Making a healthy, kid friendly fritata with Simply Potatoes

This post brought to you by Simply Potatoes. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ever think of having breakfast for dinner? Lately, I've been doing it alot because a) we like it b) its an easy prep and c) it can be a healthy and nutritious meal for the entire family. JP loves it, and it's a great way for him to get some nutrition in him without him realizing. One of my personal favorites is the fritata – its basically a potato and egg omelet with anything else you want to add in – one of those blank canvas dishes. 

I like to use Simply Potatoes because instead of peeling and cutting up potatoes, these are already prepped and ready to go! I've seen fritatas made with bell peppers and onions, but in the interest of keeping it kid-friendly, I've decided to only use eggs and potatoes for my picky eater. 

First, I brown the potatoes in the pan with a little bit of vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Once they are are halfway cooked, I remove them from the pan and place them aside. 

In a seperate bowl, I wisk together 6 eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Normally, you would just combine it in the pan with the potatoes until the egg cooks through, but I decided to make small personal sized ones. JP is so much more likely to eat all his food when I serve him dishes like this – so it's worth the extra work.

I use a little tool called an egg ring that looks like a round cookie cutter you cook your egg in so the whites stay perfectly round with the yolk perfectly centered – I love it! I placed some of the half cooked Simply Potatoes in it and filled it in with the egg mixture and continued to cook on a medium heat. Not too hot because you'll burn the eggs before they're fully cooked, so be careful! Had some spillage, but that's ok – you can just scrape it away easily as it cooks.

Let it sit and cook for 3-5 minutes and then gently remove the ring and flip! Let the other side cook for a few minutes and then remove it from the heat and serve. JP loves eating this with a side of ketchup – yep, ketchup counts as a vegetable in our house!

Dishes like this are my favorite because they're easy to prepare for any time of the day, they make a super easy weeknight meal and best of all – nutritious and delicious for JP!

Learn about some more Simply Potatoes Favorites on their website and follow Simply Potatoes on Pinterest for some great recipe inspiration!

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Truvia® is truly sharing a sweet future with the children of Bolivia

This post brought to you by Truvia® Natural Sweetener for One2One Network. All opinions are 100% mine.

In our house, we love our coffee but sadly my hubby is on a fast pace to becoming a diabetic, we have to be careful how much sugar we ingest around here. No worries tho – we have switched to a brand that will not only take care of our family’s needs, but also a brand that helps take care of others as well.

One of the reasons I love using  a natural sweetener like Truvia® is because of all the aid they bring to the people of Bolivia. Did you know that 40% of their population cannot afford adequate food for a healthy life? 68% live in rural areas, and 65% of those cannot afford the minimum caloric intake, and nearly all of them have micronutrient deficiencies.

Truvia® truly cares…

Truvia® has made some contributions to help the poor communities of Bolivia so that hungry, malnourished children can be a thing of the past. It’s a work in progress, but it’s gotta start somewhere, right? Truvia® has generously given nearly 1 million dollars in contributions to help develop sustainable communities in Bolivia, a region of critical need with a high rate of malnutrition. Since launching the “Sharing a Sweet Future” Campaign back in October 2012, the main goal was to help reduce childhood hunger in Bolivia and improve communities through better nutrition, safety and education.

In the first 2 years of its partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, The Truvia® brand has donated 97 metric tons of fortified vegetable oil to help cook 2 school meals per day.

Just look at those sweet faces! They are nearly at 50K in fed children this past September 2014 – exceeding their goal of 40k.

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Additionally, Truvia® has worked with families to help them learn how to operate cleaner stoves so that they may use less fuel, make less smoke and minimize environmental destruction which goes towards everyone’s benefit.

I’m so proud to use a brand that cares this much about such a small, far away place!

 

 

What does Tastefully Crafted mean to you? Try your chance at winning a trip to Denver and show off what you got!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Green Mountain Gringo all-natural chips and salsa. All opinions are 100% mine.

This weekend I enjoyed spending some time leafing through a children’s cookbook with JP for something to make together. Before long, he came across a smoothie recipe, and that’s when he firmly decided that he wanted to make a “milkshake. I obliged and broke out the blender, ice cream and milk.

I remember milkshakes as a fun part of my childhood – especially when my mother would make me a vanilla shake and put food coloring in it! 

I know one thing for sure… This little boy approves!

This is my idea of what Tastefully Crafted should mean – giving my son the same joyful, childhood experience I once had with simple ingredients. I love how something as easy as a milkshake can light up his face!

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