Day 3: Find 5 new recipes for breakfast.
After abandoning peanut butter and vowing to eat more fruit and make-ahead meals at breakfast, we come to the fun part: picking recipes! As I've said before, I have an Evernote folder full of recipes, many from my friends here at The Kitchn. This morning I went through all the recipes tagged "breakfast" and "brunch" and found five that are making me think breakfast is about to become the best meal of the day again:
1. Kale, Bacon, and Egg Whole Wheat Breakfast Sandwich (also shown in top photo)
Although I didn't actually specify it in my three goals, I'd like to eat more eggs, yogurt, and protein for breakfast. Anjali's breakfast sandwich completely fits that bill: she describes it as a meal where "egg yolk oozes over garlicky kale, crispy bacon and a toasty bun, pooling on the plate for extra dipping as you eat." Um, yes. That pretty much sounds like breakfast heaven to me.
Oatmeal might be old news for some of you, but I got out of the habit awhile ago. I think I didn't want to take the time to cook it in the morning. Faith's make-ahead version —which basically requires bringing the oats to a boil and then letting them soak overnight — has rekindled my interest. Topped with chopped nuts, maple syrup, a little cream, and some fresh fruit, I'm looking forward to having a bowl of this soon. (Another make-ahead oatmeal option? This Baked Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oatmeal or this Slow Cooker Spiced Porridge.)
Anything made with sweet potatoes immediately catches my eye, which is why it's ridiculous I have never made Faith's Sweet Potato Hash. It's apparently super easy and make-ahead. All you do in the morning is crack a few eggs on top and reheat the whole thing in the oven. You can also skip the sausage or add a vegetarian-friendly substitution if you want. It looks delicious, and I can't wait to try it (finally!).
Smoothies are the easiest way to up my fruit intake every morning, and Emily's green smoothie is a nice change from the standard berries + yogurt + banana version. Her recipe includes spinach and ginger which, along with mint, I've found I love to incorporate into smoothies.
It says it all right there in the title: this is a recipe to make when you have a little more time, which dovetails nicely with my goal to cook something special on the weekend. This recipe has the "caramelized apples of a tarte Tatin crossed with the eggy puff of a Dutch baby," and I imagine it makes the whole kitchen smell amazing —just what you'd want your loved ones to wake up to on a cold Saturday morning.
What breakfast recipes have inspired you this week?