Top 10 Savoury Breakfast

Top 10 Savoury Breakfasts


Last week I shared my top 10 sweet breakfast options! I am a huge fan of pancakes and waffles or anything really sweet for breakfast! But I know that is not for everyone so here is my top 10 favourite savoury breakfast recipes. Let me know what you think πŸ˜Š!

Top 10 Savoury Breakfasts

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10. Mashed chickpeas with tomato and egg on toast

With this recipe only containing a handful of ingredients I did not expect it to be very flavourful, I thought it would be bland and dry. This super fast and simple dish was extremely satisfying and kept me going for quite a while. I would definitely make this again. It only took a few minutes to prepare, it was very tasty, and filling! Adapted from: BuzzFeed

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9. Huevos Rancheros with Avocado Salsa Verde

This recipe was simple to make and full of flavour. Recipe from cookie & kate. 

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8. Spaghetti squash waffle

I pleasantly surprised myself when I whipped this recipe together. I had leftover spaghetti squash from the night before that I wanted to use up. I have been using bruschetta as a regular ingredient. It provides a lot of flavour to a dish without a lot of calories. 

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7. Acorn squash ring

DELICIOUS!!! It always boggles my mind that the simplest dishes tend to have the BEST flavour! When you let the ingredient bring its own natural flavours to the table without over complicating everything it results in this delicious and authentic culinary experience! Yes I realize how nerdy this sounds!!! I love that I love food, and that I have fallen in love with the cooking process! This was fantastic. It does take a bit of time to prepare, so I would not recommend this recipe on a day that you have to run out of the house really fast.

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6. Breakfast Pizza

If I had to eat this for breakfast for the rest of my life I would be fine with that.

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5. French scrambled eggs

These were the best scrambled eggs I have EVER had! I do not think I could just plain old scrambled eggs again! They are so moist and creamy that you do not need any additional condiments. Recipe from French Food at Home 

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4. Western omelette 

Yes!!!! I could eat this every single day for breakfast, lunch & dinner! It was simple, but very delicious and comforting. Recipe from: skinnytaste.com

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3. Simple Italian baked eggs

This was incredible. It was perfectly savoury and extremely scrumptious! Recipe from: Damn Delicious

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2. Goat cheese & sweet potato Benedict tomato chili jam

The picture speaks for itself! Inspired by: Inspiralized and Janice Beaton herself!

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And coming in at number 1…

1. Hummus & avocado toasts with roasted balsamic tomatoes

I find it funny that all of my favourite recipes are usually the simplest in preparation and ingredients! LOVED LOVED LOVED this dish!!!!! I think the roasted garlic hummus is key, it pairs perfectly with the balsamic tomatoes and basil! Original recipe: Eat, Live, Run

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Top 10 Breakfasts

Top 10 Breakfasts


I have decided to take a bit of break from meal planning the past week to work on my top 10 favourites. You all have been asking me to publish my top favourites for a while now. I have finally had a chance to sit down and sift through more than a years worth of recipes. Here are my top 10 favourite sweet breakfasts. You can also expect my top 10 savoury breakfasts, top 10 lunch recipes, and top 10 dinner recipes over the next couple of weeks! I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your feedback!


Sweet Breakfasts


10. Baked Oatmeal

When this recipe is warm out of the oven it easily makes my top list of favourite breakfasts! The citrus punch of the orange with sweetness of the chocolate and strawberries is a fantastic combination! I also enjoyed it warmed up for leftovers, but out of the oven is incredible! Recipe credit: Inspired Taste

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9. Banana, Flax Seed & Nutella Grilled Sandwich

 I felt like a grilled cheese, but a grilled cheese is not really glamorous or blog worthy. As a result this heavenly sandwich was born! This simple recipe that I just threw together easily made my top 10 list! Warm bananas with melted Nutella!!!!! I also used coconut oil on the outside of the sandwich to help brown the bread instead of butter or margarine……AMAZING!

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8. Quinoa banana chocolate chip breakfast recipe

This was delicious, hearty and comforting! This recipe warm out of the oven comes in at number 8 on the list. Recipe from: Jeanette’s Healthy Living 

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7. German Pancakes (Recipe 1 & Recipe 2)

So light, delicious, and easy to make! Top with lemon juice and a sprinkle of icing sugar, German pancakes come in at number 7. There are two ways to prepare them, recipe 2 is my favourite! 

Recipe 1 from: Girl. Inspired

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Recipe 2 from: Momathon

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6. Blueberry banana quesadilla with a vanilla greek yogurt and peanut butter filling

This recipe has been one of my favourites from the beginning. The warm blueberries with the creamy peanut butter, sweet greek yogurt, and crunch of the tortilla from the coconut oil always leaves me craving this recipe until the next time!

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5. Wheat-free lemon & poppy seed waffles with blueberry syrup

 Other than the 2 tbsp of coconut sugar in the syrup, there is no sugar in this recipe at all. The waffles have such wonderful flavour, that they do not need the addition of any overly sweet additives. Charlotte also loved these waffles! They were fast, yummy, and extremely filling!!!

Adapted from : Top with Cinnamon

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4. Oatmeal smoothies (Peach & Blueberry)

These oatmeal smoothies are so filling and are ridiculously delicious! You feel like you just had the most delicious slice of peach or blueberry cobbler without the guilt!

Recipe for peach smoothie from: Five Heart Home

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3. Vegan Whole Wheat Chia Waffles

 I am NOT a vegan! But these waffles are fantastic!  If it is saturday morning and you are out of groceries you can make this entire recipe from out of your pantry. These waffles were wonderfully fluffy and the coconut flavour was subtle but provided a lovely sweet element. 

Recipe from: Vegan Family Recipes

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2. Apple Donuffin

These were absolutely outstanding! Super moist and fluffy. The crunchy topping provided a wonderful contrasting texture! These donuts were adapted from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

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1. Almond donuts with Chia Jam (Strawberry & Blueberry)

These donuts easily came in as my top favourite sweet breakfast option! They smelled absolutely amazing while they were baking and when I was finally able to dive in, the taste lived up to the amazing smell that permeated the house for the longest 15 minutes ever! I could seriously eat these every single day, especially since there was less than 5 minutes of prep time BOUNUS!!! I served my baked almond donuts with strawberry chia jam, HEAVEN!!!! Chia jam is also my absolute favourite recipe that I have discovered since starting this blog! Chia jam is not overly sweet, has a fantastic texture, and is wonderfully fresh! Also speaking of Chia any of the Chia pudding recipes are also number 1! 

Almond donut recipe from : Southern in Law

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Strawberry Jam

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Blueberry Chia Jam Original Recipe: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen 

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Meal Plan 63 

Donuts, Lentils & Gourmet Grilled Cheese


I don’t have a very long intro this week, there were some amazing recipes and I am excited to share them with you! I hope you enjoy! Let me know if you would like nutritional information for any of these recipes.


Day 1


Breakfast

Cereal

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Thoughts: I was not in a rush to get anywhere this morning. I just felt like cereal. It doesn’t always have to be fancy. I have been having this whole grain cereal made by Nature’s Path. I really enjoy it and find it very filling. The one negative I could say is that it is on the sweeter side, but it keeps me full until lunch. I found this cereal at Costco.  4/5 

Portion

  • 1 1/4 cup cereal 
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 cup cantaloupe 

Lunch

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

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Thoughts: I had other plans for lunch, but my errands earlier in the day took longer than I had anticipated. I was starving and my original plan was going to take a bit of time to prepare. So I whipped this pretty little dish up. Not only was it delicious it took like 5 minutes to prepare. I would definitely make this again. I have been wanting to try to work with Halloom or Halloumi cheese for a while, but it appears to be a seasonal ingredient. I saw it at superstore this week and grabbed it immediately. I had no plans for it, but was excited to finally try it. Halloumi has a high melting point so you can actually grill it without it melting everywhere. I like the texture and subtle flavour. It is similar to mozzarella. I will definitely work with this cheese again. I served these fancy ‘grilled cheese’ on Suzie’s brown rice a quinoa cakes. These rice cakes are so yummy and the perfect size and shape to work with for these tasty open face grilled cheese! 5/5 

Ingredients (this was my portion) 

  • 3 Suzie’s rice cakes 
  • 3 thin slices turkey breast 
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced  
  • 60 g halloumi (3 20 g slices)
  • 1/2 tsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic reduction 
  • 3 fresh basil leaves 

Instructions 

  1. Warm a square cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. 
  2. Brush both sides of the halloumi with grapeseed oil. 
  3. Grill both the halloumi and turkey slices on the grill for 1-2 minutes per side. 
  4. To assemble, place turkey on top of rice cake, followed by tomatoes, halloumi and fresh basil. 
  5. Drizzle each grilled cheese with balsamic reductions and serve immediately. 

Dinner

Leftover Fajitas

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Thoughts: I had leftover fajitas from Montana’s. I didn’t want to waste food just because it was a blog day. Even two days later these were still very tasty! 5/5 


Day 2


Breakfast 

Turkey breakfast sandwiches

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Thoughts: I saw these at Superstore and was curious to try them. I probably won’t buy them again. They were okay, but I think the reason they are not absolutely terrible for you from a nutritional stand point is because they are a really small portion size. I found they barely stayed together on the grill and they almost got lost in the sandwich because there was not much to them. I was underwhelmed. 3/5

Ingredients (my portion)

  • 1 turkey sausage patty 
  • 1 tsp butter/margarine
  • 1 whole wheat breakfast bun
  • 1/2 cup spinach 
  • 1/2 roma tomato, sliced 
  • 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise 
  • 1 cup strawberries 

Instructions 

  1. Prepare sausage according to directions. 
  2. When sausage is almost done butter both sides of the bun with 1/4 tsp butter/margarine. Place both halves of the bun on the grill. Grill both sides for 1/2 minutes. Until golden and nicely toasted. 
  3. To assemble, evenly spread mayonnaise on bun. Top with spinach, sausage, and tomatoes. 
  4. Serve with strawberries. 

Lunch

Asparagus, Tomato & Feta Salad from @cookingclassy

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Thoughts: This was DELICIOUS!!! I would definitely eat this again. The only negative I found with this salad is that it needs to be eaten immediately. This salad does not marinate nicely. It was a bit mushy the next day, which surprised me. I would have though this would have marinated nicely. It might be better if you don’t halve the cherry tomatoes and leave them whole. 5/5 

Ingredients

Dressing (I just used a pre-made dressing)

  • 6 tbsp balsamic vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard 
  • 2 tsp honey 
  • 1 clove garlic 

Salad 

  • 1 bunch asparagus, washed trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved 
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 
  • 50 g feta cheese, crumbled 

Instructions 

Cooking Classy 

Dinner

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I don’t know why my sous chef was protesting here! πŸ˜‚

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Thoughts: This was tasty and hearty. I would consider making this again. I would probably just develop the broth a bit more and add some tomato paste. 4/5 

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb Italian sausage 
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 large onion, diced 
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped 
  • 2 large carrots, chopped 
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped 
  • 5 cups chicken broth (I used 2 tetra packs) 
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained 
  • 2 cups dried lentils (I would maybe cut this down to 1 1/2 cups) 
  • 2 tsp salt 
  • 2 tsp pepper 
  • Garnish: shredded parmesan, fresh basil, oregano 

Instructions 

The Cookie Rookie 


Day 3


Breakfast

Almond baked donuts with strawberry chia jam

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Thoughts: I have been working on this blog now for over a year. I have just starting repeating the odd recipe. So that means I have made almost 275 different breakfast recipes and by far this recipe has been one of my all time favourites! I was so skeptical while making these donuts. There is no way you can bake something with only 5 ingredients. However, was so pleasantly surprised when these not only turned out, but also tasted delicious! 

I found this recipe on a blog called Southern in Law. With the most adorable site name I knew I had stumbled across another great blog to add to my list of go-to favourites!  I am excited to try some of Kristy’s other great recipes! I encourage you to go and check out her site!  

The donuts smelled absolutely amazing while they were baking. When I was finally able to dive in, the taste lived up to the amazing smell that permeated the house for the longest 15 minutes ever! I could seriously eat these every single day, especially since there was less than 5 minutes of prep time BOUNUS!!! I served my baked almond donuts with strawberry chia jam, HEAVEN!!!! Seriously craving these as I am doing this write up! I also served these donuts with a banana chocolate smoothie. 10000000000000 (you get the idea)/10! 

Donuts

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup almond flour 
  • 3 tbsp honey 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 

Instructions 

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Strawberry Chia Jam 

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 tbsp honey 
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds 
Instructions 
  1. Blend strawberries and honey together. 
  2. Stir in chia seeds. 
  3. Place in fridge for 3 hours until over night. 

Banana & Chocolate smoothie 

Ingredients 

  • 1 large banana, frozen 
  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk 
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk ice cubes 
  • 2 tsp carbo powder (or cocoa powder) 

Instructions 

  1. Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. 

Lunch

Caprese Salad

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Thoughts: I have made this dish before. It was delicious the first time and it was delicious again! I would definitely make this a third time! πŸ˜‹5/5 

Ingredients (this was my portion) 

  • 2 cups spinach 
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 1/2 avocado, diced 
  • 5 cocktail bocconcini, quartered 
  • 2 tbsp pre-made balsamic dressing

Instructions 

  1. Assemble salad by laying a bed of spinach. Top with cherry tomatoes, avocado, and bocconcini. 
  2. Drizzle with dressing and serve. 

Dinner

Quinoa Chicken

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Thoughts: This was not the original plan for dinner. When I went to make dinner I somehow missed the instruction that said marinate for 24 hours….so ya this happened instead! I have seen these chicken breasts at Superstore before and have been curious to try them. This was as perfect time as anyπŸ˜‚! These were surprisingly good for pre-made and frozen! I would definitely keep these on hand in the freezer for those moments when I pull a rookie move and miss a marinating instruction! I also had some leftover asparagus salad, it was not as good the next day. I recommend eating it immediately. 4/5 

Portion


Day 4


Breakfast

Starbucks Oatmeal

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Thoughts: You have got love using your maxi skirt as a backdrop when running through the drive through and eating you breakfast parked in the park lot! πŸ˜‚! Compared to Tim Horton’s oatmeal I am not a fan of Starbuck’s breakfast oatmeal, at least not the topping options. The oatmeal itself was okay, but the dried fruit was a terrible option. Blah! Way too much dried fruit. When they said fruit topping was an option I was thinking fresh fruit, which I guess I should have been logical and realized that Starbuck’s doesn’t offer any good fresh food options so fresh fruit for oatmeal is likely not a thing! Anyways the oatmeal itself was pretty good, but I would not order the fruit topping again. 3.5/5 

Lunch

Yep!😳😊

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Thoughts: Today was an eat out twice kind of day! I would like to think we have all done it at some point. Today I just needed some Charley time. She has been so amazing while I have been working on a project, so today she needed to be my focus and I had to take a break and walk away from the other distractions for a bit. Both Charley and I really needed it! We went to Play-a-latte and she bounced in the bouncy houses for almost 2 hours. After we went to McDonald’s for lunch. She talked about our day all evening! It was so worth it! I had a soda water, chicken bacon wrap and FRIES (yes I did)! McDonald’s 4/5 my time with Charley There is not a number high enough out of 10! πŸ˜Šβ€οΈ

Dinner

Pork tenderloin

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Thoughts: Supposedly this is the best pork EVER!!! ……….in my unprofessional opinion it wasn’t! Jordan didn’t mind it. I was disappointed. When you make a claim like BEST EVER it better be pretty amazing. Maybe I made a mistake somewhere along the line in prep, but I found that even with marinating for 24 hours the pork was on the chewy side. I will likely not make this again. 3/5

 In my opinion if you want the BEST PORK EVER that award goes to the Food Charlatan, after meal planning for over a year it is still one of my all time favourite recipes

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb Pork Tenderloin 
  • 1/2 cup ketchup 
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic 
  • 3 tbsp honey 
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce 

Instructions 

Love Foodies 

My portion: 125 g pork, 1/2 cup baked beans, 1 cup steamed broccoli