Breakfast has always been one of my favorite meals and the month of September is Better Breakfast Month. From pancakes and eggs to cereal, I have always loved waking up in the morning and eating something that tastes good to fuel the start of my day. I’ve heard many people talk about how they are too busy or don’t have enough time to make breakfast in the morning, but there are so many ways to plan ahead and make breakfast easy. I like to make a pan of egg bake and then freeze pieces of it for an easy re-heat ready to eat meal. Another easy breakfast to-go option is hard boiled eggs. It is easy to make a dozen hard boiled eggs at one time to prepare for a busy week.
Eggs are a breakfast classic and can be used and incorporated into a balanced meal in many different ways. Whether you prefer a scramble with veggies and topped with cheese, or a simply fried, eggs are a great way to ‘round’ out breakfast. In 2018, Wisconsin ranked 16th in the nation for egg production. The American Eggs Board says that eggs each have six grams of protein and zero carbs. Eggs also contain choline which promotes normal cell activity, liver function, and is key in the development of infant’s memory functions. Eggs are a great addition, scrambled or sunny side up, to any breakfast plate.
When I have more time on my hands I like to get fancy with my breakfast. Ever since I was little I have enjoyed making breakfast for my family after a long morning of farm work (it helped that I was able to come in from farm-chores a little early). Pancakes were my go-to and by the age of 10 I had memorized my Mom’s buttermilk pancakes recipe. We top our pancakes with plenty of real butter and everything from maple syrup, Wisconsin jam, and (my personal favorite) fresh berries and REAL whipped cream. I love using real dairy products because I know they are produced by real dairy farmers, just like my family, who care for animals, land and water resources… I also think real dairy tastes better.
To finish off my plate I like to include meat. Breakfast meats are probably some of the most craved breakfast food – well at least in my house. When the bacon comes sizzling off the pan it’s usually a fight for who will get the first (and last) piece. From bacon and sausage to ham and steak, all are a perfect addition to in your morning meal or incorporated into scrambled eggs. Eating Wisconsin’s safe and nutritious meat products supports farmers and processors and strengthens Wisconsin communities.
I encourage you to participate in Better Breakfast Month by filling your plate with Wisconsin products and topping off your coffee with real dairy creamer. To find great breakfast recipes visit wisconsincheese.com!