I woke up this morning to a house with no eggs… no bread… and no leftovers.
I had lots of vegetables… but no meat.
I did have cereal. The thought passed through my mind as an option, and then I quickly remembered previous morning when I made that same mistake and searched around the house for ANYTHING two hours later. It’s not good to be desperate.
I had plenty of time… so I decided I would make a nontraditional breakfast. Maybe I could make a pasta with tomatoes, beans and vegetables.
Yes. That sounds nice.
Recipe: Nontraditional Breakfast Pasta
- Any Pasta – 1/2 box
- 1 4 ounce can of Tomato Sauce
- 1 8 ounce can of diced tomatoes
- 1 can Garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 Zucchini, cut into bite sized chunks
- 1 Yellow Summer Squash, cut into bite sized chunks
- 1/2 Red Onion, cut in chunks
- 1-2 C raw mushrooms, sliced thick
- Basil, Thyme, Garlic, Salt to season
- Feta, optional topping
- Boil water. Add pasta and cook according to directions on box. Remove from heat. Drain well.
- Meanwhile, cut vegetables and open all cans.
- Add 1/2 Tbsp Butter and 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil to hot skillet. Then add mushrooms and onions. When seared on one side, add fresh garlic and saute. Remove from pan.
- In same pan, add another 1 tbsp olive oil. Add squash and saute. Add thyme.
- When zucchini looks cooked (but still firm) add canned tomatoes and beans. Add fresh herbs.
- Mix all three parts together. Top with feta if desired. Enjoy.
A Note to the Diabetics: This portion serves 4 people. Each serving is about 60 grams of carbohydrate. One eighth of a standard size box of pasta is usually 2 ounces or 40 grams of carbohydrate. 1/2 C of beans is around 15 grams of carbohydrate. Feel free to add less pasta if trying to limit carbohydrates to 45 grams per serving. All other ingredients are considered “non-carbohdyrates.”
Breakfast = Break your fast
It really doesn’t matter what you eat to break your fast. It could be any type of food. The important thing is that you’re actually doing it. :)