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One of the best ways to get more organized is to start with the first meal of the day: Breakfast! Starting the day with healthy foods is essential for focus and concentration. It may seem too easy, but starting my week with a good idea of what I can feed my family before they head off to school and work helps me feel like I have a better grasp on the week ahead! We’ve partnered with Easy Real Food to bring you all of the recipes in this challenge and here are a few that can be prepared ahead of time for busy mornings, all of which are available to you in your Plan to Eat account when you join the challenge:
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Win 1 free year of Plan to Eat!
(and a few other goodies!!)
To help you take on another year of school, everyone participating in Back to School with Real Food can enter to win a few extra goodies. On September 1, one lucky winner will receive:
1 Free year of Plan to Eat
Stay organized by knowing what’s for dinner! Having a meal plan will help you save money, lower your stress in the kitchen, and help you eat more meals together as a household. Plan to Eat is a great tool to help you keep up and running all year long, even after the grind of after school activities set in!
1 Plan to Eat shopping bag
Our sturdy canvas shopping bag can handle the heaviest of groceries! We evaluated dozens of tote bags before finding just the right one. Not too deep, not too shallow, not too large, not too small…. It’s just the right size for a gallon of milk and some fresh produce.
2 ECOlunchbox Three-in-One Stainless Steel Food Container Set
Designed by an experienced lunch-packer and mother of two, this 100% stainless steel lunchbox set works great for packing a small sandwich on the bottom plus a wet and dry side dish in the top container. Each winner will receive 2 sets!
2 Silcone 6 cup Muffin Tin
Muffins are fantastic for on-the-go lunches — three of the recipes in the challenge include the use of a muffin tins! These silicone muffin pans are great for turning out muffins quickly (and cleanly!) and are super-easy to wash. Each winner will receive 2 muffin pans to bake a dozen muffin all at one time.
1 Free download of Real Lunches, Real Easy
Why did we ask Kiran to host this challenge about going back to school? Because she has partnered with 100 Days of Real Food to write a book about it! Real Lunches, Real Easy includes recipes, lunch-packing tips and tricks, and 3 months of school lunches that you can use again and again all year long! The book will be available later this month and our winners will receive a free copy.
This swoon-worthy $155 prize package can be yours! Simply enter by joining Back to School with Real Food and filling in the form below. After confirming that you have joined Back to School with Real Food, you will have opportunities for additional entries.
Looking for other back to school tips and tricks? Come join us in the Back to School with Real Food Facebook group! In the group you will find friends, discuss tips and tricks, and share recipes to help you get ready to start the school year. Ask Kiran for tips to make your school lunches great!
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Let’s make this school year great by with lunches and dinners that both nutritious and easy.
Main Ingredient: Eggs
- 12 pieces Wheat Bread torn or cut into pieces
- 1 lb Breakfast Sausage cooked
- 12 Eggs
- 1⁄4 cup Milk
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 1 cup Mushrooms sautéed
- 1 cup Bell Peppers sautéed
- 1⁄2 Onion sautéed
- 1 canned Green Chilis drained
- 3 tbs Ground Mustard
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- crushed red pepper to taste
- Egg Whites These are optional, but help expand the recipe to feed more people.
- Brown the meat and when it is nearly cooked, add in the veggies to soften. While these are cooking, whisk together the eggs, milk, and seasonings. You can also add egg whites at this point too. (I typically add these when I need to make these go further and I always have egg whites on hand.)
- After the meat and veggies are cooked, let cool briefly and mix into the egg mixture. Stir in cheese.
- Take a large muffin tin and add cupcake liners or spay with oil to prevent sticking.
- Take the pieces of bread and tear into pieces, adding one piece into each cup.
- Using a 1/2 cup measure, scoop egg mixture and add it to the top of the bread. Be careful not to overfill these, as the egg will expand during cooking!
- Cook at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Check frequently to prevent burning. (This time can vary based on elevation and the amount you fill the cups!)
- These are easily refrigerated and re-heated for daily breakfasts or snacks!