Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hard Boiled Egg Molds: A Fun Breakfast

My daughter has a hard time waking up in the morning. Sometimes a fun breakfast helps motivate her to get going. Unfortunately, fun is often equated with sugary breakfast items. Hard boiled eggs are an easy way to get a little protein into your children. A protein-rich  breakfast is said to help kids concentrate more at school and other events. It also keeps blood sugar levels steady.

Egg molds come in a wide variety of shapes and styles.  I have the bear and rabbit ones.  

To make these, I first cook my hard boiled eggs. I cook mine for about 10-12 minutes. To make sure the eggs fit in the molds (at least the molds I purchased), I use medium sized ones.  

After cooking the eggs, I drain the water and put a little cold water over the shell so they are not too hot to the touch.  However, you want to peel the eggs and get them into the mold while the eggs are still relatively hot. 

Then, I place the egg into the molds, pop them in the refrigerator and let them stay in there for about eight to ten minutes to make sure the egg takes on the animal face and shape.

You might want to boil the eggs before the kids get up in the morning. After all, it takes about 20 minutes to prepare this little dish.  It’s easy but there is a little waiting involved and when kids are hungry, well I’m sure you know how that goes.  

When my kids see the molds, they get really excited and want to eat their eggs. In other words, if you have a picky eater this may help them try out an egg.

These eggs can also be popped into a bento box for lunch (just make sure it is properly insulated and use an ice pack)!

My kids love these eggs and gobbled their shapes up. I try not to make this breakfast all the time. After all, I don’t want it to lose its appeal.

Here are the molds I used: (this is an affiliate link: If you use this link, I receive a small commission to help out with the costs of my blog, at no additional charge to you).

What is your favorite protein-rich breakfast to feed your kids in the morning?