Balance Your Breakfast with Oats

Did you know that 57% of Americans make time for breakfast every day? But that means 43% of us don’t! Eating a balanced meal in the morning helps regulate blood sugar, improves our food choices later in the day and helps us maintain a healthier weight. What you choose to eat in the morning does…

Wake-up with High Protein Oatmeal

By adding eggs to this traditional, whole grain cereal, here’s another fast and easy high protein breakfast option. Oatmeal offers a substantial dose of soluble fiber but it can leave you feeling hungry by mid-morning. To give your oatmeal a much needed protein punch, stir in eggs (or egg whites) before you start cooking and…

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,…

A Creamy, Satisfying Treat

Icelandic Provisions skyr (somewhat like Greek yogurt) is made using the milk from the oldest and largest dairy in Iceland. What makes it different, is that unlike Greek yogurt which is drained, it gets it’s thick, creamy texture from a special mix of live cultures unique to skyr. Skyr is high in protein (15 grams…

Super Easy Homemade Granola (you’ll never buy it again)

Making granola has not been a top priority of mine. There are so many brands and varieties to choose from, it never seemed worth the effort to make my own until I watched an episode on granola from America’s Test Kitchen (remember, I’m a cooking nerd). So I gathered the ingredients (oats, brown sugar, maple…

Overnight Bulgur Breakfast Bowl

Bulgur is a quick-cooking whole grain made from wheat kernels that have been cracked into small pieces and parcooked.  It’s a traditional ingredient in the Middle Eastern salad known as tabbouleh.  For this recipe, combine 1 cup of bulgur and 1 1/2 cups of milk in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning,…

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…