Add some crunch to brunch with our Eggs Benedict and Crispy Prosciutto Toast. This savory, satisfying meal is full of protein from the Lifeway Farmer Cheese, egg, and prosciutto. And, did we mention it’s loaded with vitamins from the arugula and grape tomatoes, both of which are full of flavor and nutrition. Our small-batch cheese also adds live probiotics for gut health, which is something not all types of cheese can claim. The taste is amazing. The texture is divine. Each bite of this recipe gives a satisfying little snap from the crispy prosciutto and garlic-smeared toasted sourdough. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.
- 1 cup garlic cloves
- fresh sage leaves
- 2 cups olive oil
- 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- 2-4 slices of prosciutto
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
- 2 cups arugula
- 2 tbsp. chives
- Salt and pepper of taste
- 1/2 cup hollandaise sauce
- 1 egg, poached
- sourdough bread
- Over medium heat, throw garlic cloves, olive oil, and sage leaves in a pot and boil for 25 mins, or until garlic is soft. Put in a mason jar to use over time.
- In a bowl, whip farmer cheese, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
- Over medium heat, lay the prosciutto flat on a medium pan, cook 3-4 minutes on each side, or until crispy.
- Toast sourdough, add a layer of boiled garlic cloves, top with farmer cheese mixture, tomato, arugula, poached egg, and top with hollandaise sauce and chives.