Recipes Health Conditions Cancer Prevention Cancer-Fighting Medi Brunch Plate By Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN, at Savor Health | Reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated December 05, 2016 Share Pin Email Print Stephanie Lang, MS, RDN, CDN More in Recipes Health Conditions Cancer Prevention Diabetes High Blood Pressure High Cholesterol Celiac Disease Heartburn IBS Inflammatory Conditions Alzheimer's Prevention View All Courses Ingredients and Allergies Nutrients Vegetarian Vegan Calorie Counts Kid Friendly Recipe Nutrition Calculator View All (32 ratings) Total Time 15 min Prep 15 min, Cook 0 min Yield 2 servings (353 calories each) 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 1. 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.2. Serve with the boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, olives and pita bread. Ingredient Variations and SubstitutionsMany 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 TipsTo 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! Show Full Article Up Next Up Next Article Easy and Delicious School Lunch Tips, Ideas, and Recipes Up Next Article Ways to Enjoy Turkish Cuisine on a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Up Next Article Make Breakfast in a Hurry Up Next Article What Is the Mediterranean Diet?