A non-traditional breakfast…

I was on the phone with a writer this recently adding my insight into an article he was working on.  One of the points I was trying to make was the need for plenty of fruits and vegetables in the diet.   I suggested to aim for 9 servings (combined) daily.  Seems like a lot, but it can be done.  In fact it can be as simple as:

  • Breakfast – 1/2 cup fruit & 1 cup vegetable
  • Lunch – 1 cup fruit & 1 cup vegetable
  • Dinner – 2 1/2 cups vegetable (mix raw and cooked)
  • Snack – small piece of fruit (or 1/2 cup)

If 9 is our goal each day then we had better get these two foods into breakfast pronto so we aren’t playing catch up later in the day.

One breakfast I have been having more lately is simple but very filling and is a way to get a vegetable serving in.  It only takes minutes to make so it appeals to our very busy lives.

Let’s call this…Arugula and Eggs

INGREDIENTS:

1-2 EGGS

1 CUP (HANDFUL IS EASY) BABY ARUGULA

1 TBSP.  SHREDDED PARMESAN CHEESE

DIRECTIONS:

Crack eggs into a bowl.  Beat lightly and microwave for 30-45 seconds until cooked through.  Top with a handful of baby arugula and some shredded parmesan cheese.

Pair this with a piece of fruit and it’s breakfast in less than 5 minutes that gives you a protein, vegetable and fruit.  I think you’ll find a meal like this will hold you much longer than a freezer breakfast sandwich or a pastry from your local coffee shop drive through.  Arugula can easily be substituted with baby spinach if the peppery taste of arugula is not your speed.  Both will give you a good dose of Vitamins A and C to start your day.

Trust me, this is tasty and will especially appeal to people who don’t like traditional breakfast foods.

Give it a try and let me know if you liked it!

~ Ally

 

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