Celebrate Opposite Day and eat breakfast for dinner!
By Jodie Shield, RDN
January 25th is “Opposite Day” – who knew? I was so inspired by Jennifer Seyler’s guest post: Dessert Please! But It’s Breakfast Time! that I just had to share one of my favorite family traditions – backwards breakfast. Year’s ago, when my kids were younger, I found myself short on time with nothing in the house for dinner (Sigh. It happens to dietitians, too!). I was way too tired to pack three hungry preschoolers into the mini van for some sort of healthy fast food meal. Then I got this crazy idea: backwards breakfast. Just for the record, I’m not talking a bowl of cereal and milk; I’m talking brunch food with the works. I whipped up a batch of cinnamon french toast topped with applesauce and the kids thought it was hilarious; I of course, thought I was a genius. Over the years, I have expanded my backwards breakfast menus and in the spirit of opposite day, I wanted to share my family’s top three favorite backwards breakfasts.
Lean Eggs and Ham Casserole is super easy to make. I toss everything together first thing in the morning, leave it in the fridge, and pop it in the oven for dinner. I usually serve it with whole grain raisin toast and pineapple slices.
Whole Wheat Waffles are my personal fav. Super easy if you have a good waffle iron (I just bought an AllClad one and love it!). I love to serve this with warm maple syrup, a couple of sausage links and lots of fresh berries.
Last but not least, Broccoli and Swiss Cheese Quiche. I adapted the Frugal Gourmet’s recipe and lightened it up considerably. It pairs well with a fresh fruit salad or a side of grapes.