Monday, October 8, 2012

Menu Monday - Bonus Recipe for Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole!

Alright! We're going to give this Menu Monday thing another go - hopefully it'll stick this week!
As always, the goal is for me to keep track of everything I eat through the week and post NEXT Monday how I did, along with the new menu for the week.

Legend: BFst = Breakfast, AMS = AM Snack, PMS = PM Snack, DIN = Dinner, BTS = Bedtime Snack

Monday:
BFst - Berries w/yogurt and granola

AMS - Handful of nuts
Lunch - Butternut Squash Ravioli

PMS - Graham cracker w/ peanut butter
DIN - Chicken Tikka Masala w/ Tabbouli
BTS - S/F Ice Cream


Tuesday:
BFst - yogurt w/ grape nuts
AMS - 1/2 protein bar

Lunch - Soup
PMS - Grapes and Cheese
DIN - Fajita Veggies w/ Black Bean Quinoa
BTS - popcorn


Wednesday:
BFst : Scrambled Eggs
AMS : yogurt
Lunch: TBD (out day)
PMS : Nuts
DIN : Leftover Chili
BTS - S/F Ice Cream


Thursday:
BFst: Berries w/ yogurt and granola
AMS - Cheese and Nuts
Lunch: Butternut Squash Ravioli
PMS - 1/2 Protein Bar
DIN - Leftover Beans and Sausage
BTS - Popcorn


Friday:
BFst: Waffle w/Peanut butter
AMS: Nuts
Lunch: TBD (out day)
PMS: Cheese and Crackers
DIN: Spaghetti Squash, Sausage and Peppers w/ Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce
BTS: yogurt


Saturday:
BFst: Cereal
AMS: Yogurt
Lunch: Soup
PMS: grapes and cheese
DIN: Sandwiches/Salads
BTS : TBD


Sunday:
BFst: Breakfast Casserole (recipe below)
AMS: Yogurt
Lunch: Soup
PMS: Nuts
DIN: Leftovers
BTS: Popcorn




Here's the recipe for breakfast casserole! It's an oldie but goodie, modified for a healthier lifestyle :-) I serve it with a side of fruit. For a different twist, you can also add sauteed veggies before adding the cheese. My husband and I like it like this, but the kids don't like the veggies so for the whole family I omit them. Enjoy!

Breakfast Casserole
6 regular servings (regular serving means for a person who has not had WLS. For WLS patients, this makes about 8-12 servings)

1 lb lean breakfast sausage

1/4 lb 75% low fat cheddar cheese, grated
6 eggs, beaten

3 T Fat Free half & half
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350
Spray an 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray
Press the sausage down into the pan, coming up the sides a bit (about 1/4 in). This will be your "crust".
Sprinkle the cheese on top of the sausage.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, half & half, and salt and pepper. Pour over sausage mixture.
Place baking dish on a sheet ban or cookie sheet to prevent spillage.

Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until no longer jiggly in the middle.

3 comments:

Kat Biggie said...

Those look like great menu selections! I might have to follow your plan too!!!

Karen Curtis said...

Great plan. This will definitely help to save time and offers a good balance. I would have to make a few subs but this looks like it could work for at least part of my family!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com

Karen Curtis said...

Great plan. This will definitely help to save time and offers a good balance. I would have to make a few subs but this looks like it could work for at least part of my family!

-Karen
www.yourstylistkaren.com