Beans for breakfast!

This morning’s breakfast was superb and completely inspired by Jessica.

My eyes glazed over when I saw her recipe for White Bean Breakfast Hash.

Of course, I had to make it.

And, of course, I had to change it up a bit.

A remix, if you will..

Veggies in the morning never seemed so right.


White Bean & Leak Breakfast Hash

Recipe: Serves 1 (maybee a bit of leftover veg)

2 slices turkey bacon

1/2 cup cooked cannellini beans

1 leek

1/4 white onion

1/2 tbsp butter

1 garlic clove

1/2 cup mushrooms

Directions –

1. Chop the onions, leek, mushrooms and garlic.

2. Cook your turkey bacon on the stove on medium high heat.

3. Once the grease begins to seep out (there isn’t that much – it is turkey bacon after all), add the butter and push the bacon to the side.

4. Add the onions, garlic, mushrooms, and leek. Cover and let cook, occasionally stirring. At some point, remove the turkey bacon, chop it up, and replace it.

5. Once the veggies are almost soft enough, add the beans and a sprinkle of sea salt.

6. Serve hot and enjoy!

Benefits:

Turkey bacon * much higher in protein than regular bacon. Look for 6 grams of protein per slice! A great source of B vitamins.

Leeks * are a good source of folate, manganese, and vitamin C! They also contain the antioxidant kaempferol which help protects blood vessels.

White beans * extremely high in fiber and a good source of protein. They are also high in iron and molybdenum, which aids the body in making detoxifying enzymes.

Mushrooms * a great source of niacin, potassium, and selenium!

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17 responses to “Beans for breakfast!

  1. oh this is a great recipe. I could eat it at any meal, and maybe I’ll do just that! ;)

  2. now I am totally inspired by this! This sounds like a pretty damn good pre long run breakfast. Or pre long day of classes breakfast. (I mean, really, the two aren’t so different!)

  3. That is such a great recipe!! I also love how you stated the health benenfits of the ingredients!! :)

  4. Delicious! Billy is on a leek kick and mushrooms & beans are my favorites.

  5. I’ve been reading for awhile and never commented before. And I’m sorry that my first comment is a silly one…but I’ve cooked with leeks several times before and only used the white parts…I had no idea that the green parts were edible!!! They seem like they’d be so tough, but I guess I was wrong. I will have to try this and see about the green parts! :)

  6. That looks awesome…I’m afraid of the repercussions for eating beans early in the morning, though. ;-p

  7. Ahh I love your blog too! YAY adding it to my reader!! Also I love cannellini beans and definitely don’t have them often enough :)

  8. Yum! This looks delicious. I particularly liked the little nutrition lesson at the bottom- very cool!

  9. What a great way to start your morning…and I love the photographs you shared. I felt like I had joined you in your kitchen! Thank you for sharing this, Lauren. I hope you have a healthy and happy week.

  10. Yum! What a great protein-filled breakfast! Sounds great!

  11. How clever! I love anything with beans. :) I have a hard time eating savory things in the morning though… for some reason, my tastebuds just want sweet–well, sweet as in an apple or a green smoothie.

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