Thursday, May 09 2013 18:37

Mother's Day Recipes for a Homemade Breakfast for Mom...

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I'm going to be 100% honest here... but Mother's Day is three days away, and I'm still not sure what we're going to do for my wife here at Rock Father HQ. It's been an exceptionally busy week (we're always busy, but this one had some extra challenges), and as many of you know - my wife works long hours at her office while I take care of the kids. She works hard... doing a job that I could never do, and I always feel that she's not appreciated enough. One idea floating is the possibility of a special breakfast, and with that I've been looking at some recipes.

The folks at Produce for Kids - an outfit that encourages healthy eating among families by providing simple, healthy meal solutions and resources for parents, while raising funds for local children’s non-profit organizations - have a ton of great breakfast ideas, and they've given me the greenlight to share a couple of them here on The Rock Father... ones that might just be good for YOUR special Mom this Mother's Day!

The Scrambled Waffle-wich:

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup cauliflower and broccoli, chopped
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 4 premade whole wheat waffles

1. Crack eggs in mixing bowl, scramble with fork.
2. Heat oil in skillet on medium-high heat, add broccoli, cauliflower and cherry tomatoes, cook 2 minutes.
3. Add eggs, stir and cook 2-3 minutes or until firm and not clear. Mix in cheese.
4. Toast waffles, top with egg/vegetable mixture. Fold waffle in half to make sandwich

NUTRITION INFO: Scrambled Waffle-wich  Calories 300, Fat 15g, Protein 11.4g, Carbohydrate 29.4g, Fiber 2.9g, Cholesterol 194mg, Sodium 372mg, Calcium 140mg, Vitamin A 802 IU, Vitamin C 48.2mg, Iron 2.3mg

Rise 'N Shine Oatmeal & Hard Cooked Eggs:

Serves 4

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ⅔ cup mango, peeled, pitted, sliced
  • ⅔ cup apple, cored, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp. pistachios
  • Honey, to taste
  • 4 eggs


Rise 'n Shine Oatmeal

1. In small saucepan, bring 2 cups water and oats to boil, add cinnamon. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until thickened and tender.
2. Top oatmeal with strawberries, mango, apple, pistachios and honey, if desired.

Hard Cooked Eggs

1. Place eggs in saucepan, cover with cold water. Heat to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Once eggs are cooked, chill in cold water.

NUTRITION INFO: Rise 'n Shine Oatmeal  Calories 418, Fat 12.9g, Protein 24.6g, Carbohydrate 50.7g, Fiber 6.3g, Cholesterol 195mg, Sodium 214mg, Calcium 417mg, Vitamin A 1109 IU, Vitamin C 30.4mg, Iron 3.4mg

What do you folks think? I'm leaning toward the Waffle-wich, but my wife is a picky eater and isn't big on eggs.

For more healthy food ideas, check out  http://www.produceforkids.com

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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