Nigella Lawson made this one day, and I HAD to try it. Thanks for the inspiration, Nigella! If you are looking for a quick, quick brunch or lunch, consider this easy option. You may already have these kitchen staples waiting for you...
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small clove garlic (peeled)
¼ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
1, 15 oz can chopped tomatoes
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons grated parmesan (or more as needed)
2 slices whole wheat bread
Pour the olive oil into a frying pan, then grate in (or mince and add) the garlic, scatter in the chilli flakes and put the pan over a medium heat, stirring, for 1 minute.
Pour in the tomatoes, stir in the salt, and let it come to a bubble. Crack in the 2 eggs, sprinkle the Parmesan over it (optional), leaving some of the yellow yolk still exposed, and partially cover with a lid. Let it bubble for 5 minutes, by which time the white should be set and the yolk still runny.
Remove from the heat and serve with toasted whole wheat bread.
Recipe adapted from Nigella Lawson.
Needing a healthier chocolate fix? This should do! AND it's gluten-free for those Celiac clients needing some fresh ideas! Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana is by far one of my favorite flavor combos. I love this recipe because it's quick, full of healthy fats from almonds, peanut butter, and cocoa, AND pairs really well with coffee.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA BREAD
3 cups almond flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ripe bananas, smashed
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup peanut butter + 2 tbsp additional for topping (no added sugar- I like the Central Market brand)
1 cup dark chocolate chips + 1 tablespoon additional for topping
Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and cocoa. Stir until it's combined.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Following, mix in the whisked eggs, peanut butter, and maple syrup.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until it's combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Line a bread pan with parchment paper, folding and tucking the parchment paper around the edges. Pour the batter into the lined bread pan. Swirl in some additional peanut butter on top and sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
Bake for 40-45 minutes and allow to cool before slicing.
*Recipe adapted from the Toasted Pine Nut
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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
This delicious smoothie bowl recipe was inspired by a favorite indulgence of mine— Wild Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Coffee Cake! I challenged myself to create a healthful balanced smoothie with a play on these flavors… wild blueberries, poppy seed, lemon, local honey, and nutmeg. The end result is a satisfying vibrant smoothie with a touch of brunch and sunshine! Try this recipe to jumpstart your day or as a light post-workout meal.
Berries are my go-to smoothie fruit because of their high fiber and low glycemic profile. I used frozen wild blueberries in this recipe because they have a more intense flavor than regular, cultivated blueberries. You can find them in the freezer section, which also conveniently eliminates the smoothie step of adding ice!
Wild blueberries are a leader in antioxidants with twice the antioxidant capacity of larger, cultivated blueberries. The potential health benefits include improving gut health, diabetes, cancer and brain health... just another reason to eat with the intention of health!
WILD BLUEBERRY BRUNCH SMOOTHIE BOWL
Ingredients for smoothie...
1 cup frozen wild blueberries
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp lemon zest
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Dash of nutmeg
Ingredients for smoothie bowl toppings...
1 tablespoon frozen wild blueberries
2 tablespoons whole grain cereal
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp local honey or maple syrup
Blend all smoothie ingredients in a high power blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite cereal bowl and garnish with frozen blueberries, whole grain cereal, extra poppy seeds and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.
Makes 1 serving.
332 calories; 48g carbohydrate; 23g protein; 7g fat