Hello, friends! How are you doing this crazy week? As you can see I’m blogging a little later than usual because this week has been insanely busy, but also, insanely fun! Last night, I got back from working out at 6:15, made my dinner (which thankfully was mostly prepped thanks to Prep Dish- review coming soon) and went to bed. It was all I could do to muster up a shower and brushing my teeth, I was that dead tired!
If you’ve been following along on Facebook or Instagram, you know I was able to do two quick segments, on in Tuscon and one in Phoenix, on healthy breakfast ideas sponsored by NestFresh Eggs. On Tuesday morning I got up at 4am, got ready, packed the cooler and drove down to Tucson for the first interview.
(Picture off Mr. Hungry’s computer screen.) The interview went well but I had way less time than I thought so it was quick! Driving back to Phoenix during monsoon and dust storm season was definitely scary, I’m proud of myself for making it through the can’t see in front of you storms.
Yesterday morning I got up at 4:30am, got ready, packed the cooler and left two hours early to get downtown. Luckily there was no traffic so I got there a full hour early, lots of time to reapply makeup, check in to facebook live, and practice what I was going to say.
If you want to watch the full 3-minute segment you can watch it on AZ Family’s Website –>
Healthy Breakfast On The Go With Registered Dietitian Kelli Shallal – AZ Family
So how was my experience for my first couple of TV spots? I loved it! So much fun to reach a huge audience and spread the message that healthy eating can be quick and DELICIOUS! It is easy to say I would have said something different, looked more directly at the cameras and worn different clothes. However, overall, I’m excited that I loved it as much as I thought I would and proud of myself for throwing it all together, somewhat last minute.
Now, it’s time for the recipes! For the segment, I really focused on the importance of protein and healthy fat at breakfast for stable blood sugar, fullness, and energy. Thanks to the monsoon season hitting this week, I wasn’t able to take nice photos for you. Hopefully, you can accept screenshots of the TV Segment just this one time.
Egg & Sausage Breakfast Pita
- Eggs contain about 11 percent of the average daily value of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for many necessary functions in the body including hormone health and immunity.
- Choline, an essential nutrient found in eggs, stimulates brain development and function. It has also been linked with increasing memory retention as well as improving alertness.
- Pasture raised eggs contain 7x the amount of beta-carotene and 66% more vitamin A than commodity eggs. They also have 33% less cholesterol and 25% less vitamin A than commodity eggs.
- A healthy egg starts with a healthy hen. All NestFresh eggs are always 100% cage free. That means no matter which NestFresh Eggs you choose, you can be sure that the hens that laid your eggs had room to roam around large barns.
Egg & Sausage Breakfast Pita
- 4 NestFresh eggs or large eggs
- 2 chicken or turkey sausage links chopped
- 1 large or 2 medium red pepper finely chopped
- 1/4 red onion finely chopped
- 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Whole Wheat Pitas cut in half
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat saute peppers, onion and sausage with olive oil for about 5
- minutes until peppers are softened and sausage is heated through.
- Add eggs mix with spatula to scramble eggs within the pepper, sausage mixture. (if you want to freeze them for later, slightly UNDERCOOK them.)
- Once eggs are cooked (about 1-2 minutes) remove from heat and set aside.
- Fill each pita with about 1/4 of the egg mixture of the egg/sausage/pepper mixture.
- Wrap each pocket in aluminum foil, place in ziplock bag with date and freeze.
- Reheat in microwave (wrapped in a paper towel) or toaster oven (in the aluminum) when ready to eat. (Will be good in the freezer for up to 3 months.)
Check out NestFresh.com website for the store locator! Or visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram for more recipes and to learn more!
Open Faced Almond Butter Banana Sandwich
- 2 tablespoons almond butter (or other nut/seed butter)
- 1-3 teaspoons of honey, maple syrup or agave nectar (desired level of sweetness)
- 1 small banana
- toppings: raisins or other dried fruit, walnuts, slivered almonds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, dark chocolate
- Slice banana in half long ways.
- Mix almond butter with sweetener and spread over flat side of each half of banana.
- Top with desired toppings!
Steel Cut Overnight Oats with Greek Yogurt
- 3/4 cup organic plain greek yogurt (any fat percentage works)
- 2 Tablespoons quick cooking steel-cut oats
- 1 tablespoon honey, maple syrup or agave nectar
- desired toppings: raisins or other dried fruit, walnuts, slivered almonds, coconut flakes, chia seeds, dark chocolate
- Mix yogurt, oats, and sweetener in a container with a lid or mason jars are my favorite.
- Place in the refrigerator overnight
Make Ahead High-Protein Breakfast Recipes (Gluten Free)
For more healthy high protein breakfast ideas, make sure to grab your copy of my new FREE ebook here! Newsletter friends already got their copy, hope you are enjoying it!