Sundays were made for brunch: that lazy, late-morning meal that means you get to lie in bed a few minutes more. If you’re wondering what to have for brunch this weekend, we’ve got four easy brunch ideas using a healthy balance of ingredients that don’t skimp on taste.
Wondering what to have for brunch today? Two savoury brunch ideas
Boost your morning eggs with one of your five-a-day! ‘Eggs Florentine’, or poached eggs with spinach, is one of a few classic brunch menu ideas that use poached eggs: for a tasty twist, we add a slice of smoked salmon, but you could also try finely sliced avocado.
Ingredients (to serve two):
- 2 eggs
- 2 wholegrain English muffins
- 200g fresh spinach
- 4 slices smoked salmon (about 75g)
- 4 teaspoons Flora ProActiv Buttery
- 40g sunflower seeds
Toast the sunflower seeds in a dry pan until a little golden and aromatic. Sauté the spinach in a tablespoon of sunflower oil and keep warm. Split the muffins and toast under the grill, the spread with the Flora ProActiv. Poach your eggs how you like them. Top the muffin halves with a bed of spinach, a slice of smoked salmon and an egg, followed by a couple of teaspoons of sunflower seeds.
Smoked mackerel pate
All the ingredients in this Smoked Mackerel Pate recipe are blended together for an easy brunch idea that doesn’t take too much effort on a Sunday morning! Mackerel is also rich in unsaturated fat**, which (when replacing saturated fats in the diet) can help lower cholesterol to the recommended level as part of a healthy diet. Team the pate with granary toast, ripe cherry tomatoes, and dress with a few rocket leaves – brunch heaven.
Seeking sweet yet healthy brunch ideas? Look no further
Wholemeal blueberry pancakes
Believe it or not, a balanced diet can still include an all-American plate of blueberry pancakes for Sunday brunch! Try this variation using wholemeal flour and natural yoghurt, and substitute the sugar with sweetener.
Ingredients (makes 7-8 pancakes):
- 123g wholemeal flour
- 120g instant (fine) oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 240ml skimmed milk
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (or artificial sweetener)
- 60g low fat natural yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 120g blueberries
Mix the flour, oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Using a separate bowl, whisk the milk and eggs, then add sugar, yoghurt and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the wet, gently stirring until just mixed. Fold in the blueberries. Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan, and add about 3 tablespoons of batter to make each pancake.
Smoothies are a delectably easy way to your five-a-day, and are quick to make if you have a busy weekend.
Ingredients (to serve two):
- 250g mixed berries (strawberries, blackberries, red currants or blueberries)
- 300ml Flora ProActiv Skimmed Milk Drink*
- 170ml low fat natural yoghurt
- Honey, to taste
Blend the ingredients until you have a smooth consistency, adding honey if needed. Use frozen fruit, and you won’t need to add ice.
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*Flora ProActiv contains plant sterols. A daily intake of 1.5 – 2.4g sterols can lower cholesterol by 7 – 10% in 2 – 3 weeks as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle including plenty of fruits and vegetables. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. As coronary heart disease has many risk factors, more than one may need to be improved to reduce overall risk. Individual results may vary.
**Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. There are many risk factors for coronary heart disease and it is important to take care of all of them to reduce the overall risk of it.