A Farm-To-Table Spread for Your Farm Table

Host breakfast at home with this pretty recipe.

Host breakfast at home with this pretty recipe.

With warm weather on the horizon, it’s time to say hello to longer summer days. Get outside, enjoy the fresh air and get on track with healthy habits and quality nutrition – starting at breakfast.     

As you plan morning meals, remember that milk is the original farm-to-table food, arriving on grocery store shelves in just two days from many family-owned and -operated dairy farms. In fact, it often originates from dairy farms fewer than 300 miles away from your grocery store.

This sweet, butterfly-inspired twist on a breakfast sandwich, made with Mandarin orange slices, is equal parts pleasing to the palette and eye.

For more information and recipes with milk, visit milklife.com.

Monarch Muffin
Recipe by Tiffany Edwards of Creme de la Crumb
1 white English muffin
2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
6 blueberries
4 mandarin orange slices
1 green grape, cut into strips

Slice and toast English muffin. Spread cream cheese on both halves of muffin.

Arrange three blueberries in a line down the middle of each half of the muffin and place a mandarin orange slice on each side of the blueberry lines to serve as wings of the butterfly. Place grape strips above blueberry line as antennas.

Nutritional information per serving: 310 calories; 8 g fat; 4 g saturated fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 14 g protein; 46 g carbohydrates; 2 g fiber; 440 mg sodium; 364 mg calcium (35% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk and include an 8-ounce glass of milk.