Eggs are an excellent source of lean protein and are nutrient rich- containing 13 vitamins and minerals. I like cooking with eggs because they cook quickly. Start to finish, Easy Egg Tacos are ready in less than 10 minutes, which make them my go-to lunch when I am looking for something yummy and fast! Because these tacos contain ingredients from every MyPlate food group, they are healthy as well as delicious! Check out the latest MyPlate2Yours video on YouTube! Easy Egg Ta
My daughter Becca was home this summer and started most days with this delicious smoothie. PB Blueberry Banana Smoothie is a super grab-and-go breakfast option as it includes all food groups: dairy/protein/fruit/whole grains. Now with this recipe, you can enjoy a healthy breakfast, too! Becca’s PB Blueberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie (serves 2) 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup quick oats 1/2 large banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Pumpkin is a perfect fall ingredient. It is full of nutrition (vitamins A & C and fiber) but the flavor is what is most appealing. Here it is celebrated in a delicious baked oatmeal. I made this for the first time over the weekend for my family and our out-of-town guests. It was enjoyed by all! In fact, all eight servings were almost gone before I realized I needed a photo. Lucky to have captured the remaining final bites with this pic! Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal (serves 8) 1-
Half of all the grains we eat every day should be WHOLE grain. What better way to start the day than with whole grains at breakfast? Oatmeal is one of my favorite whole grains (for proof, see my published recipes for Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins, slow cooking Overnight Oatmeal with Apples and Maple Syrup, Scrumptious Baked Oatmeal, and MyPlate2Yours Granola)!! I am excited about this newest recipe since it doesn't require any cooking. Made in a pint-size mason jar, the ingred
Try the traditional pairing of spinach and artichokes with the ancient grain quinoa baked together with eggs and cheese. The result? Deliciousness!!
This is a great brunch recipe. To prep this ahead of time, simply follow the recipe through until the step”Preheat the oven”. The contents of the 9 x 13 pan can be covered and placed in the refrigerator. When ready to cook, remove the dish from the refrigerator, uncover and finish the recipe. Enjoy!
Spinach, Artichoke, Q
A hot breakfast is a welcome start to any chilly day! This recipe is a breeze since it cooks overnight and is ready as soon as you are in the morning. Simply prep the ingredients in the slow cooker at night and set on low for 7-10 hours. You’ll be happy to have this hot breakfast waiting for you the next morning! And any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated for breakfast or snack time throughout the week.
Overnight Oatmeal with Apples and Maple Syrup
I don’t know what I appreciated most about this dish the first time I tried it… the great flavor, easy prep, or nutritional profile (lean protein from eggs, phytonutrients from veggies). Probably the best part for me was that my daughter Becca treated me to it while home on her Spring Break from college. She usually comes home with a quarterly food publication I thoroughly enjoy, Spoon Magazine. This recipe was from the Winter issue and I had to share it with you! Shakshu
Refreshing! A new twist to an old favorite! Yummy! However you want to describe it, now is the time to treat yourself to Caramelized Grapefruit. Enjoy it at breakfast, as an afternoon snack or as ‘salad’ for dinner. It’s easy! Caramelized Grapefruit (serves 2) 1 large ruby red grapefruit, cut in half at center and chilled 2 teaspoons brown sugar Preheat broiler 500°F. Set oven rack 6 inches below heating element. Run a paring knife around each grapefruit section to releas
The original recipe was given to me in 2011 by my dear friend & fellow dietitian, Jane. Since then, I tweaked it slightly and made it a hundred times! Besides making it regularly for my own family, I make it to fill pretty containers as thank you gifts for friends, as gifts around the holidays for teachers and colleagues or as hostess gifts. This granola even traveled to Argentina to fuel the soccer team my oldest daughter played for and to so many other people and places.
These are not your typical pancakes. I had 2 pounds of cottage cheese in my fridge that was soon to expire. What to do with all that dairy goodness? Pancakes to the rescue! This recipe does not require 2 pounds of cottage cheese but it took 3 batches to get it right. In fact, the first batch was just one big pile of mush. After tweaking the recipe two times more…these whole grain pancakes are perfectly fluffy, golden and moist. Cottage Cheese Pancakes (makes 8, 4-inch pa
This recipe satisfies two recent Myplate2yours promises. First, with Benefits of Breakfast, I promised more breakfast ideas. Barley & Apple Breakfast Bake is a great option because it includes all three recommended breakfast food groups in a one dish: whole grain, lean protein/dairy, and fruit. Next, I promised with Beef & Barley Vegetable Soup to share more barley recipes for you to incorporate this healthful grain into your diet. I was so excited about this new recipe t
You need 30 minutes to bake this wonderfully warm breakfast. It is so worth it! When I make this on school days, I’ll mix the dry ingredients together the night before. Then, while the oven is preheating in the morning, I’ll mix the wet ingredients and complete the recipe. This little extra effort is well worth it for this delicious breakfast treat! If you are an oatmeal fan like me, you will be happy to know this is just one of my recipes which feature oatmeal. Try my b
I am a big fan of oats. Early in my career, I conducted research with a cardiologist studying the cholesterol lowering effects of oatmeal and oat bran. This grain is amazing! This recipe is the same one I used in the original oatmeal study…Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins. Not only are these easy to make but they have a terrific flavor and texture and contain 2.5 grams of fiber. For muffins with a finer texture, the oatmeal may be blended in a food blender or processor before mi