Enjoy Breakfast Recipes During Cancer Treatment All Day- Savory Bread Pudding Recipe
I could eat breakfast for any meal, and when through chemotherapy, breakfast is often a meal easily tolerated when going through cancer treatment. This savory bread pudding recipe – Bread Pudding Florentine from the Day of Chemo chapter in my newly updated 15 Year Anniversary Edition of Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook, is a deliciously easy make-ahead breakfast casserole. This is a great dish to try several days before your next cycle of treatment, and is a good source of vitamins and minerals.
What To Do with French Bread
I love a make-ahead meal, but if you do refrigerate overnight, remember to never put a cold glass dish into a hot oven. Traditionally bread pudding is what people used day old French bread for as it soaks in the flavor making it tender and moist again, letting nothing go to waste.
Healthy Breakfast Casserole
Dijon mustard is a great way to add just the right kick of flavor to this satisfying savory bread pudding recipe. You can substitute 1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry for fresh spinach, if desired. Adjust the mushrooms and onions to your taste buds but they add great nutrition.
Bread Pudding Florentine from Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook
Vegetarian and diabetic friendly, this is a great make-ahead savory bread pudding recipe. A light breakfast-style recipe may be enjoyed all times of day.
Makes about 7 (3/4-cup) servings
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups packed baby spinach
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Half loaf French or Italian bread, cut into slices, divided
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups skim milk
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 9x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté mushrooms, onion, and garlic until tender. Add spinach, stirring until wilted, and add flour, stirring to mix well. Season to taste; set aside. Place half bread slices in prepared dish.
3. Spread spinach mixture over bread and sprinkle with 3/4 cup cheese. Top with remaining bread and remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
4. In bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, milk, and mustard. Pour egg mixture evenly over casserole, refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
5. Bake at 350°F 40 – 50 minutes or until puffed and golden..
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 210, Calories from Fat 22%, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 2g,Cholesterol 62 mg, Sodium 352 mg, Carbohydrates 26g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 6g, Protein 16g
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