Testing, testing... 1, 2, 3. Ah, yes, this is still on! ;) Happy new year, everyone! Of course, whenever January rolls around, those healthy goals are practically on everyone's minds. While the breakfasts shared below from The Seasoned Life by Ayesha Curry may not all necessarily be the healthiest, having something in your stomach to kick-start your day is always important. Check them out!
...And also, yes, I am still on a mission to make all the recipes from the book — I'm happy to report that I am about 1/3 way into it! Follow me on Instagram for (almost) real-time posts, and read this blog for my thoughts and tips!
GREEK YOGURT PARFAIT
With that intro, let's start with the healthiest one, which is the Greek Yogurt Parfait. Layered between each layer of yogurt are dates, toasted walnuts, toasted pumpkin seeds, and honey, with ground flaxseed sprinkled on top — all ingredients that are good for you. Ayesha only puts honey on the top, but I need all the honey when I'm eating greek yogurt, so I opted to put it on every layer. Of course, this can be made however you want it to be and it'll still be good, whether that's omitting the walnuts, adding more honey, etc.
PB&J CEREAL FRENCH TOAST
Love PB&J? Love french toast? Mash them together and have a PB&J Cereal French Toast! This recipe was really simple. You essentially make PB&J sandwich, dip it in french toast batter, coat with Frosted Flakes, and put them on the skillet. Bizzam! That's all there is to it. Easy peasy and yummy.
While I don't publish recipes directly from the book on this site, I am happy to report that you can find this very recipe here because she made it on her Food Network show, Ayesha's Homemade. Note: I didn't make the strawberry compote listed on the recipe, as I used store-bought jelly, but I will give it a try at some point!
PROSCIUTTO EGG CUPS WITH ASPARAGUS
Lastly, here's a savory option: Prosciutto Egg Cups with Asparagus. I'll admit that the first time I made this, I completely forgot about the heavy cream until I was cleaning up the counter. While still good, it is definitely better when you whisk heavy cream into the eggs because that's what makes each egg cup fluffy. Watch out for the salt content though — you don't have to add too much, especially because the prosciutto is already naturally salty.