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Holiday Breakfast Recipes for Fun

The holidays are here and it’s time to start your day off right. What a better way than to try a few new breakfast recipes. Lisa Cooper, Registered and Licensed Dietitian with the Orlando Health Center for Health Improvement, adapted a couple of healthy breakfast recipes for you to try during the holidays… and all year round. Give it a go and let us know what you think.

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yogurt and berries

Berry French Toast Bake

8 servings | Calories: 298 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Sodium: 363 mg | Carbohydrates: 50 g | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Protein: 13 g

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups egg substitute
  • 1 ¾ cups nonfat milk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 loaf whole wheat crusty bread, cubed

Toppings

  • 12 oz unsweetened, frozen berries
  • 2 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

Directions

Coat 13×9” baking dish with cooking spray.  Whisk together first 6 ingredients. Place bread cubes in a 13×9-in. Pour egg mixture over top. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.

Remove berries from freezer and set aside.  Preheat oven to 350°.  Remove French toast from refrigerator and let stand while oven heats. Bake, covered, 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, cut butter into brown sugar until crumbly. Top French toast with berries; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 15-20 minutes.

Adapted from: TasteofHome.com https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/mixed-berry-french-toast-bake/

Greek Yogurt Parfait

1 serving | Calories: 224 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Sodium: 126 mg | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Protein: 16 g

Ingredients

  • 6 oz plain, nonfat yogurt (or low sugar vanilla)
  • 2 Tbsp granola (low sugar)
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 Tbsp blueberries
  • Drizzle honey

Directions

Place yogurt in 10 oz glass dish.  Top with granola, pomegranate and blueberries.  Drizzle with honey.

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Fresh Start to Your Day

Breakfast is such a great way to start the day! It will allow you to be healthy in the morning and make room for a few sweets and indulgences at other times. Just remember small choices add up to a healthier you! After the holidays are over have a plan to get back on track with healthy eating and living choices. Start your day off right to get a fresh start everyday! For other healthy-inspired holiday recipes and tips, try Healthy Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres or spice it up with Healthy Cocktails and Holiday Desserts.

Lisa Cooper

About the Author

Lisa Cooper is a dietitian specializing in prevention and wellness at Orlando Health.  She is a registered and licensed dietitian with a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.

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