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6 Looking to make your favorite 'out to eat' breakfast sandwich at home? MOMables has got you covered with this easy, make ahead Homemade Egg McMuffin!

Homemade Egg McMuffins

Looking to make your favorite 'out to eat' breakfast sandwich at home? MOMables has got you covered with this easy, make ahead Homemade Egg McMuffin!

This homemade Egg McMuffin recipe promises an on the go breakfast to make mornings just a little easier.

easy to make egg mcmuffins that are freezable and can be made in a large batch!

When taking the steps to get my family eating more nutritious meals at home, I looked at our favorite ‘out to eat’ foods for inspiration.

Cookies, granola bars and sandwiches ranked high among the favorites. I decided to start with the easiest on the list, sandwiches. Breakfast sandwiches to be specific. These simple, homemade Egg McMuffins take a little make ahead prep, but you’ll be so glad to pull these delicious sandwiches out of the freezer on hectic mornings.

The added bonus? Showing your kids how great homemade versions of their favorite ‘out to eat’ foods can be! Check out how easy they are to make in this quick one-minute video.

For more delicious, make ahead recipes like this, click on over to MOMables for a sample of our meal plan.

Homemade Egg McMuffins

Looking to make your favorite 'out to eat' breakfast sandwich at home? MOMables has got you covered with this easy, make ahead Homemade Egg McMuffin!
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 6 breakfast sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 6 English muffins, sliced in half
  • 6 large eggs
  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices deli ham
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 5 ramekins, or a jumbo muffin tin and place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Crack one egg into each ramekin.
  4. Pierce egg yolk with a fork and very slightly beat.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  6. Bake eggs for 12-15 minutes or until set.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  8. Run a knife around the edge of ramekin (or muffin tin) to remove eggs.
  9. To assemble breakfast sandwich, layer one half of each English muffin with one slice of cheese, one slice of ham and a cooked egg.
  10. Top with other half of English muffin.
  11. Wrap sandwich in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.
  12. To reheat, place in microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through.

 

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Strawberry French Toast Roll Ups

Overcome the daily 'what to have for breakfast' obstacle with these Strawberry French Toast Roll Ups. Easy to make ahead and take on the go!

Looking for some breakfast inspiration?  Trying to get your kids out of a bowl of cereal rut and out the door?

These delicious strawberry filled French Toast Roll Up  are perfect for the not-so-fresh-bread leftover from the week!

Mornings can be a busy time of the day.  As moms, we want to send our kids into the day with bellies full of good food to power their bodies and brains through the morning, but breakfast can often be an obstacle to getting out the door. These french toast roll ups can be prepped ahead of time, and frozen.  When you are ready to use, pull out the roll ups, dip them in egg wash and cook in a skillet.  Finish them off with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and you’ll have a warm breakfast to go that your kids will love!

Strawberry French Toast Roll Ups

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 8 roll ups

Ingredients

  • 8 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup strawberries, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for cooking
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. On a flat surface, flatten sandwich bread with a rolling pin.
  2. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons of cream cheese onto each slice of bread.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of diced strawberries along the edge of each piece of bread.
  4. Carefully, roll up bread tightly.
  5. In a shallow dish, beat eggs, milk and vanilla.
  6. Dip each bread roll in the egg mixture and place 3-4 of them in a butter greased skillet, over medium heat, seam down.
  7. Cook 3 minutes or until golden brown and flip.
  8. Cook other side for an additional 1-2 minutes and remove from pan.
  9. In a shallow dish, combine sugar and cinnamon.
  10. As french toast rolls come out of the pan, lightly dust with cinnamon sugar and serve.

 

23 these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Broccoli Nuggets Recipe

Are you looking for ways to make broccoli more appealing? This broccoli nuggets recipe is easy to make and kids love the broccoli cheddar combo!

Are you looking for ways to make broccoli more appealing?  These broccoli nuggets are easy to make and kids love the broccoli cheddar combo!

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Broccoli.  Just that word alone can conjure up the shake of a child’s head and a firm, ‘no’ when it comes to eating this nutritious food.  

What’s a mom to do?  Broccoli Nuggets to the rescue!  Kids love nuggets of any kind, and the cheddar and broccoli combination is sure to get their stamp of approval.  These easy, make ahead nuggets, are great for the lunch box, an after school snack, or quick dinner on the go.  Pair them with a small container of homemade ranch or ketchup for dipping.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

When I say they are easy to make, I mean it. Check out this quick video and see for yourself.

You’ll love that they are getting a bit of green veggies into their day, and they’ll love the kid friendly flavor.

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

Our meal plans are full of idea and tips, just like this recipe, to help you overcome mealtime adversity.  For a sample meal plan and to learn how you can add variety to your family meals, click here.

Broccoli Nuggets Recipe

these broccoli nuggets are made in one bowl and the cheddar and broccoli combo is one kids love!

The combination of broccoli and cheddar in these Broccoli Nuggets are sure to make them a favorite with kids!

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce bag of broccoli florets, thawed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place broccoli florets inside a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese and seasoning to veggie mixture. Process a few pulses until every combined.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, place veggie nugget scoops onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press them down so all nuggets are the same height.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool slightly prior to serving.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.

 

Easy spaghetti carbonara recipe every kid will love! This dinner recipe is great for a thermos leftover lunch!

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Easy Spaghetti Carbonara recipe with bacon made in a skillet that kids will love and leftovers are easy to pack for a school lunch.

 Are you in a meal planning rut?  Looking to add new meals to your weekly rotation, but nervous about recipes with fancy names and ingredients? If so, your family is going to ask for seconds when you make this Spaghetti Carbonara recipe! See how this simple and delicious meal is made in a matter of minutes in the video below:


Introducing new foods to your kids at mealtime, can present many challenges. If these new meals have ingredients that they know and love, you’ve won half the battle. Today’s recipe is a combination of two kid friendly ingredients, spaghetti and bacon, making this a meal that will surely become a family favorite.

While Spaghetti Carbonara may seem like a fancy, time consuming dish, it couldn’t be easier.  This simple pasta recipe comes together quickly, all in one skillet, and will taste like you slaved away in the kitchen for hours.  Left overs make a great thermos lunch for both kids and adults alike!

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

Easy to make spaghetti carbonara recipe every kid will love! This dinner recipe is great for a thermos leftover lunch!

Introducing new foods to your kids at mealtime, can present many challenges. If these new meals have ingredients that they know and love, you’ve won half the battle. Today’s recipe is a combination of two kid friendly ingredients, spaghetti and bacon, making this a meal that will surely become a family favorite.

While Spaghetti Carbonara may seem like a fancy, time consuming dish, it couldn’t be easier.  This simple pasta recipe comes together quickly, all in one skillet, and will taste like you slaved away in the kitchen for hours.  Left overs make a great thermos lunch for both kids and adults alike!

For more recipes, tips, and even a shopping list to help you add a little variety to your school lunches and meals, get a sample of our meal plans.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Easy spaghetti carbonara recipe every kid will love! This dinner recipe is great for a thermos leftover lunch!
  • Author: MOMables
  • Yield: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dried spaghetti
  • 4 slices of thick cut bacon (about 4 oz), cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, over medium high heat, bring water to a boil. Once water is boiling, cook pasta, until al dente. When pasta is ready; reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water, drain pasta, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute bacon over medium-heat high.
  3. When bacon is browned and just beginning to crisp, add garlic and onion. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until bacon is brown and crisp and onions are translucent.
  4. In a separate dish, whisk together eggs,parmesan, pepper and set aside.
  5. Turn heat to low and add drained pasta to onion, garlic and bacon in skillet. Mix pasta and cooked bacon and pour egg mixture over pasta.
  6. Working quickly, use tongs to toss and combine pasta with egg, bacon and onions. If pasta is too dry, add a tablespoon of reserved pasta water at a time, until a creamy consistency is reached.This will create a “sauce”.
  7. Garnish with parsley, black pepper and additional parmesan cheese.

Notes

Turn leftovers into an awesome school lunch by heating up pasta in the morning and packing inside a pre-heated thermos.

 

 

2 easy lunchbox mini quiches that kids and adults will love!

Easy Lunch Box Mini Quiches: Recipe and Video

Looking for a school lunch idea that can be made ahead of time? Then these Zesty Mini Quiches are for you!

easy lunchbox mini quiches that kids and adults will love!

How often have you made yet another same old sandwich, wishing more creative lunch ideas didn’t take a lot of time? Deep down, we all want to provide our kids with variety, but coming up with new things in the morning before school isn’t always realistic.

Related: Top 5 Lunchboxes We’ve Tested

One of the things our members learn with our meal plans is how to make recipes like this one: simple recipes that are often made in one bowl and take just a couple of minutes to prepare.

The bonus: This one-bowl wonder can be made the night before (or two!) and packed in a lunch box in a snap!

Check out the video below to see how they are made, and visit this post for the recipe.

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