Colorful Breakfast

Sometimes we unintentionally complicate things, we don’t set out to do it, but it happens.   We can’t help ourselves, it’s in our nature.  We can complicate some stuff big time!  So I need to “uncomplicate” things when and wherever possible and in the kitchen is where I can do just that.  (I save the car repairs, house fixtures and garage cleaning to my hubby!)  Lol!

When it comes to breakfast, oatmeal rules in our house, that is at least during the week, on the weekends it’s a bit more casual and colorful since I’m in charge of the most important meal of the day so easy goes it.  Of course color is on the menu, easy and tasty join in and bing there we have it!  Breakfast is born.  Here are a few simple and colorful breakfast favorites I toss together on the weekends for dining pleasure.  They are made of things I keep on hand for a quick energizing, nutritious meal to get us on our way!

The first and second photos are of mixed greens with a lemon-honey vinaigrette and a few carrot strips for color and texture.  The greens are baby chard, spinach, arugula and sometimes kale.  I add to the meal whole grain toast with a few slices of avocado and top it with scrambled eggs!  You can’t see it in the photo but I also add a few fresh tomato slices for color and to complete my color wheel.  I feel great when I eat this and you will too!  It sounds like a lot but you are only cooking the eggs and dropping the toast in a toaster; everything else is toss and eat.

The third photo is once again an egg made omelette style and is sandwiched between vegetables galore!  I’ve got zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, baby greens, onions, carrots you name it!  This is a great way to use up those prepared vegetables you didn’t use during the week.  I dump them all in a pan with less than a teaspoon of olive oil (yes, olive oil in the morning…less calories than butter, but use butter if you wish, it’s still a small amount) and then sautéed them for a minute or two.  Season as you wish and instant health on a plate!

The fourth photo is just as it appears, an egg white omelette with a side of blueberries, sliced heirloom tomatoes with a garnish of pan seared baby peppers and onions.  That’s it!  Delicious.

The fifth photo is an open (kinda…lol) omelette with fresh spinach (no dressing, no salt, just fresh spinach) on the side and sautéed red peppers and onions and grated parmesan cheese.  I couldn’t help myself…I love the color.  Don’t you think it looks like snow on top of summer!

And finally, our favorite….OATMEAL!  Prepare your oatmeal just as you normally do then pour on warm milk (coconut, almond, soy, your choice) then sprinkle with berries, cinnamon, nutmeg and a few nuts if you want and eat up.  Sometimes I do diced tart apples with cardamom and a little butter or melted peanut butter with bananas!  I love myself some peanut butter and bananas…yum, yum to my tum, tum.

Try any of these and let me hear from you.  Your health is important to me!


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