This morning meal is exactly what we want to wake up to! A good breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and energizes your soul while supporting your body with essential vitamins and minerals. Give yourself a burst of B vitamins, selenium, and vitamin A with our Baked Eggs. This breakfast casserole is perfect in texture and full of flavor because we use Lifeway Kefir and Lifeway Farmer Cheese in the recipe. Baking with Lifeway elevates this dish and gives it a wonderfully creamy and cheesy consistency. Enjoyed on its own or as a spread for your favorite toast, our Baked Eggs make a great way to launch your day.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates that are a source of fiber that are naturally found in a variety of plant foods[b]. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems. Lifeway Oat contains both prebiotics and probiotics for optimal gut and brain health.Prep Time: 15 mins Servings: 2
- In a small dutch oven, crack your eggs (we added two eggs per dutch oven), add in salt and pepper, Lifeway Plain Kefir, farmer cheese crumbles, and two-three pieces of spinach. Stir in the spinach VERY CAREFULLY. We don't want to break the egg yolk.
- Put small dutch ovens in a bake-safe pan with lids on them, add a small amount of water, just to cover the bottom of the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.