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Building an Egg-cellent Weekly Meal Plan 

As far as versatile, nutrition-packed ingredients go, eggs reign supreme. Name another food that can easily take centre stage in breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks—go ahead, give it a try. No? That’s what we figured. Add that eggs are also an affordable source of high-quality protein, and it’s no wonder that eggs are considered a staple in households around the world. 

With this and the rising costs of groceries in mind, we set out to create a weekly meal plan built around eggs. We worked with our friends at Get Cracking to select tasty, easy egg-based recipes and complementary sides to help you feed your family without breaking the budget. Read on for seven days of five-star meals and snacks the whole family will love. 

MONDAY 

Breakfast 

Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes with Blueberry-Syrup  

We know pancakes take an extra minute, but think about how happy the kids will be to sit down to a stack of flapjacks on a standard Monday morning. These lemon-ricotta beauties are the lightest, fluffiest hotcakes you’ve ever seen. (TIP: Make the batter and blueberry syrup on Sunday night so it’s ready to go Monday morning.) 

Lunch 

Leek, Bacon and Cheese Mini Frittatas 

Do yourself a favour and whip up a batch of these tasty little minis over the weekend. They’re perfect for lunchboxes. 

Dinner 

Green Bean Carbonara 

Pasta carbonara is one of dinner’s best-kept secrets. In just thirty minutes you’ll have a creamy, cheesy, super flavourful dinner on the table.  

TUESDAY 

Breakfast 

Spicy Avocado Eggs on Toast 

Perfectly scrambled eggs mixed with chunks of ripe avocado are piled high on sourdough toast for this one. A drizzle of chili oil adds a little heat. 

Lunch 

Egg and Shrimp Fried Rice 

Imagine how lucky your kiddos will feel opening up a Thermos of fried rice! Be sure to save some for your own midday nosh, too. (TIP: If your child’s school has a seafood allergy warning, just skip the shrimp!) 

Dinner 

Classic Quiche Lorraine 

Quiche is a great option for any meal, any day of the week. You can even make this iconic version in advance and freeze it, for the easiest weeknight dinner ever. Serve with chopped Greek salad for a hit of fresh veg. 

WEDNESDAY 

Breakfast 

Chilaquiles (Breakfast Nachos) 

Yes, we are suggesting that you serve your kids nachos for breakfast. Yes, they will think you’re the best parent ever. Best part? They’re ready in 15 minutes or less!  (TIP: Make this recipe with hashbrowns instead of tortilla chips for a more breakfast-y feel!) Serve with fruit salad

Lunch 

Pancake Pizza Dippers 

Part pancake. Part pizza. Served with a container of marinara sauce for dipping, this recipe is sure to become a lunchbox fave. 

Dinner 

Shakshuka 

This one-skillet baked egg dinner looks so sophisticated (and maybe even a little complicated) but it comes together with in no time, with minimal effort and next to no dishes. Gluten-free flatbread is the perfect side. 

THURSDAY 

Breakfast 

Basic Soft-Boiled Eggs 

When you’re inching towards the weekend, sometimes you just need to keep it simple. Soft-boiled eggs with toast soldiers is a delicious classic.  

Lunch 

Egg BLT Pasta Salad 

This is a great option for lunch or dinner, but we like that it can come together quickly in the morning as you’re packing backpacks. It’s brimming with protein and is easily customizable, which means it’ll be a sure-fire hit with the kids. 

Dinner 

Kale Salad with Roasted Veggies 

Leafy kale with roasted carrots, bell peppers and sweet potato are the perfect vehicle for this dish’s sweet and tangy dressing. A fried egg on top seals the deal. 

FRIDAY 

Breakfast 

Sheet Pan Breakfast Sandwich 

Make breakfast sammies a thing on Fridays and your brood will look forward to it all week. This sheet pan version is super simple, can be prepared in advance and even freezes well.   

Lunch 

Green Eggs and Ham Pinwheels 

It’s a day of handhelds! A thin, crepe-style omelet is the base for this delicious wrap, which can be tailored to everyone’s tastes. 

Dinner 

Scrambled Egg Tacos with Chili-Lime Crema 

The end of the week calls for a fun meal. Sure, you could make these on Tuesday, but we also love the ease of a top-you-own taco bar. Scrambled eggs make the perfect filling, too. (TIP: You can also add another filling option, like these pulled pork tacos, with scrambled eggs as a topping option.)  

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 

Weekends are ideal for taking on kitchen projects that take a little more time or that will set you up for the week ahead. Consider these recipes for your weekend downtime. 

Snacks 

Egg and Chive Dumplings  

Savoury Egg Tarts 

Gourmet Bacon Devilled Eggs 

Egg Veggie pops  

Heart-Healthy Granola 

Tortilla Quiche 

Desserts 

Lemon-Drop Cake Pops 

Classic Crème Brûlée 

Toffee Meringue Kisses 

Cinnamon Apple Fritters 

Strawberry Shortcake Jelly Roll  

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