Spinach & Cheese Egg Cups Wrapped in Turkey Bacon, Give Breakfast a Wake-up Call #JennieO4kids

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I’m sure that every one of you heard this saying before and I’m sure that many of you don’t eat breakfast. I was one of those people whose breakfast involved a giant cup of coffee and a growling tummy. Good thing the guys are always good and have breakfast. Lately, I’ve been doing better too, trying to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. I do notice an improvement in energy levels.
The reason why breakfast is so important, is because it gives you the energy to start your day and perform your best. It is even more important for kids to eat breakfast because their brain and body is still developing and needs regular intake for food. Starting the day with a wholesome breakfast will help kids start their day and perform better in school, not only intellectually but also behaviorally.
I’ve always though that my little man’s favorite meal was breakfast. He is becoming a pickier eater but he still would eat a wide variety of breakfast foods. His favorite breakfast foods are yogurt and sausage. He used to love eggs but all of a sudden just stopped eating it one day. So there went that source of protein. I’m glad that he is still gaga over breakfast sausage.

A couple of months ago, I discovered Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage. I starter getting it for the little man regularly and he loves it. My husband actually told me that this turkey sausage tastes much better. Aside from the taste, I like that it’s made with lean meat. As for me, I am not a huge fan of breakfast sausage, I do love turkey bacon though.
Some of you may remember a couple of posts where I shared about Champions for Kids. If you missed that, please visit the Book Drive with CFK and Nickelodeon (here and here) and Food Drive with CFK and Post cereals (here)! For this simple service project, Champions for kids  teamed up with Jennie-O turkey meats to encourage eating and serving nutritious breakfast to kids. 
The one morning that my hubby was home this week, I made up a nice breakfast to have as a family. Unfortunately, due to work and school schedules, we are rarely able to eat together as a family. I take advantage of that when I can. We also got a nice story during breakfast!

Spinach & Cheese Egg Cups Wrapped in Turkey Bacon

Ingredients:
(makes 3 cups)
4-5 slices of Jennie-O turkey bacon
4 large eggs
2 tbs milk
3 tbs cooked spinach (about 3 oz uncooked)
salt, pepper
About 2 tbs of Monterrey Jack cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly grease a large muffin pan
2. Line the bottom the the muffin pan cups with turkey bacon.
3. Divide cooked spinach among the cups.
4. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Divide the egg mixture among the cups.
5. Top off with cheese and bake for 17-20 minutes.

Enjoy!!

You can learn some more about this Champions for Kids Simple service project with Jennie-O and how you can help in your community by visiting their website! You can also visit Champions for Kids on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. For more healthy breakfast ideas, visit Jennie-O on their website, Facebook and Twitter.
Find a COUPON for Jennie-O Turkey Bacon HERE!

Lyuba
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Comments

  1. I love your easy recipe for Spinach and Cheese Egg Cups!! Your little guy is a cutie!!

  2. Oh wow these look amazing! They would be great to make on the weekend and reheat during the week I think. I am a busy teacher and always looking for ideas.

  3. Great easy recipe and a healthier start to the New Year. Coming your way from the Sundae Scoop.
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

  4. You would’ve had to convince me of turkey bacon before…but those shots, it looks delicious!

  5. Looks like a great way to get a good breakfast and if I made them and froze them for a weekday morning…. hmmm…..

  6. Those look so yummy! I wonder if I could trick my kids into eating them!

  7. Yummy it’s looks like a wonderful breakfast meal, and your family seems to enjoy it! Thank you so much for the recipe and have a lovely day

  8. These look good, though I might have to try them out with regular bacon simply because I like the taste of it better. :)
    ~ Denise @ myhousemyrules.com

  9. These look amazing! I think I could actually get my little guys to eat spinach this way! :) New GFC and FB follower. Would love for you to return the love! :)

    Visiting from the Shabby Creek Cottage.

    P.S. My son has the same pj’s! Gotta love Target! :)

    ~Emily

    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/01/aviation-themed-baby-shower.html

  10. Looks simple and (best of all!) good! I would love it if you would come share it at my Funday Sunday link party that opens this Saturday at http://www.the-crafty-cowgirl.com. Hope to see you there!

  11. Pinned and just shared on Facebook – looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  12. These look really tasty. I saw a similar recipe using regular bacon, but I can’t do non-crispy bacon. Turkey bacon on the other hand would be just fine, and I happen to love it!

    Do these reheat well?

  13. I am going to pin this and try it. They would be nice to have in the fridge in the morning ready to just pop in the microwave for a few seconds and be ready to go! Beats a sugary granola bar grabbed on the way out the door! Visiting from Shine On Friday.
    Blythe
    Desperate Craftwives

  14. Hi Lyuba,
    I just love your Spinach Cheese Egg Cups with the Turkey Bacon. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. This looks delicious! The sausage links next to it look scrumptious too. Makes me think of Bob Evans, only better! Visiting today from Thee Blog Hop. Have a super weekend, Lyuba.

  16. I do not eat breakfast, I know I should, but I don’t. I love these cups. Easy and versatile. I like using turkey bacon in recipes. So much better for you! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

  17. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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