Mornings are a nightmare around our house. No matter how much planning I do, someone is always missing a sock or can’t find their snowpants. I try to do as much preparation as possible in advance to help things go a little bit more smoothly.
One thing that I have found I can do in advance is make breakfast that can be reheated to last a few days at a time. This saves us time and a whole lot of effort! When I was presented with the opportunity to use Eggland’s Best Eggs to create a recipe using eggs, I was all for it! I have seen these eggs before, but didn’t know much about them.
Just an FYI: The Eggland’s Best coupon, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Eggland’s Best. All opinions are my own. I came up with this idea by putting together some of our favorite simple ingredients that tend to pack a punch with a lot of flavor!
Sausage and Cheese Frittata
-1 pound breakfast sausage
-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
-8 Eggland’s Best eggs
-1/2 cup milk Brown sausage in a cast iron or oven safe pan.
Drain grease from sausage when it is finished.
While the sausage is browning, combine eggs and milk in a bowl. Then add cheese and stir. Sit to the side until sausage is browned.
When sausage is browned and grease is drained, add egg mixture to sausage and to combine everything. Then, let the frittata cook for approximately 3 minutes. The sides will start to solidify. This is your cue to put the frittata into the oven!
Cook at 350 degress for 13-17 minutes. The top will start to brown and the middle of the frittata will be solid. If you start to take this out of the oven and the middle of it starts to move, put it back in the oven for a few more minutes. If you take it out too soon, you will end up with egg soup!
You cut this into wedges and serve!
We loved this recipe. Sometimes, I feel like I try to add to much or doctor things up too much that I forget some simple flavors are the best. This was one of those times that I really enjoyed the flavors of the simple ingredients!
Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs contain:
o 10 times more Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to protect body cells and tissues whether in the heart, skin, lungs, joints or elsewhere in the body. Antioxidants are nutrients in our foods which can prevent, or slow down, the oxidative damage to our bodies. Each EB egg contains 10 times more Vitamin E than ordinary eggs, which is equal to 25% of the recommended daily intake for Vitamin E.
o 4 times more Vitamin D
Vitamin D aids in the body’s absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. It is important for maintaining muscle strength, healthy body fat levels, and body tissue health. Each EB egg contains 4 times more Vitamin D than ordinary eggs, which is equal to 30% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin D.* (*based on third-party testing of ordinary eggs)
o More than double the Omega-3
Omega-3 fatty acids are classified as essential fatty acids because they are important for maintaining good health. Omega-3’s are believed to be beneficial for heart health, brain and eye function, infant development, and alleviating hypertension. Our bodies do not produce omega-3’s naturally, therefore, they must be obtained from food sources.
o 25% less saturated fat
Reducing the amount of saturated fat is recommended for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular functions.
o 3 times more Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is important for healthy protein metabolism, as well as cognitive, cardiovascular, and nervous system health. Vitamin B12 is needed for the process of converting carbohydrates, fats, and proteins from food into energy. It also helps form healthy red blood cells.
o 38% more lutein
Lutein is an important antioxidant that helps maintain healthy vision and overall eye health. Lutein may slow the effects of age-related macular degeneration, and it is an important nutrient for those who may be at risk for cataracts
I was also given the opportunity to give one of you a gift pack that includes:
-2 free dozen Eggland’s Best coupons
-$25 Visa gift card
-plush EB egg
Have a wonderful rest of the week!