Breakfast sure seems to be a popular subject, especially on Instagram. We were thrilled by how many of you shared your delicious and (mostly) nutritious breakfasts with us for our last photo challenge. We selected five that made us crave breakfast foods all day long! Click through to get hungry.
We've all heard about the importance of a solid breakfast, but more often than not, good intentions fall victim to making the 8:10 a.m. train. I can't tell you how many New Year's resolutions I've set, only to find myself choking down pasty instant oatmeal at my desk or — gasp! — forgoing breakfast entirely. Difficult as it may be to believe, you really can make time for a filling breakfast, whether you pause for a moment to eat before running out the door or take it to go. We've compiled 10 recipes to combat the fiercest of morning hunger pangs and time crunches.
While I appreciate and admire anyone who is able to fit in a solid, satisfying breakfast before heading to work in the morning, I just can't relate. Most days it's a race out the door, and taking time to sit down and eat just isn't a priority (or a possibility). That said, I've come to love Greek yogurt, mostly because I can buy a tub of it on my way to work, and the possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to delicious mix-ins. The beauty of Greek yogurt is that it lends itself well to so many other flavors without being overpowering. For some tasty and inventive ways to enjoy Greek yogurt, keep reading.
Maybe you made it a culinary resolution to eat healthier, or perhaps you want to start cooking and eating breakfast at home rather than on your way to work or sitting at your office desk. Regardless, we've got eight great recipes to start your day off the right way. From simple savory breakfasts like avocado toast to sweet, more indulgent options like blueberry griddle cakes, these recipes will have you almost excited to get out of bed in the morning.
Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I'm not much of a morning person, so when it comes to weekday breakfasts, they usually involve whipping up the fastest meal possible that I can carry in one hand as I head out the door. I know it's not original, but these days I'm all about the smoothie; it's inexpensive to make, takes 30 seconds to blend, and can be enjoyed while walking to work, on the bus, or at the subway stop.
Since mangoes are in season, my favorite smoothie these days is a mix of cranberry juice, yogurt, and the fresh tropical fruit. The cranberry first struck me as random, but it adds a wonderful depth of flavor and a little more complexity. A better on-the-go breakfast, when you read more.
The YumSugar Community is a great place to ask for culinary advice and seek inspiration. Case in point: reader bball4rr recently wrote a question. She asked, "What are some healthy things to eat at brunch?"
Well, bball4rr, I recommend you check out our series on nutritious breakfasts, Fresh Starts. It's full of great ideas, from cornmeal griddle cakes to eggs baked in tomato sauce. Another delicious and easy option? Fruit salad!
Now, it's your turn to chime in. What's your favorite healthy brunch dish? Share with us in the comments below!
There are some recipes that prove to be very difficult. One of them is Tyler Florence's gallina de madre, or mother hen toast. I found the recipe in Tyler Florence's Family Meal cookbook and on the Food Network's website. However, I was shocked by how distinct the two recipes were: the cooking temperature, technique, and bechamel sauce were all different.
I gave the online recipe a try, and to my disappointment, I had a runny egg white mess. I experimented with the one in the book and while the results were better, I knew this breakfast dish must be easier to make.
After my fifth slice of toast, I finally mastered a technique that created a perfectly cooked egg with salty jamon and creamy bechamel. Basically, I didn't make the jamon cup, instead I removed a little bit of bread in the center, and nestled the egg inside. No one realized I cheated! Don't let this tasty toast scare you, keep reading for the recipe and my tips.
My healthy breakfast kick has left me dabbling in everything from savory oatmeal to smoothies to blueberry griddle cakes. But my favorite recipes have been the offbeat ones, the unconventional breakfasts that I'd never think to try if not for a creative chef recipe. Last week, I got hooked on a black bean-filled omelet; now, it's all about salmon sausage patties.
I can't take credit for this concept (that goes to Chad Luethje, chef at the famed Miraval Resort & Spa), but these salmon-based sausages are low-carb, low-fat, gluten-free, and filling. They're simply stunning on their own; the finely-diced texture and chili-cumin spices add a real sausage-like quality and flavor. Enjoy them sandwiched between wheat toast or like I did, with a side of Kumato wedges and a dollop of reduced-fat Greek yogurt. Read on to get the recipe.
Although it may seem like an intermediate dish, there's a fool-proof technique to making a perfect frittata, and every beginning home cook should master it. A frittata is basically a crust-less quiche; it's an egg-based dish that can be filled with any vegetables, meats, or cheese.
The veggies are cooked before an egg mixture is added to the pan. The key is to use a saute pan that is oven safe. Once the frittata is set, stick the whole thing in the oven for it to finish cooking, then brown the top under the broiler.
This way you avoid having to flip the frittata — a step that's resulted in an eggy mess all over my floor more than once. To get the uncomplicated method to this adaptable dish, which can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, keep reading.