I have never made crepes before. I know, how is that possible? I always thought they were one of the most difficult things to make in the world. But when I was looking for ideas for the event Weekend Breakfast Blogging hosted by Mansi this month, I came across a recipe to make whole wheat crepes. I decided that it was time to learn how to make them so I could have them for breakfast this weekend.
This even is about preparing a balanced breakfast, but what is a balanced breakfast? Masni writes:
A balanced and wholesome breakfast is something that combines 2 or more of the food groups below to fulfill nutrition needs.
Fruits or vegetables (dried fruits are fine too)
Grains and Cereals (whole grains, oats, high-fiber foods)
Dairy (skim milk, low-fat yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese (paneer) )
Proteins (eggs/egg whites, peanut butter, beans, nuts, sprouts, protein isolates)
I always try to eat a balanced breakfast. My parents were very strict when it came to our daily meals and nobody left the house without eating breakfast, even if that meant waking up at 5 am during the week. I always start my day with a bowl of fruit salad with yogurt, oatmeal or cottage cheese. I don’t eat eggs every morning, but I try to eat some kind of protein before starting my day (peanut butter toast, beans or a milk shake with nuts in it)
During the weekends, however, I always try to make fancier breakfasts. I like to experiment and learn. That’s why yesterday morning I made these breakfast crepes that are in my recipes archive now.
I followed this food.com recipe for the whole-wheat crepes. For the filling I sautéed some onion, chopped garlic and broccoli. I then added 3 large eggs to the vegetables and I made a creamy sauce with ½ cup cottage cheese, ½ cup skim milk and ½ cup Parmesan cheese.
This breakfast included vegetables (onions and broccoli), grains and cereals (whole-wheat), dairy (cottage cheese, skim milk, cheese) and proteins (eggs) so I guess it qualifies as a balanced breakfast (not mentioning the bowl of fruit I had before)
Next time I make this breakfast I’ll make the crepes thinner. I can say in my defense that this was my very first time making them. I am also going to put the creamy sauce on top with avocado slices. I realized too late that would’ve looked better for the picture. The crepes were already eaten when I came to this realization.
What is your favorite balanced breakfast?