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A Few More Breakfast Items for the Cloverleaf Café


Monday, September 26, 2011

The Cloverleaf Café has some great items on the menu, and here are a few more to add. I like a breakfast that is high in protein and will stay with me until lunch. Fair warning, my new favorite breakfast these days include steel cut outs with several variations, and I eat them most days. I do branch out now and then to keep things interesting.

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Simply Wholesome Egg Breakfast
1 poached egg on a slice of whole wheat bread, served with an orange and a cup of hot mocha chocolate (1 cup 1% milk, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1-2 packets non-calorie sweetener, and 1 tsp instant coffee powder)
Nutritional Information: 362 calories, 20 grams protein, 49 grams carbs, 10 grams fat (8 WW points)
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Steel Cut Oats Blueberry Grande
¼ cup steel cut oats (Trader Joe’s Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats – done in 6 minutes) cooked in ¾ cup 1% milk; after cooking, add 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal, ½ cup blueberries (or other fruit), and 1-2 packets non-calorie sweetener)
Nutritional Information: 293 calories, 14 grams protein, 48 grams carbs, 7 grams fat
(6 WW points)

Steel Cut Oats Peanut Butter Grande
¼ cup steel cut oats cooked in ¾ cup 1% milk; after cooking, put in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal, 1 tablespoon natural peanut or almond butter, and 1-2 packets non-calorie sweetener). Serve with sliced banana.
Nutritional Information: 320 calories, 17 grams protein, 41 grams carbs, 16 grams fat (8 WW points)

Steel Cut Oats Chocolate Peanutty Grande
Same as above, except add 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa to oats as they are cooking
Nutritional Information: 332 calories, 17 grams protein, 41 grams carbs, 16 grams fat (8 WW points)

Cheesy Tomato English Muffin
Toast one whole wheat English Muffin. Top each half with a slice or two of ripe tomato and ½ oz grated cheese of choice. Broil for a minute or two until cheese is slightly browned and bubbly. Serve with 1 cup orange segments and 1 cup 1% milk.
Nutritional Information: 440 calories, 23 grams protein, 59 grams carbs, 14 grams fat (9 WW points)

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Toast one whole wheat English muffin. Top each with ½ tablespoon peanut or almond butter. Served with sliced banana and mocha coffee (1 cup 1% milk, heated with 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa, 2 tsp. instant coffee, 1-2 packets non-calorie sweetener, and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract).
Nutritional Information: 436 calories, 18 grams protein, 62 grams carbs, 13 grams fat (9 WW points)

Sunday Morning Very Veggie Egg Scramble
Sauté ¼ cup each chopped mushrooms, red onions, and green and/or red peppers in a teaspoon of olive oil. Season lightly with pepper and Trader Joes 21 Seasonings (or another no-salt seasoning mix). Add ½ cup chopped fresh spinach and continue to sauté until wilted slightly. Add one egg, lightly beaten, and cook until done. Serve with whole wheat toast, 1 cup orange segments, and a caffe latte light (1 cup 1% milk heated with 1 tablespoon instant coffee, non-calorie sweetener, and 1 tsp vanilla).
Nutritional Information: 448 calories, 23 grams protein, 59 grams carbs, 14grams fat (8 WW points)

Bon Appetite!
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AGAPEJOY 9/30/2011 3:03PM

    Thanks for participating in our Menu Planning Mini challenge. Don't forget to put emoticon on the challenge thread and a link to your blog. That lets me know when you have completed all three phases.

emoticon ideas, though, I'm a plain Jane when it comes to peanut butter and chocolate in my foods.

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RUTHXG 9/27/2011 2:41PM

    I don't like coffee, I drink more milk but only skim, I use brown sugar or honey instead of stevia--but I can certainly adapt all these ideas. They sound great! Yay for breakfast!

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TURTLETALK 9/27/2011 2:37PM

    I cook my steel cut oats in water, add my fruit, and then top it with 1 Tablespoon of flavored coffee creamer.

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MADAMES 9/26/2011 8:10PM

    Sound delicious! I could make one of those in the evening when I want a lot of protein!! I am usually short on my protein for the day...

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MELLIL 9/26/2011 5:04PM

    These all look yummy -- though I cook my steel cut oats in water. I prefer them like that! I love the peanutbutter and banana variety - that's one of my favorites! Never thought of putting chocolate in, for sure! I'll give it a try -- but I've never liked chocolate flavored cold cereals, so I'm not sure that I'll like it in hot cereal either... but I MIGHT! Those cheesy tomato English Muffins sound REALLY good! YUM! emoticon

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MNBRIDGE 9/26/2011 3:36PM

    Ooooh! Never thought of putting chocolate and peanut butter in oatmeal. That is one I definitely need to try. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 9/26/2011 3:27PM

    Yum! Thanks for sharing.

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AFRESHSTART2 9/26/2011 2:57PM

    emoticon ideas! You have just given me three more reasons to stop postponing trying out the steel cut outs :)

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MISSLISA1973 9/26/2011 6:43AM

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PEPPERMINT125 9/26/2011 12:26AM

    They all sound great! I want to try that Peanutty McMuffin! emoticon

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