I have never been a morning person. When the boys were little we never left the house before 10am to do anything. I need coffee, no people, and more coffee before I am able to function.
And then they got older and started school.
Apparently schools frown upon a 10 am start so I had to become a morning person. This means I’ve had to change my night owl habits (no more Netflix/working/reading until 2am like I used to) so that I didn’t bite someone’s head off in the morning. Although my husband still knows not to talk anymore than he absolutely needs to in the mornings. Nothing registers in my brain until I’m at least two cups of coffee in so if it is important he better tell me the night before or text me after he gets to work.
I’ve also learnt that I need everything done the night before. This means the kid’s school stuff (lunches, homework, forms, etc) all are prepped the night before so they can just grab and go. But I was still struggling with feeding them quick, healthy meals that I didn’t have to think about.
I needed something that was going to fill them up but that they could make themselves so we started making Egg Bites. They are versatile, easy to make in big batches, store easily, and they last a while in the fridge making breakfast easy all week. It is also a great way to use up bits of whatever you have laying around in your fridge.
Eggs – 6-8 per dozen egg bites you are making
Dash of milk
Salt & Pepper
Shredded Hashbrowns (cooked)
- Cook hashbrowns. I usually use the Costco ones that come dried in the little milk containers but frozen also work. They need to be precooked so they don’t get mushy when you put them in the eggs. If you want to skip this step you can just add more eggs to fill the cups. I started using hashbrowns to make them more filling for my big eaters but you do not have to do this.
- Whisk eggs together with milk and add seasoning.
- Place muffin liners in muffin tins and either spray lightly with cooking spray or brush with a bit of olive oil.
- Cover the bottom of the liners with hashbrowns and add in other toppings (ham, broccoli, pepperoni, peppers, spinich etc).
- Top with egg mixture filling the muffin cups 3/4 full. DO NOT fill to the top. Eggs expand when baking and you will have a mess on your hands if they over flow.
- Top with cheese. Cheddar is a good option because you don’t need a lot of it to get a good strong cheese taste.
- Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes depending on your oven. You will know they are done when the egg is no longer runny.
- Pull out of the oven and take them out of the pan as soon as possible to cool.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge after they cool. You can eat them cold or heat them up for a quick and easy breakfast.
Deanne Ferguson is the owner of Box Social Event Planning. When she is not planning fun, family, friendly events she is finding the yummiest food for the Edmonton Home and Garden Show Food Stage. She loves her #cocktailMonday dates with her husband and chasing around her two boys. You can find her at @DeanneFerguson on Instagram and @BoxSocialYEG on Twitter.
It’s 4pm, you are trying to get all the things from your to do list done in the last hour of the “work day” while shuttling children back and forth to sports and playdates. Then, you get the call, “what’s for dinner tonight?”. Ahhhhh! This is the thing nightmares are made of. Planning dinner every. single. night. Who else is with me on feeling the burden of this chore?
You’ll look like the cool mom when you serve cookies for breakfast. Just don’t tell the kids they are actually really healthy! The best part about these banana oat breakfast cookies? There are only two steps, one bowl and one spoon needed, AND they freeze really well. It’s basically the unicorn of healthy cookies.
These Turkey Cranberry Swiss Sliders are a great way to use some of that leftover turkey and cranberry sauce! Even better they’re easy to make and delicious! Leftover turkey win!!
Last week we had the absolute best time having a friends turkey dinner. The idea of roasting a turkey mid-week seemed a bit bonkers, but it was great because we all went home with a tonne of leftovers! YEAY! The best part of having a turkey is the leftovers and incorporating them into your everyday meals is surprisingly easy. With there being 5 of us at Alberta Mama’s we thought it would be a fun idea to each take our leftovers and use them to create a “typical leftover meal,” something that would typically get made in our homes. It’s actually quite telling of each family’s personality.
The girls and I roasted a big beautiful Alberta Turkey a few nights ago! We intentionally got a bigger bird than needed so that we all had plenty of yummy leftovers to take home- basically a #momwin. I decided to try a quick weeknight creation with our turkey leftovers and made a Canadian comfort food dish, poutine! Check out the recipe below…
Bone Broth has become very trendy in recent months. The health benefits of this simple dish our Grandmothers have been making for years are hard to ignore. Who doesn’t want better gut health and great skin? There are so many reasons to drink more broth but the main one we like is that it tastes good. It is delicious on its own, is a great base for soups, and can be added to gravy’s and sauces easily. Last week we hosted an Alberta Mamas Turkey Dinner with Alberta Turkey (see more on that post and what we made here) and as delicious the whole meal was I was mostly excited for the bones of the turkey so I could make bone broth the next day.
The Alberta Mamas planned for a fun-filled evening this past Monday with delicious food and of course it had to include some Alberta Turkey! Making a roast turkey isn’t just reserved for the holidays and special occasions, but rather for sharing those great moments with friends and family.
Can’t give up some bad habits? Do you love a sneaky soda or do you get the tub of ice-cream out for just two (six) scoops? Well what if you could still enjoy them? You just have to be a little inventive and make some small changes.
Have you ever tried frozen banana in the blender? Well it is a game changer, tastes exactly like ice-cream! You’re going to learn to make some simple changes that will have you eating healthy in no time.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start it off the right way.