Dairy Recipe: Think outside the lunchbox

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Berks County Dairy Princess Ashley Mohn and Little Miss Dairy Princess Alyssa Troutman.
Submitted photo Berks County Dairy Princess Ashley Mohn and Little Miss Dairy Princess Alyssa Troutman.

Adding dairy to the diet of school-aged children will help them fuel up to learn. Dairy foods are a great source of calcium, which can help to build strong bones. Serving low-fat choices will help protect children’s bones and hearts. Packing dairy in the lunchbox is a great way to ensure your child is getting three servings of dairy every day but sometimes packing a snack with dairy is helpful too.

Alyssa, the Berks County Little Miss Dairy Princess, is pictures with a Go-Gurt. Whether as an after school snack, or a mid-school day break, Go-Gurts are enjoyable frozen. Freeze a favorite flavor and send the tube off to school with them. Another snack time dairy product could be a cheese stick. These are two options to send to school for a snack or keep at home for a treat when they jump off the bus.

Here is a recipe to jump start their day with a quick grab and go Mini Egg Muffin filled with nine essential nutrients to keep them focused at school.

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1/4 cup MILK

1/2 tsp salt

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1/2 tsp pepper

4 slices of ham, diced

4 scallions, diced

1/4 cup shredded CHEDDAR CHEESE

Directions:

Spray the wells of 6 muffin holes in your muffin pan with cooking spray.

Preheat your oven to 350.

Whisk together egg, mill, salt and pepper.

Pour your egg mixture evenly into 6 muffin holes.

Add whatever toppings you like!

Back for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are slightly browned.

Ashley Mohn in the Berks County Dairy Princess.