Many of our KES Clubs are unable to serve eggs due to severe egg allergies within their schools, but we do have some Clubs that have the ability to serve eggs. Our Clubs that are fortunate to serve eggs are always looking for new and healthy ways to serve them to their children. If you don’t already have eggs on your menu at your KES Club, but can be served, you should start! Eggs help to develop children’s brains and are a great source of protein which helps them grow. An egg recipe I thought would work well at our KES Clubs is “breakfast burrito bites.” They look delicious, are fun, and can be a finger food or side dish to go along with other breakfast foods. Most children are more likely to take foods that are cut up and can be eaten with their fingers as opposed to whole foods or foods that require more work to eat. Try these in your KES Club, the children will love you for it!
- 3 tablespoon chopped bell peppers
- 1 tsp. olive oil, or spray pan with non stick cooking spray
- 3 eggs (whipped slightly in a bowl)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 (8 inch) Whole wheat tortillas
Cook peppers with oil or cooking spray. Remove peppers from pan. Whisk eggs and water together. Cook egg/water mixture over hot skillet, without scrambling them. Move egg inward to cook although through, and flip, so you have a large “fried egg”. Cut in half. Place one egg on each tortilla. Add peppers to the center of your tortilla and roll up.
Recipe retrieved from: http://www.superhealthykids.com/finger-food-breakfast-burrito-bites/
Janel Genge is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador