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Eggy Quinoa Patties

These patties are the perfect topper to a big salad or bed of sauteed garlicky greens. Cook the quinoa ahead of time so you can just stir together all of the ingredients quickly. The quinoa mixture keeps nicely in the refrigerator for a few days. Time: Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes Serves 4 2-1/2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled or […]

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Bacon Bean Bowl

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be unpleasant – sometimes its okay to compromise. This hearty stew includes a little bacon for flavor and a lot of spinach and beans for added fibre and protein. Serves 4; Makes about 5 cups (125 ml) 4 bacon slices, chopped 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 tsp/2 ml/2 minced garlic cloves 1 cup sliced fresh […]

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Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche

My family loves this dish. It is delicious, and after making it on a weekend for breakfast, we have leftovers that are easy to heat up and enjoy during the week. It is a great dish to serve when you have guests, too. Yields: 10 servings 1-1/2 cups egg substitute 3 large eggs 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra […]

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Huevos Rancheros – Mexican Ranch Eggs

Traditionally served for breakfast in Mexico, huevos rancheros piles crisp corn tortillas with protein-rich eggs, spicy salsa, and shredded cheese. Serve your eggs whichever way you like them best – with fresh tomato salsa, salsa verde, or both. You can also use white, yellow, or blue corn tortillas to change things up. Yields 4 servings 4 (6-inch) corn tacos Cooking […]

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BLT Frittata

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (evoo) 3 times around the pan 1/4 pound sliced pancetta, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 bundles arugula, trimmed and chopped (about 3 loosely packed cups) 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained 12 extra large eggs 1/3 cup half-and-half (eyeball it) 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 400 […]

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Pizza Frittata

THIS RECIPE OFFERS ALL THE DELICIOUS ELEMENTS OF A PIZZA – in a frittata! The first time I ever tasted eggs with pizza sauce, I fell in love with the combination, and I think you will too. Loaded with veggies and pepperonii, you get a generous portion (half of the frittata) for only 210 calories. As an added bonus, you […]

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Anyday Egg “Muffins”

WHEN YOU ARE FACED WITH A HECTIC MORNING, having these protien-packed “muffins” made and ready to eat could save the day. So, when time permits, make a batch, enjoy some for breakfasts, and pop the leftovers in the fridge or freezer for those crazy times when you’re running late but still want a breakfast that can get you through the […]

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Apple Pie Oatmeal

ONE OF MY FAVORITE BREAKFASTS FOODS GROWING UP was a bowl of apples and cinnamon oatmeal prepared from an instant packet. Funny how our palates change; I recently tried it again and found the consistency pasty, the taste a bit salty, and the bits of dried apples in need of an upgrade. My fast-fix version infuses pieces of fresh apple […]

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Blueberry Breakfast Cake

This breakfast favorite freatures blueberries, one of our Top 10 “Super Foods,” in a rich, high-fiber blend of whole grain wheat and oat flours. Makes 9 servings 1 large egg 1/2 cup low-fat milk 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt 3 tablespoons butter or no-trans-fat margarine, melted 1/2 cup oat flour 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes

Kid Approved: Both kids and adults love the spiced pumpkin taste of these pancakes – it’s sort of like pumpkin pie for breakfast. They are delicious on a fall morning, topped with warm, spiced applesauce. Makes eighteen 3- to 4-inch pancakes; Serving size: 2 pancakes 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 3 tbsp lightly packed brown […]

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Indian-style Cumin and Turmeric Eggs

Here’s an original way to reintroduce eggs, so essential to our health, into our diet. This recipe provides a magnificent contrast of colours and flavors. 2 to 4 servings I Preparation time: 30 minutes I Difficulty: Easy 1 dash of olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 teaspoons ground cumin […]

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Spring Vegetable Omelet

Serves 4 50 g/2 oz asparagus tips 50 g/2 oz spring greens (collards), shredded 15 ml/1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 onion, sliced 175 g/6 oz cooked baby new potatoes, halved or diced 2 tomatoes, chopped 6 eggs 15 – 30 ml/1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs salt and ground black pepper salad to serve Steam the asparagus tips and spring greens […]

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Garlicky Veggie-Packed Omelet

Delicious vegetables and garlic combine with fluffy eggs and egg whites to make a simple, satisfying, and savory meal that will start off any day right! Protein-packed and rich in complex carbohydrates from the vegetables, this is a tasty way to get some valuable nutrition. Serves 1 2 teaspoons olive oil or coconut oil 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion 1/4 […]

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Mexican Breakfast Tacos

Serves: 2 Approximate costs: $3.50 per serving Ingredients: 4 frozen chicken strips 1/3 cup tomato, minced 1/3 cup green pepper, minced 2 tablespoons red onion, minced 2 6” whole grain tortillas 2 heaping tablespoons 5%-fat (low-fat) sour cream 2 eggs Directions: Cook the chicken strips according to its package directions in a conventional oven. Meanwhile, chop up the tomatoes, green […]

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Apple Crumble Coffee Cake

Coffee cake with a crispy crumble topping and a surprise of moist, tender apples on the bottom – what a lovely way to begin your day! Serves 16 / Serving Size: one 2-inch square Cooking spray 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons 100% apple juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1-1/2 cups all […]

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French Toast Casserole with Honey-Glazed Fruit

Make weekend mornings special with this lightly sweetened French toast casserole. It may taste decadent, but each serving provides protein from egg substitute, and fat free milk, fiber from the whole wheat bread, and even fruit. Serves 6 / Serving size: 2/3 cup Cooking spray 6 slices whole wheat (lowest sodium available), halved lengthwise 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk 1-1/2 cups […]

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Cinnamon Stick Oatmeal

Our friend Norma from Mexico created this blend for us one morning. Normal was a national running champion for Mexico for a number of years and says that this oatmeal is a favorite meal for long-distance runners. But really, it’s great for anyone who needs an extra energy boost for their day ahead. If you are having quinoa for dinner […]