Scrambled Eggs a la Everything
In recent years, I have become a scrambled eggs fanatic! Whenever I used to think of breakfast, the image of sunny side up eggs, bacon, homefries and lots of toast and jam popped into my mind. However, scrambled eggs are so much more versatile, and easier to whip up. Plus they’re more colorful:) You can pretty much add whatever you want to your scrambled eggs in order to suit your tastes. This is what I included in mine:
1 Slice of Cooked Leftover Turkey:
I was looking for a little something extra in my eggs, and I will literally try anything. Once I added the cooked turkey, it gave such a great flavour! However you can just stick with veggies if you prefer:)
Pieces of Broccoli
Although not included in this picture, I usually add red, yellow or orange peppers to the mix as well. Peppers are my favourite and each color adds that burst of flavour to your eggs!
I mashed up some avocado, and put small slices into my eggs, as well as some slices on the side to eat with my toast. I just can’t get enough.
I usually like to shred some mozzarella cheese onto my eggs, however I decided to try feta cheese since I was all out of options while making breakfast, and it turned out great! The feta cheese also pairs well with scrambled eggs and spinach, it’s delicious, and healthy.
Home Made Banana Icecream
I know, I know.. icecream for breakfast!? I thought we were trying to be healthy. Well, it turns out that there’s great news for all of the ice cream lovers out there, including me. We can now eat ice cream for breakfast, and still have a healthy meal:) Banana’s really are a wonderful fruit. I made this breakfast for myself one saturday morning while my cravings were running wild, and it did the trick. Banana’s can also be combined with many other ingredients in order to make a wide variety of ice cream flavours for any kind of sweet tooth you might be experiencing.
What You Will Need:
1 (or more) large ripe banana (should be soft)
Freezer safe container
Food Processor/ Blender
*Any ingredients you choose to mix with the bananas (I will include some ideas below)
Instructions: Let’s make ice cream!
Peel your banana’s, and cut them into small peices
Put bananas into container, and freeze overnight (or at least for 2-3 hours)
Take bananas out of freezer, and begin to blend in a food processor
Add any other ingredients you wish to include in your icecream
I added some vanilla extract, and a bit of honey to mine for sweetness
Other Mix In Ideas Include:
Keep Blending the bananas until they are a creamy, soft serve ice cream texture (they will go through stages of looking crumbly, like oatmeal, etc. Keep blending!)
Scoop the mixture out, and transfer back into the freezer to harden to your likening (or you can eat the mixture after blending, but it will be a bit soft)
Top your ice cream with fruit! I used strawberries, but you can use whichever type of topping you prefer!
Enjoy your ice cream for breakfast:)
One of my absolute favourite breakfast recipes is overnight oats! I usually make this on weekdays when I am busiest, and do not have a lot of time in the mornings before class, or work. This recipe is so simple, and versatile. It is delicious, and jam packed with tons of healthy fruits, nuts, seeds, and more. I will be making another post soon about all of my favourite types of overnight oats that you can make, since there are so many different options with this.
What You Will Need:
Rolled oats (I buy mine from bulk barn)
Greek or plain vanilla yogurt
Almond Milk (you can also use regular, or soy)
A container/ jar/ or bowl
Pour some of your oats into your bowl/ jar
Pour about 3/4 of the amount of oats you have, of milk into the bowl with the oats (about the same amount of water that you would pour into regular oatmeal)
Scoop some yogurt out, and spread a thin layer over top of the oats in the bowl (this is how it is supposed to be done, however instead of putting the yogurt on top in a layer, I like to mix the yogurt in with the milk and the oats)
Top the mixture with fruit of your choice
Top fruit with nuts, and seeds of your choice
Place bowl/jar into the refridgerator, and cover
Overnight, the oats will absorb the milk and the yogurt, and will be similar to a porridge in the morning
In the morning, uncover, mix, and enjoy your healthy overnight oats!
*This recipe is similar to oatmeal, however it is eaten cold, and with milk and yogurt instead. I honestly enjoy this alternative better than oatmeal, since I can add so many more ingredients to it. I also think the texture, and the fact that it is cold really adds to it! This meal is so great for people on the run during the week, since it can be prepared at night, and is ready in the mornings:)
Home Made Banana & Egg Pancakes Topped With Peanut Butter, Oat, and Cinnamon Spread
This breakfast may take a little extra time, but it is sooosoo so delicious!! I would probably dedicate a saturday, or sunday morning to making it, but its worth it:) So, with my love for pancakes, I decided I wanted to put my own spin on them, as well as make them from scratch so I know exactly what I am eating. There are only 2 main ingredients needed for this, which are common in any household! As with many of the dishes I have mentioned, you can modify them to meet your specific tastes.
What You Need:
Organic Peanut Butter (works best for mixing)
Rasberries (I used frozen rasberries)
Blender/ Food Processor
Blend your 2 eggs, and 1 peeled and cut banana together (you may also mash them up in a bowl)
Pour the mixture into the pan as you would regular pancakes
To Make the Oat Spread:
Simply mix your rolled oats with a few spoons of natural peanut butter
Add a few sprinkles of cinnamon into the mix
Once the pancakes are finished cooking:
Top with your peanut butter oat spread
Top With frozen, or fresh raspberries
Other Ideas For the Batter:
Slices of Apple, strawberry or blueberries within the batter
Other Topping Ideas:
Cinnamon and Brown Sugar French Toast Avec Fruit
Ok, so this breakfast idea may have a little bit of sugar in it (just a little 🙂 )!!! For those mornings when you just want some savoury french toast… this is perfect. I love the idea of sprinkling my french toast with brown sugar and cinnamon since it gives it that crunchy, but sweet taste. SO YUMMY.
What You Need:
2 Slices of Whole Wheat, or other Bread
Mix together 2 eggs in a bowl
Add milk of your choice into the mixture
Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract into the mix
Soak each side of your 2 pieces of bread in your egg/ milk mixture
Coat your pan with butter, or oil (personally, I like to use cooking oil because it makes the bread crispier)
Place pieces of bread in the pan, and sprinkle each side with brown sugar, and cinnamon (you can use however much of this as you would like, I coated each side with more brown sugar than cinnamon)
Cook the pieces of french toast in the pan until desired
Top your pieces of french toast with sliced strawberries and bananas
Drizzle with honey
Im sure everyone knows how to cook an omelette, and probably loves them as much as me. Omelettes are a great choice for a healthy breakfast, since you can never go wrong with eggs, whatever style of eggs you may prefer. I usually eat my omelettes with a side of a tall glass of OJ and toast with avocado spread! Yummm.
What You Will Need:
Whisk 2 eggs and milk into a bowl
Cut up small pieces of whichever veggies you like
Pour egg mixture into butter covered, or non stick pan
Wait until the eggs mixture has spread out to cover the whole pan, and the eggs have become somewhat firm
Pour your veggies into the center of the omelette
When egg is firm enough, lift one side of the omelette with spatula and fold over the veggies in the center
Cook until desired
Serve omelette with side of toast and avocado!
Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal With Blueberries and Cinnamon
Similar to the overnight oats, regular oatmeal is a great, healthy breakfast for those on the go. You can use rolled oats, and add in the ingredients you like, or just buy a package of quaker oatmeal from the grocery store. Since I have an abundance of rolled oats in my house because I looove them, I used plain oats that I bought from bulk barn. I love eating regular oatmeal when I want something warm, yet simple, and easy.
What You Will Need:
Hot Water (you can also use warm milk)
Pour oats into a bowl
Sprinkle with a few teaspoons of brown sugar and cinnamon
Add hot water, or warm milk to oats
Top with fresh blueberries or fruit of choice
Well, that’s it for my favourite breakfast meals:) I have cooked all of these meals many times, and usually turn to them since I loove cooking breakfast, it is the most important meal of the day!! I have turned away from sugary cereals, as well as the traditional bacon and eggs, in order to get more creative, and healthy with my breakfast meals. I always remind myself of the simple, yet wonderful rule, that the more colorful your meal, the more healthy it should be! (with the exception of candy of course). This is why I think it is a great idea to include lots of fruits and veggies in your morning meals, along with eggs. Breakfast is a good time to incorporate all the nutrients you need, in order to go ahead and conquer your day, and feel healthy and energized.
I will be posting more ideas on how to modify the overnight oats as well, since that is one of my favourite meals, and there are so many fun ways to make it! I hope everyone found a new meal to try, let me know what you guys think:) If you have a favourite meal that you make for breakfast please share it with me, since I am always looking for new things to try!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone, happy cooking:) xo