The Incredible Edible Egg

{you’re singing that now, aren’t you?}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.

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It’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement of back to school this year since I actually have a kid going back to “school”. Plus all the tax-free shopping signs at Target keep drawing me into the pens and paper aisle. I wish I had a reason to need all new notebooks!

I know most kids hate getting dragged out of bed in the morning, usually scrambling at the last minute to shove something down their throat and make it out the door on time for the school bus. Not me. I was always up early enough to down not one, but several giant bowls of cereal before I headed out for the day. Despite the massive amounts of cereal I went through, I was always starving a few hours later, with lunchtime nowhere in sight.

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I don’t know why I never thought of eating something else for breakfast that might keep me full longer. Kabes is always hungry so I accepted the American Egg Board challenge of switching his breakfast to eggs for 10 days, since research shows protein-rich breakfasts help with appetite control {and focus in school to boot}. I’m a little nervous he’ll get sick of them. I’m a lot nervous I’ll get sick of them. But we’ll see how it goes!

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I don’t have time to whip up elaborate breakfasts in the am, as I’m sure many of you don’t either, so I’m sticking with the fast and simple ones. That’s one of the reasons eggs can be a good back to school breakfast option- you can make them ahead of time, zap them in the microwave, or hard boil them to have breakfast on the go. Plus eggs are a cheap and fabulous source of protein: 6g of protein for 15 cents. Not bad.

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For breakfast this morning I went with a simple pop-in-the-microwave meal of hashbrown potatoes, eggs, and salsa; the Microwave 3 Minute Breakfast Hash. Kabes scarfed it down like there was no tomorrow. I was rather surprised considering he’s not huge fan of eggs- it’s always hit or miss. Today was a hit!

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We’ll see how the next 9 days go.:)

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Eggs provide a number of excellent dietary benefits, can be easily cooked in a variety of ways, and are very cost effective. The American Egg Board highlights the many benefits of eating eggs in addition to providing tips and delicious recipes. For more information, please visit http://IncredibleEgg.org/.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.

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