All throughout January we’re bringing you 30 Days, 30 Ways to Good Health, a series of easy strategies for overall wellness (and because we love food, it’s focuses on the foods and cooking techniques to add into your life instead of what to take away.) Read on for our latest eat well strategy: make time for breakfast.
Rise and shine to a nourishing bowl of oatmeal or fluffy scrambled eggs! These delicious breakfast dishes are cozy and comforting and come together in no time.
|Mushroom Omelette with Fontina and Thyme
The earthy flavors of mushroom, thyme and fontina cheese pair particularly well in this omelette. Serve with thick slices of artisan bread, brushed with extra-virgin olive oil and toasted under the broiler.
|Muesli with Almonds, Coconut and Dried Fruit
This mixture of oats, dried fruit and nuts gets added whole-grain heft from puffed brown rice and bran flakes. Pour it over milk or yogurt for a fiber-rich breakfast.
|Egg Sandwiches with Wilted Spinach
This egg sandwich is tasty enough for a weekend brunch but quick enough to assemble for weekday mornings. Baking the eggs instead of frying adds to the ease.
|Smoked Salmon Scramble with Cream Cheese and Herbs
Smoked salmon and cream cheese make a perfect pairing when tucked into a fluffy egg scramble such as this one. A sprinkling of chopped fresh chives and dill adds a fresh herbal flavor.
|Poached Eggs with Sweet Pepper Piperade
Pipérade is a Basque-style sauté of sweet onions and colorful peppers. Choose different colors of peppers for the maximum variety of antioxidants, plus a high dose of naturally occurring vitamin C to start your day.
|Spicy Simmered Eggs with Kale
This simple, rustic dish is healthy and hearty. Winter kale is braised with fragrant garlic, green onions and lemon juice, then protein-rich eggs are nestled into the kale to gently simmer to perfection.
|Steel-Cut Oats with Honeyed Pears and Glazed Pecans
Steel-cut oats result in a textured oatmeal, with a deliciously chewy yet tender bite. They do require longer simmering than regular oatmeal, but it’s worth the effort (and it’s easy to plan ahead). Top with crunchy sugared pecans and cinnamon-coated pears, and you’ll be in oatmeal heaven.
|Baked Eggs with Spinach and Cream
Baking eggs in individual ramekins along with a little butter and cream is a classic French preparation. The cooking is hands-off, so you can put away your spatula. Also, you bake and serve the eggs in the same vessel, saving dishes.
Lightly sweetened with honey and maple syrup, this crunchy fruit-and-nut granola will become a staple. Make a big batch and keep it on hand to sprinkle over low-fat or nonfat milk or yogurt for an easy, wholesome start to the day.
|Toasted Breakfast Sandwich
Made with crispy bacon, fried eggs and cheddar cheese, this sandwich is perfect for a quick morning when you crave a hot breakfast. Fresh arugula adds