Monday, January 7

Healthy Breakfasts

I'm several days into my food cleanse and have found breakfasts the most successful meal of the day. Instead of my usual bagel and cream cheese, I've been sticking to a little plain yogurt, whole grain cereal, and fresh berries (see above) during the weekdays. For the weekends, I've been enjoying a super nutritious vegetable hash topped with an egg. Usually my hashes are potato-heavy but this version only uses one small Yukon Gold (which has the most fiber out of any potato variety) and is filled with a ton of hearty swiss chard. It's the kind of meal that fills you up for hours and is exciting to eat even if you're not trying to be health-conscious.

Swiss Chard, Mushroom, & Onion Hash:
  • Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Add in 1 finely diced Yukon Gold potato and 1 thinly sliced yellow onion.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables have started to caramelize and are nearly tender.
  • Add in 1 large head of de-stemmed, chopped swiss chard* and 4 cloves of minced garlic.
  • Stir to wilt the greens, about 1-2 minutes, then add in 1/2 c. chicken stock,** salt, and pepper and scrape any bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Let all the liquid evaporate, then add in 8 oz. sliced cremini mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Check for seasoning and divide onto plates.
  • Top with a sunny-side up egg, if desired.

Serves two-three
*This will seem like a lot of chard but will cook down quickly. If it's too much to add to the pan at once, add half and stir til wilted before adding more.
**Or vegetable stock or water.