One of my favourite things about the weekend are our family breakfasts. We try to keep one day of the weekend for just us, when we can make and enjoy breakfast together. We each have a special job that we’re responsible for in contributing to this fun meal; and the best part is that I take on an assistant role and my hubby is responsible for the main 😉
I love poached eggs, I love the runny yolk but also love how its such alternative to a fried egg. I have never attempted to make them myself but would always order them when out for breakfast. One morning my hubby looked up how to poach an egg (got to love the internet) and he made it perfectly. Now I get spoilt with poached eggs on a regular basis, but I still don’t know how to make one, I leave it to him.
He gets very creative when putting together breakfast, especially when I am having something different (due to my dietary restrictions) from the others. Here is one of my favourite creations.
Crispy Salmon Poached Eggs:
1 gluten free (or regular) slice of bread, toasted
sautéed spinach (sautéed with chopped onions and minced garlic)
sautéed smoked salmon (sauté desired amount of chopped smoked salmon in a skillet)
2 medium poached eggs
sea salt and black pepper to taste
If you like smoked salmon you will love this, if not then make it without the salmon and you’ll still love it!
Remember eating healthy does not have to be boring, just have fun and get creative with alternatives.
Do you have empty jars of Nutella, nut butters or jams that you don’t want to throw away because there’s still that little bit left inside stuck to the edges? Now you don’t have to. You can use up whatever is left in your jars and get a great breakfast to go by making a batch of overnight oats inside.
All you have to do is place all your ingredients in the jar, scrape the edges as you mix everything together, secure the lid and give it a good shake. Place the jar in the fridge overnight . In the morning open the jar, scrape the edges a little with a spoon, add in your toppings close the jar, give it a shake and off you go!
There is no exact measurement to share with this recipe since jar sizes vary, but this is usually how I measure it out.
Depending on the size of the jar I add my oats, then double the amount of milk and a quarter of the amount of Greek yogurt and a tablespoon or two of chia seeds. Top with fruits, nuts or seeds of choice.
For example, for a small jar of Nutella:
1/2 cup oats
1 cup milk of choice (I usually use unsweetened almond or cashew milk)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
Topped with bananas and nuts
Give it a try with whatever jars you have, you’re going to love it.
Mornings are a busy time for all and sometimes breakfasts are the last thing you worry about. Here is a great breakfast that you can make the night before and grab it on your way out the door. Enjoy it on its own or with the addition of fresh fruits, nuts or a trail mix blend – make it your own.
Maple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pure maple syrup (adjust to taste)
1 cup milk of choice (I use either unsweetened almond or cashew)
Add everything into a jar and seal with lid. Shake the jar well to make sure everything is mixed together and place the sealed jar in the fridge overnight. In the morning remove the jar from the fridge open and add in any toppings you want – fresh berries, chopped fruits, nuts, or a trail mix.
One of my favourite things about the holidays is nice leisure breakfasts enjoyed with the family. I have to admit that weekend and holiday breakfasts are created courtesy of my hubby with some assistance of me. Having to restrict gluten did make breakfasts a bit of a trial at the beginning but with some imagination and substitutions they have become one of my favourite meals.
Here is one of my favourites that is completely guilt free and delicious.
2 soft poached eggs on a bed of:
sautéed spinach and vegetables seasoned with fresh garlic, salt and pepper.
Give this breakfast a try this holiday season.
A step by step guide on how to poach the perfect egg will be shared soon.
Blueberry Pancakes topped with yogurt fluff and fresh berries.
I will be sharing a lot of pancake recipes here, they are a favourite in our house and there are so many different ways to enjoy them. I have one base recipe that I use and I add in different ingredients or top them differently to mix them up.
1 cup oats
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla
*1-2 tsp of sweetener (stevia or coconut sugar can be added, I didn’t use any they blueberries were very sweet)
Put all ingredients into your blender and pulse till smooth.
Fold in 1/4 cup fresh blueberries and cook on skillet.
Vanilla yogurt fluff (1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt and a few drops of vanilla)