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Corn fritters

Corn fritters

In this recipe, crisp, juicy corn kernels are added to a thick batter flavoured with chilli and fresh coriander, and then pan-fried in big spoonfuls. Piled on a bed of watercress and drizzled with a minted spring onion and yogurt sauce, the fritters make a quick, easy meal.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Created in the 1920s at Delmonico's restaurant in New York City, this dish traditionally uses ham or bacon and a rich butter sauce. Here, a lower-fat yogurt and chive hollandaise contrasts with the richness of poached eggs and lean prosciutto, to make a lighter, but equally special version.

Things on Toast

Things on Toast

When time is short, throw together something healthy and sustaining ‘on toast’. Here are some ideas for nutritious toast toppings. Choose wholegrain bread or mixed grain types or rye or pumpernickel.
Yogurt cheese on toast

Yogurt cheese on toast

Labna, also spelt labne, labneh or labnah, is a drained yogurt-based cheese popular on mezze platters in Middle Eastern cuisine. It can be drained for longer than 24 hours; the longer it is drained, the firmer it will become. Labna will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
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Spicy Vegetables with Eggs

Spicy Vegetables with Eggs

Quick and easy to prepare, this dish is an ideal midweek dinner but the colourful ingredients make it perfect for a celebratory meal, too. Originating in North Africa, it is also known as chakchouka.
Lets Do Brunch!

Let’s Do Brunch!

Lazy weekends or indulgent late mornings are the best time to enjoy a leisurely brunch. To make it easy, keep the following convenience staples in your pantry or freezer: maple syrup, canned corn, rolled oats, frozen spinach and peas, frozen berries and, of course, always have eggs in your fridge!

Ricotta Pancakes with Fresh Fruit

Ricotta Pancakes with Fresh Fruit

For a special brunch, treat yourself to a plate of pretty pancakes. To warm honey for drizzling, try heating it in the microwave for a few seconds.

Quinoa and Cranberry Porridge

Quinoa and Cranberry Porridge

Make this new twist on a traditional porridge to brighten a cold winter morning. Cranberries contain many valuable nutrients but they have a limited season so are usually available in frozen or dried form.

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Boiled Eggs

Boiled Eggs with Dukkah

Dukkah is an Egyptian nut and spice mixture that can be sprinkled over vegetables or used as a dip. The nuts and spices vary, so feel free to experiment to make your own version. You can buy ready-made dukkah in jars, but it usually contains quite a lot of salt.

Blueberrry and Oat Breakfast Muffins

Blueberry and Oat Breakfast Muffins

These muffins are best eaten within a couple of hours of baking, but they can be frozen for up to 1 month. Wrap each muffin individually in foil, place in a large resealable plastic bag, expel all the air and tightly seal. Thaw the muffins at room temperature and reheat in a low oven.

Berry Yogurt Swirl

Berry Yogurt Swirl with Walnuts and Pepitas

Celebrate berry season with this healthy swirl of goodness. It will give you the energy and nutrients you need in the morning. Use thawed frozen berries if fresh ones aren’t available – they’re just as nutritious.

Roasted Tomato, Cannellini Bean and Avocado Salad with Pan-fried Eggs

Roasted Tomato, Cannellini Bean and Avocado Salad with Pan-fried Eggs

Tomatoes and white beans are a classic Italian combination that makes a perfect base for fried eggs. This dish is rich in anti-oxidants from the tomatoes and greens. Roasting the tomatoes adds a layer of sweetness to the dish, and the egg provides a protein boost at any time of day.

Spinach and Fetta Omelettes

Spinach and Fetta Omelettes

This high-protein breakfast will help sustain your energy levels for hours. For extra fibre, serve the omelette with wholegrain toast. Add a green salad for a nutritious brunch or lunch.

Savoury Scrolls

Savoury Scrolls

Pull these fresh from the oven and you'll receive appreciative gasps of delight. These scrolls are also excellent for picnics and lunchboxes.

Salmon Quiches

Mini salmon breakfast quiches

To make breakfast a little quicker and easier in the morning, you can bake the cases for these quiches a day in advance. Allow them to cool completely, then store in an airtight container until required. Fill and bake the quiches close to serving time.

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