Kids Recipe: Easy Microwave Egg Puzzle

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.
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High in protein and rich in nutrients, eggs are one of the best breakfasts to serve kids before school. Cleared of a bad rap in regard to cholesterol, the American Heart Association no longer has a specific recommendation of how many eggs a person should eat in a week.

About a year ago, my daughter stopped drinking milk which meant she also stopped eating cereal. Without much planning on my part, she eats an egg pretty much every day which made us perfect candidates for the American Egg Board Challenge of eating eggs daily for 10 days. Sound like a lot of eggs? It’s not–we eat a mix of whole eggs and egg whites as a part of a well-rounded diet in addition to fruit, toast and other things. Eggs are scrambled, hard-boiled, fried and made into omelettes for plenty of variety. But, the key to making eggs fun for kids is variety and if the recipe presentation is cute, then all the better.

Kids Breakfast Recipes: Easy Microwave Egg Puzzle

Egg, Sausage and Cheese Egg Puzzle Breakfast

I can’t believe that it’s never occurred to me to microwave eggs. Never. I’ve been dirtying up frying pans all of these years.

With this new intelligence, making eggs in the morning just got easier with less mess. Take this adorable recipe that can be modified based on what cookie cutters you have, what’s in the fridge (Jack cheese, colby cheese) and what your kids will eat.

Kids Recipes: Eggs As A Power Breakfast Before School

Kids Recipes: Eggs As A Power Breakfast Before School

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tbsp. fully-cooked breakfast sausage crumbles or 1 fully-cooked breakfast sausage link or patty, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. finely shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 thin flatbread or tortilla

Instructions

  1. BEAT egg and milk in 2-cup cereal bowl until blended. ADD sausage.
  2. MICROWAVE on HIGH 30 seconds; push cooked edges toward center. MICROWAVE until egg is almost set, about 15 to 45 seconds longer.
  3. TOP with cheese. PLACE on flatbread and fold over. CUT out center of sandwich, using a 2 to 2-1/2-inch cookie cutter. CUT remaining sandwich into 4 or 5 pieces. Solve the puzzle and enjoy!
http://lajollamom.com/kids-recipe-easy-microwave-egg-puzzle/

Easy Modifications

We had tortillas in the fridge. Because the tortillas were a little large, instead of using a bowl mentioned above, I used a rimmed plate so that the egg would cover the entire tortilla. Spray the plate first with olive oil, PAM or similar. My microwave took about two minutes to reach the desired texture. I stopped the microwave a little early and put the cheese on top to melt it. I removed the plate from the microwave and put the tortilla on top of the plate so that it stuck to the cheese.

Kids Recipes- Microwave Egg Puzzle

Loosen the egg from the plate and flip it over. Fold the tortilla in half and–voila–it’s ready for cookie cutters. The average cost of an egg is $.15 each and the cost of this recipe is estimated at $1.99.

I find that when my daughter eats dry cereal, she is hungry within an hour or two and needs a second breakfast. I function in a similar manner. If I’m going to the gym, I eat eggs for breakfast because I have noticeably more energy. I also use the eggs also as a cheese delivery device in order to maximize her calcium intake. Because of her refusal to drink milk, I put milk in scrambled eggs and load them up with cheese, per doctors orders.

You know who else eats hard-boiled eggs? This guy:

Kids Recipes- Microwave Egg Puzzle

Eggs, according to pet experts, are a healthy snack for dogs. So, if I don’t feel like eating a yolk in a hard-boiled egg, I pass it to Scooby.

 Giveaway For A Year Of Eggs

The American Egg Board is giving one La Jolla Mom reader a supply of eggs for one year, valued at $100. The year’s supply would be fulfilled as a $100 gift card to the winner’s grocery store of their choice. All you need to do is leave a comment sharing your favorite back to school egg recipe idea (no need to list out ingredients–just mention what you do). Use the Rafflecopter widget to let me know you completed the entry as well as earn some optional, bonus entries.
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This giveaway will end on Sunday, August 18 at 9:00pm PST. There is no purchase required to enter and all entrants must be U.S. residents ages 18 and above. Thank you!

Eggs provide a number of excellent dietary benefits, can be easily cooked in a variety of ways, and are very cost effective. The American Egg Board highlights the many benefits of eating eggs in addition to providing tips and delicious recipes. For more information, please visit http://IncredibleEgg.org/.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Egg Board.

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86 Comments

  1. Bryan E.
    August 18, 2013 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway…our kids like eggs for breakfast, “Toad in a Hole” style, using whole wheat bread.

  2. janna johnson
    August 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm — Reply

    I like fried bologna with scrambled eggs.

  3. CharityS
    August 18, 2013 at 7:31 pm — Reply

    Bacon, egg, sausage, cheese, and potato casserole.

  4. Beverly Metcalf
    August 18, 2013 at 7:22 pm — Reply

    We like omelets made with with scrambled eggs, ham and cheese with buttered toast. Thanks for having this contest.

  5. Nicole Millheim
    August 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm — Reply

    Scrambled eggs with cheese, onions and bacon

  6. Laurie Emerson
    August 18, 2013 at 5:02 pm — Reply

    I like to make egg, ham, cheese and diced tomatoes breakfast casserole. I make it the night before and you can just pop how much you want in the morning into the microwave. A little salsa really completes it.

  7. AEKZ2
    August 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm — Reply

    Scrambled eggs with cheese and turkey bacon wrapped up in a flour tortilla and salsa

  8. Denise Donaldson
    August 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm — Reply
  9. August 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm — Reply

    We love breakfast burritos- fast, easy and you can freeze them for those mornings you have no time to sit down and eat a leisurely meal.

  10. Terry Cross
    August 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm — Reply
    • Terry Cross
      August 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm — Reply

      oops meant to put it on the RC form

  11. Erica C.
    August 18, 2013 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    I love scrambled eggs with turkey bacon.

  12. Terry Cross
    August 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Scrambled eggs with cheese is a favorite around our house

  13. Cheryl F.
    August 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    I love to make breakfast burritos, or a sausage, egg, and cheese muffin.

  14. Jennifer Marie
    August 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    We love cheese omelettes.

  15. Lynde F.
    August 18, 2013 at 10:22 am — Reply

    Scrambled eggs with turkey sausage & green chilis on a low carb tortilla-yum!

  16. robyn paris
    August 18, 2013 at 9:29 am — Reply

    I like egg whites on english muffins.

  17. Peter G
    August 18, 2013 at 6:15 am — Reply

    Omette with two eggs, bacon and cheese.

  18. joseph gersch jr
    August 18, 2013 at 2:33 am — Reply

    i love quiche

  19. Mihaela D.
    August 17, 2013 at 9:39 pm — Reply

    French Toast.

  20. Sarah L
    August 17, 2013 at 9:38 pm — Reply

    I like my ‘clean the fridge’ omelet.
    Thanks for the contest.

  21. Ellie W
    August 17, 2013 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    Chorizo and scrambled egg tacos are our favorite.

  22. Roxann
    August 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Scrambled eggs with cheese and a sausage patty on a toasted bagel is my favorite.

  23. Sand
    August 17, 2013 at 8:02 pm — Reply

    I add 1 T of sour cream to two eggs, scramble them. Cook until they are done then add fresh chives.

  24. Lorena Keech
    August 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm — Reply

    I whisk eggs, mayo, shredded cheese, diced peppers and diced onion and bake them. Then I cut in squares and serve on toast.

  25. tiffany lane
    August 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    i combine eggs, sausage, cheese and put on toast

  26. Christine
    August 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm — Reply

    eggs Benedict

  27. Deborah Rosen
    August 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm — Reply

    My favorite breakfast is hard boiled egg and avocado salad on whole wheat toast with a side of mandarin oranges.

  28. Thomas Murphy
    August 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    I love bacon and cheese omelets.

  29. Vikki Billings
    August 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    I make a breakfast casserole with eggs, sausage, mushrooms, onion, and cheese and the crust is crescent roll dough.

  30. Amanda Sakovitz
    August 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm — Reply

    I love cheese omellettes!

  31. Richard Hicks
    August 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm — Reply

    I love a good ham and cheese omelet for breakfast

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  32. Lisa Garner
    August 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm — Reply

    We love ham and mushroom omelets with lots of cheese.

  33. Daniel M
    August 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm — Reply

    just fried eggs n bacon on an english muffin

  34. nicole brenay
    August 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm — Reply

    I like on egg mcmuffin =)

  35. Paula Tavernie
    August 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm — Reply

    Soft scrambled eggs with a sausage patty mixed in!!

  36. Jaque R
    August 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm — Reply

    Baked eggs and potatoes….using large muffin tins…mashed potatoes with an egg on top….yummy! 🙂 Thank you.

  37. Gloria S
    August 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm — Reply

    We like scrambled eggs with sautéed onions, green peppers, mushroom and cheese

  38. Nicole Larsen
    August 17, 2013 at 11:46 am — Reply

    We love cheese omelets!

  39. Stephanie Larison
    August 17, 2013 at 11:35 am — Reply

    We like bacon, egg and cheese omelets.

  40. Miz Vickik
    August 17, 2013 at 10:10 am — Reply

    I like Mexican-style omelettes!

  41. Breanne Sinclair
    August 17, 2013 at 9:33 am — Reply

    My kids and I love grits & eggs 🙂

  42. Jill Myrick
    August 17, 2013 at 7:52 am — Reply

    We enjoy setting up a omelet bar.
    Everyone has their choice of meat, cheese and veggies.
    And everyone gets to help make their own omelet.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  43. K. Cleaver
    August 17, 2013 at 6:37 am — Reply

    We mainly eat scrambled eggs with turkey bacon. Once in awhile I’ll add cheese too. On occasion, I’ll make breakfast bowls which is browned sausage, onions, peppers, red pepper flakes, pepper and cheese all together. Hubby likes it in a tortilla and I like it just in a bowl.

  44. Cynthia C
    August 17, 2013 at 5:29 am — Reply

    I enjoy a Grecian omelet.

  45. Robin
    August 17, 2013 at 4:58 am — Reply

    I like a ham and cheese omelet

  46. Deb C
    August 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    My favorite is an omelet with bacon and veggies.

  47. Derk Thomas
    August 16, 2013 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    Fried egg over toast makes a nice breakfast.

  48. Susan Smith
    August 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm — Reply

    Scrambled eggs with ham and cheese.

  49. AmyBond
    August 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    We love to make omelets using tons of ingredients, our favorite is ham, cheese, olives and onions!

  50. David
    August 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm — Reply

    My favorite back to school egg breakfast is french toast. Sometimes we even make sausage links and use the french toast as a hot dog bun. Or put some cheese between two slices and eat it like a grilled omelet sandwich. The last one a not so healthy, so it probably wouldn’t be great for breakfast, though. But the kids love it.

  51. Tabathia B
    August 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm — Reply

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  52. Tabathia B
    August 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm — Reply

    I like them scrambled with cheese and used with french toast

  53. Elena
    August 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    I love spinach and cheese omelet

  54. Mary Happymommy
    August 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm — Reply

    I love traditional scrambled eggs.

  55. Jessica To
    August 16, 2013 at 11:56 am — Reply

    Our family likes a sausage and egg casserole with cheese!

  56. Jessie C.
    August 16, 2013 at 11:12 am — Reply

    My family likes ham omelette

  57. Nicole D.
    August 16, 2013 at 8:13 am — Reply

    My favorite is eggs in a nest! The recipe is here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/eggs-in-a-nest-recipe/index.html

  58. Kyl Neusch
    August 16, 2013 at 7:52 am — Reply

    a cheese frittata

  59. Kayte CookWatts
    August 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    A good ‘ol breakfast sandwich-egg, sun-dried tomato, and pepper jack cheese.

  60. rachel
    August 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    I’m a quiche girl! Eggs + spinach + milk + crust = delish!

  61. Heather Hayes Panjon
    August 15, 2013 at 6:37 am — Reply

    My Favorite Is Breakfast Pizza.

  62. Eileen Burke
    August 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    Fried egg, bacon, and buttered toast…simple and perfect.

  63. Mary Cloud
    August 14, 2013 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    I love to make an omelet with sharp cheddar cheese inside
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  64. Deb S
    August 14, 2013 at 7:54 am — Reply

    My boys love cheese omelets.

  65. Andrea
    August 14, 2013 at 7:48 am — Reply

    We make breakfast burritos a couple times a week, with scrambled eggs & veggies or hashbrowns & Tapatio in a flour tortilla…yum!

  66. Rebecca Graham
    August 13, 2013 at 11:12 pm — Reply

    I like to make western omelets for breakfast.

  67. Tracy L Davis
    August 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    sunny side over

  68. Nicole Vosburgh
    August 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm — Reply

    I love making cheesy scrambled eggs with bacon mixed in! Served with a fresh bagel on the side.

  69. Geoff K
    August 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm — Reply

    I love to make a Spinach Frittata for breakfast or brunch!

  70. Mary Calabrese
    August 13, 2013 at 5:44 pm — Reply

    French Toast.

  71. Mary Casper
    August 13, 2013 at 5:19 pm — Reply

    omelet definetly omelet

  72. Tamar
    August 13, 2013 at 5:16 pm — Reply

    I am a big fan of egg white omelets with mushrooms, onions, and cheese.

  73. Crystal F
    August 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm — Reply

    My girls just liked scrambled eggs with cheese and toast. That’s the only way they will eat eggs. Thank you!

  74. Denise S
    August 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm — Reply

    I like an omelet with veggies in it.

  75. Katherine
    August 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    ham and cheese omelet

  76. Valerie Taylor Mabrey
    August 13, 2013 at 9:16 am — Reply

    like scrambled eggs and cheese
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  77. McKim
    August 13, 2013 at 7:51 am — Reply

    My kids like scrambled eggs with bits of ham mixed in and grated cheese sprinkled on top.

  78. Kris Cunnnigham
    August 13, 2013 at 7:41 am — Reply

    Egg drop soup. For breakfast, yes. I make a hearty version by mixing a little flour in with the eggs and drop/drizzle the mixture into boiling chicken broth. It’s quick, easy, and makes a great warm breakfast for cold winter mornings in Wisconsin. Serve with toast or a muffin.

  79. john hutchens
    August 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    I like to make a frittata

  80. April Brenay
    August 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    my kids love a waffle, ham and egg sandwhich before school!

  81. Katie Roch
    August 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm — Reply

    My favorite egg recipe is eggs Benedict with sauteed spinach.

  82. Scarlett G
    August 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm — Reply

    I like eggs cooked in toast.

  83. ky2here
    August 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm — Reply

    Basil, lemon oregano and mint frittata.

  84. August 12, 2013 at 6:15 pm — Reply

    Poached eggs on english muffin

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