This post is sponsored by Produce for Kids. All opinions are my own.
Well guys, the last time I partnered with Produce for Kids I was in the middle of the unsure expectations that come with having a school-aged kiddo. I started talking already about how busy life was going to surely be, and while I’m no prophet can I just say I was totally right?
We’re into the school year about 8-ish weeks now and get handed something new every day. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but the one thing I didn’t see coming was just how hard it would be to get two kiddos and myself fed and out the door in the mornings. I can make pancakes for them all day long, but me? Well, for some reason I kept slipping through the cracks.
Then I found these egg muffins, and lo and behold my life has changed. I like to pair these with a smoothie to really maximize that first meal – I feel full and very in control of my eating for the day when I start off with that combo! And these reheat SO WELL! Served with salsa they are a perfect little meal.
I feel like there are a few notes I need to make about how I made these egg muffins. Everything is as directed in the recipe, but I made a few little changes that I really feel make all the difference!
- Salt every layer. Don’t go overboard, but a little sprinkle (~1/8th teaspoon) on the shredded potatoes, a little in the eggs, a little in the veggies makes sure everything gets seasoned without going overboard.
- I microwaved a large Russet potato, let it cool, then grated it on a cheese grater. This is namely because the first time I made them I misread the directions, but have since found that it just gives the muffins a better texture and more even cooking.
- Because of #2, I actually ended up with 12 muffins instead of 6 – which is fine by me!
I love partnering with Produce for Kids, which is an amazing organization that offers shoppers at my local Harp’s grocery stores healthy meal solutions and registered dietitian-approved recipes and tips while supporting local Feeding America® food banks. With official Produce for Kids signage in Harp’s stores it is just so easy to see how buying produce locally will help in giving back to your community. To find a list of participating stores in Arkansas and Missouri, just check here! And for a list of the amazing sponsors check out the end of this post or click here – this program wouldn’t be possible without them!
Feeding America® is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States, providing food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America® also supports programs that improve food security among the people they serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. What does that mean? That means that YOU can play a pivotal role in that!
Additionally you can find 300+ registered dietitian-approved and family-tested recipes, meal planning tools, grocery store specific campaign details, and healthy tips from real parents. Free resources are a great friend, trust me! You can also find Produce for Kids on all things social media for healthy eating tips all year long: on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat (ProduceforKids) for more recipe ideas and healthy eating tips all year long (not to mention following the hashtag #produceforkids as a way to win at life too).