So the other night, I was out of dinner ideas, I was tired, I wanted my kids to eat something healthy, but didn't want to spend a huge amount of time on dinner - and since eggs were on all of our minds, I came up with Build Your Own Omlet dinner. It was a HUGE success!
Here's what we did:
1. Cut up veggies and other ingredients and place in individual bowls. We used spinach, mushrooms and onions this time because it is what I had on hand, but we have also used tomatoes, bell peppers, and other veggies before. We also sometimes cut up some turkey lunch meat, left over chicken from last night's dinner, sausage or other meat and we always have a small bowl of grated cheese.
2. Mom or dad can crack the egg and put it in a bowl with a fork. My girls took turns mixing up their omelets. First, break the yolk and add a little bit of pepper. Izzy, my 3 year old, can eat a 2 egg omelet, but Olivia only likes 1. Let the kids choose their veggies and then mix again. Tell them to be sure all of the veggies are coated with the egg.
3. Send the kids to set the table while you cook the omelets. Have a skillet preheated to medium. Melt a small pad of butter to ensure your eggs do not stick. Cook your eggs for 2-3 minutes on each side (should be slightly brown when done).
4. Serve with fruit for a yummy, healthy dinner!