Caesar Egg Strata
Contributed by: News Canada
(NC) - The research is clear. Children who eat a nutritious breakfast that is high in protein perform better at school. A well-balanced breakfast increases concentration and helps children pay attention in class, which naturally improves their math and reading skills, behaviour, attendance and test scores.*
If you want to help your children succeed at school, start serving eggs for breakfast. Eggs are rich in choline, zinc and iron, vital nutrients that promote healthy brain development. Just one large egg delivers many important nutrients, including 6 grams of the highest quality protein - eggsactly what growing minds and bodies need to kick-start the day. Even better, eggs provide lasting energy that helps your busy family stay focused and alert throughout the day
*Minnesota Department of Children. Families and Learning: School Breakfast Programs Energizing the Classrooms. 1998.
Preparation: 3 minutes - Cooking: 1 minute
- cooking spray
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp 2% milk 30 mL
- 1 tbsp low-fat Caesar dressing 15 mL
- 1/2 slice whole grain bread cubes 2 tsp pre-cooked packaged bacon bits 10 mL
- 1 tbsp freshly shredded Parmesan cheese 15 mL
Spray a small bowl with cooking spray. Add eggs, milk and dressing; whisk together. Stir in bread cubes and bacon bits. Microwave on medium-high (70% power) for 1 to 2 minutes, until soft curds form, stirring several times so eggs stay fluffy. Top with cheese.
Serving Size: Makes 1 Servings