Ham and Potato Breakfast Bake, Ingredients:
- 2 pounds red potatoes, diced
- 1 small/medium sweet yellow onion, small chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound cooked ham, small chopped (I used Hormel Cure 81 Ham)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 6 eggs
Ham and Potato Breakfast Bake, Directions:
- Place potatoes, onion, garlic and ham in an oven-safe/broiler-safe covered dish.
- Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
- Cover and bake on the middle rack at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and turn on broiler for 3-5 minutes, until potatoes are browning.
- Crack eggs over potatoes and return to broiler for an additional 2-3 minutes, until eggs are cooked to your liking.
- Serve and enjoy!
|It’s important to have an eager kitchen helper!|
There’s clear evidence the structure of a meal can heavily influence a child’s long-term health. Kids and teens who share meals with their family three or more times per week are significantly less likely to be overweight, more likely to eat healthy foods and less likely to have eating disorders. Berge, J. (2015). The protective role of family meals for youth obesity: 10-year longitudinal associations. The Journal of Pediatrics, 166 (2).
A recent study also shows that children who grow up sharing meals as a family are more likely to exhibit prosocial behavior as adults, such as sharing, fairness and respect. De Backer, C.J. (2014). “Our” food versus “my” food. Investigating the relation between childhood shared food practices and prosocial behavior in Belgium. Appetite, 84 (January 2015).
With each additional family meal shared each week, adolescents are less likely to show symptoms of depression, less likely to use/abuse drugs and less likely to engage in delinquent acts. Meier, A. and Musick, Family, 76 (1).