Breakfast in Bed

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Make Valentine’s Day (or any day) special with breakfast in bed. Here’s a healthy but elegant menu that you can make for that special someone.

egg asparagus omelet

Salmon & Asparagus Egg Omelet

One Serving

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

Salt and pepper, to taste

6 spears asparagus

2 cups water

Ice water

Salmon

Bolthouse Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Prepare Omelet:

Heat medium pan over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Pour into heated pan and allow egg to spread into thin layer on bottom of pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Once cooked through, gently fold omelet in half. From one end, fold over one-third of the omelet. Roll again to make a 3-fold square.

Prepare Asparagus:

Cut 2 inches off the bottom of asparagus, discard the ends and set asparagus spears aside. In a pot, bring water to a boil. Blanch asparagus 3 minutes in boiling water.

Quickly remove asparagus from boiling water and place in ice water to stop cooking.

Prepare Salmon:

Cut 4 pieces of smoked salmon and roll into a rose.

Drizzle Bolthouse Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing over the entire dish.

stuffed french toast

Stuffed French Toast

            Adapted from hungry-girl.com

1 egg white

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 slices Ezekiel bread

2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese

2 tablespoons sugar-free strawberry preserves

1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt

3 strawberries, sliced

2 tablespoons sugar-free pancake syrup

Mint, to garnish.

In a bowl combine egg white, cinnamon and vanilla.  Dip bread into mixture and grill on both sides.

In a separate bowl whisk together Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, strawberry preserves and Greek yogurt.

On one slice of grilled bread layer cheese mixture and strawberries. Top with second slice of grilled bread and garnish with strawberry, syrup and mint.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are some benefits from the ingredients used in these recipes.

Salmon

 omega 3’s – heart-healthy fat

• anti-inflammatory that can help with joint pain

Asparagus 

 great way to add fiber, folic acid and vitamin K

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Eggs 

 full of choline, which is great for your eyes

 selenium to help the immune system

 B12 to help the brain and nervous function properly

Ezekiel Bread 

 sprouted grains are full of enzymes and probiotics

 great way to add fiber

 tastes delicious!

Laughing Cow cream cheese

 less fat with lots of flavor

Orange juice

 look for 100% juice options for no added sugar

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Mixed fruit

 full of antioxidants to repair cellular damage caused by everyday activities

 high in fiber and water to fill you up and keep you full longer

Champagne

 the Dietary Guidelines for Americans lists moderate alcohol intake as 1 drink or less for women and 2 drinks or less for men per day

 serving size of wine or champagne is 5 oz.

Bolthouse Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing

only 40 calories and 3.5g fat per serving!

Health information provided by Hy-Vee Dietitian, Lindsey Koelling, RD, LD
Dishes prepared by Hy-Vee Chef Gerardo Hernandez
Photography by Leah Beane

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