Libby Lovick's Mushroom Breakfast Stack
Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day and I always seem to wake up starving and craving everything in sight! I try to make my breakfasts more exciting when I’m eating ‘healthier’, otherwise I get bored of eating the same food and end up eating a lot of naughty food! I also always want something that’s quick to make in the mornings too which is a plus to this recipe.
This has to be one of the best breakfasts to make when you are feeling like you want to eat everything in sight but you are following a lower carb diet or you are generally trying to eat healthier.
The best thing about this is that it has a bit of everything in but the bad bits are replaced with higher protein foods. E.g. cheddar is replaced for halloumi, bacon is replaced for turkey bacon and bread is replaced with a mushroom. There’s also some spinach in there somewhere which obviously makes everything seem healthier! I also love hummus; it seems to just go with everything, so I use it as much as I can.
This recipe takes around 20 minutes. Just enough time to sip a coffee!
To make the stack you will need:
x2 Turkey Bacon Rashers (I use Mattessons as it’s the easiest to get hold of)
x1 Portobello Mushroom
25g Uncooked Spinach
20g Light Halloumi Cheese
2 Tbsp Reduced Fat Hummus
Fry Light (optional)
Firstly you need to cook the mushroom; Place the mushroom in a frying pan with some fry light and keep turning until it’s cooked to how you like it. This will usually take around 10 minutes.
Whilst the mushroom is cooking, boil your water for your poached egg.
Once your mushroom is nearly cooked, fry your halloumi and bacon, poach your egg and wilt your spinach (quick tip, place spinach into a microwaveable bowl, add some water, cover with cling film, pierce cling film and cook in the microwave for about 2 minutes).
Once all your ingredients are cooked… start your stack!
This can be stacked in any order but I usually add the hummus onto the mushroom first, using the hole in the inside the mushroom to hold the hummus. Then I add all of the other ingredients finishing with the poached egg on top.
Finish with some salt and pepper, make it look pretty, take a picture, post it on Instagram and finally eat it! :-)
*Any ingredients can be replaced, added or removed e.g. bacon for smoked salmon etc., however macros will change*
By Libby Lovick
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