I've been reading a book called The Minds of Boys by Michael Gurian. Nicole at Tired, Need Sleep recommended it to me. It's all about the ways that male brains are physically different from female brains, and how this affects the way boys learn. One thing the author recommends to help a child focus during the day is increasing protein intake and decreasing carbohydrate intake. When Nicole mentioned this on her blog, there were many comments about needing to switch from cereal to eggs in the morning, and I just wanted to share a recipe I tried this morning. It was incredibly easy, and Crumpet ate it really well. The recipe was originally in the November 2009 issue of Parents magazine.
Mini Veggie Frittatas:
3 tbs. low-fat milk
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
4 whole sundried tomatoes, packed in oil and chopped
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
(You can use any leftover veggie - I used zucchini instead of the tomato and pepper.)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spritz 12 mini muffin tins with veg. oil
In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and salt. Add cheese and vegetables. Spoon a tablespoon into each muffin cup. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Makes 12.