Breakfast in bed is something most of us don’t do often enough (if at all). Lounging in your pyjamas, sipping a hot cup of coffee and snuggling under the blankets like a dream. So what’s stopping us from enjoying this luxurious morning ritual? Maybe it’s lack of time. Or perhaps we want someone to serve us breakfast in bed every morning (keep dreaming). Or more likely, it’s a fear of making a mess in bed, of leaving a trail of crumbs for the bedbugs and staining your sheets with orange juice and coffee.
Worry no more. Here are a few delicious meal ideas you can whip up quickly that won’t leave you with a huge mess in bed. Bon Appétit!
Breakfast in Bed Tray
First things first — before you even attempt to do breakfast in bed you need a serving tray, preferably one that has a stand you can rest your legs under. And while you may be tempted to use any old mug or glass to hold your favourite beverages, just use a travel mug or something with a lid for peace of mind. Accidents are bound to happen —especially if you have young children using your bed as a jumpy-thing.
1) Easy Baked Eggs
Perfect for lazy weekends, you can whip up a batch of baked eggs with cheese and tarragon in 10 minutes, and relax while they bake in the oven for another 10 minutes. The ramekins keep mess to a minimum. Get the recipe here.
2) Peach Smoothie
For a low-fat healthy start to the day, this delicious smoothie combines peaches, orange juice and raspberries to quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet-tooth. Get the recipe here.
3) A HEART-y Meal of Stuffed French Toast
Add some flavour to classic French toast with a twist — strawberries and Nutella. Get the recipe here.
4) Overnight Muesli
Spend a few minutes mixing oats, blueberries, non-dairy yogurt, freshly squeezed orange juice and let it sit in the fridge overnight. Sprinkle on your favourite toppings in the morning and voila — instant mess-free breakfast! Get the recipe here.
5) Broiled Grapefruit
Get a healthy dose of Vitamins A and C and warm up your mornings with broiled grapefruit. Not a fan of grapefruit? Broiling the citrusy fruit and adding a dash of brown sugar might just change your mind. Get the recipe here.
6) Toast with Avocado, Goat Cheese and Tomato
For something savoury and filling (not to mention delicious), ditch your peanut butter for the day and spread on some avocado, goat cheese and tomato. For a twist, add mint or chilli flakes. Get the recipe here.