Who said going out for breakfast leads to unhealthy choices?
This weekend hubby and I decided to spend Sunday morning at out favourite restaurant, Elk and Pea in Canberra. In the past, I would have ordered Eggs Benedict or something like that, but today I made a conscious effort to choose healthy.
So this Sunday, my health choice was….
Coconut and cinnamon infused muesli, poached pear compote, toasted nuts
… and this chased by a soy latte was my perfect breakfast! I am a huge muesli lover. I would eat it three times a day if I had the choice. Bircher muesli is different from your standard muesli’s as it usually soaked in a juice, generally apple juice. It makes it sweeter but still very healthy. This version had roasted nuts, currants and shredded coconut which added extra macro-nutrients, texture and flavour to the dish. It is also very easy to make it home. You simply let your muesli/oat mixture soak in apple juice for an hour in the fridge, then mix in all the additions you want – roasted nuts, coconut, raisins or currants, pear, berries, yoghurt – you name it, add it! I would add a little bit of cinnamon and grated apple to the mixture during the soaking process for extra flavour!
So next time you’re out for breakfast, have a think about how you can be a Healthy Choices Mummy.’
What were your healthy choices this weekend?
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