Breakfast/ Eat The Rainbow

Rainbow Veggie Breakfast Egg Muffins

These Rainbow Veggie Breakfast Egg Muffins are a quick and easy breakfast for busy mornings. A healthy breakfast kids and adults alike will love!

 

 

kid grabbing rainbow veggie egg breakfast muffin

 

Sometimes, mornings can be tough. Just trying to get everyone up and fed, dressed, and out the door  without having to reheat your coffee 5 times is tough. Not to mention the hair brushing. Oh my gosh, the hair brushing! And the backpacks, and the lunches, and all the other million things you need to remember while attempting to get everyone ready to tackle the day.

 

Its not just tough – it can be overwhelming. But of all the things that I try to tackle, the things I accidentally forget, and the balls I intentionally drop (you just cannot do it all, am I right?) – one thing I insist on every single morning is a solid breakfast for everyone. And coffee for me, definitely coffee. Getting some good meal right off the bat not only helps  everyone be able to have a good start to the day but also helps bellies stay full, minds stay sharp, and moods stay happy.

 

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Kid eating egg breakfast muffin

 

Rainbow Veggie Breakfast Egg Muffins

Start your day with tons of nutrition with this super easy creative and delicious breakfast egg muffin recipe!

Egg muffins are an awesome breakfast for busy mornings! I like to have my girls help me make them on a Sunday afternoon, and then we enjoy them for a few mornings in a row after that. Not only are they ready-to go breakfasts, but they are also great to pack into a lunch box (breakfast for lunch is a fun twist!) or a quick on-the-go snack in between school and lessons.

I love making sure my girls get some eggs before they head to school in the morning. Not only do eggs have 6 grams of high quality protein per egg that will help those little tummies stay full until lunch, but they also have over 13 essential nutrients – including choline and lutein which  help play a roll in brain health and cognition. In a world where they are constantly being bombarded with (and a teacher who hands out candy on Fridays),

For more information on Iowa egg farming, egg nutrition and cooking and to get delicious recipe ideas, visit IowaEgg.org and follow the Iowa Egg Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

making Rainbow egg veggie muffins with kids

 

How to Get Your Kids To Eat More Veggies

These breakfast cups are so super great because they are so versatile and fun to make! My number ONE tip to get kids to eat more veggies is to give them control over what they add to their meals. The “Build Your Own” concept is my favorite because kids LOVE to be in control, and this is a simple way to get them more invested in what they are eating – just like in Rainbow Veggie Pizza or in Crock Pot Pork Ramen. The idea is simple – lay out a rainbow array of veggies and allow children to choose their own toppings.  Yup, its as simple as that.

By allowing them to choose what and how much of each item they place in their food, they are more likely to try it and enjoy it. To learn more about raising kids who love veggies, make sure you read the Complete Guide to Raising Adventurous Eaters.

 

Ideas for rainbow veggies for children to try:

RED – sliced cherry tomatoes, diced mini sweet red pepper, diced cooked beets, sliced radishes

ORANGE – shredded carrot, diced mini sweet orange pepper, sliced orange cherry tomatoes

YELLOW – diced mini sweet yellow peppers, corn, diced yellow beets

GREEN – chopped spinach leaves, shredded zucchini, diced cucumber, diced green pepper, chopped broccoli

PURPLE/BLUE – shredded purple cabbage, chopped purple asparagus, shredded purple carrots

OTHER – riced cauliflower, diced onion, diced mushroom (ok, technically this isn’t a veggie, but its still a good option!)

 

 

Filling muffin cup with rainbow veggies and eggs

 

 

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Rainbow Veggie Breakfast Cups

Rainbow Veggie Breakfast Egg Muffins

  • Author: Jenni
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These easy to make egg cups are the perfect make ahead breakfast! Filled with rainbow veggies, bacon, and cheddar cheese, your kids will love assembling and eating these breakfast egg muffins!


Ingredients

10 eggs

3 TBSP milk

1 cup quality white cheddar cheese

6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled (Note: can also substitute in sausage or diced ham!)

4 cups total chopped veggies in a rainbow of colors – cherry tomatoes, sweet mini red pepper strips, shredded carrots, diced orange sweet mini peppers, corn, diced sweet mini yellow peppers, spinach, shredded zucchini, and chopped mushrooms.

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 TBSP fresh parsley


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray a 12-hole muffin pan with cooking spray or line with silicone liners.

Prepare the bacon (or sausage, or ham, if using) and grate the cheese. Set aside.

Prepare your rainbow of veggies by chopping, dicing, julienning and/or shredding all your ingredients. Try to make different veggies have different cuts/shapes, as this makes it more interesting for kids. But whatever you have time for is totally perfect! Arrange everything on a plate or large cutting board so all the ingredients are visible.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and parsley.

Have your children assist you in arranging the vegetables into each muffin well and top with bacon and cheese. You want each one to be about 3/4 full.

Pour the egg mixture evenly into each muffin well until the vegetables and bacon are just barely covered.

Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the egg is set and the tops are starting to brown.

Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove.


Notes

Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Keywords: Make Ahead Breakfast, Breakfast Egg Cups, Breakfast Egg Muffins, Egg Recipe, Easy Breakfast Recipe

These Rainbow Veggie Breakfast Egg Muffins are a quick and easy breakfast for busy mornings. A healthy breakfast kids and adults alike will love! These are a great make ahead breakfast kids will love to cook with you!
#HealthyBreakfast #MakeAheadBreakfast #EattheRainbow

12 Comments

  • Reply
    Aleta Charlton
    September 5, 2018 at 2:39 PM

    Wow what a excellent post! I love the idea of giving kids the option. I definitely find that when I let them decide which heathy item to eat, they always get excited. I’ll be giving these a try for sure, thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    Natalie
    September 5, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Yum! These are one of our favorite, filling breakfasts! You gave me some great ideas for add-ins that I hadn’t thought of!

  • Reply
    Justine Howell
    September 5, 2018 at 5:37 PM

    Perfect for my girls in the morning when we are in a rush!

  • Reply
    Christina
    September 5, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    These are perfect for busy school mornings! They were a hit!

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    Lucy Parissi
    September 5, 2018 at 6:15 PM

    I didn’t quite realise how good eggs are for our brains. These breakfast muffins are a great way to stock up on all that goodness and the colourful veggies make them look so appealing.

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    Monica
    September 6, 2018 at 2:16 AM

    A good breakfast that can be basically made in advance is absolutely worth its weight in gold! Egg muffins fit the bill perfectly, and I just love all the veggies in this version!

  • Reply
    Kelly Anthony
    September 6, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    I have tried making these twice now, and something went wrong BOTH times! Yours look perfect!!! I want one right now…like, right NOW! 😉 YUM!

  • Reply
    Denise
    September 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    I love grab & go breakfast ideas! These look incredible!

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    EA The Spicy RD
    September 9, 2018 at 11:02 PM

    Egg muffins are the best! These look delicious and I love how versatile they are too. Thanks for the reminder to make some~I like to add cooked quinoa to mine for a little fiber and extra protein. Great recipe!

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    Gina Marie
    September 10, 2018 at 1:04 AM

    What a quick on the go recipe! Would this also work with tofu you think?

  • Reply
    Sues
    September 10, 2018 at 1:06 AM

    I don’t even leave my house most mornings (no kids and work from home!) but I still have trouble getting going, so it would be a life saver to have these in my fridge!

  • Reply
    Candi Elm
    September 10, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    I love these for breakfast and the rainbow colors are so good for you. The easiest way to get your veggies.

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