With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, you may be thinking of making Dad his favorite breakfast in bed. You aren’t doing dear ol’ Dad any favors, though, if you are serving up a big plate of fat and cholesterol. Don’t be disheartened! (Pun intended!) You can still serve up yummy comfort food without sacrificing Dad’s heart health.
Fancy, rich, and usually a big hit with dads, Eggs Benedict is the perfect main course for your breakfast tray. This recipe allows him to enjoy all the gold, gooey goodness of a traditional Eggs Benedict and save calories for any other indulgences that might be planned for the day.
Eggs Benedict at a restaurant can set you back over 1000 calories and 57 grams of fat. This version has less than half the calories, way less fat, and is free of butter.
1 Whole Wheat English Muffin
2 Strips of Turkey Bacon*
2 tsp. White Vinegar
For the “Hollandaise Sauce”
1/2 C. FF Greek Yogurt
1 Egg Yolk
1/4 of a Lemon
1/2 tsp. Yellow Mustard or Dijon
1 tsp. Dill
- Fill a large sauce pan and a small saucepan with 2/3 water. Bring the large to a boil, the small to a simmer.
- Mix together the Greek yogurt, egg yolk, and lemon in a small heat-safe bowl.
- Once the small sauce pan is simmering, place your bowl with the yogurt mixture in the water. Heat and stir occasionally until the sauce thickens – about 10 minutes.
- Toss your turkey bacon in a pan sprayed with olive oil and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Drop your English muffin in the toaster.
- Now that the large pan of water is boiling, stir in 2 tsp. white vinegar. Carefully crack each egg into the water. Use a spoon to push the white portion of the egg toward the yolk if it appears to be coming apart.
- Turn the heat off and cover the pan, cook for 4 minutes.
- While the eggs are cooking, assemble your benedict. Top each muffin half with a strip of bacon, then add the egg.
- Your hollandaise should be done now too. Carefully remove the bowl from the saucepan and add the remaining ingredients.
- Top the benedicts with the sauce.
- Serve to Dad and wait for the oohs and aahs!
Total Calories: about 480 for the whole recipe
*Feel free to swap the turkey bacon for smoked salmon, crab, or anything else you like!
Find more healthy breakfast recipes here: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/15334/healthy-recipes/breakfast-and-brunch/
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