I’ve always struggled to find breakfast foods that keep me full until lunch. Even during my school days, I’d find my stomach rumbling around 10 am. During a test. When you could hear a pencil drop. Talk about embarrassing.
Well, a few weeks ago I stumbled upon two recipes I just had to try: grilled polenta triangles & ratatouille.
I first tried polenta five years ago at my cousin’s wedding and it was glorious. But after a while, it kind of just fell off my radar.
As for ratatouille, the only experience I have is with the Pixar movie. That was a cute one, by the way. Note to watch it again.
Turns out both super easy to make and taste heavenly. And when you add a couple of eggs, you’ve got the easiest meal ever. It can be prepped ahead of time, reheats well, and will keep you full until your next meal.
For the last two weeks, my Sunday meal prep has included both of the above. I’ll use this recipe for the polenta (and mix in 1/2 stick of butter and some parmesan just before step 2). And this one for the ratatouille.
The only thing I don’t prep in advance are the eggs, but they’re easy to fry up the morning of. I like mine over-medium, in case anyone wondered. And yes, I cook them in real (full-fat) butter!
If you stick to a container system, I count them as follows*:
- 1/2 cup polenta (or one thick slab) – (Y, tsp & negligible amount of B)
- 1 cup ratatouille (G)
- 1-2 eggs (R, tsp)
Eat for any meal. It’s yummy, savory, and hearty. It keeps you full – unlike breakfast cereal or even a PB&J.
*I try to stick to Beachbody’s Portion Fix Containers to make my life easier, I do modify some things and stick to full-fat everything instead of the recommended low or reduced fat to cut down on sugar and other fillers. Do what’s best for you!