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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 […]

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Broccoli Scramble

The broccoli provides a phytonutrient called DIM, which is helpful in estrogen metabolism. Using one whole egg and the egg whites from 3 more eggs is a great way to maximize protein and healthy omega-3 fats without losing potent antioxidant lutein from the yolk. Serves 2 II Prep time: 5 minutes II Cook time: 15 minutes II Level: Easy 2 […]

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Canadian Farmer’s Breakfast

Serves: 4 complete meals Approximate costs: $3.50 per serving 8 slices Canadian peameal bacon 398 ml/14 ounce can of brown beans in tomato sauce 8 large eggs Canola oil as needed Tossed Salad: 1 medium-sized tomato, sliced into cubes 1/2 cucumber, peeled, and sliced into cubes 2 cups iceberg or leafy green lettuce, chopped Fat-free French or Thousand Island salad […]

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Sunshine Breakfast Pizza

Serves 1 Nonstick cooking spray 1 large egg Pinch fine sea salt Pinch freshly ground black pepper 1 sandwich/deli whole-wheat thin/flatbread 1 large plum tomato, sliced 1-1/2 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese 2 to 3 basil leaves, chopped Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray. Crack egg in saute pan. Cook sunny side up and as the white becomes opaque, sprinkle with […]

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Italian Mushroom, Turkey and Egg Mini-Frittatas

Serves 6, 2-individually wrapped frittatas per serving Nonstick cooking spray 3 links turkey breakfast sausages 3/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms 1/3 cup chopped onion 4 large eggs 1/3 cup skim milk 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt Pinch of black pepper 1-1/2 teaspoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray saute pan with nonstick cooking spray. Remove casings from […]

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Cheddar and Vegetable Crustless Quiche

Whether you serve this quiche for a weekend brunch or a weeknight dinner, you’ll appreciate the simple preparation. Prepare it with tomato soup for a lovely contrast. Ethnicity: French Serves 6, 1 wedge per serving II Preparation time: 12 minutes II Cooking time: 40 to 45 minutes II Standing time: 5 minutes Cooking spray 3 large eggs 3 large egg whites 1/2 cup […]