Smoked Salmon & Avocado Breakfast Pizza

 

What’s better than avo-toast for breakfast? Smoked Salmon and Avocado breakfast pizza for breakfast! That’s right. This month on the Recipe Redux we are creating a healthy take (of course) on, protein-packed savory breakfast inspired dishes! This would be a great addition to your weekend breakfast or brunch. I loooooove the cold-smoked salmon from Whole Foods and I love having any excuse to go there to pick it up. This recipe is a perfect excuse.

I love how grocery stores such as Whole Food’s and Trader Joe’s have fresh pizza dough available. I love to roll my pizza dough out on my own so I can determine how thick or think I want my crust. If this isn’t your thing then I would just stick to the store bought pre-cooked crust and it will work just fine!

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Breakfast Pizza

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Breakfast Pizza

Brighten up your breakfast with this savory combination of pizza, smoked salmon and avocado!

Ingredients

4 Tablespoons of cream cheese

1 Tbsp. fresh chives, chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 store bough pizza crust

2 tsp. olive oil

1 cup of mozzarella cheese; shredded

1/4 pound of smoked salmon

1/2 an avocado , sliced thinly

Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, chives and crushed garlic. Mix well until combined.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil onto the pizza base and spread with the cream cheese mixture. Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until the mozzarella has melted through.
  4. Remove from oven; top with the salmon slices and avocado slices. Sprinkle with black pepper, slice and serve!
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I was too impatient to wait until breakfast to eat this the first time around..(at least I’m being honest!)  So we had this for dinner instead..I made this a second time for breakfast and it hit the spot. You can add extra protein to this by frying a couple eggs and adding them to top this off! Y U M.




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Taco Lettuce Wraps

I can eat tacos just about any night of the week..however that can’t happen but these definitely can suffice my taco cravings! They are also very simple and easy to make.

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Taco Lettuce Wraps

Serving Size: 8-10

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Tuesday's just got better with these!

Ingredients

1 lb of ground turkey meat (or ground beef)

Olive oil; a drizzle

1/4 cup white onions; chopped

Homemade Taco Seasoning:

2 tsp hot chili powder

1 1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

8 romaine lettuce leafs

You favorite toppings (I used cheese avocado, and cherry tomatoes)

Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Drizzle olive oil and add chopped onions. Sautee for 3 minutes until light brown. Add in ground turkey and all of the seasonings. Stir constantly until the meat is fully cooked (about 10 minutes).
  2. Once cooked and cooled, spoon in taco meat into lettuce leafs. Top with your favorite toppings (guacamole, salsa, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese)
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Baked chicken, bean, & cheese flautas

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These little bites of heaven are so easy to make and they can also be a great addition to any party or potluck! You can even cut them into thirds to make bite sized flautas. Since these are baked–not fried or greasy like traditional flautas, there is no need to feel guilty here. Indulge a little and enjoy!

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients:
6 whole wheat tortillas
1 15 ounce can of refried beans (I used black beans)
3 small chicken breasts (cooked & seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or mexican mixed cheese
1 tsp butter; melted
Optional:
Guacamole (my fav!)
Salsa
Sour Cream

*Try my grilled guacamole recipe by clicking here!

 

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut cooked chicken into small cubes or you can shred it with a fork.

2. Spoon about 2 Tablespoons of beans on each tortilla and then sprinkle with a half of a handful of chicken and then best for last….top with cheese. You can put as much as you want but I sprinkled about 2 Tbsp on each tortilla.

3. Roll tortilla, as you would if you were making cinnamon rolls (roll from end to end). Repeat 6 times with each tortilla. Place flautas on baking sheet and brush melted butter on top (to prevent them from burning). Sprinkle more cheese n top and bake for 15 minutes until everything is melted to perfection. Cut in half and serve with your favorite mexican dips such as salsa and guacamole!

*Quick tip: to cook chicken, spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray or drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil. Cook on medium heat and add chicken. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Cook on both sides for about 4 minutes each or until meat is completely white.

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Healthy Breakfast “Pizza”

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The best way to start your day is with a good breakfast (obviously!) so this has become one of my new favorites. It is so satisfying and hits the spot every time.

Yield: 1

Ingredients:
1 whole wheat tortilla
1/4 ripe avocado
1 pan fried egg
A handful of spinach
Cherry tomatoes (optional)

Steps:
1. Warm a tortilla in a hot oven for a few minutes until softened. Spread avocado on tortilla and top with spinach and cherry tomatoes. Top with pan fried egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Amazing and delicious in every bite! I could eat this every morning..

Easy and Light Crab & Shrimp Cocktail

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There is really no right or wrong way to make these Mexican styled cocktails. I am a huge fan of them especially when I am wanting to eat something cool and light in the summer time. I love tomato juice (weird I know)..but Clamato juice is better for this recipe in my opinion. The longer it sits in the fridge, the better so everything can absorb together.  You can add more or less of any ingredients and it will still be delicious! So if you like it spicy, add hot sauce! Oh, and this is also another healthy dish that you don’t have to feel guilty for 🙂

Yield: 4

Ingredients:
1 pound of cooked shrimp; cut in half
1/2 pound imitation crab meat; coarsely chopped
1 cucumber; seeds removed and cubed
1 1/2 cups Clamato Juice
1/4 cup cilantro; chopped
1 green onion; chopped
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp hot salsa
1 avocado; cubed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 whole lime
1/2 lemon

Steps:
1. Throw everything in a large bowl…squeeze in the lime and half of the lemon and mix! EASY. Let sit in refrigerator for a few hours or until chilled. I love dunking tortilla chips in this as well when I’m feeling extra hungry.
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