Breakfast time! 2 simple and healthy recipes to kick start your day
As we well know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day; the perfect breakfast dish should be balanced, nutritious, light on your tummy and, naturally, tasty. Here are a couple of suggestions to start off your morning the right way: energetic and well-fed.
Spinach and goat cheese omelette
You will need:
– Goat cheese
– A handful of baby spinach leaves
– Fresh herbs (parsley, chives, tarragon)
– Your favourite cooking oil (palm, rapeseed, canola, or even sunflower seed oil)
– Ground pepper
– 2 tbs low-fat yoghurt or coconut milk
– 1 egg
– Green salad
First, get your eggs to room temperature, because that way they will cook better and easier. Chop your greens and spinach finely; add the eggs, yoghurt, salt and pepper and mix well using a fork or a whisk, until you get a smooth, airy consistency.
Grease up a pan with oil and set it on medium heat. When the oil starts to sizzle, add the egg mixture, and leave it on for 1-2 minutes. At this point, you can choose to flip your omelette or make it into scrambled eggs, if you prefer it that way.
After you remove your omelette from the heat, fill half of it with salad and cheese, and then flip it over, as if you were making an envelope. Enjoy with a cup of warm green tea.
You will need:
– 300 g low-fat yoghurt
– 140 g whole wheat flour
– 2 tbp brown sugar
– 1 tbs wheat germ
– 20 g oatmeal
– 2 tsp baking powder
– 2 tbs oil
– 2 egg-whites
– 225 ml low-fat milk
– 250 g berries (raspberry, blueberries, blackberries, etc.)
Lightly roast the oatmeal in a pan, without adding any oil. Mix the flour, oatmeal, wheat germ, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. In a different bowl, mix the milk, 115 g of the yoghurt and the egg-whites, then pour them over the flour mixture and stir well, until you get a smooth consistency.
Grease up a pancake pan, using a brush or a napkin. When the pan is hot enough, start making the pancakes, using 2 tablespoons of your mixture per pancake. You’ll know it’s ready to flip when the surface of the pancake starts to bubble.
Serve nice and warm, with yoghurt and assorted berries.