Breakfast is hands down the most pleasant thing to wake up to in the morning and the most important and nutritious meal of the day. A delicious and substantial breakfast epitomizes an energy impulse in your body that will boost your metabolism, improve your digestive system, and invigorate you throughout the day- especially when it’s served on a classic wooden tray right in bed by someone you love and care about! How romantic, huh? There are two important breakfast-in-bed rules that you should keep in mind when cooking for your beloved: it shouldn’t be messy and it should look like a real-life Pinterest picture. Here are 8 mouthwatering breakfast ideas to help you make you and your partner’s day a little bit better from the very start.
1. Overnight quinoa
Overnight oats are the definition of a broken record in the realm of breakfast recipes, so here is a more healthy and trendy alternative you can make while showing off your originality. Quinoa is an amazing superfood that will give you rich vitamins and minerals in one fell swoop. It’s a pretty similar concept to the oats recipe except you don’t have to leave it overnight (easy peasy). First, boil two eggs, leave them to cool off, and then cube one egg. Next, make the quinoa, adding some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cut and cube an avocado, slice a cucumber and a few cherry tomatoes. Lastly, mix everything in a jar and decorate with the remaining egg on top. Get creative: there are a few sweet options too!
2. Fried Egg Pita
Here is an original variation of a savory egg breakfast recipe you can serve in bed with a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. Fried egg pita is quick and easy, but also a very nutritious and delicious dish that will give you the energy you need for the rest of the day. All you need is one egg, one pita, grated mozzarella, grated parmesan, and some spinach. Pile up all the ingredients on top of the pita and cook in the preheated oven (220°C/428°F) for 7 to 9 minutes. Add some more parmesan residue and season your fried egg pita for extra taste.
3. Baked Avocado Egg
Despite being a millennial food trend, avocado is another popular superfood that is high in healthy fats as well as many other nutrients and antioxidants. Cut the avocado and open the two halves to scoop out the pit and grease the inside with some cottage cheese. Separate the egg whites from egg yolks and carefully put the yolks in the avocado hole. Beat the remaining whites with salt and pepper and smear them on top. Cook it in the preheated oven (220°C/428°F) for approximately 12 minutes. In addition to its beautiful presentation, this breakfast-in-bed option will hold you over for a while and satisfy your early morning taste buds.
4. Mini Chocolate Pancakes
A sweet meal for a sweet occasion! Rumor has it dark and milk chocolate can raise one’s libido and improve your sex life, so these mini chocolate pancakes are a perfect morning breakfast-in-bed treat for both of you. The recipe is surprisingly simple: separate egg yolks from egg whites; leave the whites in the fridge and whisk the yolks with some sugar, sugar-free cacao powder, 40 grams of melted butter and 160 grams of flour. Beat the whites to foam and add the dough, then mix it all together. Add some olive oil onto a frying pan and fry the pancakes for 2 minutes on each side. Serve with grated or melted chocolate. This hearty meal in the morning will keep you and your babe going!
5. Carrot Pudding
Carrot is a valuable source of beta-carotene, which constitutes vitamin A in the human body. Regular consumption of carrots is known to help improve your skin and naturally boost your immune system. That is why this simple carrot pudding recipe is a great sweet-n-savory alternative for all the healthy couples out here. Mix in 1 cup of vanilla yogurt, a ½ cup of milk, shredded carrots, 2 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp maple syrup, a pinch of salt, ½ nutmeg and ½ cinnamon in a jar; leave overnight. Serve with some raisins and nuts to taste.
6. Broccoli and Cottage Cheese Souffle
This does not seem like the most breakfast-y dish you can find out there, but it has all the healthy ingredients you need to make your stomach happy. Plus, this cloud-like fluffy souffle is so soft that it’ll melt in your mouth. Grease your baking molds with butter and place them on a baking sheet. Microwave the broccoli for a few minutes until it’s soft and crunchy. Whisk some butter and olive oil in a large saucepan, add 2 tbsp flour, 5/4 cup of milk, salt, mustard, and rosemary. Stir until it’s thick. Remove from the heat, add three egg yolks and a ½ cup of cottage cheese; continue to stir. In a separate bowl, beat 5 egg whites with ½ tsp lemon juice. Combine the mixtures together and add broccoli. Cook in the preheated oven (190°C/374°F) for 25 minutes. This recipe may take you a little while, but it’s certainly worth the try and will pair perfectly with the cozy breakfast-in-bed vibe!
7. Fruit Salad In A Fruit Boat
Not everyone’s into big caloric breakfast meals, so there is always an option to slice whatever fruits you have in the fridge, add honey and make a salad. If that’s too straightforward for a romantic breakfast-in-bed moment, you can spice it up with a cool take on the presentation. Empty out one of the bigger fruits (ideally a pineapple) to make it look like a bowl and place the salad inside the shell of the fruit. Scrumptious and Insta-worthy!
8. Green Frittata
Leave your average two-egg omelet or scrambled eggs on toast for another day… this morning is a bit more special. So why not make a frittata? And what can be sexier than green frittata?! Chop some parsley, dill, and spinach; mix in a bowl with some salt. Whisk 3 eggs and add the mixture to the greens. Set your burner on medium, grease the pan with butter and fry your frittata until the eggs are ready. Add 1 tbsp cream cheese on top. To add a romantic touch to your dish, fry the frittata in a heart shape metal molds. Your babe will love it!