Healthy and Easy Breakfast Ideas
Ratatouille with Poached Eggs
In late summer, making ratatouille is a natural choice; serving it with poached eggs adds a twist.
The crunchy topping is a perfect foil to the soft and juicy pears inside. Enjoy these muffins for breakfast or anytime you feel like a snack.
Note: Low-fat yogurt replaces much of the usual butter to produce moist muffins with a subtle tang. The addition of whole-wheat flour makes them even more wholesome.
Usually served in savory side dishes, quinoa -- a high-protein seed -- also makes a wonderful hot cereal.
Tomato and Leek Frittata
Light and airy beaten egg whites are the secret to a fluffy frittata.
Blueberry Breakfast Shake
Breakfast shakes made with blueberries and yogurt are a healthy way to start the day. In this refreshing smoothie, yogurt provides protein as well as calcium and B vitamins. Blueberries rank third as a natural source of antioxidants after prunes and raisins.
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