Recipe: Market Breakfast Ideas

Build a Better Breakfast

We all want to eat something good in the morning, but sometimes we just can’t find the time or the energy – the farmers market is here to help!  The following recipes can be made on a lazy weekend morning or pre-made for a quick and tasty meal – either way, we’ve incorporated plenty of produce, starches and healthy proteins to give you the oomph you need to get through your morning.

Indian Sweet Potato and Egg Stacks

1 sweet potato (or regular potato)
5 large eggs
1/4 tsp coriander powder (find in the spice isle of your supermarket)
1/4 tsp. cumin powder (find in the spice isle of your supermarket)
5 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 cup chopped  tomatoes
1 onion
1 clove garlic
2 Tbs. lime juice
1 cup arugula

1)  Combine potato, 1 egg, 1/8 tsp coriander, 1/8 tsp cumin in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
2)  Heat 3 Tbs. oil in skilet over medium heat, scoop 1/3 cup potato mixture , flatten with spatula and cook 5 mins. per side
3)  Wipe out pan, and heat 1 Tbs. oil with remaining spices, add tomatoes and bring to a simmer, 5 minutes.  Remove and add lime juice
4) Wipe out pan and add remaining 1 Tbs. poll and fry 4 eggs sunny side up.
5)  Stack potato pancakes, egg, tomato sauce and arugula on top.  Pancakes can be made ahead, along with sauce, and reheated with a fried egg in the morning!

Per Serving:  297 cal; 10 g prot; 24 g total fat (3 g sat fat); 11 g carb, 233 mg col; 111 mg sod; 2 g fiber, 5 g sugars

Cherry Cream French Toast with Maple-Almond Butter Sauce

1/4 cup cherries (stones removed)
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 Tbs. maple syrup
1/2 cup cream cheese
1 cup almond milk
2 eggs
4 thick slices artisanal-style or country French bread

1)  Place cherries, vanilla, maple syrup and 1 Tbs. warm water in a bowl – Let stand 15 – 20 minutes, strain and reserve liquid.  Crush cherries into a paste, stir in cream cheese.
2)  Stir almond butter into reserved cherry juice for the sauce.
3)  Whisk almond milk with eggs, and add remaining Tbs. maple syrup.
4)  Spread bread with cream cheese mixture, and top with another piece of bread.  Soak in eggs and milk mixture, 2 seconds each.
5)  Coak skillet with butter.  Heat over medium, and cook sandwiches 3 -4 minutes each side.  Make thesandwiches the night before, cook in skillet and drizzle with almond cherry sauce, enjoy!
6)  Add fresh berries or fruits of your choice to round out this meal!

Per Serving:  374 cal; 9 g prot; 19 g total fat (4 g sat fat); 44 g carb; 0 mg chol; 417 mg sod; 6 g fiber; 19 g sugars.

* Recipes inspired by Vegetarian Times recipes, Sept. 2013

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