Breakfast bakes are popular, delicious dishes, but are frequently made with biscuit mix, highly processed breakfast meats and a lot of cheese. Rather than the traditional breakfast bake, try this recipe. It’s higher in protein, micronutrients, and contains less salt, preservatives and saturated fat. It reheats well, allowing you to prepare it ahead of time and reheat it throughout the week for a convenient, healthy breakfast.
Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease a 9×12 baking dish with olive oil.
In a large bowl, whisk whole eggs, egg whites and milk. Whisk in the parsley, garlic powder, basil, pepper and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients (cheese, chicken and vegetables). Mix well.
Bake at 350° for 35 minutes, or until center is firm and cooked through.
This recipe makes 8 servings. Each serving contains 165 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 1.3 grams of fiber, 20.4 grams of protein and 7.3 grams of fat. Serve with fresh fruit.
Written by Dietitian & Runner: Cassandra Towns, RDN, LDN, CD, CLC