Potato, Peppers & Scrambled Egg Bowls

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Oh yes oh yes do I love eggs.  They’re tasty, nourishing, protein packed and versatile.  I enjoy them with any meal of the day, sweet or savory and my kids love them too.  Now that it’s back to school time, easy kid friendly breakfasts are a must in my home.  These Potato, Pepper and Scrambled Egg Bowls are tasty and give my kids the nourishment they need to help keep them focused and energized throughout the day.

The quality of eggs and how they are sourced is important.  Organic pasture raised eggs are the best because they don’t contain hormones or harmful pesticides.  The hens that produce them are raised humanely and when the hens are happy the egg tastes better.

Many people find it confusing when trying to choose the right eggs at their local grocery store with the different types available.  So what is the difference between the standard white, cage free, free range and pasture raised eggs?

Standard caged:  The hens are always raised in cages with 0.5 sq. ft. of roaming space and never outdoors.  They typically eat feed with pesticides and added antibiotics Doesn’t sound very happy does it?

Cage free:  The hens can roam outside of the cage with 1.0 sq. ft. of space and never outdoors.  Still doesn’t sound very happy right?

Free-Range:  The hens can roam outside of the cage with 2.0 sq. ft. of space usually in an enclosed barn with the occasional ability to roam outdoors.

Pasture raised:  The hens can roam outdoors with 108 sq. ft. of space per hen.  They are fed an all natural diet and can roam the pasture and eat insects.

Why do I love Handsome Brook Farm  pasture raised organic eggs so much?  Because instead of having one huge farm with countless hens they work with a series of small family farms with smaller flocks. That way the farmers get the fair wage they deserve and all of the hens have all the space and love that they need.  They are ALWAYS fed and organic diet so the eggs are ALWAYS organic.

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www.handsomebrookfarm.com

Ingredients:

2 large Russet potatoes peeled and cubed

1 cup red bell pepper finely chopped

1 cup green bell pepper finely chopped

1 cup yellow onion finely chopped

6 Handsome Brook Farm Organic Pasture Raised Eggs

Grass fed ghee (can sub butter)

Salt and pepper to taste

1 ripe avocado

Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee or butter on medium heat in a large skillet until melted.  Add the cubed potatoes, toss to coat and cook stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.  Add the peppers and onions, season with salt and pepper than continue to cook stirring occasionally until the potatoes are golden and the veggies start to caramelize.  Remove from the heat and set aside.  Beat eggs in a medium bowl. In a separate non-stick pan heat tsp. of ghee or butter on medium heat.  Add the eggs and scramble to your liking.  In 3 separate bowls arrange an even amount of potato mixture, scrambled eggs and sliced avocado.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add your favorite toppings like fresh herbs or hot sauce to give it an extra kick.  Enjoy!  Serves 3-4.

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