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Quick and Healthy Recipes/You Ask, I Answer: Heart-Healthy Waffles

Posted Sep 11 2008 8:44pm
Over the past few weeks I've received a handful of e-mails asking me to post some easy, quick, and nutritious breakfast recipes.

"I want to have a healthy breakfast on the weekends, when I don't have to run out the door after heating up some oatmeal in the microwave. I don't like to cook, so I don't see myself making vegetable omelettes. I'm getting tired of cereal," writes Danielle Rowd of New York, NY.

Melody Lee of San Francisco, CA says that although she loves " brunching with my friends on the weekends, it's starting to get expensive. I'm vegan, and I'm always having the same things for breakfast: cereal, a Lara bar, or a fruit smoothie."

Hopefully, this recipe will help them -- and you.

All you need is a toaster (or toaster oven). This is a perfect example of how some creative mixing and matching can yield a tasty and healthy breakfast.

INGREDIENTS:

2 whole grain frozen waffles (some brands I recommend: Nature's Path, Van's, Lifestream)
1 banana (sliced)

4 tablespoons plain, fat-free yogurt (preferrably Greek; if vegan, try soy yogurt)

10 - 14 walnut halves

Toast the waffles.

Once done, evenly distribute remaining ingredients on them.

Enjoy! This is one tasty and filling breakfast I don't even need maple syrup for, since the banana adds the perfect sweet touch, while the yogurt and walnuts provide a variety of textures.

NUTRITION FACTS:

425 calories
1 gram saturated fat

9 grams fiber


A good source of: fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, calcium, and potassium.
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