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A Garden Breakfast

I am obsessed with breakfast!  I know, I know, it is the most important meal of the day! Of course it is, however, I have found that it is more than that to me.  Since I began my weight loss journey a few years ago, I find myself with breakfast as the largest meal of my day!  And guess what?  It keeps the weight off!  At least it does for this silver haired middle-aged goddess!

I fluctuate my breakfast days – oatmeal one day, egg beaters the next, and so on and so forth.  I try to make my egg days more than just about the eggs.  Nothing dull and boring here. I have that garden out back and it has supplied me with numerous ingredients to make my breakfasts special.

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I use 3/4 cup of egg beaters (Weight Watchers Points Plus Points = 3) and add whatever I have in the house or garden… mushrooms, kale, long onions, zucchini, tomatoes – whatever vegetable you like, add it.  I only count the points values of things with points: eggs, meat, cheese, etc.  I do not count the points values of fruits or vegetables.  This keeps me eating more of them and less of the other stuff that packs the pounds on.

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I chop the kale quite fine so that it binds with the eggs.  I find it helps to thicken the eggs and hold them together with the other vegetables.

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Chop all the vegetables and put them in your non-stick cooking pan.  I use Pam with olive oil as it adds a special taste to the eggs and makes it easier to cook the eggs with no sticking.

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Add the egg beaters to the mixture and cook slowly over a medium flame.  Cook it until the vegetables are done the way you like.  I like my eggs to be cooked through, not runny.

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Put your finished eggs on a plate and serve it immediately.  There is actually enough here for two servings if you wish.  Add some fruit to your plate and you are ready for another spectacular day!  Enjoy!

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Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.

The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.

Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.

When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.

She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website

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