PER SERVING (1/4th of trifle, about 1 3/4 cups): 250 calories, 5g fat, 883mg sodium, 25g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 24.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*
Here's a multi-serving bowl of breakfast with a down-home spin -- we were inspired by a recipe made on Food Network's Down Home with the Neelys!
1/2 cup quick-cooking grits
1/4 tsp. salt, divided
1/4 tsp. black pepper, divided
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped mushrooms
4 cups chopped spinach leaves
6 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
2 cups fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 cup diced tomatoes
Optional toppings: fat-free sour cream, chopped scallions
In a medium pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil on the stove. Add grits, 1/8 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper.
Reduce heat to lowest setting and stir. Cook until water has fully absorbed, about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove pot from heat. Thoroughly stir in cheese wedges, breaking them into pieces as you add them. Carefully transfer grits to a large serving dish or bowl. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, cover, and set aside.
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add onion, mushrooms, remaining 1/8 tsp. salt, and remaining 1/8 tsp. pepper. Stirring occasionally, cook until vegetables have browned and softened, about 6 minutes. Add spinach, mix well, and cook until just wilted, about 1 minute.
Uncover serving dish/bowl and add veggies in an even layer; re-cover and set aside.
Remove skillet from heat, re-spray, and bring to medium heat on the stove. Add bacon and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until fully cooked. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Remove skillet from heat and, if needed, clean and dry. Re-spray skillet and return to medium heat. Add egg substitute and sprinkle with garlic powder and onion powder. Scramble until fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
Uncover serving dish/bowl, and add scrambled egg substitute in an even layer. Chop or crumble bacon and sprinkle over the eggs. Evenly top with tomatoes.
If you like, top each serving with a dollop of sour cream and some chopped scallions. Fancy!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS