Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sweet Treat Breakfast and Weekly Meals

On Valentine’s Day, I decided that I was going to make a slightly more decadent breakfast than usual.

I started by making a fruit salad.

The fruit salad contained:
  • 1/2 cantaloupe
  • 1 banana 
  • 1 apple
  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 mango
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Cinnamon
  • A few drops of agave nectar
To go with the fruit salad, I made a yogurt sauce. It was really good, and everyone loved it.

The yogurt sauce contained:
  • 1 container Chobani nonfat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Sour Cherry Preserve  – sooo good!
  • A few tablespoons whipped cream
I first mixed the preserve and the yogurt very well and then folded in the whipped cream. The yogurt sauce was slightly sweet and incredibly light and airy. Sooo good!

I also heated up some whole wheat pancakes that I had frozen a while back. They were sort of an afterthought, so I didn’t take a picture. However, everyone loved the yogurt sauce on top of the pancakes the most!

I think it’s time to plan meals again, so here we go:

Tuesday: Brown rice pasta with organic, grass-fed beef and vegetable sauce and a salad.

Wednesday: Salad topped with salmon salad. I’ll mix boneless, skinless canned wild salmon with lemon juice, wasabi mayo, and capers and top a lightly dressed salad with it.

Thursday: Veggie burgers.

Friday: It’s Salad Friday. I’ll try to be creative… :-)

Questions: What’s an interesting/good/special breakfast that you’ve recently had? What are you eating this week? Please share!
Be well,


  1. Anonymous2/16/2010

    Such a fresh and colorful breakfast, I'd love to have one like this! :D
    my recent breakfast combos are: grain milk + waffles/steamed sponge cake.
    tonight I'm going to have baked salmon, sauteed veggies and steamed yam! :)

  2. I actually posted about my favourite breakfast of late on my blog today. It's not so colourful and interesting as yours but it sure does the trick. Overnight Oatmeal I call it.

  3. Anonymous2/16/2010

    Gorgeous breakfast! Sounds delicious! I have been making a lot of parfaits the past few days with muffins, bananas and Fage mixed with PB2 (I don't like this as a peanut butter substitute, but as a yogurt flavouring, is great!)

    Not sure what this week holds meal-wise... I want to experiment more with eggs/omelettes and also likely to be veggie burgers one night and lots of wraps.

  4. sounds like a great breakfast! Hubby and I went out to brunch this weekend and I had "southwest" eggs and potatoes - basically the eggs were filled with spicy peppers with a touch of salsa on top - nothing too out of the ordinary but still delicious! Oh and they served everything with cornbread, which of course was a fun touch :)

  5. I love fruit salad! I think I could live on it! YUM!

  6. Wasabi mayo mixed with salmon sounds amazing! I'll have to remember that idea!

  7. That looks amazing. I love fruit salads. This week we are doing mostly vegetarian, and we are having breakfast for dinner tomorrow night! Not creative, but yummy!

  8. Your fruit salad pics are *always* my fave! That recipe looks soooo good. I think I will make it this weekend for the girls :-)

    I just had an extra-firm tofu stir-fry: browned the tofu and then threw in huge handfuls of shredded broccoli (TJ's slaw) and shredded cabbage. Topped with some Frank's hot sauce and a quick shake of lite soy sauce. Very good!

  9. the fruit salad makes me so happy, bloggers need to show more fruit and less oats...i love it andrea!

  10. I usually make banana pancakes as a treat for Cory! French toast is another special breakfast in my house!

  11. That yogurt sauce looks delicious! It must have been so good with the fruit!

  12. I love fruit salads. They're always so beautiful! Currently eating a banana and peanut butter, my favorite!

  13. omg everything look so delicious! love the fruit and yog!! reminds me of summer time!

    i also love how you always plan your meals, that makes for such a flawless,easy week!!

  14. Briana2/17/2010

    Looks great!

  15. Anonymous2/17/2010

    Ooo, I love the addition of cherry preserves into the yogurt sauce, yum!

  16. I love the yogurt dip. Sour cherries preserve is one of my favorites.

  17. That yogurt dip sounds wonderful with the sour cherry! Yummm!

    Breakfasts? I've been on a huge muffin kick or baked oatmeal...both are fantastic with lots of variations!

    Have a great day, Andrea!

  18. The yogurt sauce looks so yummy Andrea! I'm really interested in that brown rice pasta you are having. Does it taste similar to whole wheat? I've been seeing it around ;)

  19. Neat idea having the whipped cream in the yogurt sauce!

    Best idea ever to freeze pancakes. I'm totally going to do that.

    I've been having green breakfast shakes at breakfast lately. I also love steel cut oats, eggs on toast... if it's breakfast, I'm all over it ;)

  20. This week I'm making something with pork and apples, some tilapia with a curry sauce and lasagna... Your salmon salad sounds delish!

  21. Anonymous2/17/2010

    That yogurt and fruit combo looks delish! Great way to change up a good favorite. My breakfasts have been so boring but I just can't get enough...greek yogurt, fruit, and granola. Just love it!

  22. I have not had any fun with breakfast in a long time. I keep waking up and making my oat bran, like I am craving it (which I am....) plus I haven't really had any special occasion that warrant a nice, special meal. That's too bad, isn't it?! Your yogurt sauce sounds fabulous, and I can see how it would tase great on WW pancakes.
    Regarding your post on my blog, I would be just fine doing the Raw food plan on occasion, just not always. I can't imagine living raw, but I can completely imagine living raw sometimes. That's much more realistic, in my opinion.
    Have a great day Andrea!

  23. The sweet treat breakfast looks good! I never think to just dip in yogurt like a fondue!

  24. I like the secret addition of whipped cream. Makes something fresh and healthful ever so decadent. ;)