Week beginning Friday 26th February 2021

This Week: Breakfast of Kings

With the intermittent fasting challenge about to kick off, you may find that breakfast gets bumped to later in the day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat traditional breakfast choices for lunch. These quick ideas use few ingredients, take less than 5 or 10mins to pull together and of course are highly nutritious.

You have so much scope with these ideas; they can double up as snacks or starters and one even as a dessert!

  • Eggs and Smoked Salmon

This traditional breakfast should never be overlooked for its simplicity! High protein and rich in satiating omega-3s, this breakfast choice will immediately satisfy and stave off those hunger pangs until your next meal.

  • CADA Coconut | Almonds | Dates | Apple

I’d never heard of CADA until I attended a Thermomix cooking class when they made this mixture, in literally seconds (2 to be precise!) It’s deliciously fruity, crunchy, sweet and tangy all at the same time and feels like a tropical treat!

If you’re considering buying a Thermomix, this could be a decider! It’ll be a hit with the kids too and even more nutritious with a dollop of Greek yoghurt for added protein to keep you fuller for longer.

  • Avocado, Feta and Za’atar

If you’ve yet to use that batch of Za’atar at the back of your larder, here’s an easy one.  Mash up an avocado onto your favourite seeded cracker (or toast) and top it with crumbled feta, chilli flakes and a liberal sprinkle of za’atar. If you’re not familiar with za’atar, it’s a Middle Eastern blend of herbs like oregano, marjoram or thyme, and earthy spices like cumin and coriander, with sesame seeds, salt and the key ingredient of all… … Sumac which gives it a delicious unexpected tanginess.

In the middle east, it’s often eaten simply by dipping some bread into good quality olive oil and then into the za’atar, along with an olive!

  • Scrambled eggs and Sautéd Mushrooms

Always looking to include vegetables with each meal, mushrooms (and tomatoes and spinach) are a perfect addition to any egg breakfast. Mushrooms, as a protein-rich vegetable, will keep you fuller for longer and are a rare food source of vitamin D. Do sauté them in a little butter for added flavour or olive oil and how about a sprinkle of za’atar here too?!