Are you tired of the same old breakfast options? Looking to add some excitement and nutrition to your morning routine? Look no further than this Scrambled Egg and Beef Skillet recipe! Packed with flavor and essential nutrients, this dish is perfect for the whole family.
Disclaimer: This post is a collaboration with The Michigan Beef Industry Commission on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own.
The recently released U.S. Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025 offer a variety of new recommendations, including the importance of nutrition during the first two years of life. Every Bite Counts, especially when it comes to introducing nutrient-rich foods to young ones.
I strongly believe in the inclusion of all food groups in our diets, and lean beef is a standout option for protein at any age. The Michigan Beef Industry has been a valuable partner, and I’m thrilled to see that lean beef is recognized in the guidelines for its nutrient richness.
Every Bite Counts: Why Nutrient-Rich Foods Are Essential
The guidelines emphasize the significance of nutrient-rich foods during the first two years of life. These early years are crucial for introducing a variety of foods, such as beef, to meet nutritional needs.
Beef is a safe and nutritious choice that can be introduced to babies around six months of age in a controlled environment. It provides essential nutrients, including protein and ten other vital nutrients. Learn more about these essential nutrients in the section below, titled “Dietitian’s Dish.”
As a mom who knows the value of a balanced diet, I’ve been feeding my kids beef in various forms since they started eating solid foods. Now, at ages 7, 9, and 10, they have their own preferences, and beef is definitely a favorite!
For today’s recipe, I’ve combined ground beef with finely chopped veggies, cheese, and scrambled eggs to create a delightful scrambled egg and beef skillet. The best part is its versatility—you can add any veggies you like to customize it to your taste.
If you want more information on feeding your little ones, check out the article from Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. And for additional inspiration on kid-friendly beef recipes, visit the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. website.
Please consult a physician or healthcare provider if you have any questions regarding starting solid foods.
Choose Nutritious Protein Options: Tips for the Health-Conscious
When selecting ground beef, look for “lean” or “extra lean” options for a healthier choice. A 3-ounce serving of lean beef contains less than 10g of total fat, 4.5g or less of saturated fat, and less than 95mg of cholesterol. “Extra lean” beef contains even lower levels: less than 5g of total fat, less than 2g of saturated fat, and less than 95mg of cholesterol.
Dietitian’s Dish: Spotlight on Essential Nutrients
What sets beef apart is its impressive array of essential nutrients—over 10 in total! While all of them are important, here are a few that often go unnoticed:
Choline: Beef is an excellent source of choline, and recent evidence suggests that choline consumption during pregnancy may have long-lasting neurocognitive effects on babies. A 3-ounce serving of cooked beef provides about 13% of the daily value for choline.
Vitamin B6: Beef is rich in vitamin B6, which plays a vital role in proper brain development and function. A 3-ounce serving of cooked beef provides about 24% of the daily value for B6.
Vitamin B12: Beef is an excellent source of vitamin B12, a key nutrient for the normal function of the brain and nervous system.
More Delicious Beef Recipes from Chocolate Slopes
Here are some of my family’s favorite beef recipes that are safe for most children over the age of one (with appropriate supervision, of course!):
- One-Pot Mexican Beef Skillet with Quinoa
- Ground Beef & Spinach Tortellini Skillet
- One Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni
Additional Breakfast Ideas
This Scrambled Egg and Beef Skillet recipe was originally featured on the Chocolate Slopes website.
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