Category Archives: breakfast

Egg, Kale, and Hummus Breakfast Wraps

Egg, Kale, and Hummus Breakfast Wrap - Just the TipI’m always looking for breakfast recipes that incorporate veggies – especially greens because they’re my favorite and super healthy.

This recipe comes from Giada De Laurentiis’s book, Feel Good Food, which I totally love and have been cooking from a lot lately.

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Eggs with Pesto, Tomato, and Avocado

Eggs with Pesto, Tomatoes, and Avocado - Just the TipThis isn’t exactly a “recipe”, it’s really just cooking some eggs and assembly. This was my favorite breakfast over the summer when I had tomatoes coming out of my ears. These days, when tomatoes are mostly sad and flavorless, I make this whenever I can find some good looking ones. It’s quick, super flavorful, and pretty darn healthy.

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Blueberry Pie Oatmeal

Bluebery Pie Oatmeal - Just the TipThis is one of my favorite breakfasts. I usually make a big batch (double this recipe) on Sunday to put into 8 individual containers for Brian and I to take to work with us for breakfast. Reheating for a couple of minutes in the microwave makes the blueberries warm and sweet and tasting exactly like blueberry pie.

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Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Herb Frittata

Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Herb Frittata - Just the TipI suck at making omelets. They inevitably always end up as a “scramble” because I can’t flip an omelet to save my life.  A frittata is basically the answer to that because it requires NO FLIPPING. And, it will serve as a fantastic breakfast on the go for me all week long.

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Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole - Just the Tip food blogPortability. This is the exact thing I need during a busy workweek to keep me from hitting the dreaded drive-thru on my hour+ commute to work. Something I can grab on my way out the door and know that when I finally reach my office, I can zap a piece of this casserole and enjoy a legitimate breakfast on the fly. This casserole is perfect for this – AND, it’s low-carb and only about 250 calories per serving. I’ve made it twice in as many weeks an I can see it as a regular in our menu plan. Eggs, cubed ham steak, broccoli, cheese – easy peasy. Make a big dish of this on Sunday, cut into 8 squares, and you’ve got breakfast for you and your mate for 80% of the workweek. I might get drive-thru crap on the 5th day when we run out, but that’s harm reduction at its best. Right?

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Middle-Eastern Spiced Beans (Fasoulia)

I love eating beans with eggs for breakfast, so now that the temps are dipping a little lower, I thought now would be a good time to make a big pot of these Middle Eastern-spiced beans to eat throughout the work week for breakfast. Topped with a fried egg, of course.

The recipe calls for kidney beans, but I used a mixture of kidney beans, chick peas, and black beans to use up what I had on hand.

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Sweet Potato, Kale, and Bacon Breakfast Burritos

Make ahead frozen breakfast burritos are one of our favorite weekday breakfast options. Every couple of weeks I’ll make a big batch of burritos with varying ingredients (usually some sort of reduced fat meat product like chicken sausage with peppers and onions), but I just loved the idea of adding kale and sweet potatoes for a nice nutrient punch in the morning.

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Make Ahead Frozen Breakfast Burritos

These babies are our new best friend. I made a big batch of these on Sunday, wrapped them in plastic wrap, threw them in the freezer, and POOF, a hot, homemade breakfast that we could bring to work with us and reheat in no time. I made these with chicken sausage, but you could literally put anything you like in them. I am going to do a batch of bacon, egg, and cheese next week and another veggie filled batch in the very near future.

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Sweet Potato and Andouille Hash

I love it when meals like this totally materialize out of what’s in the fridge/pantry. This hash was absolutely delicious, minimal effort, and no special shopping trip needed. I always keep sweet potatoes around for their good looks and even better nutrition. I frequently buy the smoked andouille chicken sausage from trader joe’s (excellent in dishes like this), but often have at least one or two links leftover to use up.  These two humble ingredients, combined with the cumin and cinnamon, are to.die.for.

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My Usual Breakfast

Since my last post was a yummy weekend breakfast treat, I thought I’d share what I typically have for breakfast during the week. Well, sometimes I’ll definitely have an egg or two with some black beans or a slice of sprouted grain toast instead and save the protein shake for after a workout, but lately this has been my morning choice. Maybe because I’ve been hitting the gym more than usual lately, but my body definitely enjoys the protein blast. Anyway, this shake is really tasty (I promise) and definitely keeps me full for several hours. And I love squeezing some greens in at breakfast time :).

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Bacon & Egg Quesadillas

This breakfast was sooooo good — perfect for a day when I’m home sick with a little bit of a cold. The only good thing about feeling crappy and being home is that I get to make a slightly more involved breakfast than I would on a normal weekday. Since I bought a package of about 2,000 tortillas as Costco last week, I’ve been trying to come up with ways to use ’em up. Now, I’ve certainly made egg quesadillas before, and I’m usually less than impressed. I think it’s because they seem too wet or something — probably from the scrambled eggs. The over-easy egg is definitely the way to go! Throw in some cheese, bacon, and black beans — YUM. Combine this with the fact that Feds circa 1988 is on TV right now (one of my favorite movies ever!), I’m a happy, albeit sick, girl.
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Eggs on a Cloud with Bacon and Chives

I yanked this recipe out of my Rachael Ray mag yesterday (no judgment) and knew that I would make it right away. At first I thought it was an egg perched on a biscuit (nothing wrong with that), but as I read the recipe, I realized the yolk was atop a pile of whipped egg whites. Egg whites! Brilliant.
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Taquitos

I was psyched to stumble upon this recipe this morning as I was trying to figure out to do with odds and ends still in the fridge before doing the week’s grocery shopping. I pretty much always keep corn tortillas in the house since they have a great shelf life and are more flavorful than flour tortillas.  And this time of year, I always have a random sweet potato or two hanging around that didn’t get eaten during the week. These taquitos rock! Will definitely be making again.

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Gruyere, Apple, and Sage Scones

I’m gonna have to stop saying that i don’t bake if I keep posting these baking projects.

I’m willing to do that for these scones. Since baking does scare me quite a bit, I’m pretty proud that I pulled these off. They’re yummy, perfectly flaky, and savory with just a little sweetness.

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Cheesy Faux Sausage Balls

Gimme Lean vegetarian sausage is one of my favorite swaps for real sausage. It is low-cal, fat, sugar, and cholesterol free, and has a great sausagey flavor and texture. I’ve used it in sweeter/breakfast applications and in pasta dishes with great success. These sausage balls are doughy and cheesy and are a fantastic appetizer (or breakfast with some maple syrup!). Enjoy!

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Sweet Blueberry Muffins

My love for Costco is no secret and these muffins are a copycat version of the amazing, gigantic blueberry muffins that they make. When I was young, my mom used to buy these muffins and grill them in a little butter. OHMYGOD it is the best thing ever. The last time I was at Costco, I came dangerously close to purchasing some of these humungous babies — well, a dozen… it is Costco, after all — justifying because we had the kids that weekend. In the end, I decided it wasn’t fair to pass my addiction on to more innocent children, so I passed. When I ran across this copycat recipe, I couldn’t not try it. This time I’m justifying it because they’re much smaller than Costco’s and I had all of these organic blueberries to use up from my CSA box, which makes them health food. Right? 🙂

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Biscuit Souffle Breakfast Casserole

As soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make it. I’d like to say because it’s super kid friendly, but really I just love biscuits in any form. (Remember these?) Add eggs and veggie sausage and I’m sold. In terms of the pre-made tubes of biscuits — I like the Trader Joe’s for their respectable ingredient list (all real food).

This casserole is a little like a savory french toast, and it smells heavenly while baking. Enough to wake two sleeping teenagers from their Sunday morning coma, which says a lot.

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Best Ever Huevos Rancheros

Another fabulous recipe from Plum Pie. This is seriously the best huevos rancheros ever. Ever. Next time you have a little time on your hands to laze around in kitchen, I HIGHLY recommend this recipe. BTW, fried blue corn tortillas are amazing.

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Blue Breakfast Tacos

My love for blue corn products began years ago with Trader Joe’s Blue Jalapeno Cornbread Mix (now discontinued, sigh). So, when I saw these blue beauties in the store yesterday, I couldn’t wait to use them. This recipe would of course work with regular corn tortillas, but would not be nearly as pretty. 🙂

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Broccoli & Cheddar Crustless Mini Quiches

I’m on a bit of a mini kick lately. And a breakfast kick.  And a yummy things that make my morning happier kick.

These mini quiches are not only adorable, but are a perfect idea for breakfast as it allows you to squeak some veg in the morning hours, which I’m always trying to do.

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