BLT Breakfast

BLT Breakfast

I entered this in a recipe contest in 2002, and won a small convection oven for my home. My husband asked me to make this dish for dinner last night. He likes it that much.  It is a super easy dish and one that works great for a crowd. You can serve it with sprouted english muffins, sourdough toast, or diced roasted potatoes. Everybody enjoys this dish.

Did you know that  eggs are a powerful liver cleanser? Many people put them raw in a shake after a hang over. Eggs contain large amounts of cysteine, the substance that breaks down the hangover-causing toxin acetaldehyde in the liver’s easily depleted glutathione. Therefore, eggs can potentially help mop up the left-over toxins.

Eggs contain the miracle nutrient choline.

Choline is an important nutrient that most people don’t get enough of. That’s because rich choline sources are rare. Fortunately, whole eggs are a good, convenient source of choline.

Why is choline so important? It helps regulate our brains, nervous systems, and cardiovascular functions. Two eggs provide half of our recommended daily amount of choline.

That’s good news for most of us, as studies have shown that 90% of all Americans are choline-deficient.

Eggs are almost the perfect food.

They are an excellent source of Vitamins A, B complex, D, & E. Eggs also contain plenty of iodine, zinc, selenium, calcium, iron, folate, and antioxidants.

In fact, eggs contain all necessary vitamins and minerals except Vitamin C. Farm fresh eggs also contain EPA and DHA, brain-enhancing essential fats that act as super foods in their own right.

So eat your eggs, because next week they will be labeled as unhealthy again.

 
 

BLT Breakfast
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup cream or milk
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9X13 casserole dish.
  3. Combine tomato and basil Set aside.
  4. Break eggs into a prepared casserole dish being careful to keep egg yolks whole.
  5. Pour cream over eggs.
  6. Sprinkle tomato-basil mixture on top of eggs.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Top with cheese and bacon.
  9. Bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes, or until eggs are set.

 

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