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May 29, 2018

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Kid-Cooked Breakfast Ideas for Mother's Day

Celebrate Mother's day with a kid-cooked breakfast!

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Celebrate Mother's Day With These Delicious Brunch Recipes!

This Mother's Day, ditch the high priced, high calorie brunch specials and spoil the moms in your life with one of these delicious and healthy, high-protein recipes!

Shirred Eggs w/ Marinara & Feta

Ingredients:

  • 4 Alternative Bagelettes*
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium marinara sauce
  • 4 tsp. crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped

Lets Cook:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut each bagel half into 4 pieces. Place bagel pieces on a sheet pan; bake at 375°F for 13 minutes or until browned and crisp.
  2. Rub 1/2 teaspoon oil into each 4 (8-ounce) mini cocottes or ramekins. Divide bread cubes among cocottes and crack one egg into each.
  3. Season each egg with a dash of salt & pepper. Spoon 1 tablespoon marinara into each. Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon feta.
  4. Place cocottes in oven; bake at 375°F for 12 minutes or until whites are set. Sprinkle with oregano. Drizzle with additional oil, if desired.

Nutrition: 

Calories: 166 | Protein: 11g | Carbs: 15g | Fat: 8g | Fiber 5g

 

Kid Friendly Breakfast Pizza

Who said pizza wasn’t an a.m. food? Because turkey bacon is the star topping, this recipe is an easy one. An adult can whisk and scramble the eggs, and the kids can take charge of the assembly.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 Perfect 10 Bagels*
  • 1 cup low-fat, cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked & chopped
  • 1 green onion, diced

Lets Cook:

Spray medium frying pan and preheat over medium heat. In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Pour into pan. Scramble eggs lightly over medium heat until eggs are set.

To assemble: On each bagel half, top with scrambled eggs, sprinkle with a tablespoon of cheese and turkey-bacon pieces. Place on cookie sheet and broil 3-5 minutes until cheese melts. Top with onions and serve immediately.

Nutrition:

Calories: 187 | Protein: 15g | Carbs: 12.5g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber 1g

 

Crustless Smoked Turkey & Spinach Quiche

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup (4 ounces) cubed smoked turkey ham (such as Jennie-0)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add ham, onion, and pepper to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until ham is lightly browned.
  3. Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese in a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Top with ham mixture.
  4. Combine remaining 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, spinach, and next 5 ingredients (through egg whites) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
  5. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring with a whisk until blended. Pour egg mixture over ham mixture. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of quiche comes out clean.

Nutrition:

Calories 152 | Protein 14.2g | Carbs 11.2g | Fat 5.1g | Fiber 0.5g

Fresh Ideas For Your Easter Leftovers!

After the egg hunt, chances are you'll have a colorful stash of the Easter treats. But that doesn't have to mean a week of nothing but boring breakfasts and deviled eggs. Check out these healthy ways to use up your hard-boiled eggs after Easter!

 

Breakfast Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • 4 Perfect 10 Bagels, halved
  • Olive oil
  • 8 tomato slices
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp Mozzarella, grated
  • Oregano (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Toast bagel halves and place on  a cookie sheet.
  2. Drizzle each with olive oil, then layer on tomato slices, hard-boiled egg slices (half an egg each), and a little grated mozzarella. Sprinkle with oregano and salt.
  3. Broil 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 pizza

Calories: 176 | Fat: 7g | Carbs: 11.5g | Protein: 17.8g

 

Salmon Salad with Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallots
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 black pepper, divided
  • 4 (3oz) salmon fillets
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/4 cup vertically sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Place beans in large pan of boiling water; cook 2 minutes. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain.
  3. Combine vinegar, mustard, oil, shallots, 1/8 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper in a small bowl, stirring well with whisk; set aside.
  4. Using a mister, bray both sides of each fillet with olive oil; sprinkle with 1/8 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Place fish, skin side up, on grill rack; cook 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning after 4 minutes.
  5. Arrange 1 cup of greens in each of 4 bowls; top with onion, egg slices, and beans. Top with salmon; drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition:

Calories: 271 | Fat: 13g | Carbs: 13g | Protein: 26g

 

Tuna & Egg Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 8 tomatoes, tops cut off, cored and seeded
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and chopped
  • 2 cans of albacore tuna, drained
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise, fat free
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Wash tomatoes, cut tops off using a serrated knife, and core and seed them; set aside.
  2. Open tuna cans and drain. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, garlic, parsley, and chopped hard-boiled eggs.
  3. Stuff the tomatoes with the tuna mixture and garnish with a sprig of parsley.

Nutrition:

Serving Size: 1 tomato

Calories: 75 | Fat: 1.75g | Carbs: 3g | Protein: 9g

 

 

 

Spring Time Recipes

Dig in with these delicious spring recipes!

From the markets and out of the gardens come the first sweet offerings of the season. Enjoy the fresh flavors of the season with dishes that incorporate the jewels of spring. These seasonal recipes will remind you that spring has sprung.

Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 4 oz chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1/2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup shitake mushrooms, caps halved
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Lets Cook:

Mix chicken, broth, soy sauce, sherry, and cornstarch in a bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat; add broccoli. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute or until broccoli is bright green and water has almost returned to a boil. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking; drain again, shake well to remove excess water. Heat a 14-inch wok or 12-inch skillet over high heat, swirl in oil. Add broccoli, mushrooms, ginger and red pepper flakes; stir-fry 2-3 minutes. Transfer vegetables and sauce to a large bowl and wipe skillet clean. Heat remaining vegetable oil over medium-high heat; cook and stir chicken and mixture until meat is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir in vegetables, stir-fry 2 minutes; add cherry tomatoes stir-fry 15 seconds or until combined.

Nutrition:

Cals: 114 | Fat: 1.5g | Carbs: 8g | Protein: 14g

 

Spring Veggie & Egg Coffee Cup Scramble 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg & 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp. scallions, sliced

Lets Cook:

In microwave-safe cup, stir together eggs, and spinach. Microwave 45 sec. and stir; sprinkle with cheese. Microwave until eggs are set but still creamy, about 15 sec. Sprinkle with tomatoes and scallions.

Nutrition:

Cals: 135 | Fat: 6g | Carbs: 5.5g | Protein: 13g

 

Crispy Baked Spring Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 Nasoya Egg Roll wrappers
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup Walden Farms sesame ginger

Let's Cook:

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Sauté the garlic, ginger, sesame and olive oils in large sauté pan set over medium-low heat. Add the chicken to the pan, breaking it apart into small pieces, and sauté until fully cooked. Add the mushrooms to the pan and sauté just until wilted. Remove the pan from the heat and drain out any liquid. Stir in the green cabbage, scallions and hoisin sauce until thoroughly combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let it cool for 10 minutes. Arrange the spring roll wrappers on a dry work surface then place 3 to 4 tablespoons of the chicken mixture in the center of each of the spring roll wrappers. Roll the wrappers around the mixture, folding the edges inward. Before your final fold, dip your fingers in water and then moisten the outer edge of the wrapper to seal the spring roll shut. Arrange the spring rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Brush the tops of the rolls with olive oil then bake them for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating after 6 minutes, until they're golden brown and crispy. Remove the spring rolls from the oven and serve them immediately with Walden Farms sesame ginger dressing.

Nutrition:

Serving Size: 2 rolls

Cals: 184 | Fat: 3.5g | Carbs: 25g | Protein: 18g

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