Wake Up Late with These 5 Healthy Recipes for Brunch

Are there times where you are lazy to get up early in the morning? Have you experienced waking up around 10 or 11am? These are the days where you can likely miss your breakfast. But let’s remember that having breakfast is important, and you must never skip it. Yet, you get up between breakfast and lunch. The best solution is to go for some heavy and healthy brunch! Here are 5 recipes you can easy and quickly make without jeopardizing the nutrients and energy your need to start the day.

Brunch 1: Fruity Crepes

Crepes are light but make it more nutritional and heavy with fruits. It is a good choice of brunch, especially when you just want to grab something on the go.

For the Crepes:
3 tablespoon wheat flour
1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/3 whole milk
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling:
2 cups of fresh fruits
2 cups fresh whipped cream

1. Mix wheat flour, arrowroot powder, and salt together in a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, milk, honey, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
3. Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture.
4. Stir to coat and combine all ingredients.
5. Preheat a pan or a skillet over medium heat.
6. Spoon batter to make crepes. Make sure to flip and cook the other side.
7. Fill in the middle of each crepe with whipped cream and spread evenly.
8. Add fruits in the middle and fold.

Potato and Zucchini FrittatasImage Source: oliveoilandlemons

Brunch 2: Potato and Zucchini Frittatas

A mixture of vegetables and eggs can make a great dish for your breakfast and lunch.

1 russet potato (peeled and cut into small cubes)
1 zucchini (chopped)
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 small onion (chopped)
4 eggs
2 egg whites
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup queso fresco
1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Heat oven broiler over medium to high.
2. Boil potatoes in a saucepan. Drain and set aside.
3. Mix eggs, egg whites, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
4. In a separate pan or skillet, pour olive oil.
5. Sauté onion and garlic.
6. Add zucchini and continue stirring.
7. Add potatoes and stir.
8. Pour beaten eggs.
9. Sprinkle with cheese on top.
10. Cut into squares or pizza slices and serve.

Brunch 3: French Toast with Fruits

Slices of bread with fruits are not a bad idea of brunch. This is another quick and easy recipe you can make, especially when you are in a hurry or just lazy.

1 egg
2 egg whites
3/4 non-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon butter
whole wheat bread (sliced)
fresh fruits

1. Mix egg, egg whites, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl.
2. Melt butter in a pan or skillet.
3. Dip each bread slice into the egg mixture
4. Place dipped bread slice into the pan.
5. Toast each bread slice on both sides.
6. Serve with fresh fruits on the sides.

Greek OmeletImage Source: bigoven

Brunch 4: Greek Omelet

If you are tired of the plain omelet, just do the Greek version! It is easy and healthy to make, but still make you full afterwards.

1/4 cup spinach (cooked)
4 large eggs
1/2 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
2 scallions (sliced)
2 tablespoons fresh dill (chopped)
freshly ground pepper,
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1. Whisk eggs in a bowl.
2. Add spinach, scallions, dill, pepper, and feta cheese in the eggs.
3. Stir to coat and mix all ingredients.
4. Preheat the broiler and set a rack.
5. Pour and heat oil in a pan or a skillet.
6. Pour the egg mixture into the pan.
7. Spread the egg mixture evenly.
8. Transfer the pan under the broiler.
9. Place the omelet into a serving plate.
10. Slice and serve.

Apricot-Walnut Cereal BarsImage Source: rachelschultz

Brunch 5: Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars

For something crunchy, crispy, chewy, and still healthy, a cereal bar mixed of apricot and walnuts is a good choice.

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3 cups unsweetened puffed-grain cereal
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
2 cups dried apricots (chopped)
12 ounces silken tofu (drained)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon zest (grated)

1. Preheat oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit.
2. Coat pan with cooking spray.
3. Pour oats and walnuts and spread on a baking sheet.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
5. Transfer the baked oats and walnuts in a bowl.
6. Add flour, cereal, dried apricots, and salt in the bowl.
7. Stir to coat and combine all ingredients.
8. Using a blender or a food processor, puree egg, tofu, lemon zest, vanilla, honey, and oil.
9. Pour the egg-tofu mixture in the oat mixture.
10. Spread mixture onto the pan evenly.
11. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
12. Cool, cut into squares, and serve.

When you feel like too lazy to get up since it’s the weekend, it is alright to sleep more. As long as you do not miss to eat a healthy food for your breakfast and lunch, you should be alright. With these food recipes for brunch, you can still follow a healthy diet. They are nutritional and delicious to eat, but another note is that they are very easy to make!



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