Mon, Sep 16, 2013
I am the Eggland’s Best brand ambassador. The below is a sponsored post. The topic, opinions, and inability to keep my egg in the sunshine frame (yet!) are all my own.
Around here we live our lives like an Arrested Development episode.
On many a morning you’ll find one of us shouting the opening lines to the series and, most likely, same person cracking up at him/herself.
(this blog is a play on the word MISFIT for a reason…)
Breakfast is also our dinner.
We both frequently eat traditionally dinner foods in the morning (hello brown rice & eggs!) and it’s our *family meal.*
For the same reason I exercise in the a.m. (I put on MY oxygen mask first!) we never know what will happen as the day unfolds so we gather as a family *before* life can intrude.
Disclosure: Our breakfasts downgraded over the summer.
Gone were mornings filled with protein & power muffins and in-in-in-intruded some less than healthy fare.
Even though the Tornado is moving toward intuitive eating, crap eating begets crap eating which results in
mama being told by school her child is an emotional roller-coaster less than stellar academic performance.
Or, if youre a big person, crap eating begets crap eating which results in less than fantastic LIFE performance & ENERGY levels.
Thankfully the Tornado is interested in helping create her morning meals. A fact this non-foodie mama adores.
Not to my surprise (& reason #48 why Im smitten with this partnership) she decided to make eggs our Back to School BRAIN FOOD protein**.
She can do most of the meal making & *I* know eating the tattooed oval will carry her through her school day.
- Eggs contain vitamin B12. This is *very* important to me as Alzheimers runs in my family. B12 is also essential for protein metabolism & converting carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into energy. The tattooed ovals have 3 times more B12 than ordinary eggs.
- Eggs contain vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): B2 is CRUCIAL in the production of energy as it helps convert carbohydrates in to sugar which fuels our bodies.
- Eggs contain vitamin E. This is an important antioxidant that helps to protect cells/tissues. Each of my FAVE Eggland’s Best eggs contain 10 times more Vitamin E than ordinary eggs. 25% of the recommended daily intake of this vitamin.
- Eggs contain CHOLINE (AKA the memory vitamin). ‘Nuff said.
- Eggs contain vitamin D. This vitamin helps the bod absorb calcium to maintain strong bones. It’s important for maintaining muscle strength, healthy body fat levels, and tissue health. Each Eggland’s egg contains 4 times more Vitamin D than ordinary eggs & provides 30% of daily recommended intake!
- Eggs contain PROTEIN! Protein helps keep us full. Egg protein is ‘complete’ or a composition which can supply all of the body’s requirements with all of the essential amino acids. A single Eggland’s Best egg supplies 13% of our daily protein needs.
Im EGGcited to get us back to basics & return to fueling her
breakfasts with brain food (I wont lie. I never stopped. I get crazy without my morning Egglands.).
Next up here is Holy Guacamole Deviled Eggs and I’d love your brain-food suggestions —traditional breakfast fare or not!
- What foods do you eat in the morning to power your BRAIN for the day ahead?
- Have you created any EGGcellent recipes recently? Link yourself in the comments!
**We also play a game called Choose Yer Carb! — but that’s a post for a different day.