Monday, April 20, 2009

Wake up Sunshines!

Good Morning!!!
So I was just reading my favorite magazine of all time Women's Health ( some girls do Vogue I do Womens health) And I found great brunch and breakfast recipes! Breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day and it is important to get everything you can out of it!
My favorite easy peasy breakfast ( this is from me not WH) is a fruit cup and maybe a piece of toast with peanut butter.
This breakfast is easy all you need is various types of fruit cut up and put ina bowl and bread (whole wheat) and some peanut butter. I LOVE Skippy natural chunky! It has the great taste of skippy with out those bad hydrogenated oils ( these turn into transfats)

Not a huge breakfast fan? a simple fruit cup is easy, quick and small enough that you arent overloaded with food! Or if you are on the go whip up a quick smoothie to bring with you to class or work or sip before you go to the gym!
My favorite smoothie:
Super Breakfast Smoothie
1c Silk vanilla soy milk
1 c Fage 0% greek yogurt
1 cup strawberries
1 c banana
1 tbsp peanut butter
Add yogurt and soymilk firts then add all the other ingredients! This smoothi egives you fruit, dairy and protein and keeps you going all day long! To give it more of a punch you can add granola or oatmeal to it!

Ok now for WH's awesome recipe!
Apple and Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Who can resist those yummy potatoes at brunch? I sure cant and sometimes they are not too bad for you as long as they arent from McDonalds! But these hashbrowns are packed with fiber rich apples and sweet potatoes to ive you a sweet start to your day!
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large granny smith apple peeled and sliced into thin matchsticks
1/2 c thinly sliced onion
3 medium sweet potatoes cut into thin matchstiks
1 tsp cinnamon
in a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat, Add apple and onion and cook until soft, set aside in a bowl.
Add 1 tblspoon oil to skillet . Spread potatoes evenlyand press them down lighly with a spatula. Cook until golden brown on the bottom. Drizle with remaining oil and flip over. Cook for 5 more minutes!
Ass apple and onion moxture, and sprinkle with cinamon salt and pepper to taste!
Yum Yum YUm!!
Now for those of you who lov ethe sweeter things in breakfast like pancakes and french toast I can help you out! IT is easy to enjoy these in a healthy way! Substitute whole wheat flour in pancakes and waffles! Add berries for a sweeter taste or dark chocolate!
French toast is easy to make with whole wheat bread and egg whites instead of full eggs! This cuts fat and calories! Use soy butter spread to take away even more fat and use cinnamon for added flavor! Use pure maple sugar or agave nectar on top!!
I also love a toasted bagel with the middle scooped out- covered in soy butter, honey and cinnamon. Its a delicious taste on cinnamon sugar toast!!


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