Forget dinner dates – it’s time consuming, inconvenient and, truth be told, we’d much rather be in bed watching the new season of Greys and/or This Is Us. And we can honestly think of a million reasons why lunch is not that great either. Having friends over is an occasion we often look forward to but the thought of cooking, cleaning and staying up late is overwhelming; not to mention it can be expensive too. But all is not lost, dear Trendees, because we’ve compiled some of the tastiest, easiest breakfast ideas trending right now. It’s easy on the pocket, and you won’t even have to wake up earlier because it’s so simple to make, you’ll get it done in chop chop (get it?).
Yoghurt french toast with oranges
For the french toast
Whisk together 5 eggs, 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla essence and a pinch of salt, until the mixture is smooth.
Place 4 slices of whole wheat bread in the egg mixture (one slice at a time). Allow the bread to soak in the mixture for about 3 minutes per side.
In a pan heat 4 tsp butter and 1/2 tsp olive oil, and fry the soaked bread for approximately 4 minutes per side or until golden brown.
Combine 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt and 1 tsp vanilla essence. Spread almond butter on each slice of French toast, add a dollop of the yogurt mixture, then place a few slices of oranges on top and drizzle with honey.
If the price of almond butter makes you cringe, then use sugar-free peanut butter.
Swiss chard oven frittata
Get the girls to join you for a jog then surprise them with a crispy, golden brown baked frittata – the perfect post workout meal.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Then, take a cast iron pan, rub with 2 tbsp of olive oil and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
In a bowl whisk 12 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp paprika and 1/4 tsp baking powder. Fold in 1 cup of chopped Swiss chard and pour mixture into pan. Scatter with feta. Then bake for 15 minutes, and allow to cool before slicing.
Avo mayo sandwich
Don’t let the name fool you. It might sound simple but these sandwiches are anything except ordinary.
Blend 2 avos, 1 lemon zested and juiced and 1 egg yolk until smooth. Add seasoning to taste. Spread the mixture onto sliced sourdough bread (however feel free to use any other type of whole wheat bread). Top with mozzarella and finely sliced Cucumber and apple.
Cut sandwiches into triangles and remove the crusts for an Instagram-ready meal.
Eggs with mustard-yogurt and dill
Too little time and not much in the fridge? This recipe is perfect for you.
For this recipe you’ll need 5 boiled eggs. Mix together 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, 2 tsp lemon juice, until the mixture is smooth. Then add salt and pepper to taste. Halve the boiled eggs, place it on a serving dish and dollop each half with the mustard-yogurt. To garnish, sprinkle with roughly chopped dill and lemon zest.
Serve with a side of avo and whole wheat toast for a more wholesome breakfast.
Savoury sweet potatoes
Good things take time. So although this recipe takes a bit longer to prepare, we assure you it will be worth every minute once your guests start digging in.
Preheat oven to 120°c and line a baking tray.
Place 2 large sweet potatoes in an ovenproof dish, cover with foil and bake for an hour until soft.
Halve the sweet potatoes length-ways and carefully scoop out the flesh. Mix the flesh with 1/4 cup mozzarella and 1/4 cup fried bacon bits. Scoop this mixture back into the sweet potato skins. Crack an egg into each half and bake for 20 – 25 mins, until cheese is melted and egg is to your liking. Season with chopped parsley, salt and pepper.
Feel free to use any other type of cheese if you do not have mozzarella.
Second’s anyone?? What is your fav recipe? Let us know in the comments below!
*These recipe’s have been adapted from Fitlife magazine