What mom doesn’t love an easy, quick nutritious weeknight dinner recipe that her kids actually eat? I can tell you that as a mom of three little ones, I’m all about easy and quick, and as a dietitian, I appreciate nutritious, real, whole food ingredients that take no time to throw together for a meal that my family loves.
Not to mention leftovers–that’s a big bonus too! And I’ve figured out the secret to making this happen…
And this secret isn’t earth shattering, surprising, or new, especially if you’re a frequent reader of my blog and follower of my recipes–there are many many egg recipes on this site (check out my kids top favourite egg recipes).
I love cooking with eggs at dinner because they’re so versatile and easy to work with, they’re loaded full of protein and other important nutrients such as iron and vitamin B-12 — all important for growth and development as well as general health. Also, I always have them on hand, so I’m not rushing around at the last minute, grocery shopping or defrosting meat. Because what’s worse than coming home at 5:30pm and having to defrost frozen meat or chicken before making a meal?!
This recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals, not only because I can throw it together in less than 30 minutes, but also because everyone devours it (and bonus: there’s leftovers for the next day). I like to get my kids involved – the egg cracking is their favourite!
It also makes a great Sunday brunch for a crowd. Pair it with salsa, sour cream and guacamole and your guests won’t be able to get enough.
To add even more nutrition to this meal, I included lentil (I use canned and just rinse thoroughly–remember, we’re making this EASY!), veggies and whole grain tortilla wraps.