When I met my husband, he introduced me to feta cheese and I quickly developed a taste for it. It is lower in calories and high in flavor! Plus, it is filling and it is a good source of calcium.
Another important nutrient to good health is whole grain. It can reduce the risk of heart disease, keep the intestines working smoothly and help you keep a healthy weight. The combination of feta cheese and whole grain makes a satisfying and healthy breakfast. I have a tasty recipe for you that takes only 5 minutes to prepare.
Feta Cheese Breakfast Toast:
2 eggs yolks
4 slices of Whole Grain Sandwich Thins (made by Orowheat)
½ tablespoon of margarine or butter substitute
½ cup of feta cheese, crumbled
¼ cup of low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
¼ cup of lean ham, diced or chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 360F. In a bowl, whisk in feta cheese, mozzarella, egg yolks, salt, pepper and ham. The feta cheese comes already salted, so you should try it before adding salt to your egg mixture. You may not need to season it with salt.
Meanwhile, place the Sandwich Thins slices (soft part up) in a baking pan. Spread margarine on top of each bread slice and topped with the egg and cheese mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes or until egg mixture is fully cooked. Serve hot or at room temperature.
It pairs very well with fruit and orange juice or low fat milk.
Tip: To keep your feta cheese creamy and flavorsome, keep it refrigerated in a brine of 1/2 milk and 1/2 water for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container. If you keep your block of feta cheese in this brine, you also obtain the perfect amount of salt. You can find blocks of feta cheese in Delis and Imports stores.