With the wedding coming up, we have been even busier than usual, traveling a lot and the fact that I can travel with this shelf stable probiotic is so helpful.
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Speaking of hormone balance, the Chaste Tree extract (a berry extract) is what is used in the New Chapter Women’s Probiotic to promote women’s hormonal balance.
You can check out my Carne Asada Burrito post from last month to read more about New Chapter and what their company is all about!
Ingredients you’ll need to make a Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Eggs – eggs are packed with protein. 6 grams per large egg! They are an excellent source of eight essential nutrients there and are only 70 calories per egg.
Hash Browns – I like using frozen hash browns for this recipe for ease. However, you can also use a baguette broken into pieces ( 4 cups bread)
Ham – Ham is a good source of protein, selenium, phosphorus and zinc. It’s also a popular item to have around during the holiday season, so if you have leftovers, this breakfast casserole is a great way to use it up.
Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Speaking of probiotics, did you know some cheeses also contain gut- benefiting bacteria? Cheddar is actually one of the best sources of probiotics, which is why I also used it in this recipe!
– Other probiotic cheeses include mozzarella, Gouda and cottage cheese.
Bell Peppers – I just love the combination of eggs and bell peppers, but bell peppers also add a nutrition benefit: antioxidants. These antioxidants may help improve our immune function, great for this time of year for fighting off colds.
Milk – As we know milk is a rich source of calcium. I prefer cow’s milk since it is fortified with Vitamin D.
Other ingredients needed include: Garlic Powder Green Chilies Onion Dijon Mustard Salt and Pepper Garnish ideas: green onions, avocado
How to make a Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Grease the bottom of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
Place half of all of the ingredients in the first layer: half of the bag of hash browns, cubed ham, onions, cheese and bell peppers.
Repeat the layers again with remaining ingredients, ending with the cheese.
Then in a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, garlic powder, mustard and salt and pepper.
Pour the egg mixture over all of the ingredients in the slow cooker.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Garnish with diced green onions and avocado.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes! Cover well with plastic wrap and then with aluminum foil and freeze for 2-3 months.
What if I don’t have ham?
You can see use ground sausage or even bacon if you don’t have, or don’t want to use ham.
How long does this breakfast casserole last?
It will last for 3-4 days in your fridge.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cute or prevent any disease.
This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole is:
Satisfying So easy to make Freezer friendly Great for Christmas morning A great source of vitamins, minerals and probiotics A delicious slow cooker breakfast
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