Happy Sunday all! Despite STILL being sick, today was a pretty fantastic day. It started off with our Weight Watchers meeting, then, we moved onto the Kitchen to whip up some delicious recipes for Brunch (hello crepes, breakfast pizza & coconut donut holes!) I LOVE cooking with The Husband especially now that he is getting into it and calls himself my “Sous Chef”.
I wasn’t sure what to expect for my weigh in since my eating was off from vacation and then being sick all week. Insert ~ I ate a lot of soup all week and didn’t work on balancing things as much as I usually do. I maintained which is a success considering, but, I am focused on making the scale move down next week to get closer to my Easter goal.
I was starving by the time we walked in the door, so I prepared a quick snack to tide me over until our Brunch started.
Morning Star Veggie Sausage & a BIG Asian Pear (2 points+)
The folks over at Eggland’s Best asked me if I’d like to help them celebrate National Heart Month by developing some delicious Brunch Recipes and inviting my friends and family to share in the fun.
How cute is the Egg Kit they sent us? I am completely IN LOVE with the little Egg Man!
As you all know, we eat A LOT of eggs ~ they are a fantastic source of protein. Whenever I start my day with an egg, I know I will be full for hours.
The cool thing about Eggland’s Best is they contain more than 2X the heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids than ordinary eggs, 2X more Vitamin D and 10X more Vitamin E, a vitamin associated with reducing the risk of heart disease.
Plus, it’s ALWAYS fun when you see stamps on your eggs
Let me just start off by saying ~ all the recipes for this post will be posted all throughout this week. I know the suspense….really, it just takes time to type them all up and each one was so amazing I want to share all the steps!
For the first time EVER in my life, I made Crepes! They are so simple to make and I LOVE that you can serve them up sweet or savory.
Recipe #1 ~ Ham & Cheese Crepes!
Brown Sugar Baked Ham, Cream Cheese, Chives, Cherry Peppers and Arugula……crunchy, creamy, tangy ~ they taste like they shouldn’t be “good” for you!
We made 8 Ham & Cheese Crepes, cut them into thirds ~ each mini wrap is only 1 points+!
Recipe #2 ~ The Main Dish ~ Breakfast Pizza!!!
Not just any breakfast pizza….this breakfast pizza has it all!
Homemade Pesto, Sweet Tomato Slices, Cheddar & Chive Scrambled Eggs, Sausage & Bacon!
Each slice is 6 points+ and worth every single one.
To balance out our breakfast pizza, we whipped up a simple Arugula Salad topped with a homemade Lemon, Honey & Olive Oil Dressing (1 points+).
I realized the ONE thing I should’ve added to my pizza before we cooked it as soon as I dug in…..any guesses???
Red Pepper Flakes of course!
What Brunch is complete without “dessert”?! I have been wanting to use my Baby Cakes Cake Pop Maker ever since I made these 1 points+ Cinnamon Glazed Donuts.
I have also been dreaming of how I could make Coconut Donut Holes ever since Gail requested them! (Recipe #3)
I LOVE that you can taste the vanilla and coconut inside and out as these little donut holes melt in your melt.
1 points+ each so you can have more than one! (3 for 3 points+ – deal!)
Served up with coffee and this delicious 0 points+ fruit salad.
In the mix:
- 1/2 Watermelon
- 1 Honey Crisp & 1 Granny Smith Apple
- 2 Pears
- 2 Persimmons
- 2 Oranges
- 1 Mango
- HUGE Red & Green Grapes
- 1 can pineapple chunks in 100% juice poured over everything to keep it from turning brown
Remember My Turkey Meatloaf Muffin addiction??? We both were not super hungry by the time dinner rolled away, but, the smell of these 3 points+ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins both had us digging in.
I actually made these up to have for lunches this week, but, ended up eating 2 straight from the pan with ketchup in top for dinner. (6 points+)
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
- Best Ever Steak Sandwiches with “artichoke chips”
- Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork with Healthy Asian Slaw
- BBQ Pulled Pork Salads or Tacos!
- Shrimp Scampi, Asparagus
- Taco Salads
- BBQ Pork Ribs, Sweet Potato Puffs, Salad
What is on your menu this week? Are you trying any fun new foods or recipes?
Get ready to share in the LOVE tomorrow! You all will have a chance win your own Eggland’s Best Kit to develop your own “eggsellant” recipes too!