Cooking and Meal Prep Recipes Cancer-Fighting Medi Brunch Plate By Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN Facebook Twitter Stephanie Forsythe, MS, RDN, CNSC, is a registered dietitian nutritionist who has developed recipes and blog content for Savor Health. Learn about our editorial process Updated on September 20, 2019 Print Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN (171 ratings) Total Time: 15 min Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 0 min Servings: 2 Nutrition Highlights (per serving) 353 calories 13g fat 37g carbs 25g protein Show Nutrition Label Hide Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings: 2 Amount per serving Calories 353 % Daily Value* Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 187mg 62% Sodium 655mg 28% Total Carbohydrate 37g 13% Dietary Fiber 6g 21% Total Sugars 9g Includes 0g Added Sugars 0% Protein 25g Vitamin D 1mcg 5% Calcium 209mg 16% Iron 3mg 17% Potassium 548mg 12% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice. A good source of protein in the morning helps get your eating on track for the day. Here, you get double the protein from Greek yogurt and a boiled egg, and fresh vegetables add crunch and lightness. Savory yogurt is very common as part of the Mediterranean diet, an eating patter that may reduce risk of certain cancers, such as breast cancer. It's especially common when mixed with olive oil and fresh spices. Choose yogurt brands that state “contains live and active cultures” on the package to help fortify the immune system and keep your digestive system regular. In this recipe, we also use the Middle Eastern spice known as za'atar which contains a mix of thyme, sumac and sesame seeds, to add flavor to the yogurt and vegetables. Ingredients ½ cup non-fat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt or labne 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/16 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon za'atar 1 large boiled egg ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved ½ medium bell pepper, sliced 6 medium kalamata olives 1 medium whole wheat pita bread Preparation Scoop the yogurt onto a plate or platter, create a small divot with a spoon and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the salt and za’atar over the yogurt. Serve with the boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, olives and pita bread. Ingredient Variations and Substitutions Many people do not eat enough of the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, especially vegetables. Why not start the day off right and enjoy your veggies at breakfast time? Try using cucumber instead of bell pepper for a more traditional flavor. Use naan bread or Turkish simit bread (round bagel-like bread usually topped with sesame seeds) instead of pita. Naan bread and Turkish simit are not usually made from whole grains, so if you choose these breads, try to make the remaining grains you eat in the day from whole grain sources. And if you're looking to add a touch of sweetness to your plate, include potassium-rich dates and almonds. Cooking and Serving Tips To make boiled eggs: place eggs into a medium pot and fill with cold water to cover the eggs. Heat over high on the stovetop until the water starts to boil. Once boiling, shut the water off, cover the pot and let it sit, covered, for 10 minutes. Drain the eggs and place into an ice water bath to cool. Peel and eat! Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! By Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN Stephanie Forsythe, MS, RDN, CNSC, is a registered dietitian nutritionist who has developed recipes and blog content for Savor Health. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from companies that partner with and compensate Verywell Fit for displaying their offer. These partnerships do not impact our editorial choices or otherwise influence our editorial content.