Week 4: Breakfast for dinner

One of my absolute favorite things (well, other than sandwiches) is breakfast for dinner.

Partly because the rush of cheating on dinner with breakfast is kinda hot, but also because French toast kicks ass no matter what time of day it is.

It didn’t take much convincing on my part when I asked Chef Brian to whip up a menu featuring morning favorites and he’s come through with some yummy (and quick!) dishes for Week 4:

Meal 1: Frittata with spinach, mushroom, tomato and feta

Meal 2: Cinnamon French toast with blueberry compote

Meal 3: Huevos Rancheros

While we’re on the subject, are there any other “theme weeks” you’d like to see on Fat Dude on a Diet? Let us know in the comments and we’ll see what we can do.

Anyhoo … our list is good for two portions of each meal. I double mine so I always have leftovers for the next day.

The shopping list is after the jump.

Meal 1: Huevos Rancheros

cooking spray
2 corn tortillas
1 cup of cooked black beans (ingredients below)
1- 1 1/2 cup Ranchero sauce (ingredients below)
2 oz. oaxacan cheese
1 avocado diced
2 eggs, cooked over easy

Ranchero sauce (makes 4 portions)
1 t olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced
1 pasilla pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced
1- 14.5 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes (Hunt’s)
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t paprika
2 T chopped cilantro

Black Beans (makes 4 portions)
1 t olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 t cumin
1- 14 oz can black beans, drained
1 cup chicken stock or water

Meal 2: Frittata with spinach, mushroom, tomato and feta

1 large portabella mushroom, cleaned, gills removed, diced
5 oz. raw spinach, roughly chopped
2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
6 eggs
1/2 cup fat free or low-fat milk
salt and pepper, to taste

Meal 3: Cinnamon French toast with blueberry compote

Cooking spray
4 pieces of whole grain bread
3 eggs
1 T cinnamon
1 t vanilla
1/4 cup fat free or lowfat milk
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup blueberry compote (ingredients below)

Blueberry Compote
1 10-oz. bag frozen blueberries, unsweetened
1 cup water
2 T honey

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