Egg and Lentil Breakfast

Here is another way to use Easy Peasy Lentils

Egg with Lentil Mixture 

Prepare an egg your way.
Top with the lentil mixture.
Add diced avocado and shredded carrot.

Enjoy!

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Easy Peasy Lentils

The last few weeks have been full of activity – a trip to Washington to visit my aunt, a tweaked back, presenting at a local church, and work.  I shared this recipe this week when I had the privilege to speak at a Mom of Preschooler’s group in Chandler.  Before I left I promised I put this dish on the website.  It is so easy but I understand that sometimes it is helpful to have pictures of the products and the steps.  So here you go ladies.

I really enjoy cooking  but sometimes when life gets busy it’s nice to have some “go to” ideas where much of the work is already done.  This is one of those recipes.  It takes minutes to put together and provides so many options.  I have used products from Trader Joe’s but I’m sure there are other similar options for this combo.

Lentil - Easy - Ingredients

Here are the ingredients:  Cooked Lentils – Bruschetta Sauce – Feta Cheese  (Note:  Cooked lentils can be found in the produce section of Trader Joe’s)

Lentil - Easy - Mix

Open the packages – drain some of the juice from the Bruchetta sauce and pour into large mixing bowl and combine well. I use my fingers to breakup the lentils before adding other ingredients.

Lentil - Easy - Bowl

Place in bowl or storage container.

Here are a view ideas for this mix:
A cold side dish
A warm side dish
Chicken or meat can be added for main dish
Add to a tomato soup or minnestrone soup for added flavor
A green salad topping
A filling for a wrap (lettuce or tortilla)
A dip for crackers or french bread

Lentil - Easy - Trenches
One more idea – add some scrambled egg for some added protein

My back is feeling better (so grateful for my chiropractor, Ronda Carson in Tempe.  I’ve taken a few days off from exercise but today I trying my first workout.  I plan on doing an interval program with 10 minutes of elliptical and a circuit of The Workout Mama’s routine below.  I’m hoping to do 2 or 3 rounds but we’ll see – I’m going to listen to my body.

WM Tri and Bi Workout

Be good to yourself.  Eat what fuels your body so you can heal and have the energy you need to accomplish today’s tasks.  Move your body – it wasn’t meant to sit as much as we do.

 

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One Dish Crunchy Chicken Parmesan

First off – I want to give credit where credit is due – this dish was adapted from Chef John’s recipe on foodwishes.blogspot.com. Because the chicken is not breaded, this recipe is lower in fat which also provides a much easier preparation.  I was delighted to find that by using GLUTINO’s Gluten Free Bagel Chips in place of the croutons, I was able to serve my wheat sensitive husband a dish he hadn’t had in a long time.   Note:  For a vegetarian version – eggplant could be used in place of the chicken.

One Dish Crunchy Chicken Parmesean - 4x6

One Dish Crunchy Chicken Parmesan
Serves 6
The wonderful taste of breading without the fuss.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  2. 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  3. To taste Red Pepper Flakes
  4. 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  5. 2 cups Marinara Sauce (I use Paul Newman’s Marinara Sauce)
  6. 1/4 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  7. 2 Tbsp Oregano, optional
  8. 1 cup Mozarella cheese, shredded (divide in half)
  9. 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated (divide in half)
  10. 5 oz Garlic Croutons or Gluten Free Bagel Chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl - mix olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes together. Pour into the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish, spreading evenly.
  3. Place chicken breasts on top of oil mixture in pan.
  4. Pour marinara sauce over chicken, spreading evenly.
  5. Sprinkle ½ cup of mozzarella and ¼ cup of parmesan cheese over sauce.
  6. Evenly place the croutons or bagel chips on top of the cheese.
  7. Sprinkle the remainder of the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses on top.
  8. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes. Cooking time of chicken may vary due to size so either cut into a piece or use a meat thermometer to check doneness (155 degrees).
  9. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. For a vegetarian version – eggplant could be used in place of the chicken.
Adapted from Food Wishes
Adapted from Food Wishes
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