Through all of the chaos of our current family health crisis, I’ve really been pretty lousy at planning meals, so I’ve had to be fairly creative at times… “family cannot live on a quick-pot-of-pasta alone”.
Fortunately, our kids have always loved eggs since the day they were old enough to eat them. Our son, especially, can down three scrambled eggs without taking a breath, so we’ve now adopted what we deem a “breakfast dinner”.
Of course, they must be organic eggs. I’ve been buying Horizon organic eggs (more recognizable for organic milk, yogurts, cheese, etc.) because I know it’s a reliable brand, just like the milk I buy. In fact, Horizon was the first nationally distributed organic dairy brand and helped pioneer the organic movement in 1992.
We all know eggs are such an amazing source of protein and vitamin D, but when they’re organic you know that they are produced without antibiotics and growth hormones. Plus, the hens are cage-free and fed a 100% organic, vegetarian and pesticide-free diet so you know this means a better product for your family to consume too. None of the nasty things will be neatly packed inside your eggs with all of the nutrition (which, by the way, happens to include three times more omega-3 fatty acids, twice as much vitamin E and 40% more vitamin A than non-organic). Suddenly I don’t feel so bad about all the eggs I’ve been serving up!
I’ve gotten pretty good at making those “breakfast dinners” of traditional scrambled eggs (spruced up a bit) or a nice quiche (that I use to mask all kinds of healthy veggies) but admittedly, I need some new recipe ideas. If you care to share one, please do… my family will probably thank you.
But just remember to keep your eggs organic to maintain the goodness inside, keep the badness out and you might just get a chuckle imagining all those happy, little hens prancing around the barnyard.