6 Drool-Worthy Waffle Topping Ideas
By Ali Struhs
Is there anything better than toasty, golden-brown waffles? We don’t think so either at Jenny Craig. That’s why our chefs and nutritionists have created our own Classic Waffles, so you can treat yourself to this breakfast staple at any time of the day. At just 160 calories, these waffles are made with whole wheat flour and wheat bran, a comforting, warm canvas for sweet additions in the morning and savory toppings for lunch or dinner. Here are six drool-worthy waffle topping ideas.
Is there anything better than waffles topped with fresh berries? Put together a ½ cup assortment of your favorite berries, like blackberries and strawberries, or blueberries and raspberries. Satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt, all while knowing you’re getting a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.
Melons, mint and maple-flavored syrup! Add these three to the top of your classic waffles for a sweet, minty treat. A medley of melons, including watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe, pack a vitamin punch, with high amounts of both vitamins A and C. Stick to 1 cup of melon to stay on track.
Create your own apple pie for breakfast! Thinly slice juicy, tart apples and mix with a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. Then, warm up Jenny Craig’s Lite Table Syrup and top the apples. Sprinkle cinnamon for a finishing touch to your “apple pie” waffles.
Craving an Italian dinner? Top classic waffles with a makeshift caprese salad. To make this flavorful garnish, roughly cut tomatoes and cucumbers and chop fresh, fragrant basil. Mix together with Jenny Craig’s Balsamic Dressing. Did you know basil is a good source of blood-clotting vitamin K? Just 2 tablespoons of chopped, fresh basil contains 27% of your recommended daily value. For an added boost of protein, use 1 oz. or ¼ cup shredded fat-free or low-fat cheese, which counts as 1 Protein Choice.
Flavor of summer
Have squash and sprigs of rosemary to use? Put them on your waffle! Evoke an essence of summer by topping your waffles with ribbons of zucchini, sprigs of rosemary and a pinch of garlic and parmesan. Zucchini is rich in various vitamins, manganese, and dietary fiber.
South of the border
For flavor from south of the border, top waffles with a teaspoon of fat-free cream cheese, a dollop of salsa, and chopped fresh onion, tomato, cilantro, and your favorite hot peppers. A spicy delight, peppers are known to boost metabolism!