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Note from Maria: I am a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Public Health Degree in Nutrition from UNC at Chapel Hill. I have a passion for helping people with nutrition & wellness, especially moms. Women & moms provide care for everyone else often at the expense of considering their own needs. I hope to provide good resources to you to help you make nutrition and wellness a priority.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Breakfast....for dinner

When I need a simple quick dinner, breakfast is one of my "go to" meals....here are some ideas:

  • Eggs over easy or scrambled served with cut fruit, fresh tomatoes and toast
  • Frittatas or omelets w/ lots of veggies such as spinach, broccoli, mushrooms, onions, peppers and served with toast
  • Egg burritos made with scrambled eggs on whole grain tortilla with salsa and guacamole served with fresh fruit
  • Chicken or turkey sausage served with flourless pancakes with fresh fruit
For toast I often use Ezekiel bread which is made from sprouted grains. It is higher in protein and lower in carbs than regular bread and has a dense texture. It is found in the frozen section of most grocery stores. It can be toasted in a few minutes. 

Breakfast for dinner can literally be thrown together in about 10 or 20 minutes. You can use leftover or frozen veggies such as spinach or broccoli in frittatas. If you add cheese, just remember to use a small amount, preferably reduced fat. 

Here is a recipe for a Spinach Frittata from the Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/RE00015

Here is a recipe for flourless pancakes from my great friend Anne: http://www.fannetasticfood.com/2012/11/06/protein-packed-flour-free-breakfast-pancake-recipe/


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