Dairy Recipe: Think outside the lunchbox

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

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.