A comforting breakfast to savor

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As the busy holiday season approaches, take time to relax and make family memories with a delicious breakfast at home. Bringing loved ones together doesn’t always need to involve an elaborate gathering. Sometimes, a warm, cozy morning meal is all you need.

With wholesome nutrition top of mind for many parents, incorporating milk into your family’s routine can be a simple way to get important nutrients such as protein, calcium and vitamin D. SFlbGARLIC HERB POTATO HASH

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

8 small red potatoes, skin-on and diced (about 3 cups)

1 red bell pepper, diced

3 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped, plus additional for topping

1 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped, plus additional for topping

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2/3 cup milk

1/4teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 slices low-sodium turkey bacon, cooked near crispy

1/4cup finely grated reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter then add potatoes, bell peppers, garlic, thyme and oregano, stirring occasionally until potatoes are fork-tender.

Sprinkle flour over potato mixture and stir to coat. Gradually stir in milk until sauce forms. Season with salt and pepper and stir in slices of turkey bacon. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and cover, allowing to melt 1-2 minutes. Uncover and top with additional herbs, if desired, before serving.

Pair each serving with 8-ounce glass of milk.

Nutritional information per serving: 320 calories; 11 g fat; 6 g saturated fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 17 g protein; 38 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 440 mg sodium; 434 mg calcium (45% of daily value). Nutrition figures based on using fat free milk, and include an 8-ounce glass of milk.

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