Balanced Breakfast

March 26, 2019

According to the new recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide, we should be filling half of our plate with fruits and vegetables. Many of us are looking for ways to sneak more vegetables into our everyday meals. That is why I am so excited to share this delicious way to brighten up your mornings.

Kale has been the king of breakfast for a long time and trust me, I won’t have to twist your arm to make you believe it. Whether you choose to eat it for its delicious taste or because it’s packed with nutrients, this vegetable is part of the cruciferous family and provides all kinds of health benefits. On top of being low in calories, fat and salt, this “superfood” is a good source of fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Cruciferous vegetables have it all. They not only help us stay healthy but contribute to decreasing our risk of developing chronic diseases. We should all aim to eat at least one serving of these power-house vegetables every day. Say “YES” to your health by choosing cabbage, broccoli, chard, Brussels sprouts or kale.

Balanced Breakfast 

Ingredients

  • 4 leaves of kale
  • 7-10 cherry tomatoes
  • ½ tsp olive oil
  • ½ garlic clove
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Wash the kale and remove the stems.
  • Roughly chop the kale.
  • Finely chop the garlic and halve the tomatoes.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add in the oil, kale and garlic.
  • Cook for 3 minutes and then add in the tomatoes along with a pinch of salt. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes until the colour of the kale darkens.

Add an egg, half an avocado and a slice of bread to complete the dish.

Bon appétit!

About the Author

Melanie Blanchard

Holistic and Sports Nutrition Plant based nutrition Fitness/Health

Quebec

Hi everyone. I am a physical education and health teacher and a food lover. I love helping people to adopt a better way of life. Whether...

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