Valentines Day is on February 14th every year and a great way to get to your partners heart is through food, you don’t need to buy those expensive pieces of jewelry or those sugary candies, a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is with a home cooked meal, here are a few ideas on what to prepare. Start your Valentine’s day with a tasty breakfast or brunch.
DASH DIET VALENTINES DAY BREAKFAST
Valentine French Toast
Cut out bread slices with a 3-3/4-in. heart-shaped cookie cutter; discard trimmings.
1⁄2 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons white sugar
1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
6 slices whole wheat bread
In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar and applesauce.
Lightly soak the bread one slice at a time until mixture is slightly absorbed.
Cook on lightly greased skillet or griddle over medium heat until golden brown on both sides.
Add fruit of your choice, blueberries, kiwi and strawberries are delicious, serve hot.
For another Valentines’ Day Breakfast treat try this Chocolate Berry Smoothie, it’s outstanding.
DASH DIET VALENTINE’S BRUNCH
DASH Scrambled Egg and Mozzarella Breakfast Pizza
1 whole wheat English muffin
2 mushrooms, sliced
2 green onions, finely chopped
4 tablespoons diced green or red bell pepper
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 teaspoon pepper oregano or Italian seasoning,
4 teaspoons pizza sauce
1/2 cup shredded low-moisture, part-skim Mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Split English muffin in half and toast; set aside.
Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, green onions and bell pepper.
Cook, and stir continuously for 2 minutes, or until vegetables are softened. Stir egg substitute, pepper and oregano into vegetable mixture. Cook, stirring continuously until egg substitute is set, about 2 minutes. Spread 2 teaspoons of pizza sauce onto each English muffin half.
Spoon a quarter of the egg mixture over pizza sauce then sprinkle with a quarter of the cheese. Spoon the remaining egg mixture and cheese evenly on top of the muffins.
Place the muffins on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Here are a couple of my favorite brunch recipes.