As we reach the halfway point in the semester, it is time to take some time to relax, and what better way to do that than with brunch! This week our students will be making a few essentials for everyone’s favorite meal.
First, we will be starting off our class with avocado egg boats. This is a savory and rich item that is a low-carb and contains healthy monounsaturated fats. Avocados have a high fat content but those fats are ones that actually help lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels! Eggs contain protein with the egg whites housing most of the protein in addition to vitamins D and B.
While the Avocado Egg Boats are cooking in the oven, our students will be preparing Zucchini Sweet Potato Hash Browns. These are a wonderful alternative to traditional hash browns because sweet potatoes have more vitamin A, C and potassium than regular white potatoes. Sweet potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties and they have fiber that keeps you feeling full! The potatoes, along with onion and zucchini, are sautéed in a skillet until soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. You will never want to order those plain ol’ hash browns again!
Finally, we’ll finish off brunch by making a light Fruit and Granola Parfait. Vanilla Greek yogurt is layered with sweet blueberries, strawberries and crunchy granola. We chose berries, but when you make this at home, choose any fruit to make it your own! Greek yogurt is an amazing source of protein and calcium, and the fruit provides your body antioxidants like vitamin C.