Friday, January 14, 2011

Waldorf Tuna Pockets and On-the-Go Breakfasts

by Mary Jo Rulnick - - Used by permission

Waldorf Tuna Pockets
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 cans tuna in water, drained
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup ranch dressing
4 pita pockets, halved
Salt and pepper, to taste

To make: Mix apple, celery, tuna, mayo and ranch dressing. Be sure to mix well. Spoon mixture into pita pockets.  Change it up: Exchange tuna for canned or cooked chicken.

On-the-go Breakfast

We know breakfast should be an important part of our day. However, our frantic pace has us running out the door first thing in the morning with a growling belly. These on-the-go breakfast meals can solve your breakfast skipping routine.

On-the-go Breakfast MealsYogurt Crunch: Crumble a favorite granola bar into a cup of fruit yogurt.

Fruit Smoothies: Make fruit smoothies by mixing 4 cups milk, 4 bananas, 2 cups fresh blueberries, ½ teaspoon vanilla and 10 ice cubes into blender. Blend on high for 3 minutes. Pour in disposable cup or a travel mug.

Hawaiian Breakfast Taco:  Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese and pineapple tidbits on a tortilla. Fold in half and microwave for 25-30 seconds.

Apple Cottage Berry Breakfast:  Mix several tablespoons of applesauce into a cup of cottage cheese. Top with sliced strawberries.

Slice of Cheese n' Jam:  Spread cream cheese and strawberry jam on whole-wheat or multi-grain bread.

Egg n' Apple Pita:  Stuff sliced hard-boiled eggs and chopped apples in a halved pita.