Yummy Breakfast Meals

Omelettes

 I love egg dishes!  My children do too.  It is the best way to sneak in vegetables, cheese for dairy and other ingredients that your children may usually turn their nose up to.

My omelette's are the best.  I begin by sauteing (in a large fry pan) mushroom, onion, a little bit of red, yellow and orange pepper in a bit of olive oil until the vegetables are soft.  Then, I scramble in a bowl about 8-10 eggs (depending on large or extra large) and pour them over the vegetables.  Cooking over medium heat, I take a spatula and keep scraping the eggs from the sides; when doing so, I let the liquid egg run underneath so it can cook; I do not flip the egg or fold it as I keep the top moist.  Then, I add a little lunch meat; either ham or turkey that has been chopped up and I sprinkle the top with shredded cheese (your pick of kind).

When very little liquid is left on the top, I turn off the burner and turn on the broiler in the oven.  I place the fry pan with the handle sticking out of the semi-shut oven door, and put the oven rack on the 2nd slot so the eggs are not too close to the top element.  I let the top broil for about 10 or more minutes.  You will know when it is finished as the cheese will be melted and the eggs will rise up and look fluffy.  Take the pan out of the oven and then, taking your spatula, I flip 1/2 of the omelet over so it folds over the top to the other side.  The omelet will be very tall and moist and when you cut pieces to serve, the pieces will be ample.

Fruit Smoothies

 Smoothies are a way to take your breakfast on the road.  Not only are they packed with great things for you, they taste delicious!

I buy low fat or fat free fruit flavored yogurts.  I also use fresh fruit or frozen fruit; either taste great and have lots of flavor.  I also use low calorie juices and make sure my juice is 100% juice.  If I use milk, I use fat free milk.  All of these choices keep the calories low and the flavor high in your smoothie.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes....

Blueberry Smoothie

I use blueberry yogurt (1 carton), fresh or frozen blueberries (1 cup), 1/2 cup fat free milk, 1/2 cup grape juice and ice until I get the frozen consistency I desire.  Mix in a blender and enjoy.

Banana/Strawberry Smoothie

Use strawberry yogurt (1 carton), 1 ripe banana, 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries, 2/3 cup of fat free milk and ice for your preferred consistency.  Mix in the blender.

You can experiment with any kind of fruit.  Yogurt makes the smoothie smoother and flavorful.  Ice makes it slushier.  Milk adds a fullness to the smoothie while juice spreads the smoothie out and makes it more fluid.

Fruit Salad

 Fruit salad is refreshing anytime.  When eaten for breakfast, your senses are awakened by the many flavors exploding in your mouth.

Making fruit salad takes a bit of preparation.  Fruit needs to be washed and cut into bite sized pieces.  Mix drained canned fruit with fresh fruit for different texture in your dish.  Toss together and add to cereal, oatmeal, waffles or eat alone.

French Toast

 An old stand-by is french toast.  An easy and quick way to get your grains and protein too!  The best bread to use is Texas Toast.  It is double the thickness of regular bread and therefore, you require less bread and feel fuller.

Mix in a bowl 2 eggs and 1/4 cup of milk.  You can add a dash of cinnamon if you wish.  Preheat your griddle or large fry pan with a spreading of olive oil.  Spread the oil around with a paper towel.  Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture; coating both sides and put on griddle or pan.  Cook for about 3-5 minutes on medium heat, or until the bottom side is browned.  Flip over and cook the remaining side. 

French toast doesn't have to be eaten with butter or syrup.  That is the traditional way.  However, adding jelly or jam, cooked sausage rolled up in a piece of the toast, or topping with fresh fruit and using a natural fruit syrup on top makes this popular breakfast surprisingly tasty!

Pancakes or Waffles

 Pancakes and waffles are best made with a mix like Jiffy, Mrs. Butterworth's or Bisquick.  The recipe is listed on the side of the box.  The difference between pancakes and waffles lies in the egg or milk added versus the water needed to add to the mix.

Pancakes are typically served with syrup and butter, as are waffles but don't limit yourself with what you can add to them.  My kids enjoy peanut butter and jelly pancake sandwiches.  Egg salad also tastes great between two pancakes.  Honey glazed ham is especially delicious between the two, soft pieces of cake.

Waffles are great with fresh fruit topped on them and whipped cream.  Enjoy them as well with peanut butter drizzled with chocolate and a scoop of ice cream as a dessert.  The possibilties are endless!

 

Eat Breakfast!

 Research shows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  After fasting all night, your body and your metabolism need fuel to begin working.  Skipping breakfast not only provides you with energy to start your day, it is necessary if you are trying to lose weight; your body goes into starvation mode if you don't feed it in the morning and instead of kick starting your metabolism, it causes it to stop working as hard.  You need breakfast!  Hopefully this article provided you with some ideas that are quick and easy to prepare.  We are what we eat, so make sure you buy fat free or low fat ingredients.  With breakfast, you're on your way to a healthier life.

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treading concrete 7 years ago from Jungle of steel.

I swear by breakfast. Favorite meal of the day. So.... when can I come over and sample the food?


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Dame Scribe 7 years ago from Canada

Breakfast is the most demanded meal around my house, lol. I make omelettes also and clean up the smoothie mess left behind, lol. Great hub. :)


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

thanks to both of you! I'd love to cook for you treading if I could! LOL My kids are in heaven when we don't have work or school and I can make one of my big breakfasts for them or if they have guests over, their friends as well! Thanks for the comments!


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Sandyspider 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

The breakfast foods look real good.


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

thanks Sandy; the omelets are my favs


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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

I do love breakfast.


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

I do too Bob; especially when someone else cooks it!


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An Archigirl 7 years ago

Hmm..delcious!fantastic hub! it's made me want to have an omlette now at 5am ;p

Congratulations on your hubnugget nomination.


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

thanks Archigirl! I'll have to make a big breakfast this weekend as I haven't had a chance to all week!


Erick Smart 7 years ago

I love breakfast food and end up making them quite often at the end of the day. Most of them are so easy it is a good meal after I am tired from working all day.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Thanks for all the suggestions. The smoothies look wonderful and easy to make! :D


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I love breakfast! I am a breakfast lover. And the more variety, the better! LOL Hey, ljrc, I know you already know this hub is a Hubnugget Wannabe! Congratulations!!! Maybe I should go down my hubmobile and eat breakfast with you first LOL

If you like this hub, vote here: http://hubpages.com/hub/Vacation-Nuggets-for-Fun-a...


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

I eat breakfast foods like french toast and pancakes or omeletes at night too! Hey, for the honor of being a wannabe, I'd cook for all of you if I could! LOL By the way, these are the easiest things to make; go for it!


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Congratulations for making it to top 5, great job! Keep hubbing! :D


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ljrc1961 7 years ago from Michigan Author

thanks very much!


zumba 5 years ago

i love the omellte woop woop yumm


Bob 4 years ago

That was great! I can't wait to come over Friday to pick up my kiwis!


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ljrc1961 4 years ago from Michigan Author

lol; funny bob!


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GetitScene 3 years ago from The High Seas

My wife makes a fruit smoothie or a vegetable shake every morning for breakfast.

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