As part of the launch of the new Freestyle program this week, I thought I would share some meal ideas throughout the week that take advantage of the expanded Zero Points food list. First up are some breakfast ideas.
Skinny Breakfast Sausage (from Skinny Ms.) – 0 SmartPoints
- 1 pound 99% fat-free ground turkey (or chicken)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Divide and form into 8 sausage patties. Add patties to a large nonstick skillet and cook on medium heat until brown on both sides and cooked through. Yield: 8 patties.
Note: Uncooked patties can be frozen up to one month.
Jicama Hash-browns with an Egg (from Weight Watchers) – 1 SmartPoint – Vegetarian
- 1 tsp Olive Oil, olive
- 1 cup raw Jicama, peeled and shredded
- 1/4 cup Onion, uncooked, chopped
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Parsley, chopped
- 1 large Egg
- 1/8 tsp Paprika, or less to taste
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot, increase heat to high and add jicama, onion and salt. Sauté until jicama and onion are lightly browned and tender, about 6 minutes; remove to plate and sprinkle with parsley. Add egg to skillet; cook sunny-side up or over-easy to desired degree of doneness. Top hash with egg; sprinkle with paprika (season with salt and pepper, if desired). Serves 1.
Turkey-Veggie Omelet (adapted from Pillsbury) – 2 SmartPoints
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/3 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup diced cooked turkey breast
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves, if desired
- 4 eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
Heat 1/2 teaspoon of the oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms, onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until onion and bell pepper are crisp-tender. Add turkey and basil; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until hot. Remove from skillet; set aside.
In small bowl, combine egg product, salt and pepper; blend well. Heat remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Pour egg mixture into skillet. Cook until egg mixture is set, lifting edges occasionally to allow uncooked egg mixture to flow to bottom of skillet.
Spoon turkey-vegetable mixture over half of omelet. Sprinkle cheese over the turkey-vegetable mixture. Loosen edges of omelet and fold other half over filling. Serves 2
Yogurt with Blueberries and Granola (from Weight Watchers) – 2 SmartPoints – Vegetarian
- 1 cup plain, fat-free, unsweetened Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup fresh Blueberries
- 3 Tbsp ready-to-eat, low-fat granola
Top yogurt with blueberries and granola. Serves 1
I hope you find these breakfast tips helpful as you transition to the new Freestyle program. I’ll be back in the next day or so with some lunch ideas.
Until next time …
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