Fitness Minutes: (21,142)
1/21/11 9:00 A
I'm looking for different stuff to take to work for breakfast. I'm going to try a scrambled egg (may use Egg Beaters) with a little cheese on a toasted English muffin - sort of like a lo-cal egg McMuffin...
I make apple cinnamon steel cut oats. I use 1 c. steel cut oats boiled in 3 c. water, 1 cup apple juice, 1 diced apple, 1 tsp - 1 tbsp cinnamon and vanilla and/or rum extract. Sometimes I add raisins too.
Everyday ingredients create these quick breakfast pick-ups. Pull out of the freezer for a nutritious breakfast.
Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped red onions 2 eggs 5 egg whites 2 tablespoons chopped green chilies 3/4 cup salsa 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese 4 English muffins, halved
In a non-stick skillet coated with non-stick cooking spray, sauté the onion until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg whites. Add to the cooked onion and scramble the eggs until done. Divide the egg mixture to top the muffin halves. Top each muffin with salsa and sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 8 servings
To Prepare and Eat Now: Preheat oven to 350°F. Place muffins on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
To Freeze: Cool to room temperature, wrap individually, label, and freeze.
To Prepare After Freezing: Remove from freezer to defrost. Microwave or preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
4 egg whites 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tbsp butter or stick margarine, melted 1/8 tsp salt 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples 1/2 cup apple jelly 2 tbsps water 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, milk, flour, butter and salt until smooth. Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 400 deg F for 20-25 minutes or until golden and puffed. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the apples, jelly, water and cinnamon. Heat over low heat until jelly is melted and mixture is heated through. Cut popover into quarters; serve with apple topping.
Serves 4 (1/4 of popover with 5 tbsps apple topping) Calories 254;Fat 3g;Chol 8mg;Sodium 194mg;Carbs 48g;Protein 6g
I agree with the egg and smoothie suggestions already made. Oatmeal is worth a try too - try it with fresh berries or raisins (or other dried fruits). You could also cook yourself a big stack of pancakes on the weekend and freeze them - they are easily reheated in a toaster. Waffles are the same (if you have a waffle-maker or can buy high-quality multigrain waffles from the store - just make sure you check nutrition and the ingredients).
And you don't just have to eat breakfast foods to breakfast. Have beans and rice, leftovers from last night's dinner... the sky is the limit!
Fitness Minutes: (3,469)
111 1/7/11 11:36 A
I have a magic bullet sitting on my counter. Greek yogurt + frozen fruit = awesome smoothies!
I am lactose free intolerant. I would like something more for breakfast than cereal. Anything that has milk in it makes my tummy feel bummy. I love yogurts and things fiberfil, fruity, and good to try. I have an allergy to peanuts so I can't add them. I need ideas, I need help, I need something different. HELP!!!
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