Eggs With Polenta

 

Eggs With Polenta

Eggs With Polenta

 

1 tbsp butter

⅓ cup tomato, chopped

½ cup onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped (1 tsp)

½ tsp sugar

½ cup Creamy Cheesy Polenta, chilled

1 egg

 

Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat.  Add tomatoes and onions.

When onions and tomatoes begin to simmer, turn the heat down to low.  Add garlic and sugar.  Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.   Remove from the pan, cover to keep warm and set aside.

Coat pan with cooking spray and turn heat up to medium.  Form the chilled polenta into a patty and place in the pan.  Cook until brown and carefully flip over.

Crack the egg into the pan beside polenta.  Cook to desired doneness, flipping once.

Remove polenta to a plate, top with egg and tomato/onion mix.  Serve immediately.

1 serving, 340 calories

 

Quick and Easy Homemade Pancakes

 

Quick and Easy Homemade Pancakes
Quick and Easy Homemade Pancakes

Quick and Easy Homemade Pancakes

 

1 cup flour

2 tbsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

2 tbsp melted butter

3/4 cup milk

1 egg

 

Heat a large skillet or griddle on the stove over medium heat.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together vanilla, butter, milk and egg. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and whisk just until moistened. Do not over mix (a few lumps are fine).

Coat skillet with cooking spray and pour batter by ¼ cupfuls into the pan. Cook until the surface of the pancake has some bubbles that have just begun to pop (about 2 minutes). Flip pancake and cook until the other side is browned (1-2 minutes). Pancakes will quickly over brown so don’t leave them unattended!

Serve warm with syrup, jam, sugar or other desired toppings.

 

6 pancakes, 165 calories per pancake

Hack: Pancakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. Allow to cool, lay on a baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes or until frozen. Transfer to freezer-safe bag or container and seal tightly. Reheat from frozen using oven, microwave or toaster.

 

 

Curry Barley with Cranberries, Raisins and Pecans

 

Curry Barley with Cranberries, Raisins and Pecans
Curry Barley with Cranberries, Raisins and Pecans

Curry Barley with Cranberries, Raisins and Pecans

 

1 tbsp olive oil

¾ cup onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)

1½ tsp curry powder

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp allspice

¼ tsp salt

⅛ tsp pepper

3 cups chicken broth

1 cup dried pearl barley

⅓ cup cranberries

⅓ cup raisins

⅓ cup pecans, coarsely chopped

 

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add onions and saute until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.  Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.

Stir curry, turmeric, allspice, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.

Add barley, cranberries and raisins.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until barley is tender and all water is absorbed.

Remove from heat and allow barley to stand, covered, for 10 minutes.  Stir in pecans and serve immediately.

6 servings, 200 calories per serving

Hack:  Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to one week or frozen for up to 3 months.

 

Basic French Toast

 

Basic French Toast
Basic French Toast

Basic French Toast

 

1 egg

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp vanilla

2 slices day-old or stale bread

 

Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a square 6”x8” pan.  Lay bread in egg mixture and let rest for 10-15 minutes, flipping once, to allow the bread to soak up the liquid.

Heat skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.

Transfer bread slices to pan and cook, flipping once, until bread reaches desired brownness, 3-4 minutes per side.  Remove to plate.

Top French toast with fruit, jam or syrup, if desired, and serve immediately.

 

1 serving, 300 calories (French toast only)

Hack:  This recipe can be doubled or tripled for multiple servings and frozen for up to 3 months.  Lay cooked french toast on a baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen.  Wrap toast tightly and store in the freezer.  To reheat,  microwave, covered with a damp paper towel, for 15-second intervals until hot.  Alternately, warm in the oven for 8-10 minutes or pop in the toaster.

 

 

Western Breakfast Burrito

Western Breakfast Burrito
Western Breakfast Burrito

Western Breakfast Burrito

 

¼ green pepper, chopped (¼ cup)

¼ orange pepper, chopped (¼ cup)

¼ onion, chopped (¼ cup)

1 slice ham, chopped (1 oz)

2 eggs

2 tbsp milk

Salt and pepper to taste

1 ounce shredded cheddar cheese (¼ cup)

1 10” tortilla or sandwich wrap

 

Heat skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Add peppers and onion and saute until tender, 5-7 minutes. Add ham during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Break eggs into a small bowl and add milk. Beat thoroughly to incorporate and add to the pepper/onion mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle cheese over the top.

Scramble eggs until set and remove from heat.

Lay the tortilla on a plate or other flat surface. Spread eggs on ⅓ of tortilla, fold sides in and roll to form a burrito. Serve immediately.

 

1 serving, 500 calories

Hack: Frozen or dehydrated chopped peppers and onions can be used in this recipe

Hack: Substitute your favorite cheese for cheddar or use whatever you have on hand.

Hack:  Wondering how to roll a wrap sandwich so it doesn’t fall apart?  Check out these easy instructions!

 

Japanese Omurice (Rice Omelette)

 

Japanese Omurice (Rice Omelette)
Japanese Omurice (Rice Omelette)

Japanese Omurice (Rice Omelette)

 

1 tbsp vegetable oil

½ cup onion, chopped

½ cup rice

¼ cup catsup

1 tsp soy sauce

½ cup shredded cooked chicken (2.5 ounces)

2 eggs

1 tbsp milk

 

Heat 1 tbsp oil in saute over medium heat. Add rice and onions and saute until onion is translucent (4-5 minutes). Add ketchup and soy sauce. Cook until catsup begins to caramelize. Add chicken and cook just until warmed through. Remove from pan and set aside.

Coat pan with cooking spray.

Beat eggs with milk in a small bowl until well combined. Pour into the saute pan and allow it to spread over the bottom of the pan. Cover and allow eggs to cook undisturbed until set (4-5 minutes).

Remove cover and arrange rice chicken mixture on one side of omelet. Fold over and slide onto the plate.

Serve immediately.

 

2 servings, 360 calories per serving

Hack: Store leftover omelet in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or skillet for 1-2 minutes, just until hot.

Hack: As with all fried rice, cold leftover rice gives the best results.

Hack: If using raw chicken, cut into 1” cubes and allow 3-5 minutes to cook (until all pink is gone).

 

 

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Raisins

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Raisins
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Raisins

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Raisins

 

½ cup milk

½ tsp vanilla

1 tbsp raisins

¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tbsp brown sugar

⅛ tsp cinnamon

 

Measure milk, vanilla and raisins into a small saucepan and bring to boil over high heat.

Stir in oats, brown sugar and cinnamon and bring back to boil. Turn heat down to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cover the pan and let oatmeal stand for 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

 

1 serving, 250 calories per serving

 

 

Yogurt Granola Cup

This yogurt granola cup is made from homemade granola and Greek yogurt with a hint of honey, cinnamon and vanilla. It’s healthy, low in sugar and delicious!

Yogurt Granola Cup
Yogurt Granola Cup

Yogurt Granola Cup

 

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp honey

⅛ tsp vanilla

Dash cinnamon

¼ cup fruit nut granola

 

In a small bowl, mix yogurt, honey, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in granola just before serving.

1 serving, 280 calories

 

 

Featherbed Eggs

 

Featherbed Eggs
Featherbed Eggs

Featherbed Eggs

 

½ cup jalapeno cheddar cornbread, crumbled

1 egg

3 tbsp milk

1 tbsp green onion, sliced

1 tbsp Parmesan cheese

Dash of salt and black pepper

 

Preheat the oven to 350℉.

Coat an 8 oz ramekin or oven proof-dish with cooking spray. Crumble cornbread into the bottom.

In a separate bowl, beat egg and milk until well incorporated. Stir in green onion, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

Pour egg mixture over cornbread and bake until the eggs become puffy and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Serve immediately.

 

1 serving, 240 calories

 

 

Baked Cauliflower Casserole

 

Baked Cauliflower Casserole
Baked Cauliflower Casserole

Baked Cauliflower Casserole

 

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets (6-8 cups)

1 red onion, thinly sliced, divided

3 medium tomatoes, chopped

¼ cup olive oil

7 eggs

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 tsp cumin

½ tsp dried rosemary

2 ½ tsp dried basil

⅓ tsp turmeric

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 cup flour*

1 ½ tsp baking powder*

¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated

¾ cup sharp cheddar, grated

 

Preheat the oven to 400℉.

Set aside 4 onion rounds and put the rest in a 13” x 9” baking pan.  Add cauliflower and tomatoes.  Toss with olive oil.  Roast in the oven until cauliflower is very tender, 30-40 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Whisk together eggs, sesame oil, cumin, rosemary, basil, turmeric, salt and pepper.

Blend flour and baking powder and whisk into egg mixture.  Whisk in cheese. Gently fold in vegetables trying not to break up cauliflower.

Place mixture in a greased 13” x 9” pan lined with parchment paper.  Arrange reserved onion rings over the top.

Bake in 400℉ oven until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.  Allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing.

This dish can be served warm or at room temperature.

*Make this dish gluten-free by substituting the wheat flour for ¾ cup almond flour.  Increase the baking powder to 1¾ tsp.

6 servings, 395 calories per serving

Hack:  Leftover portions can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for future use.