Saturday, August 26, 2017

Breakfast Recipes

 Here are some ideas to help with the Dash Diet Phase One breakfast recipes.

 Try to focus around eggs, yogurt and low fat cheeses like Swiss and Provolone.

Phase One is centered around low carbohydrates with no sugar no whole grains, but encourages protein rich foods to help reset your metabolism.




Scrambled Eggs with Spinach

Here is a basic recipe for scrambled eggs, but you’re welcome to add tomatoes, avocado , Canadian bacon, ham, turkey while you are in Phase One of the Dash Diet. Spice it up with some Tabasco or your favorite hot sauce. 

 Ingredients


2 Eggs

½ teaspoon of fresh basil or parsley or Cilantro

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ cup Swiss cheese

1 large handful of chopped Spinach


Directions

In a large bowl combine the eggs, basil and cayenne pepper. Use rotary beater or wire whisk to beat until frothy.

 Pour into prepared skillet. Immediately begin stirring the eggs gently but continuously with a wooden or plastic spatula until mixture resembles small pieces of cooked egg surrounded by liquid egg.  Add the spinach and tomatoes.

Cook for 30 to 60 seconds more or until egg is set but shiny.

Sprinkle with Swiss cheese and fresh ground pepper.

Top with a little parsley.

With a spatula, lift and fold one side of omelet partially over filling.

Arrange remaining spinach on warm platter.



Turmeric Milk


Turmeric is a super spice and is one of the best spices for lowering hypertension and anti inflammatory properties, boosts detoxification of your body.

Ingredients


2 Cups warm almond milk

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of coconut oil



Whisk or blend until frothy and enjoy.

ICELANDIC YOGURT





Along with the favorite Greek yogurt there is also another yogurt called Icelandic yogurt that is starting to become very popular in stores and is well worth trying out.


Icelandic yoghurt is similar to Greek Yoghurt but is a higher quality and it’s a little less tart. It is strained just a bit more to result in a seriously stick-to-your-spoon product that has even more protein. It's traditionally made with nonfat yogurt, but popular brands like Siggi's and Smári often add a bit of whole milk or even cream to give it richness.



I've found that Icelandic yogurt has the best protein to calorie ratio, and it usually does the best job of filling me up. Greek yogurt still tends to have a higher sugar content compared to the Icelandic yogurt.

Icelandic Yogurt

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MUSHROOM and SAUSAGE QUICHE

Here is a tasty Dash Diet Phase One breakfast that will keep you full until lunch.

Ingredients

8 oz. Turkey breakfast sausage (remove casing) cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon olive oil
6 oz mushrooms
¼ cup sliced scallions
¼ cup grated Swiss Cheese
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
5 eggs
3 egg whites
1 cup 1% Milk

Directions

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool. 

Add oil to the pan. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to the bowl with the sausage.

 Let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in scallions, cheese and pepper.

Whisk eggs, egg whites and milk in a medium bowl. Divide the egg mixture evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle a heaping tablespoon of the sausage mixture into each cup.

Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 325 degrees F. Coat a nonstick muffin tin generously with cooking spray


Bake until the tops are just beginning to brown, 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Place a rack on top of the pan, flip it over and turn the quiches out onto the rack. Turn upright and let cool completely.




Poached Eggs with Avocado and Balsamic Tomatoes

This is really one of my favorites, I enjoy a poached egg  and the avocado combination it is a huge tasty success.

Ingredients


  • 8 to 10 tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon thyme or mixed Italian herbs
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 to 3 eggs per person

  • Instructions
Bring a pot of water to boil (use enough water to cover the eggs when they lay in the bottom).

Crack the eggs directly into the boiling water, turn down the heat to medium for 2 minutes then take off the element. 

While the eggs are cooking, chop up the tomatoes and slice the avocado. When the eggs are done, use a spatula to lift the eggs out of the water. 

Sprinkle with Italian herbs, pepper, and fresh herbs; serve with the fresh quartered heirloom tomatoes or if you have time roast the tomatoes with a little balsamic vinegar.

Notes

Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water before boiling helps the eggs stay together in the water
Guacamole Deviled Eggs


Ingredients
·         2 Avocados, ripe
·         1 tbsp Chives or green onion
·         1 tbsp Cilantro
·         1 tbsp Lime
·         1/2 jalapeno chili pepper
·         1 tbsp Sour cream

6 Hard Boiled eggs -remove shell and cut in half


Directions

Slice avocados and remove pit and scoop out the fruit into a bowl add the remaining ingredients and mash with the yellow part of the egg. 


A great way to spice up your breakfast is with some tasty Salt Free Herb and Spice Blends


Here is a Tofu and Mushroom Bowl, a nice change and no eggs.
          


            Here are some more Low Sodium Breakfast Recipes for you to explore



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