Following a few requests I am going to take you through how I make my current favourite breakfast.
Sweet potato & apple frittata with cottage cheese.
I eat this breakfast because I enjoy it and it is natural, real food (one of my young children will eat it as well, which continues to amaze!). Sweet potato is low GI and an excellent source of vitamin A. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and vitamins. The cottage cheese is a great source of calcium, essential in our diet for healthy bones and staving off bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
- Cals – 350 cals
- Protein – 24g
- Carbs – 39g
- Fats – 11g
- Fibre – 6g
In terms of return on calorie investment I think this is a solid breakfast and keeps me full. Looking at the macro split (see previous blog here for more on macros & micros) it has a good balance across the three groups.
The cost – £1
- Sweet potato – 75g = 9p
- Apple – 1 medium (around 75g) = 25p
- Two eggs – large = 40p
- Cottage cheese – 100g = 35p
- Total = £1.09 (per adult serving)
Prices approx from MySupermarket
This could as easily be a lunch or dinner and in my opinion is a very economical way of getting some good nutrition. You can add cinnamon which goes nicely with the apple and also swap the cottage cheese out for yogurt. If you want a slightly different take you can also substitute one of the eggs and use pea protein which gives more of a flat bread finish.
Time – 10 minutes
Nowadays we are all tight for time, some people may prefer to pay more for prepared meals or may not be at home. If you can prioritise the time do, you are worth it!
- Peel and grate half a sweet potato – microwave for around 2 minutes.
- Whilst in the microwave, rinse grater and core and grate an apple (leave in skin).
- Combine sweet potato and apple then beat in two eggs.
- Lightly oil a pan and fry for approximately 2 minutes on each side.
- Serve and add a tablespoon of cottage cheese.
I am a complete nightmare in the kitchen so believe me when I say, this is simples and will take you about 10 minutes.
Well, not literally but do give this a try and let me know how you get on. Its a tasty no brainer – 10 minutes and £1 a head!
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