Two Healthy Breakfasts for Late Summer

Tomato season is in full swing and apple season has begun here in Pennsylvania, so I’m alternating between these two delicious breakfasts!  Both are quick to prepare, with minimal dirty dishes.  They make good snacks, too.  You get plenty of vitamins and fiber from the fruit, plus protein and fat to keep you feeling full.

We planted two tomato plants in our front yard this year and had another tomato plant come up by surprise, and they’re all producing well.  We also get both tomatoes and apples from our CSA organic farm share.

Tomato Toast is simply buttered toast with nutritional yeast flakes, a nice thick layer of sliced tomato, salt, and dill.  (Cilantro instead of dill makes a different flavor, also tasty.)  If you’re really hungry, add a scrambled or fried or sliced hard-boiled egg.  An affordable gluten-free variation is a bowl of warmed-up leftover cooked rice or other grain, with butter, nutritional yeast flakes, diced tomato, salt, and dill.

Easy Fresh Apple Yogurt is simply a diced apple quickly cooked with seasonings and stirred into plain yogurt.  Sometimes I add granola or other cereal.  This morning, I made this with a pear instead (because we were given a bag of home-grown pears) and that’s good, too.  This recipe is ideal for people who get an itchy mouth or upset stomach from eating raw apples–a problem I had only while pregnant with Lydia, which is when I developed this recipe.

Enjoy the season, and check out all the great ideas at Real Food Friday and the Hearth & Soul Hop and Waste Not Want Not Wednesday and Works-for-Me Wednesday!

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About 'Becca
author of The Earthling's Handbook, about the environment, parenting, cooking, and more!

6 Responses to Two Healthy Breakfasts for Late Summer

  1. Sounds delicious . Thanks you very much.

  2. Hi Becca,
    Love your ideas for healthy breakfast. I like to put hempseed in my homemade Raw Yogurt and some organic frozen mangoes. I have been hearing and reading more and more about the nutritional yeast and the many health benefits. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Pinned & twitted.

  3. helloredds says:

    The apple in yogurt sounds really good. I’ll have to try that one.

    I came over on Works for Me today, and I’m glad to find your site.

    Hope you have a blessed day today~
    Melanie

  4. There’s nothing like home-grown tomatoes! Your tomato toast sounds like a great way to start the day as does your apple yogurt. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

  5. Erin says:

    I make something very similar to your tomato toast – in my house we call it “tomato thing” and it’s toast with cream cheese, thickly sliced tomato, some kind of flavored salt (usually garlic, but sometimes plain or shallot), and some kind of herb.

  6. Mary Carver says:

    Ooooh, I want some apple yogurt now! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Works for Me Wednesday each week!

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