Who says breakfast has to be the same old cold cereal every morning?
Mixing things up a little may be just the jump start your a.m. routine needs.
“Skipping breakfast can make kids feel tired or irritable,” says Jennifer Montesi, MS, RD, a registered dietitian at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. “More importantly, kids who eat breakfast are more likely to develop healthy eating patterns and participate in healthy physical activities because they have the energy they need to feel good while at play.”
One way to mix things up to start your day is to take family-favorite recipes and put a morning twist on them.
Breakfast enchiladas, for example!
You can mix the ingredients up before bedtime with your child, and just pop it in the oven in the morning.
Breakfast Enchilada Recipe
What you’ll need:
- 6 eggs
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 8 green onions, finely sliced
- 2 cups (8 ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheese
- 10 eight-inch whole wheat tortillas
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 tablespoon flour
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups (total) of other mix-in ingredients, potentially to include any of the following, for example: yellow or green peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, spinach, diced cooked broccoli, or diced potatoes
What to do:
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly spray a 13x9 (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
- Mix the veggies and 1 cup of the cheese together in a large bowl.
- Place 1/3 cup of the veggie + cheese mixture down the center of each tortilla.
- Roll the tortillas up and place seam down in the baking dish.
- Whisk the eggs, milk flour and salt in another large bowl.
- Pour the egg mixture over the tortillas.
- Sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese over the top.
- Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.
- Uncover, then bake 10-15 minutes longer or until egg mixture has set and cheese is melted.
If preparing ahead of time, stop after step 7. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next morning, pick back up with step 8.
Modified from a recipe from InspiredTaste.com.
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