Today I’m partnering with Abbott to share a yummy fajita egg muffin recipe, perfect for school day lunches, just in time for back-to-school!
This super simple fajita egg muffin recipe is full of good stuff, and sure to be a hit in your home! From the eggs to the chopped peppers & tomatoes, these little breakfast powerhouses are packed with lutein.
Lutein? What’s that?
Lutein (pronounced loo-teen) is found in foods like leafy vegetables, egg yolks, avocados and more, including all of the ingredients in the above photo. It’s known by most for its benefits to eye health, but recent research from Abbott and the University of Illinois at the Center for Nutrition Learning and Memory shows that it may also help with learning and memory.
As a mom, that kind of news gets my attention. The research also showed that children with higher levels of lutein did better on exams.
Sounds great, right? So how do we increase the lutein in our family’s meals? Lutein is found in many foods your family already loves to eat. From some ideas, check out the Abbott’s Brain-Healthy Grocery Store List when planning your meals for the week.
With back-to-school season just around the corner, I’m busy planning easy meals that are full of good nutrition. I want meal and snack ideas that will fuel up my kids, and appeal to them. It’s super important they enjoy the meals I serve or pack for them. These egg muffins are kid-approved and full of the lutein-rich ingredients that will benefit them both today and in the future.
Plus, they’re yummy! Packed with seasonal veggies and cheese, they make for a flavorful lunch to send with your kids.
The set-up couldn’t be simpler. Add chopped veggies to the bottom of a silicone (non-stick) muffin pan. I like to use frozen veggies (colorful pepper strips, spinach, maybe diced onions) for a short-cut. Layer the shredded cheese on top. Whisk the eggs, and pour on top.
Bake until firm & pop out, ready to be packed up or stored for the coming week. They heat up beautifully after being frozen or refrigerated.
I like to serve them with carrots for an extra dose lutein. Fruit or cut-up tomatoes would also be delicious. I love to pack my kids a meal full of good nutrition & flavor, with lutein-rich foods.
- 9 eggs
- 1 cup bell pepper strips
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup pico de gallo
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Optional: carrots sticks or cherry tomatoes for serving
- Tip: use a silicon muffin pan for easy removal
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Divide bell pepper strips, spinach, and a bit of pico de gallo to each muffin cup, top with shredded cheese.
- Whisk up eggs, and pour about a ¼ cup into each muffin cup.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set.
- Allow to cool, and remove from muffin pan.
This recipe is packed full of lutein, which supports kids’ learning during the school day. Lutein has also been shown to potentially help improve cognitive function at every age.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Abbott.