If you subscribe to the blog, then you know that we are dedicating August and September to new breakfast, lunch and snack ideas, just as summer comes to an end and a new school year begins. This month started out with a bonus post of Toasted Coconut, Millet and Banana Muffins. (Subscribe to receive bonus posts every month!) Full of whole grains, honey and banana goodness, they make great snacks and on-the-go breakfasts. Next up, a whole wheat yeasted waffle batter that is made up at night and then stashed in the fridge until the next morning for a quick and easy breakfast your family will love. Because, who doesn’t love waffles? And leftover waffles can be frozen for your own healthy version of those ones you pop in the toaster, or used in lieu of sandwich bread to mix up the ol’ PB&J.
Looking for something new for your brunch repertoire? With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to start planning. Instead of muffins or sweets, try out a savory baked good. Easier than yeast breads, a savory quick bread still allows for toppings like poached eggs, salmon, cream cheese, etc. And that makes for a delicious brunch! Since springtime is fully here, I went with fresh, bright flavors. Lemon and dill go together quite nicely, especially when paired with the tanginess of yogurt and buttermilk.
First off, for those of you who celebrate it, happy Easter! Second, this is not an April Fool’s joke. You read that title right, beets for breakfast. Now before you gag and think I must have lived in California too long, hear me out! I tend to prefer a savory breakfast over a sweet one and am always looking for creative and tasty ways to eat more vegetables. We all know yogurt is a staple of the breakfast table, but most people top it with all sorts of sweet things and forget that plain yogurt is used around the world in savory dishes. I find beets to be the perfect pairing with yogurt, because while they do have natural sweetness, I think they taste best when they have something creamy and acidic to balance them out.