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Category: Breakfasts & Brunches

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Joe’s Special Spinach and Egg Scramble

THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THIS DISH dates back to the 1920’s when it was served at New Joe’s Italian restaurant in San Francisco. Today you’ll find it as the new signature dish at the San Francisco restaurant institution known as Original Joe’s. I first tasted it as a child when my mother made it from a recipes she found in […]

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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 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 Cook the chicken strips according to its package directions in a conventional oven. Meanwhile, chop up the tomatoes, green pepper, and […]

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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 […]

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Banana Steel-Cut Oats

These steel-cut cooked oats cooked in “banana milk” are good, and also easy. I have never like oatmeal because I find it too mushy. Yet steel-cut oats don’t get as mushy as old-fashioned oats, so when a woman told me that she liked steel-cut oats cooked in mango “milk” – the blended liquid from a mango – I started experimenting. […]

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Mixed Berry Coffee Cake

Vanilla and spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, add flavor and help bring out the natural sweetness in baked goods so you don’t need to add a lot of extra sugar – which helps to save calories, too. 8 servings II Prep time: 15 minutes II Bake time: 33 minutes II Cool: 10 minutes 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 […]