Friday, July 10, 2009

5-Minute Breakfast Recipe: Multigrain Waffles with Ricotta-Walnut-Strawberry Topping

Here is another 5-minute breakfast and I'm convinced the kiddies will like this too because you can eat it with your hands. Years ago, I joined to lose weight, using the eDiets low-fat menu plan. It was great because the website gave me ideas on cooking healthfully. For example, I learned to use chicken broth in with high calorie stir fry sauces to keep the calories in check. A bonus is that chicken broth always adds flavor. This breakfast is one of the eDiets recipes that I still eat today for breakfast.

I've had variations of these waffles with blueberries, sliced kiwi, or if you like banana, that would be good, too. Instead of walnuts, try pepitas or toasted almonds. I like this because the lowfat ricotta is a better nutritional bargain than butter. Ricotta cheese is high in calcium and has protein. Berries are a superfood because they offer antioxidants, fiber, and very low in calories.

Here's how to make this 5-minute breakfast. Serve this up with a cup of milk.

  • 2 multigrain toaster frozen waffles (I prefer Trader Joe's brand)
  • 1/4 lowfat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 tbs toasted walnuts
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Toast the frozen waffles in the toaster. While the waffles are toasting, slice strawberries.
  • When waffles are ready, spread ricotta cheese on the waffle. Sprinkle with fresh strawberries and toasted walnuts. Drizzle with honey. Serve.
It's really easy and very tasty. So try it with your favorite fruit topping, but berries are the best!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I am so trying this!! The kids will LOVE it!!! and I am all about fast and easy, and it's healthy, SWEET!! Thanks!!