Baked Brie Toast is a delicious breakfast and easy enough recipe to make for those days when all you want is breakfast in bed. Feels like a recipe for a Saturday morning brunch or a Sunday breakfast at the cottage.
Never skip breakfast says the saying, right? In Our Fresh Kitchen we wake up early and never miss a breakfast. That’s either because we have to eat the proper nutrients before our first workout of the day or simply because, let’s not kid ourselves, eating is delicious. I can testify that we pretty much have this nutritional advice covered.
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Another breakfast quote reads “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper!”. We kind of follow this advice, kind of, we eat breakfast like athletes, have lunch like athletes, and dinner like athletes, and include two or three snacks too. We tend to, most of the times, includes a good variety of veggies and fruits in our days.
We avoid freaking out about the food we eat though. We eat healthy and whole foods; we occasionally give ourselves some break to enjoy delicious not so-healthy foods, like baked brie cheese. It’s all about balance.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I definitely have a hearty breakfast before I do anything.
Brie Cheese is one of the fatty guys in the dairy family. One hundred grams contain 17gr of saturated fat, that’s about 80% of the total fat for a 2,000 calorie diet. Eat sporadically and enjoy the well deserved treat. Take it as one of those guilty pleasures that we all have and don’t like to share.
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We recommend adding some fruits like strawberries and oranges, both rich on Vitamin C, to your breakfast. Vitamin C is a well-known immunity booster, as well as a powerful, fast-working antioxidant. As Jennifer Murray, Vegetarian Food Expert, states in the article What are antioxidants?, the major benefit of consuming antioxidants is that they seem to prevent and even reverse many kinds of cancer as well as heart disease and other deadly diseases.
Same goes for the cold prevention benefits of the Vitamin C, Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD writes in the article Benefits of Vitamin C that it may not be the cure for the common cold (though it’s thought to help prevent more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
There are many benefits of eating your breakfast and never skipping one of them. Ryan Andrews wrote a extensive article on Precision Nutrition about it All about breakfast.
So we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy a piece of toast with baked brie cheese while you read these articles on breakfasts. Another good practical trick is to teach your kids or significant other to make this meal for you, one day they might surprise you with a good breakfast in bed.
- 1 slice whole wheat toast
- Brie cheese
- Maple syrup (or honey)
- Lighlty toast the bread. You only want to do a first round of toasting, don't let it get too dark.
- Cut the brie cheese into slices.
- Set on top of the bread and toast in a small oven.
- Once the cheese is melted pour maple syrup on top of the toast and garnish with pecans.
- Serve hot with a freshly squeezed orange juice and a serving of strawberries.