Posts in category "healthy breakfast"

Do you know what a nopal- prickly pear is and how to eat it?

Do you know what a nopal- prickly pear is and how to eat it?
This brillantly colorful cactus fruit is trendy in the culinary world. But as famous Chefs like Rick Bayless, Owner of Frontera Grill and Roxanne Klein and Charlie Trotters, Owner of Charlie Trotters utlize it in savory recipes, this little Mexican fruit will find its way into your kitchen soon. Nopal is actually the Spanish word for... Read more »

Chia Seeds: The Latest Superfood

Chia Seeds: The Latest Superfood
These omega-3, anti-inflammatory seeds are high in alpha lino-lenic acid and protein, and gluten free.  They help with digestion because they are high in fiber and can actually keep your blood sugar balanced.  They are an ancient Mexican seed from Chiapas. 2 times the amount of protein than most grains 3x the anti-oxidants of blueberries... Read more »

Are frozen bananas as healthy as fresh?

Are frozen bananas as healthy as fresh?
Bananas are known for their high potassium.  In fact, a large bananas has over 450 mg of potassium.  Fresh bananas are a bit different than buying bananas frozen in the store.  Because commercially frozen bananas are usually blanched before they are frozen, you lose a little bit of the potassium.  Blanching is a process that... Read more »
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Do you know why some eggs are brown?

Do you know why some eggs are brown?
I have always wondered why some eggs are brown verse white.  It turns out that brown eggs are more expensive because they come from a different type of hen than the ones that lay white eggs.  There are different breeds of hen.  Those that lay the brown eggs are larger and therefore require more food. ... Read more »

5 Minute Breakfast: Healthy on the Go!

Breakfast is always hard to squeeze into the morning routine.  You need to be on schedule and not behind one beat to sleep as long as you can and get out the door quickly.  This is my favorite breakfast on the go.  Of course you make this with any healthy bread, like oat bread, whole... Read more »

Best Low Fat Quiche

I love quiche for so many reasons. It tastes good cold and warm.  It is also delicious for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  But quiche is so high in saturated fat and calories that I use to have a hard time justifying making them on a regular basis. Most recipes for making quiche require about: ½... Read more »
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3 Healthy Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

 3 Healthy Ways to Use Thanksgiving Leftovers
I think most people go home with the same 3-4 dishes every year after Thanksgiving.  The truth is that by Saturday you get a little tired of eating leftovers, yet you struggle with throwing them out because they are so good.  Then you also have to contemplate that they are filled with so many calories. ... Read more »

5 Best Breakfast Sandwichs, They save me when my kids steal my breakfast.

Einstein’s Bros Bagels Breakfast Bagel Thins – I like their new one which is under 400 calories too.  It is egg white, swiss, asparagus and mushrooms.  I am not a bacon fan, but it is nice to have options.Wheat Bagel Thin
Calories -- 380
Total Fat -- 25 grams 
Dietary Fiber -- 07 grams
Sugar -- 05 grams
Protein -- 09 grams
Carbs -- 30 grams
I am a firm believer that you must have breakfast before leaving the house.  I would never let my kids out of the house without something in their stomach.  But truthfully, about 1-2 times a week, I cannot get my breakfast made.  It comes down to them or me.  If you are a parent, you... Read more »