If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not have it twice? Eating breakfast food for dinner is always delicious and can be easier than whipping up more traditional evening meals. We picked out three easy breakfast-for-dinner recipes that are nutritionally balanced and just as tasty in the p.m. as they are in the a.m. So, is eating breakfast for dinner all that it’s cracked up to be? We think so – and here are three reasons why!
1. Eggs are an egg-cellent source of nutrition
Eggs contain only one ingredient – Eggs! Did you know that one egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals and 6g of protein, all for only 70 calories? Eggs can be used to make frittatas, omelets, burritos, tacos, skillets, casseroles, muffins, and more. Easily add frozen veggies like broccoli, spinach, or kale to any of these breakfast dishes.
2. Breakfast ingredients typically cost less
Breakfast at dinnertime doesn’t just make the family happy, it makes the pocketbook happy. Typical breakfast foods such as eggs, bread, beans, and potatoes are typically low-cost items. And at around $0.17 a serving, eggs are the least expensive source of high-quality protein out there. Add leftover or frozen veggies, and you have yourself an inexpensive yet hearty dinner that will please the whole family.
3. It’s fun!
One way to get kiddos excited about dinner time is to give them something to look forward to. A fun way to do this is to have a “Breakfast for Dinner” night each week as an exciting treat! Many breakfast-for-dinner recipes are quick and easy to put together. Get the whole family involved by cracking and whisking eggs, toasting bread, picking out their favorite veggies to add to a dish, or mixing up a fresh fruit salad. Any way you slice it, breakfast for dinner can be a blast!
Breakfast for Dinner Recipes
Wake up your usual weeknight dinner routine with these hearty-enough-for-dinner recipes. Each one has at least one serving of dark green veggies. Get cracking and serve up some fresh fruit and a side of sliced whole wheat bread for a complete MyPlate meal.
This breakfast mug is perfect for hectic weekday mornings or evenings. It’s literally ready to enjoy in just a few minutes. It’s a good source of protein which will help keep you satisfied until your next meal or snack!
These breakfast taquitos are perfect to make ahead. Make a double batch, freeze them, and reheat throughout the week! Perfect for those busy school nights!
Sub fresh spinach for frozen in this tasty turkey breakfast bake. You can make this ahead of time and reheat throughout the week for an easy grab-n-go breakfast or dinner!