Appetite for Health

Kids are headed back to school, and if you’re busy buying supplies, don’t forget to restock your kitchen with essential foods and beverages that can help your child be their best.

Did you know that multiple scientific studies demonstrate the cognitive benefits of eating breakfast, such as better memory time, test scores and school attendance? No wonder they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

A well-rounded breakfast should have multiple food groups represented such as lean sources of protein, like eggs, whole grains and a fruit or veggie. For example, these 60-second Coffee Mug Eggs served on top of a whole grain English muffin with a side of fruit.

For busy mornings when you’re scrambling to find your keys and get the kids to school on time, whip up an on-the-go Breakfast Burrito with a quick and easy egg scramble. Simply scramble eggs with your favorite veggies and salsa and wrap them up in a whole grain tortilla.

And here’s a wake-up call: one large egg has 6 grams of high-quality protein and 13 essential nutrients, including lutein and choline, two nutrients important for brain development.
For a delicious and fun lunch, consider a protein-packed Bento Box that your child can assemble.Lunch box

And for a quick and easy dinner, try this Broccoli Cheddar Frittata. Egg dishes like frittatas are a tasty way to get kids to eat more veggies.

Your kids will be “cracking” a smile in no time when they learn how easy it is to cook with eggs — they’ll love the fun, and you’ll love the help in the kitchen!