7 Healthy Brunch Ideas To Try
Hey everyone and happy February!
Each month I will be sharing a new blog post and this month, I am sharing a foodie one with you. When it comes to eating food and eating healthily… There is no ‘best way’ to eat. Eat the food that works for you. Eat the foods you’re not allergic or intolerant to, eat the foods that help you thrive and eat the foods that help you reach YOUR goals. The thing to remember here is that you should be eating for YOU. No one else but YOU.
Brunch/breakfast is one of my favourite meal times and it’s a staple moment in my daily routine. That’s why I am providing some breakfast/brunch inspiration for you this month. I can suffer badly with anxiety so it’s important I keep my energy levels up with the correct food and hydration.
I usually have breakfast before I workout or move my body in the morning. It sets the tone for my day and gives me the energy boost I need to thrive.
Before I show you some breakfast and brunch ideas, I would love to know what your favourite breakfast is? Are you a sweet or savoury person?
Let’s take look at some of these tasty brunch recipes, with the help of Flora ProActiv who have kindly assisted with the creation of this blog post.
- Egg-cellent eggs
Eggs are packed full of protein and healthy Omega fats, and they’re delicious too. There are so many ways to enjoy them at brunch – poached on top of a wholemeal muffin with a little hollandaise being one tasty choice. Omelettes are another easy way of getting eggs into your mid-morning diet. Simply whisk up the eggs and then add your favourite flavours – mushrooms, cheese, ham… You can have fun with friends trying out new combos!
- Super smoothies
Smoothies are perfect if you love the idea of something a little sweeter and, just like eggs, there are so many options to choose from. Bananas make a great base and add a creamy texture, so if you like them, they’re a tasty option. Mix with berries of your choosing, spinach for some good greenery and a little whey/vegan protein for an added boost. You can also blitz up nuts in your smoothies if you don’t want to add whey – they provide fibre and healthy fats too.
- Healthy pancakes
Pancakes are often seen as being a treat, but they really don’t have to be if you use skimmed milk, eggs and wholemeal flour. That combo will produce a healthy and fluffy pancake, just waiting to be topped with fruit, nuts, seeds… Whatever you like. Another great accompaniment is Greek yoghurt – creamy, tasty and nutritious all wrapped up in one. Check out this recipe here.
- Breakfast burritos
Move back that popular breakfast treat a couple of hours and wrap up a brunch burrito. Stick a pile of flour tortillas in the middle of the table with bowls of your favourite fillings for everyone to mix and match. Light cheese, peppers, crispy onions, beans, avocado… Again, the choice is yours – just keep it healthy. Pop it in the oven if you like yours hot!
- Homemade beans on toast
Who doesn’t love beans on toast! But before you reach for the tin opener it’s actually really easy to make your own. Choose your bean – haricot and flageolet work really well – and heat them in a pan with some chopped tomatoes or passata. Let the mixture thicken up nicely; add seasoning (mixed herbs, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, garlic) and you’ve got your homemade beans. For an extra kick, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper or take the flavours to South East Asia with a little sweet chilli sauce. All that’s left is to toast some wholemeal or granary bread and perhaps fry an egg!
- Kicking Kedgeree
This is the most labour intensive of the brunches, but it’s really tasty and you’ll have the added bonus of being able to eat the leftovers later in the day. Flake smoked haddock into your delicious rice and eggs, sprinkling with as much chilli as you like. Swap out butter for a low-calorie spray to fry off the onions and go for brown rice over white.
- Funky fruit platters
Fruit is full of great nutrients and gives you a sweet pick-me-up mid-morning. The best way to go is to think the colours of the rainbow – bananas, grapes, oranges, strawberries etc. Be creative with shapes if you like, or if you want to ramp up the fun you can create fruit pizzas. Use a slice of pineapple or melon as your base and top with your other favourite fruits.
I also love fruit with yoghurt, chopped nuts, homemade granola and a drizzle of honey! Sweet, packed full of nutrients and the perfect start to the day [check out my favourite granola recipe HERE].
There you go, plenty of top ideas for a tasty brunch!
Give them a try and see which brunch dishes you love the most. Have fun, experiment and remember, make these dishes delicious – it’s the first meal of the day after all!
Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog post, I truly appreciate it!
All my love,