Breakfast Cereal Toppings
[1] Turn your cupcake or muffin pan into a buffet of toppings for breakfast foods.

Salad Garnishes
[2] Do the same for a green salad, here blue cheese, pears, pecans and raisins (here’s the recipe from Letty’s Kitchen).


Here, yummy ideas for breakfast, salads and desserts. Customizing one’s food is so very enjoyable.

Ready, set, garnish!

Many of us start the day with a bowl of oatmeal or Cheerios, yogurt or cottage cheese.

Here’s how to turn the everyday bowl into the “weekend special”:

Fill your cupcake or muffin pan with a “buffet” of toppings. In this pan, a choice of fresh and dried fruits and nuts:

  • Apples (Honeycrisp and Opal varieties, among others, won’t brown)
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Dried apricots
  • Dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • Kiwis
  • Nuts (almonds, pistachios, walnuts)
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
    You can also include:

  • Seeds: chia, flax, hemp, pepita (pumpkin)
  • Other dried fruits: coconut flakes, goji berries
  • Other fresh fruits: figs, grapes, mangoes, stone fruits (cherries, nectarines, peaches, etc.)
  • Shakers of cinnamon, brown sugar, maple flakes and/or nutmeg
    The same concept works for dessert: ice cream, pudding, sorbet, etc.

    If you’re having eggs for breakfast, you can use most of the green salad garnishes below.


    Use the same idea for DIY salad garnishes:

  • Beans and legumes (chickpeas, edamame, green peas, lentils, etc.)
  • Capers or caperberries
  • Cheese: crumbled, grated or shaved
  • Chinese fried noodles
  • Corn kernels
  • Croutons
  • Curls: carrot, cucumber, zucchini
  • Fresh fruits: berries, citrus segments, grapes
  • Fresh herbs: basil, chives, cilantro, dill, parsley, rosemary, thyme
  • Frizzled onions
  • Microgreens or sprouts
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Olives, halved or chopped
  • Shakers of dried herbs and spices: celery seed, chili flakes, paprika, pink/green/mixed peppercorns, etc.
    You can adapt the same concept to toppings for baked potatoes, grains and vegetables.
    We just love food ideas that are both delicious, nutritious and fun!

    Thanks to Almond Breeze for a great idea.


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