Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Breakfast on the Barbie

By Shannon Clark

If you're a barbecue fanatic, you'll be happy to know the Coleman is not just for burgers. There are many creative, delicious ways to enjoy your grill and not break the calorie bank. Exhibit A: breakfast!
I'm serious! Think outside the cereal box and fire up the grill. You'll be surprised how healthy, yummy, and easy it is to make breakfast on the barbecue. Here are 5 simple recipes to get you started. Once you feel comfortable cooking breakfast on the patio, you'll never look back!

/ Rise 'N' Shine Pizza

Guiltlessly enjoy pizza for breakfast. This version is full of fibervitamins CB-6 and Kcalcium, phosphorous, and selenium. It also has a great balance of carbs, proteins, and fats to help you start the day right.
  1. Whisk eggs and add diced vegetables.
  2. Bend edges of the pita to create a bowl.
  3. Brush both sides with olive oil and place on the grill, dome side down.
  4. Cook for 30-60 seconds or until golden and then flip.
  5. Pour egg mixture into the pita.
  6. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until eggs are nearly cooked.
  7. Add chopped turkey bacon slices, cheese, and green onion.
  8. Cook until cheese is melted and eat up!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Amount per serving
Calories 372
Total Fat18g
Total Carbs23.8g
 Rise 'n' Shine Pizza PDF (102 KB)

/ Ham-And-Cheese Breakfast Griller

Simple and delicious, a ham-and-cheese griller offers a great source of protein and calcium. Add Popeye's favorite veggie to enjoy an exhaustive list of vitamins and minerals like A, K, potassium, and iron. You'll be out the door quickly with a smile on your face, since you didn't force yourself through another bowl of bland oats.
  1. Brush one side of each piece of bread with a tablespoon of fat-free mayonnaise.
  2. Place bread and ham separately on the grill.
  3. Flip ham after 1-2 minutes, or until slightly crispy.
  4. Transfer ham slices, cheddar cheese, and spinach to one slice of bread. Then cover with second piece.
  5. Cook for 30-60 seconds or until cheese begins to melt, then flip. Cook for 30 more seconds to seal sandwich.
  6. Add mustard for additional flavor.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Amount per serving
Calories 340
Total Fat4.1g
Total Carbs45.2g

/ Grilled Parfait

Finally, a parfait that tastes as great as it looks! Skip the frozen berries and mushy granola and grill up something fresh. The colorful fruit means a delicious dose of fiber and antioxidants. Add some almonds and you'll also get healthy fats and protein.
  1. Slice the orange, grapefruit, and apple.
  2. Melt the margarine in the microwave and combine with cinnamon. Brush mixture over the fruit slices.
  3. Put fruit on a skewer and place on grill. Grill the fruit for 3-4 minutes per side, or until grill marks form.
  4. Remove from grill and cut into small, bite-sized pieces.
  5. Layer fruit with Greek yogurt and top with a sprinkle of almonds and dried coconut.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 420
Total Fat13.3g
Total Carbs50.7g
 Grilled Parfait PDF (102 KB)

/ Stuffed Baked Apples

A healthy baked apple breakfast sounds too good to be true. Yet this sweet treat has it all: protein, carbs, and fiber. The cinnamon also helps keep your blood sugar levels stable.
  1. Combine the cinnamon and brown sugar.
  2. Place the cored apple in the mixture. Coat the apple, inside and out, and place on the grill.
  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  4. Mix the Greek yogurt, protein powder, rolled oats, and walnuts until well mixed.
  5. Fill the baked apple with the mixture.
  6. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes or until yogurt is heated.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 393
Total Fat11.6g
Total Carbs51.6g
 Stuffed Baked Apples PDF (101 KB)

/ Grilled Banana French Toast

French toast is a classic breakfast favorite, but it's not really part of a healthy nutrition plan. With the right substitutions however, you can re-introduce it into your fit diet! Since this is a carb-heavy meal, try adding a few slices of turkey bacon or a protein shake for more balanced nutrition.
  1. Whisk eggs, egg whites, skim milk, cinnamon, and vanilla.
  2. Submerse both bread slices in egg mixture; place on the grill.
  3. Cook for 3-5 minutes, flip, and cook other side until desired crispiness is reached.
  4. Place sliced bananas on the grill. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side.
  5. Top French toast with banana slices. If you'd like additional toppings, try natural peanut butter and/or sugar-free maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 175
Total Fat2.6g
Total Carbs29.6g

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