It’s All About Breakfast!

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By d-mars.com News Provider 

Some health experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Below see some healthy and delicious breakfast recipes.

Crustless Smoked Turkey and Spinach Quiche  

 Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup (4 ounces) cubed smoked turkey ham (such as Jennie-0)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add ham, onion, and pepper to pan; sauté 4 minutes or until ham is lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese in a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Top with ham mixture.
  • Combine remaining 1/2 cup Swiss cheese, spinach, and next 5 ingredients (through egg whites) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
  • Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring with a whisk until blended. Pour egg mixture over ham mixture. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center of quiche comes out clean.

 

 Power Granola

Ingredients

  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped slivered almonds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Combine orange juice, honey, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in oil and vanilla.
  • Pour honey mixture over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Spread mixture in a thin layer onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 10 minutes; stir well. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon granola into a bowl; stir in dried cranberries. Cool completely.
  • Note: Store completely cooled granola in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Raspberry-Orange Sunrises

 Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh orange juice (about 8 oranges)
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet sparkling wine
  • 3 orange slices, halved (optional)

Preparation

Place orange juice and raspberries in a blender; process until smooth. Pour juice mixture into a pitcher; stir in wine. Serve over ice. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.

For more recipes, please visit www.cookinglight.com.

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