Great Start Breakfast
Great Start Breakfast
Cooking Method: Oven
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My great start breakfast is made up of mini frittatas served with a fruit and muffin kabob. The frittatas are my healthy spin on quiches, without the unhealthy pastry crust. In addition to the eggs, I use a variety of peppers, onions, spinach and herbs! They are full of vitamins and lean protein. Along with the frittatas, I serve a fruit kabob with a special twist - a delicious banana chocolate chip muffin pop made with banana for natural sweetness to reduce the amount of sugar is added!
Inspiration: Family Favorite Healthy Makeover
- 6 egg large
- 1/4 cup green pepper diced
- 1/4 cup red pepper diced
- 1/4 cup onion diced
- 1/4 cup cheese shredded
- 1 cup strawberries halved
- 1 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon dry oregano or parsley
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 small banana ripe
- 1 egg large
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted melted
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips minis
Mini Frittatas Directions:
1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
2. Blend 6 eggs with peppers, onion, cheese, salt, pepper and herbs.
3. For cheddar cheese, consider using parsley. For Monterey jack cheese, consider using oregano. (You can also substitute mozzarella cheese with basil if desired.)
4. Spray muffin tin with nonstick spray and pour egg mixture into cups.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes, or until eggs are cooked.
Muffin Pops Directions:
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
2. In a large bowl, mash the banana and add 1 egg, brown sugar, vanilla and butter -- blend.
3. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and gently stir.
4. Then fold in chocolate chips.
5. Spray cake pop baking tray (both sides) with nonstick spray and pour muffin mixture in.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 7 minutes, or until baked.
Fruit Kabobs Directions:
1. Wash and dry strawberries and remove stem.
2. Cut in half. Thread onto skewer.
3. Then thread finished muffin pop and top with another strawberry (or other fruit such as grapes).
About the Chef
Age: 12 – Maryland
Why is healthy cooking important to you? Healthy cooking is very important to me because I believe that food is fuel for your body. If you fuel yourself with only sugar and junk food, your body doesn’t get the right kind of fuel that it really needs. When you eat healthy food, you have good energy and can do well in school. I love to cook and bake, but a lot of recipes are very unhealthy and loaded with sugar and white flour. I put my own spin on recipes by using less sugar and more fresh fruit and vegetables. I also believe in controlling the portion size so I make everything mini or in pop-sizes (like my mini muffin pops in this recipe)!