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Breakfast Casserole Muffins

rep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25-20 minutes

Servings: 12 Muffins

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of shredded hash browns
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup of green onion, finely chopped
  • 16 Mom Made Foods Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 24 muffin pan well.
  2. Microwave Mom Made Foods Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites according to package instructions. Allow meatballs to cool, then slice into quarters and set aside.
  3. Beat eggs in mixing bowl.
  4. Add shredded hash browns, meatballs, green onions and shredded cheese. Stir to mix.
  5. Scoop egg mixture into muffin pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until “muffins” are set. Serve immediately. Or, let cool and freeze for quick breakfasts all week!
  7. To reheat frozen muffins, microwave on high for one minute.
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breakfast muffins

Get Lucky with These 5 Recipes

It's almost time to pull out all your green clothing and celebrate St Patty's Day. Here are some fun, healthy and GREEN cooking ideas to bring some luck to your family this year. 1. Start the day with some flower power eggs.

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2. Pizza with some greens ( via #Makethebestofeverything)

Won't hurt to add some Mom Made meatballs as well to give it more flavor.

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3. Keeping it healthy, some green fruit on a skewer is a great snack and fun to eat ( via #DeltaMorgan)

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4.  Another great low calorie snack are these cute cucumber hats with cheese! ( via #CreativeFood)

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5. Family dinner can include Mom Made's antibiotic-free, low sodium Chicken & Apple Meatballs with white sauce and spinach. It's Monday after all...and who has more than 10 minutes to prepare dinner on a Monday?

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Now it's time to celebrate!

Ask the Nutritionist: Is it Unhealthy for My Son to Eat Eggs Every Day?

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“My 9 year old son likes to eat the exact same breakfast every day: scrambled eggs with cheese rolled in a tortilla. Some weeks he’s been eating 10+ eggs! Should we be worried about the cholesterol in all those eggs? My son is very active, tall for his age and in the 60th percentile for weight. Thanks! Dad of 3 boys, Arlington, VA.”

The poor egg! Eggs have had some bad PR over the past several years because of how much cholesterol they contain. However, the cholesterol you eat doesn't have as much an effect on your cholesterol in your blood - for that, you really ought to limit saturated fat. So, I'd be less concerned about the eggs than I would the cheese in his tortilla (though cheese does provide calcium that growing kids need as well). Eggs are a terrific source of high-quality protein, and also provide beneficial vitamins and nutrients that kids especially need, such as vitamin D, choline and selenium. And, they have very low levels of fat, including saturated fat. In fact, several research studies indicate that a diet including 1-2 eggs per day doesn't have a major impact on heart disease risk. As long as the rest of his daily diet is varied, includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats, I wouldn't worry about his current breakfast of choice.

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