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Egg Breakfasts Best for Important Days

by 5m Editor
8 August 2011, at 10:23am

US - The majority of mothers and teachers who took a recent American Egg Board survey say eggs are "the best" breakfast option, topping cereal, waffles and even oatmeal.

As youngsters head back to school, reestablishing a morning routine can be hectic but it is important that breakfast is not forgotten. With just a little know-how, a high-quality protein breakfast of eggs takes just a few minutes.

In fact, 82 per cent of mothers and teachers agree a high-quality protein breakfast including eggs is the best way for kids to start important days. Additionally, they notice that when their kids or students eat eggs for breakfast, the students are more energetic, more mentally alert and they do not feel hungry until lunch, an observation supported by a recent study among adolescents, which found that a protein-rich breakfast improves appetite control and leads to increased feelings of fullness.

"Helping kids achieve success on an important day, whether taking a test or playing sports, starts with a high-quality protein breakfast," says Serena Ball, registered dietitian and partner at Teaspoon Communications nutrition group. "Studies have shown kids who eat breakfast demonstrate improved memory function, improved grades and higher test scores. Eggs are a smart choice because they help kids stay full longer and contain a lot of essential vitamins and minerals – things many other breakfast options can't always deliver. Plus, eggs are now 14 per cent lower in cholesterol with 185mg each."

Easy eggs for important days

Even on hectic mornings, eggs cannot be beaten. When Chef Jeffrey Saad, Cooking Channel host and father of two, needs to feed his kids fast, he microwaves eggs for his family.

He said: "In the morning rush, parents often turn to less nutritious breakfast options to save time. What they don't realise is that you can microwave eggs just as quickly as you can fix a bowl of cereal. In just minutes, anyone can whip up a scrambled egg in a mug, top it with cheese and salsa and feel confident their kids are getting the energy they need for their day. It's even easier to prepare a dozen hard-boiled eggs on Sunday and give your kids one each morning for a protein boost."

You can master microwaving eggs this school year and ensure your kids are getting the high-quality protein breakfast they need with these easy recipes:

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