Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Okay, so I've been more motivated this week for healthy, protein-filled breakfasts. I have really enjoyed it. The kids, not so much. They just don't like eggs a whole lot, and I haven't changed their minds too much yet. I'm going to keep trying, but I may also have to come up with some non-egg ideas.

Anyway, I made some granola yogurt bars that everyone liked. I started with a recipe from this website (a really good source of toddler food ideas). It is still a work in progress (they didn't turn out exactly how I wanted, but were still good), but what I did was this:

Mix together 2 cups of granola (smashing the big pieces), 3/4 cup whole wheat flour and 1/8 cup brown sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until the mixture looked like coarse crumbs. Press half of mixture into a 8x8 inch pan. Spread 1 cup strawberry yogurt over mixture, then sprinkle remaining mix on top. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes. Cool on a rack, then in the fridge, and cut into pieces.

They weren't quite as crispy as I wanted, but they tasted good, and seem like a nice alternative to pre-packaged cereal bars. We had them for breakfast and then snacks the next couple of days.

I also made baked eggs in ham cups (eyed with suspicion but tasted and partly eaten) and scrambled eggs and toast (toast eaten, eggs untouched).

And here are some pictures of the kids, because besides being served eggs, they've been happy.


  1. I love the ham cup idea Jess. I'm gonna try that later this week.

  2. Lise, super good and easy. I just put the ham in a muffin tin and cracked the egg in. It leaked out into the tin, but it didn't matter. You could totally put other stuff in there too like veggies and herbs.

  3. Thank Jess! I'm going to try that tomorrow or Friday.

  4. I too am loving the ham cups! How long do you bake them for?

  5. At 350, I baked mine for around 20 minutes, only because I wanted to make sure there was NO runny part left for the kids. But I would check them at 10 and 15 minutes, because they might be done enough for you.