Champion Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Right
1) Champagne Eggs Benedict: To make champagne eggs Benedict, you need to have the following ingredients:
– 1 large egg (or 2 small ones) – 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine – 1 tablespoon of flour -2 teaspoons of brandy or cognac (optional) – salt and pepper to taste
If you don’t want to use brandy or cognac, then just add a little bit of milk instead of butter.
How to Make Champagne Eggs Benedict:
First of all, heat up your pan with some oil. Then fry the eggs until they are cooked and golden brown. You can do it in batches if you like. If you prefer, you can put them into a paper bag and microwave for 30 seconds at a time to cook them faster.
When they are done, drain off any excess grease from the pan. Serve them with a side salad or bread and enjoy!
2) Oatmeal and Yogurt: This is a nice combination of healthy food that tastes really good.
It’s also really easy to make. The ingredients you need are as follows:
1/2 cup of yogurt – 1/2 cup of oatmeal – 1 apple, chopped. You can also add raisins, chopped dates or nuts if you like.
All you have to do is mix everything together in a bowl and you’re ready to eat. This Champion Breakfast is good for an energy boost in the morning.
3) Bagel Sandwich: You can turn a bagel into a tasty, nutritious sandwich in a matter of minutes.
You’ll need the following ingredients:
1 to 2 slices of low-fat cheese – 1 slice of cooked lean ham – 1 tsp of mustard – 1 tsp of ketchup (optional) – lettuce, spinach or any other vegetable (optional)
How to Make Bagel Sandwich:
First of all, toast your bagel. Smear the mustard over the toasted side, add the vegetables and then the meat. Put the cheese on top of the meat. At last put the top of the bagel on and you are ready to eat.
4) Red, White, and Blue Smoothie: This is a great way to start your day if you’re a patriot!
It contains healthy ingredients like blueberries and yogurt combined with a classic breakfast food like granola. It makes a filling and nutritious breakfast that will keep hunger at bay until lunchtime.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries – 1/2 cup of plain yogurt – 1/2 cup of milk – 2 tablespoons of granola
How to Make Red, White, and Blue Smoothie:
Put the blueberries, milk, and yogurt into the blender and blend everything together until you have a smooth texture. Add the granola and pulse two or three times just to break it up a bit. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and enjoy!
5) Scrambled Eggs With Chorizo: This is a simple but tasty breakfast that you can make using ingredients that you are likely to have in your refrigerator and freezer at any given time.
It’s also one of those champion breakfast recipes that you can vary slightly every time you make it.
Ingredients: 4 free-range eggs – 2 tablespoons of milk – 1/4 cup of chopped onion – 1 green bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped – 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil combined (or just use 1 tablespoon of oil) – 6 ounces of Mexican chorizo, chopped. If you can’t find chorizo, you can use spicy Italian sausage instead.
How to Make Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo:
Put the butter and oil in a large pan and heat it over a medium to high heat. Add the onions, peppers, and chorizo and cook for 5 minutes or until the chorizo is browned all the way through and the veggies are soft. Whisk together the eggs and milk in a bowl. Pour the egg mix into the pan and use a wooden spoon to move the egg mix around constantly.
Cook the egg mix until it starts to firm up. Scramble the egg until it is cooked but still slightly soft (about 5 minutes). Serve immediately.
6) Grits: Grits are a staple in the Southern US where they are porridge-like dish made from stone-ground corn.
They are usually eaten for breakfast with butter, salt, and sometimes cheese or even additions like shredded ham or chopped up shrimp.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of milk – 3/4 cup of grits – 1 pinch of salt – 2 tablespoons of butter
How to Make Grits:
Put the milk, grits and salt in a pan. Turn the heat on medium and bring everything to a simmer stirring continuously. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring every minute or so. Add a little more milk if it becomes too thick.
Turn the heat off, add the butter and stir until it has melted into the grits. Serve with more salt to taste and some fresh ground black pepper.
7) Asparagus, Tomato and Canned Tuna Salad: This salad is great for breakfast but also makes a wonderful lunch or even dinner – it’s really versatile and can be varied according to what you have in your cupboards or refrigerator.
Ingredients: 1 can of tuna in spring water, drained – 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved – 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into 1/2 inch lengths – 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil – 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar – Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Tuna, Asparagus and Tomato Salad:
Mix together the tuna, asparagus and tomatoes in a bowl. Whisk the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl and then pour over the salad and toss well.
8) Quick Waffle Recipe: If you don’t have time to make pancakes or need something quick, waffles are another great alternative and they can be made in 5 minutes using a boxed mix.
Just add a couple of tablespoons of sour cream for some extra protein and to keep them soft.
Ingredients: 1 box of your favorite waffle mix – 2 tablespoons of sour cream
How to Make Waffles:
Make the waffles according to the package directions, then top them with the sour cream, or add some berries and whipped cream!
9) Oven-Baked Bacon: If you’re short on time, skip the frying and just pop some in the oven.
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