One of the reasons why I've teamed up with WW is because I love how they inspire healthy habits for real life. Despite what you may have heard, you don't need to cut out an entire food group in your quest to eat cleaner. It's all about moderation! Even though bread gets a bad rep for having a lot of carbs and sugar, they're also packed with fiber and protein when made from whole grains. I partnered with WW to create recipes that feature proteins, vegetables, fruits AND bread. If you love bread as much as I do, you'll definitely want to check out these recipes.
The recipe pictured above is my Artichoke Spread on Rye with an Egg and Shaved Parmesan. This is one of my go to dishes for breakfast and lunch. Since you can make it in less than twenty minutes, it's perfect for those early mornings when you don't have much time to cook a hearty meal before work. You'll make the artichoke spread from scratch by blending artichoke hearts and lemon juice. This'll give a tangy, citrusy flavor to the open faced sandwich. Add an egg, arugula and shaved parmesan and it's ready to be devoured!
Up next is a recipe featuring one of my favorite types of bread: pita bread. I've eaten pita breads since I was a child and plan to eat them until...well, forever. I especially love them in my recipe for Chicken Gyros with Beet Salsa and Creamy Tahini Sauce. I always aim to make sandwiches filled with a lot of veggies and protein. Instead of using leafy greens for this recipe, I stuff the pita bread with shredded chicken and a beet mixture. Beets are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and phyto-nitrates, which help to moderate your blood pressure. Seasoned with onions, lime juice and jalapeños, the tasty beet mixture will add a soft crunch to your gyros.
Remember the goal to healthy eating is balance, not restriction. The next time you crave some bread, try these tasty recipes! To get started on a WW journey today and access to more recipes like this, visit ww.com.
Since we're all staying at home, it's the perfect time for me to connect with y'all as much as possible. With the help of my kids and my wonderful wife, I started a new series on Instagram, called CORA-ntine Cuisine. Everyday at 5 pm PST, I'll be cooking my favorite recipes. Be sure to tune in!