If you’re focusing on your health and nutrition, why not try recreating a café brekkie at home? There are a wide range of recipes available online for you to try which don’t require any fancy equipment, and we’re sharing some of our favourites today. Whether you’re a master chef or a kitchen novice, we have something for everyone! Read on for our best healthy café breakfast ideas that are easy to recreate at home.
The humble avo-on-toast is a go-to healthy café breakfast choice for many of us. To take your homemade version to the next level, think about presentation. Your first step is to choose whether you want your avocado smashed or sliced. Then you can decide on your toppings. Try pomegranate and feta, or even a poached egg with a sprinkle of dukkah. Topping it with some chilli-infused oil is another great way to add some extra flavour. You could try to recreate your local café favourite or get your creativity flowing and create your own.
Breakfast bowls are a trendy breakfast option that are easy to recreate at home. They are really versatile and can be made with ingredients you have available in your fridge. To recreate the perfect breakfast bowl at home, there are a few different components you’ll need. First, choose your protein. This could be eggs cooked your favourite way, some smoked salmon, roasted chickpeas or even some falafel! From there, choose your preferred carbs. We recommend quinoa, sweet potatoes or sourdough. Then, you can pull together the veggies you have on hand. Think sautéed or fresh baby spinach, roasted tomatoes or grilled mushrooms. When it comes to breakfast bowls, there’s no limit! Finally (and most importantly), toppings! Try topping your breakfast bowl with smashed avocado, sauerkraut or toasted nuts and seeds for some extra crunch.
Another all-time favourite is the classic baked eggs. This is a simple dish that can be recreated by anyone with any level of skill. Simply mix together some tinned tomatoes with your favourite veg. This could include mushrooms, capsicum and spinach. Transfer your mixture to an oven-safe dish and crack your eggs on top. Bake in the oven until your eggs are cooked to perfection.
If you’re feeling fancy, add some pulled pork or cannellini beans to the mix. Or top them with some crumbly creamy goat’s cheese. Baked eggs can come in so many different variations, and they’re all good served with or without sourdough, your choice!
Muesli with yoghurt
To take your regular yoghurt and muesli to the next level without leaving your house, try topping it with some poached fruit. Not only does this taste delicious, but also adds to the aesthetic of your meal. You can also mix up the type of muesli you use each week to keep it interesting, or try your hand at making your own if you have some time.
When you really want to treat yourself, try turning this dish into a breakfast parfait. All you need to do is alternate layers of muesli, yoghurt and fruit in a glass or jar. It looks amazing and you’re guaranteed all three components with every bite!
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