Thank you Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs for sponsoring this post and thanks to all my readers for supporting the brands that make My Cape Cod Kitchen possible. As always, all opinions are my own.Rejuvenate weekend family breakfast or brunch in your house with a kid-friendly, make-your-own breakfast sandwich bar!
Nothing beats a good breakfast sandwich. They’re quick to make, satiating and can be balanced and nutrient-packed when you choose the right ingredients. In our house, we used to frequent the local bagel shop on the weekends. Until we realized our breakfast sandwiches taste much better (and are much healthier) than theirs and are made exactly how we want them. And we can prepare ours at home more quickly than we’d get through the bagel shop line.
Recently, we’ve been all about the breakfast sandwich bar on the weekends. Set out a bunch of ingredients – including protein and nutrient rich eggs, fiber, phytonutrient and vitamin/mineral rich veggies, fiber and protein rich beans, calcium rich cheddar and fiber filled whole grains – and let everyone make their own. It’s fun for families and would also be great for serving up brunch for overnight guests.
Part of what makes this breakfast sandwich bar fun is because everyone’s involved in the prep of their sandwich and everyone sits down together as a family, or as friends, to enjoy it.
Because part of what makes any meal great is the company you enjoy it with. March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual celebration led by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right, which involves all the family traditions and social experiences that come along with eating healthful foods with family and friends. Because it’s not just what we eat that matters – it’s who we eat with, where we are, how we eat that makes mealtime special. And there’s little more special than sitting around the table together savoring a family meal – whether it’s breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The family meals allows us to connect and enjoy each other’s company around some really good food.
Build your breakfast bar with the ingredients your family likes – and let each family member choose a few ingredients to have on the bar. Here are three of our favorite sandwich combos:
- Popeye’s special: Whole grain English muffin + quick sautéed spinach + scrambled egg + cheddar cheese
- Oeey Gooey Avocado: Whole grain English muffin + avocado slices + scrambled egg + cheddar cheese
- Beananza: Whole grain English muffin + black beans + scrambled egg + sliced tomatoes + cheddar cheese
Or make your customized creation then mix and match with your family or friends!
If need be, you can also prep these sandwiches ahead of time, package them up and take them to the beach or on a road trip.
Rejuvenate weekend family breakfast or brunch in your house with this kid-friendly, make-your-own breakfast sandwich bar! Find the full how-to on this Make-Your-Own Breakfast Sandwich Bar over on the Safe Eggs™ site.