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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Breakfast for dinner...

I tackled my fridge today in an effort to clean it.. and wrangled up all the products that needed to be used STAT. What did this mean in terms of dinner fare? Breakfast!!!

Sweet Potato Hash (adapted from Cooking Light)
4 servings, 4 P+ each

4 small sweet potatoes, chopped into 1/4-1/2 inch cubes (about 4 cups)
2 tsp olive oil
4 Morningstar farms (or other veggie) sausage links
3/4 cup chopped onion (I used green)
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
salt & pepper to taste

Place chopped potatoes into a microwave safe dish with some water and microwave for 8 minutes (or until tender) stirring halfway through. Drain. Microwave sausage links for 1 1/2 minutes. Chop into 'crumbles'. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add chopped onion, and some salt & pepper, and saute until tender (about 3 minutes), then add chopped sausage and mix well. Add cooked potatoes to sausage/onion mixture and mix - evenly distribute potatoes around pan and leave for 4 minutes to brown. Flip potatoes and brown for about 3 minutes on other side (or until they're as crispy as you want them without burning!). Add additional salt & pepper as desired.

Zucchini & Asparagus scramble
2 LARGE servings, 3 P+ each

1/2 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 small zucchini, very thinly sliced
1 cup egg substitute (like egg beaters)
2 wedges Laughing cow light creamy swiss, cut into small chunks
salt & pepper to taste

Place asparagus pieces in microwave-safe dish with some water and microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Spray a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat with cooking spray and add onion & zucchini. Cook until zucchini is tender, about 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, and pour in egg substitute. Scramble until eggs are fully cooked, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with chunks of cheese and stir until melted. Fold in cooked asparagus pieces, and add salt & pepper to taste. Enjoy!
We were absolutely famished.. so I didn't take a picture before.. but here's the leftovers packed up and ready for me to heat for breakfast! As you can see.. we didn't finish the scramble - the veggies really bulked it up.. so the servings we had were probably closer to 2 P+. It would be great rounded out with a toasted mini bagel and some fruit for a power-packed breakfast!

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