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Tuesday – Healthy Egg Breakfast

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Why not treat your family to a healthy and filling egg breakfast this week?  Add a mug of green tea sweetened with your favorite honey. Kids would surely enjoy these for dinner too…just add a side salad or your favorite vegetable.  YUM!

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Fresh Healthy English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas with Egg

Ingredients

  • 4 healthy whole grain English muffins
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 medium fresh tomato slices
  • 4 large hard boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup shredded healthy mozzarella cheese
  • Oregano or Italian seasoning mix
  • Kosher salt

Description

These delicious breakfast pizzas are bound to be an instant favorite. After all, whose kids don’t want to eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner? The great thing about these pizzas is that you can make them delicious and nutritious by using whole grain muffins and topping those with fresh-sliced tomatoes and low-fat mozzarella cheese. These are also a great break from the ho-hum routine of bland breakfast foods. Want to try something that POPs?!? These miniature treats are just the ticket.

Cooking Directions

  1. Cut English-muffin into halves and toast in toaster.
  2. Remove from toaster and place them on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  3. Lightly brush or sprinkle them with the olive oil. 4. First layer is fresh tomato slices
  4. Next, slice the hard boiled eggs and add on top of tomatoes (1/2 an egg per muffin).
  5. Top with healthy low-fat mozzarella.
  6. Sprinkle with oregano and/or kosher salt to taste.
  7. Put the cookie sheet on the middle-high rack and broil 3 and 1/2 minutes until the cheese melts (slight browning is OK).

Nutritional Value

Calories:272 Fat:12g Protein:12mg Fiber:4g Cholesterol:217mg Iron:2mg Sodium:380mg Calcium:94mg

Super Bowl 2013- Friday Treat

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So, who is your team?  Ravens or the 49ers?

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Whether you enjoy football or not, there is a good chance you will be hosting or attending a Super Bowl party this weekend.  The fun part of Super Bowl parties is all the delicious (fattening!) variety of foods and beverages.  My mouth is already watering thinking about it!

If you love spinach, artichokes, cheese and hot, here is an amazing low-calorie traditional side dish most people enjoy that you may want to bring or make for your Super Bowl party.

During your Super Bowl party, Keep Choosing Consistency in your healthy eating,

Wendy

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Bring this hot spinach and artichoke dip to your next football party, no one will know it’s light!

This is easy to prepare ahead of time, then throw it in the oven when you are ready to eat. Serve this with Pretzel Crisps or pita chips, but baked chips would also be great.  This dip is also delicious with carrot sticks!

Servings: 15 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup •
Calories: 73.3 • Fat: 4.4 g • Carb: 3.4 g • Fiber: 0.9 g • Protein: 5.2 g • Sugar: 0.6 g
Sodium: 244.7 g
Ingredients:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°.In a small food processor, coarsely chop the artichoke hearts with the garlic and shallots.Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve right away.

Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Makes about 3 3/4 cups.