GMT Channel 8 TOMORROW!

Healthy Breakfast ideas to get you through the holidays tomorrow morning on Good Morning Texas.

Tune into WFAA channel 8 at 9:00 am on Wednesday, November 30th.  I will be demonstrating fabulous simple breakfast fixes that really amp up flavor and nutrition and bust the holiday cravings.

Here is a sneak peak...See you soon! Lorie

Easy Greek Quiche- Texas Morning Glory

1 green bell pepper, diced

½ medium onion, diced

2 tablespoons butter

6 lightly beaten eggs

1 cup feta cheese

1 cup half and half

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 unbaked pie shell

½ tomato sliced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a skillet, sauté peppers and onions lightly in butter.  Spread evenly in pie shell.  In a bowl, combine eggs, cheese, half and half.  Pour evenly over pie shell.  Top with thinly sliced tomatoes.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.  Serves six to eight.

Lorie’s TIP:  Reduce calories by substituting skim milk for half and half and by baking this quiche crust less!  Just be sure to grease cooking dish with non-stick spray.

Heirloom Tomato Salsa Celebrations from a Cowgirls Kitchen

2 pound heirloom tomatoes mixed variety

1 Texas sweet onion

1-2 large Fresno or red jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed, minced

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1 teaspoon coarse salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Cut tomatoes in half equatorially, seed them, cut them into a medium dice and place them in a serving bowl.  Peel onion cut into a small dice rinse the dice with hot water in a fine mesh sieve for 30 seconds.  Shake off excess water and add the onion dice to the bowl.  Add reaming ingredients to the bowl and mix gently.  Cover and chill for 30 minutes to allow flavors to combine.  Serve as a hors d’oeuvre with chips.

Other Amped Up Breakfast Ideas

Jazzed Greek Yogurt

1 container Greek Yogurt any flavor

1 teaspoon chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon dried cherries

¼ cup fresh berries

Stir yogurt and pour into a small bowl.  Top with fruit and nuts.

 Chocolate Almond Butter with Pear

1 cup raw whole almonds

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon dark cocoa

2 tablespoons walnut oil

Pinch of salt

1 pear

Toast almonds on the stove top until just warm.  Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time.  Add almonds to food processor and process until they are a very fine powder and beginning to turn into butter.  Add chocolate and process another minute until mixture looks shinny.  Add salt, cocoa powder and oil; process another minute, scraping down the sides of the food processor.  Core and slice pear and serve with 1 teaspoon Chocolate Almond Butter.  Store butter in a jar at room temperature.

Energized Oatmeal

½ cup old fashion oats

1cup skim milk

Pinch of salt

3 dried apricots diced

1 teaspoon chopped pecans

½ teaspoon pumpkin seeds

Drizzle of honey

Fresh fruit like bananas, apples or berries

Bring milk to a simmer in a small sauce pan.  Add oats, salt and apricots and cook about 5 minutes stirring often until oats are tender.  Top with nuts, seeds and honey and fruit.