50/50 Breakfast

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Happy New Year.  I want to share a fun way to get several breakfast favorites in one dish.

When I was a child, I used to enjoy a 50/50 ice cream bar.  Do you remember those?  They were an orange sherbet on one side and vanilla ice cream on the other.  The best part of this ice cream is that you didn’t have to make a choice between sherbet and ice cream – you could have a little of both.

So this inspired an idea for breakfast.   When it’s cold outside, oatmeal is especially appealing but after I workout in the morning, I also need a little protein.  So I pulled out a ramekin and decided to make a breakfast dish that provided both.

These can be made ahead and frozen.  You know I’m a big fan of cooking once and eating often to decrease the mess in the kitchen.

50/50 Breakfast
An easy to make breakfast. Think about making several and freezing a few for use later on.
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Ingredients
  1. 1-2 eggs, scrambled
  2. Prepared steel oats - follow the directions on package
  3. Bacon - 1 slice
  4. Cinnamon
  5. Honey or Fruit Sweet
Instructions
  1. 1. Scramble eggs and season. Place in 1/2 of ramekin
  2. 2. Cook steel oats. Stir in cinnamon and sweeten to taste.
  3. 3. Place oats in other half of ramekin.
  4. 4. Cook bacon to desired doneness. Cut in small pieces and sprinkle on top on egg portion.
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What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal?

Here are a few other ideas on eating oatmeal….

Cherry Nut Steal Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal – Apple Version

Strawberry Steel Oats Sundae

 

 

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Gluten Free Bread

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One of my challengers, Jen, shared this good gluten free bread recipe.  I excitedly got my ingredients gathered and started mixing it up.  It works up quickly and slices thin which is always good when you are being intentional about portions.  You can find the recipe here 

Serve with a little sliced apple and a healthy nut butter and just maybe a drizzle of honey or 100% fruit spread. 

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It’s this easy – no mixer needed.  I used 3 Tbsp organic butter and 3 Tbsp of coconut oil.  Next time I want to try replacing the eggs with ground flax seed (3 Tbsp of water and 1 Tbsp ground flax seed = 1 egg.  Mix well and let thicken for a few minutes)  This is a good alternative for those that need to limit their egg consumption.

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Place it in a well greased loaf pan. I used a coconut oil spray.

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Bake It.  Let cool for 10 minutes.  Run a butter knife around the edges and flip out.  I use another cooling rack.  Place on top of the loaf pan and flip.  Then I flip back onto another cooling rack.

Even had a chance to straighten out my baking center while the bread was baking.

For 21 Day Fixers – 1 serving = 1 blue container, .5 red container

Is this a recipe you would try?

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Asian Breakfast Bowl

This is a great change of pace for breakfast.  It has protein, healthy carbohydrate, vegetables and spices.   

Asian Breakfast Bowl - plated

It goes together very quickly with precooked rice.  I use the frozen boxed brown rice from Trader Joe’s.  Of course you can always cook a pot of regular brown rice.  

You can also use the rice as is or cook in a little coconut oil for a fried rice version.

Asian Breakfast Bowl
Serves 3
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup bag of Trader Joe's Brown Rice or 3 cups of cooked brown rice.
  2. 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  3. 3-6 Cage Free Brown Egg, cooked
  4. 2 Tbsp tamari sauce (gluten-free)
  5. 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
  6. 1 carrot, cut in thin strips
  7. 1 stalk scallion(s), minced
  8. 1 1/2 cup Fresh Spinach, wilted
  9. 1-2 Cage Free Brown Egg, cooked
  10. Slices of lime
Instructions
  1. Cook egg(s) in 1 tsp of coconut oil any way you enjoy them.
  2. Place spinach in a bowl of very warm water. Let sit for a few minutes until leaves start to soften. Drain water and set aside.
  3. Place brown rice, carrot, scallion, celery, ground ginger and tamari sauce together in a bowl. (Note - if you'd like a fried rice version. Stir fry rice in a tsp of coconut oil in a skillet or wok for several minutes until rice crisps up. Then add the vegetables (minus the spinach) and spices.)
  4. To plate - Place 1/3 of wilted spinach in bottom of the bowl. Then add 1/3 of rice/vegetable mixture. Top with egg(s).
  5. Squeeze with a wedge or two of lime, if desired
  6. Enjoy.
Adapted from Livestrong
Adapted from Livestrong
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Asian Breakfast Bowl - Trader Joe's Brown Rice
Cook your rice or use precooked

Asian Breakfast Bowl - veggies
Prepare the vegetables 

Asian Breakfast Bowl - eggs
Cook eggs, your style in a tsp of coconut oil

Asian Breakfast Bowl - Fried Version
Fried Rice Version

Asian Breakfast Bowl - RiceVeg Mixture
Combine Rice and Vegetables

Enjoy!

 

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