By: NC Egg Association
1. Hard Boiled, Easy Eggs
One of the simplest and easiest ways to make back-to-school less hectic is meal-prepping. Hard-boiled eggs are the easiest grab-and-go snack, breakfast, or lunch that you can prepare before the week even starts. Throughout the week, you can grab a hard-boiled egg, sprinkle some salt and pepper, or make it a little “eggstra” by slicing the egg and putting it on a toasted bagel with bacon and cheddar cheese (see recipe here).
In the shell, hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated safely up to one week. Refrigerate in their original carton to prevent odor absorption. Once peeled, eggs should be eaten within two days.
2. Coffee Cup Scrambles
Got a mug, a microwave, and 2 minutes? Try experimenting with quick-and-easy coffee cup egg scrambles. Whisk some eggs with whatever ingredients you feel like adding and pour into a microwave-safe, well-greased mug. In just a few minutes, you have an easy and delicious pre-school meal (that lets you sleep in as long as possible).
3. Hard-Boiled Eggpops
This upcoming trend is a perfect afterschool snack for any group of kids. Hard-boiled eggs on a pretzel or carrot stick, an arrangement of colorful dips and toppings, and a creative protein-filled snack for everyone. See recipe here!
4. Sunny Side Up
If you have a little more time and want to make a special breakfast for the first day, try taking a look at these fun ideas for sunny side up eggs looking like flowers, faces, and more fun disguises–the perfect way to spark a smile and calm first day jitters!
5. Protein-Packed Lunch
Why stop at breakfast? Try a Bento Box filled with a beautiful (and simple) assortment of fruits, veggies, and protein for an A-worthy meal on the go! And if you hard-boil eggs ahead of time, this meal is even easier to prepare.
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