in our house, and a smoothie is a great way to get those extra vitamins and veggies down.
Try my simple recipe:
1 cup of almond or rice milk
1 cup of pineapple juice
2 whole frozen bananas
1 cup of mixed frozen tropical fruit
½ cup of scrambled eggs (fresh or leftover)
2 tablespoons of honey
1 cup of fresh spinach
1 cup of plain or vanilla yogurt
Blend together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Egg Drop Oatmeal
Again, the credit on this one goes to my husband. Everyone’s heard of egg drop soup. My husband had the idea to add a little punch to our breakfast one morning with Egg Drop Oatmeal.
For one packet of plain oatmeal, boil 2/3 cups of water in a small saucepan. Once it hits a rolling boil, at the oats, then one egg. Beat the egg with a fork until it’s scrambled through. Cook the oatmeal one minute longer, stirring often with a rubber spatula. Add honey, butter, and cinnamon to taste. Once again, you can’t taste the egg, but the extra protein will do your body good. Serves 1.
How about you? How do you like your eggs?
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