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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.


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)

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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    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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    2458 days ago
    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!
    2461 days ago
    I cook my steel cut oats in water, add my fruit, and then top it with 1 Tablespoon of flavored coffee creamer.
    2461 days ago
    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...
    2461 days ago
    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
    2462 days ago
    Ooooh! Never thought of putting chocolate and peanut butter in oatmeal. That is one I definitely need to try. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    2462 days ago
    Yum! Thanks for sharing.
    2462 days ago
    emoticon ideas! You have just given me three more reasons to stop postponing trying out the steel cut outs :)
    2462 days ago
  • MISSLISA1973
    2462 days ago
    They all sound great! I want to try that Peanutty McMuffin! emoticon
    2462 days ago
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