Breakfast of champions
Members often say they get stuck for breakfast ideas. Theres so much choice, sometimes you just need some inspiration. Here it is!!! There is no need to have a dry piece of toast or force feed a cereal down you that you don't even like ;-)Below is a mixture of ideas from our fabulous sw website and also from my lovely members. This is why staying to class is so important, this is where we share ideas and support you to make good choices. If we don't plan breakie we can end up grabbing things from cafés, coffee shops or restaurants that we think are low syn or qualify as a b choice, when actually they don't.So what do you fancy from this list?!? You could have a different breakfast every day! Here's goes.....Dippy egg and soldiersDig deep in your cupboards to find your long-lost egg cup and rediscover the sheer pleasure of dunking a dipper into a soft yolk. For a medium/soft boiled egg simmer for 3½ to 4½ minutes and about 8 minutes for a hard boiled egg. Enjoy with wholemeal toast (Healthy Extra 'b' choice) or keep this breakfast totally Free, dip just-cooked asparagus tips into the yolk – delicious!Free and fruity!How does a huge bowl of fresh apple, orange, grapefruit, strawberries, banana, melon and kiwi fruit smothered in a delicious vanilla Müllerlight sound? And if that doesn’t fill you up, finish off breakfast with poached eggs, baked beans, lean bacon and grilled field mushrooms - all Free on Extra Easy.The full EnglishIf you’re a fan of the full works enjoy a selection of lean bacon, scrambled, poached or boiled eggs, tomatoes, baked beans, sauteed potatoes (using low calorie cooking spray - less than one calorie per spray) and mushrooms. They’re all completely Free!Salmon scrambleIf it’s a special occasion, treat yourself to some posh nosh. Thinly sliced smoked salmon piled on top of a bed of scrambled egg with a sprig of dill to finish - voila! One of my favs with 2 scan bran and tons of spinach.Spanish omeletteThis is a terrific breakfast and it’s a great way of using up last night’s left over boiled potatoes. A little onion, diced potato, perhaps some peas too, all joined together with whisked eggs and fresh herbs. If you don’t have time to cook in the morning, omelette or frittata, made the night before and refrigerated, is fab “food on the go”.Fruity French toastSatisfy that morning-munchie feeling: dip two slices of wholemeal bread (Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice) into whisked egg, then lightly fry in a non-stick frying pan using low calorie cooking spray (less than one calorie per spray), sprinkling with cinnamon as it cooks. Top the toast with piles of blueberries for an unbeatable weekend breakfast!Doing it continental styleTuck in to a huge bowlful of limitless fruit salad made with sliced apple, strawberries, banana, apricot, grapefruit and melon and topped with fat free natural yogurt. Follow with rolls of honey roast ham (Free) and/or 35g of Edam (Healthy Extra ‘a’ choice) piled onto 60g wholemeal bread (Healthy Extra 'b' choice).Bananas on toastKeep mid-morning hunger pangs at bay with a bananas on toast breakfast. Top two slices of toasted wholemeal bread (Healthy Extra 'b' choice) with a sliced banana (or two!) and sprinkle with cinnamon and sweetener.Breakfast to grab & go2 Weetabix and fruit1½ Shredded Wheat2 slices of wholemeal bread from a 400g loafA hi if bar or 2 hi fi litesSuggestions my fab members enjoy:-B, I love the overnight oats, and of course you have to talk about the great Slimming World fry-light up!D, Salmon, poached eggs and toast! Yummmm!C, Magic porridge with raspberries or converted to pancakes with choc shot. Good old fashioned egg bacon and mushrooms!H, 30g Alpen Golden Crunch with Greek Yoghurt and RaspberriesL, Beans, mushrooms, peppers and spinach xN, Breakfast wrap, using the heb wraps and having an egg, bacon, mushrooms and whatever else inside, bit like the one in wetherspoons!J, Diced melon, blueberries, raspberries,chopped strawberries and grapes covered in a vanilla muller.K, dorset simply delicious muesli (heb) greek yog and blueberries and strawberriesN, breakfast muffins or chocolate porridge made with cocoa powder or choc shotWhen you join slimming world you get a full list if healthy extra options eg cereal, breads etc that qualify as a b choice. You also get a password for the website, there's millions of recipes and there's also the online food diary. This is brilliant as if any new ones come out you will find them here.Below are two more ideas for you to try. So you never need to worry about not having enough breakfast ideas ever again!! Enjoy!! Happy Fopping xxLuxury eggs florentineIngredients4 large flat or Portobello mushroomsSalt and freshly ground black pepperLow calorie oil spray (less than one calorie per spray)250g baby spinach leavesJuice of ½ lemon4 large eggs1-2 tsp white wine vinegarA pinch of grated nutmeg4 slices of lean ham, all visible fat removed8 thin slices of tomato1 tbsp crushed pink peppercornsFor the sauce:8 tbsp fat free natural fromage frais25g Cheddar cheese, finely gratedA pinch of mustard powder2 tbsp freshly chopped tarragon200ml boiling hot vegetable stockMethodRemove the stalks from the mushrooms and place gill side up on a grill rack. Season well, lightly spray with low calorie oil spray and cook under a preheated medium-hot grill for 3-4 minutes on each side or until just cooked through.Meanwhile place the spinach in a large pan with the lemon juice and cook for 2 minutes until wilted. Drain off any juice, season with the nutmeg and a little salt and pepper and keep warm.Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Stir in the vinegar, reduce the heat to a very gentle simmer and carefully break the eggs into the water. Cover the pan and let the eggs poach on a very low heat for about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully transfer the eggs to a large bowl of cold water.Make the sauce by placing the fromage frais in a bowl with the cheese, mustard powder and tarragon. Season to taste, add the stock and, using an electric hand whisk, blend well.Transfer to a small saucepan and heat gently for 1-2 minutes until warm (don't let it boil or the fromage frais will curdle).Place a mushroom on each plate and cover with a slice of ham, two slices of tomato, some spinach and finally top with a poached egg. Spoon over the tarragon sauce and serve sprinkled with the pink peppercorns.Full EnglishWith hash browns and pork patties, alongside the traditional eggs, beans, bacon and mushrooms, this slim-friendly breakfast will keep you full up until lunch!Ingredients700g potatoes450g extra-lean minced pork4 slices bacon, all visible fat removed8 tomatoes, halved4 large field mushroomsSalt and freshly ground black pepperLow calorie oil spray (less than one calorie per spray)4 large eggs400g can baked beansMethodPlace the unpeeled potatoes in boiling water and cook for 30 minutes, or until tender. Cool, then cover and chill overnight.Divide the pork mince into 8 portions and shape each into a patty. Place on a grill rack along with the bacon, tomato halves and mushrooms. Season and grill under a medium heat for 8-10 minutes. Turn the bacon and pork patties and grill for a further 5-7 minutes, until cooked through.Meanwhile, remove the skins from the potatoes, coarsely grate and season to taste. Shape into rounds and fry in a pan sprayed with low calorie oil spray for 5 minutes each side, or until cooked and golden.Fry the eggs in low calorie oil spray for 3-4 minutes and heat the baked beans in a small pan.Serve the hash browns and pork patties with the bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, egg and beans.