90 Second Dinner for Breakfast Bowl

Dinner for breakfast. I like the concept suggested by this month’s Recipe Redux team. Many of us get in the rut of choosing traditional breakfast foods (cereal, muffins, pancakes, bagels and waffles) that start our day with a large dose of refined carbohydrate and added sugar. A savory breakfast is a low sugar, high protein,…

Fresh Herb and Veggie Frittata

Eggs and herbs, could there be a better pairing? At the end of the week when I’m not sure what to cook, I’ll gather some eggs (I literally “gather” eggs because we have 3 chickens living in our backyard), odds and ends of vegetables in the fridge, fresh herbs from the garden (thanks to my…

Shakshuka (worth making just to say the name)

Here’s a fantastic recipe from Melissa Clark.  Shakshuka originated in North Africa and is a dish in which eggs are baked in a spicy tomato sauce (similar to Mexican huevos rancheros).  It’s a simple meal to prepare, even during a busy work week, and makes an excellent breakfast the next day. Start by sautéing onions and red…

Pesto Egg and Veggie Pockets

Using some end of the week vegetables; an onion, a yellow pepper and some mushrooms, leftover whole wheat pita pockets from the chicken souvlaki recipe and eggs, I put together an easy, portable breakfast pocket. First, saute the veggies in a little olive oil. In a separate pan, scramble the eggs (low heat and slow…

Easy Egg Salad

If you’ve made hard-boiled eggs over the weekend, why not use a few to whip together a delicious egg salad.  I love egg salad but it often has a heavy mayonnaise base.   To lighten it up, I use half mayo and half plain, fat-free Greek yogurt. Chop 4 hard-boiled eggs.  Add 1 tablespoon of…

Guacamole Egg Salad on Toast

Here’s a fast, workday, protein-rich breakfast using hard-boiled eggs I made over the weekend.  It’s also a great idea to spend a few minutes on the weekend prepping some veggies so you can use them all week.  This breakfast took me about 3 minutes to assemble. I toasted whole grain bread (I like Ezekial).  While…

Lunch Bowl on a Plate

Here’s a creative lunch idea (or breakfast or dinner) from my son’s blog https://www.instagram.com/foodishowmymom/.  It’s hearty but healthy with backyard chicken eggs (go ahead and eat the yolks, they’re heart friendly), roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, red onion, brown rice and a sprinkle of feta cheese.  Nutrition Note: Check out the vegetable color palate on this…

Take-in Thursday

Takeout was calling.  It’s the end of the week and I had a long day at work (sound familiar).  I held off and decided to tackle whatever was left in the refrigerator.  Found some eggs, scallions I forgot to use, fresh herbs and arugula (now I have to admit, the supply line for these is…

Oatmeal with a Protein Punch

Most of us don’t need more protein in our diet but many of us don’t get enough protein at breakfast.  Studies show that a larger breakfast, with protein levels around 20 grams, can improve blood sugar and set the satiety tone for the day.  Here’s a way to give your oatmeal a boost.  Start with…

Foodishowmymom

Lunch bowls are an excellent way to combine nutrient powerhouses all in one bowl!  My son, Jonathan, sends me his own versions from his blog, foodishowmymom .  Anything goes.  Add Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, broccoli, avocado, red onion and sunflower seeds.  Or brown rice, hummus, canned tuna, broccoli, red onion, olive oil and vinegar.  Even a…