Friday, March 27, 2015

Five Favorite Breakfasts!

Happy Friday everyone! Today I thought I would share what has been happening in our kitchen lately for breakfast. I have basically banned my easy routine of grabbing a breakfast bar and I'm leaning towards things that are freshly prepared. Go if I need to add something else into my morning routine! But, I have to say, I really enjoy a healthy breakfast. I think its the easiest meal of the day to eat healthy. Here is what I have been making lately, all on rotation according to what is in the fridge. 

Scrambled Egg Tortilla 

Beat two egg whites {or use liquid egg whites} with a fork, pour in a non-stick pan that is already warm over med-low heat. Once they begin to set, I sprinkle with mexican shredded cheese. Scramble with a spatula until they are fluffy. Cut one high fiber/low carb tortilla in half and add to skillet. Move the eggs into the tortilla shell. Lightly toast on both sides. Enjoy!

Omelet Style Egg White Tortilla 

This is essentially the same thing as the Scrambled Egg Tortilla, except I let the eggs set and then fold over in half, and over again like an omelet. Place inside one half of a high fiber/low carb tortilla, add american cheese slice and toast on both sides in skillet until cheese is melted. So, so good. Enjoy!

Avocado Toast

Such a delicious, healthy breakfast that I have mentioned before. Mash ripe avocado and spread on piece of toast {I love sourdough!} Sprinkle with pepper {salt is optional} and enjoy! 

Sunrise Smoothie

Another breakfast I have enjoyed and mentioned last week. I can't get enough of it y'all. It is so refreshing. The full post is here, but this is the rundown:

1/2 ripe banana
1 heaping tbsp honey vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen pineapple pieces
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup water
6 small ice cubes (or 3-4 regular size cubes)

Place in blender or smoothie maker...blend. You can add ice, water or oj according to taste. Enjoy!

French Toast from Leftovers

I have been making this French Toast for Weeks and finally tried more than a bite this past weekend. Oh my gosh- seriously, amazing. Don't be scared that the bread comes from hot dog and hamburger buns- I will probably buy them from now on just to make French Toast! That good.

FRENCH TOAST {slightly adapted}

-3 Eggs
-Leftover Hamburger or Hotdog Buns {I've used both, I used slider buns in the pictures below}
-1/4 cup milk
-1 tsp cinnamon sugar

Beat together eggs, milk and cinnamon sugar with a fork until well blended. Dip each side of bun in mixture. Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.  Place buns in skillet and cook each side a few minutes. Serve warm with powdered sugar and syrup!

The best part about this recipe is that it freezes wonderfully!! 
I usually make as much as my mixture will allow/as many buns that we have leftover. I place them on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper and pop in the freezer for about 30 minutes until they are no longer "sticky". Then I wrap two or three at a time in the paper and put in a freezer bag. 

To reheat, we put in the toaster on a low setting a few times and then microwave a few seconds to make sure they are hot! Perfect for a little toddler meal! 

What are your favorite breakfasts?

Linking up with the ladies of Five on Friday!

Enjoy your weekend!!


Caroline {Virginia Sweet} said...

These ideas are great! I am loving the leftover french toast! genius!!

Ashley Carole (Sweet Carolina Belle) said...

I love the idea of avocado toast but have never tried it! I also love the idea of freezing french toast- never thought of that!

Melissa Fitch said...

These look great!! Lately I've been doing something similar to your #1, but I add avocado :). Yum! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend.

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

Hamburger buns, who woulda thought?! I am intrugued because they look so YUMMY and thick!

adoringfamily said...

I love finding new uses for leftovers! I am obsessed with that plate :D