Nontraditional Breakfast

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

Nontraditional Breakfast

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Boil water. Add pasta and cook according to directions on box. Remove from heat. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, cut vegetables and open all cans.
  3. 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.
  4. In same pan, add another 1 tbsp olive oil. Add squash and saute. Add thyme.
  5. When zucchini looks cooked (but still firm) add canned tomatoes and beans. Add fresh herbs.
  6. 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. :)

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