Every day life is all about balance. And one thing I recommend frequently is to have balance on your plate. It’s one way you can start making over you meals to be healthier.
I’m celebrating National Nutrition Month by posting a MyPlate Meal every week day in hopes of inspiring simple ways for families to have healthier mealtimes.
So here goes meal one! Breakfast! A great way to start the day.
Instead of toast and eggs, try:
Chicken Sausage Scramble with lots of veggies, whole wheat toast, 1 cup of fresh sliced strawberries and fat-free milk.
Chicken Sausage Scramble
Non-stick cooking spray
½ cup diced chicken apple sausage
¼ cup diced onion
¼ cup diced red pepper
¼ cup diced sweet potato
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
½ cup chopped fresh spinach leaves
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 whole wheat English muffins, split, toasted
1. Coat a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; heat over medium. Add the sausage, onion, red pepper, and sweet potato and cook, covered, stirring often, until vegetables are tender (test a chunk of sweet potato to be sure).
2. Meanwhile, beat eggs with milk in a small bowl until blended. When the vegetables are tender, transfer them to a plate. Return the skillet to the burner, add the egg mixture and cook, stirring often, until eggs are softly scrambled. Off heat, stir in spinach, reserved sausage mixture, salt, and pepper. Serve immediately with a toasted English muffin half.
Nutrition Facts per Serving: 210 calories, 10 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 240 mg cholesterol, 14 g protein, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 410 mg sodium.
Recipe adapted from The Breakfast Project.
More simple and balanced MyPlate meals to come. Share your favorite!