If you haven’t jumped head-first into this long-standing trend, you’re missing out. Breakfast for dinner could be a dollar-saving, calorie-cutting option for anyone tired of the usual. With Spring in full swing, plenty of vegetables are bountiful. Take advantage of the season with our top five Breakfast for Dinner options that are a healthy, easy to make, quick to serve, and sure to impress your palate.
A recipe with a name like that sounds indulgent, but this one is low-carb and gluten free. PACKED with Dietary Fiber, Swiss Chard only holds 35 calories per cooked cup. Get vitamins A and K, with a boost of iron thanks to this power food. According to LIVESTRONG, “A 2009 study published in “Food, Agriculture and Environment” reported that chard is a rich source of polyphenols, antioxidant compounds that may help lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and degenerative neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. To get the highest amount of polyphenols, don’t discard rainbow chard’s bright stems when you’re preparing the vegetable. ”
We’re offering another low-carb and gluten free option on this list with a casserole to die for (because anything that has mozzarella in it, we’re a fan of)! Power Greens is a trio of kale, spinach, and swiss chard. This recipe is loaded with healthy low-glycemic ingredients that will get your body that extra boost it needs to take on the rest of the day.
3. ASPARAGUS AND EGGS
Asparagus is the hottest spring vegetable. Ask the eggs, they’re all over them! Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Need we say more? We will anyway, Asparagus is particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers. Get younger while you eat, Asapargus is known to have anti-aging antioxidants, ranking among the top fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.
Fun to say, fun to eat; if you haven’t tried a frittata yet, you’re missing out. Spinach ranks as one of the most nutrient-dense of all foods. At just 7 calories per uncooked cup, the dark, leafy vegetable is an excellent source of folate, antioxidant carotenoids and vitamins K, C, A, E and B-6. It’s also a good source of magnesium, riboflavin and potassium. Fresh artichoke is an excellent source of vitamin C, K, Potassium, Iron and Folic Acid. Combined, these vegetables are just waiting to boost your body into top shape.
1. BREAKFAST PIZZA WITH PEPPERONI, OLIVES, MOZZARELLA, AND TOMATOES
PIZZA, PEPPERONI, OLIVES, MOZZARELLA– there’s no surprise why this is number one. Do we need to say anything else, really? We’re making this tonight, tomorrow, the next day. We’re making it for our family, friends, neighbors, strangers on the A train (okay, no, we’re saving that serving for ourselves). Made with an egg-crust, this breakfast pizza uses fresh cherry tomatoes (tomatoes are very low in any fat contents and have zero cholesterol levels. They are an excellent source of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Additionally, the antioxidants present in tomatoes are scientifically found to be protective of cancers, including colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic tumors), low fat mozzarella, turkey pepperoni, and black olives (for that salty kick)!