Recipes: Breakfast

Heart Healthy Béarnaise Sauce

Typical Béarnaise sauce has 1,040 calories in 1 cup with 105 grams of fat, mostly saturated. This sauce has 70 calories per serving and only 5 grams of fat, 1 gram saturated. Bearnaise sauce is actually a mayonnaise based emulsion. Consequently, the logical short cut is to use an emulsion already available and fat free mayo will do the job perfectly. This sauce is industrial strength and will hold together. Perfect for a meat dish. 

The South Denver Omelet

The delicious South Denver Omelet is cholesterol free and lower in fat – especially saturated fat – by nearly 75%, yet it maintains the protein level and the wonderful smoky ranch flavors of a traditional Denver omelet. Note: You can replace the veggie bacon with smoked salmon or lean Canadian bacon.

Udiful (Utterly delightful) Peachy Bagel French Toast

This recipe is peachy-delicious, easy to make and a sure dish to fix again and again. The bagels are from Denver-based Udi’s Bakery. Many grocery stores carry Udi’s gluten-free bagels – and it’s the perfect bread for French toast because it’s dense, it soaks up the milk-egg mixture well and it doesn’t get a soggy texture. In addition, the hole in the center means you can stuff wonderful tastes, flavors and goodies into each piece. Use two-day-old bagels for best results.

The French call this dish “pain perdu” (lost bread) because the method revives old bread. The English call it “eggy bread” or “poor knights of Windsor.”

Lower Your Cholesterol Breakfast Pudding

This breakfast pudding is loaded with fiber, vitamin C and minerals such as
potassium, calcium and magnesium. In addition, the recipe has oats, fiber
and plant sterols. All of these ingredients will help to lower cholesterol.
Each serving has 900 mg of plant sterols and 385 mg of EPA and DHA (the
essential omega-3 oils). Make it ahead of time, place in the fridge and let the
dish take on the flavors of the fruit and lemon. The pudding gets better as the
week continues, almost a dessert treat.