A few breakfasts

Sharing a few of our weekend breakfasts from the past month or so. We're really enjoying having the weekend mornings to ourselves before we tackle house projects or run some errands. Since Week 1 of our food challenge (which focused on adding fruits and vegetables to each meal) we've continued to do it. We both realize the importance of including these food groups more into our diet and are happy to do it. Here's to a lifetime of good health!

Toast with eggs and toppings
To whole wheat toast we added cheddar cheese, over-medium egg, avocado, and bacon. Served with tomatoes and a side of pineapple.

Grits with butternut, beans, and an egg
For the butternut-bean mixture, saute 1 diced onion in extra virgin olive oil and then add the butternut squash. Once they have started to soften add in 1 can of rinsed black beans and warm through. Top this mixture on top of your grits. Then add an egg, avocado, and diced tomato.

With the exception of the avocado everything for these breakfasts were items already in the fridge and leftover from something else so breakfasts are a great opportunity for us to clean out and use produce. I have recently started buying the black beans at Costco because, even though we don't eat them on a weekly basis, we have started eating them regularly enough that I can justify keeping them in the pantry. As with the black beans I have tried to buy avocados more frequently knowing that we can add them to breakfasts. Patrick will make an egg and toast quite a bit before he goes to work so the avocados don't go to waste.

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