Looking for healthy breakfast in bed alternatives? Breakfast is a staple often missed with the pace of week days, or, if not missed, then falling back on the ‘same old same old’ – good old vegemite on toast or boxed cereal.
However, breakfast is a great way to start the day, kick start the metabolism, and get some good protein, fruits and grains into our bodies first thing. Weekend breakfasts are also a celebration of having just a bit more time to spend and share with loved ones, or slow down and sit to eat (instead of rushing out the door)!
Here are a few of our top breakfast in bed ideas to try this weekend.
1. Wholemeal Pancakes with Winter Fruits
With winter approaching there’s really nothing better than making the most of seasonal fruits. Poached fruits with cinnamon, or all spice, is an easy and delicious way to sweeten a breakfast meal of oats or cereals, and with elevate the simple pancake to a whole other breakfast level.
As well as being delicious, pancakes, when made with wholemeal flour, are also a healthier alternative to plain white flour. Higher in fibre than plain white flour, wholemeal flour is also rich in vitamins B-1, B-3, B-5, riboflavin and folate.
Time: 20-25 minutes
Stewed Winter Fruits:*
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 bunch rhubarb, trimmed and sliced
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon water
- 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
- 2 cups reduced fat milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 small sized bananas, mashed
- Spray olive oil
- 400g reduced fat Greek Yoghurt
2. Traditional Baked Eggs
Jamie Oliver has long been a promoter of all things health eating. From his attempt to reform the American school lunch program, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, to the everyday simple 15 minute meals, a modern healthy recipe list would be lacking without including a Jamie Oliver special.
These baked eggs are simple enough not to be overwhelming, and flexible enough that you can add, adjust, remove fillings to suit what is in the fridge. Spice up these traditional baked eggs, the perfect healthy breakfast in bed idea!
Time: 10-20 minutes
- 1 knob of unsalted butter
- 4 large free-range eggs
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Chesnutt mushrooms
- Smoked Salmon
- Red Chilli
3. Quinoa & Mixed Berry Smoothie
A breakfast smoothie is a go-to for many week day rushes, however they don’t need to be boring! Keeping cut fruits in the freezer is a great short cut, and adding in quinoa or chia will give the smoothie an extra punch of fibre. Plus, how pretty do smoothies look! The perfect weekend kick-starter.
Time: 15 minutes
- 250ml low-fat milk
- 100g low-fat plain yoghurt
- 1 medium banana, frozen
- 250g frozen mixed berries
- 35g quinoa (equivalent to 100g cooked)
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup
4. Porridge with Stewed Apples and Chopped Pecans
Porridge oats are often thought to be boring and tasteless, but with so many health benefits, it’s well worth adding oatmeal to your breakfast choices! Adding fruit, nuts, a touch of maple syrup or peanut butter are all ways to spice up a bland bowl.
As well as being gluten free, oats are an important source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.
Time: 15-17 minutes
- 4 medium Green Apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
- 3 cups reduced fat milk
- 200g reduced fat Greek yoghurt
- 2 tablespoons pecans, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Wake up (all the more rested after a wonderful night’s sleep in your Seniors Plus adjustable bed and kick start your day with one of these wonderful healthy breakfast in bed ideas!
A great day starts with a great night’s sleep. Don’t short change your day, if you’re not sleeping well contact one of our team today and see how Seniors Plus may help you improve your quality of sleep, and life.