Start the weekend on a delicious, yet nutritious note by eating a breakfast to remember. You want balance, something substantial to prevent the Saturday and Sunday grazing that can happen so easily and a meal that the whole family can enjoy together. See my previous blog post for reasons why breakfast is so important.

During the week we want a quick and easy breakfast but on the weekends we have more time to put some thought into this enjoyable meal.

Some of my weekend breakfast ideas:

  • Poached eggs and grilled tomatoes on multigrain toast
  • Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and dill on rye bread
  • Ricotta pancakes with blueberries
  • French toast, made by dipping multigrain bread in beaten egg, milk and vanilla and cooked in a non-stick pan on both sides. Serve with sliced banana and a sprinkle of lemon juice or spread with ricotta cheese
  • Homemade bircher muesli (see below for my favourite recipe)


Orange Bircher Muesli

 Serves 2

1 cup (100g) rolled oats

¼ cup (30g) sultanas

½  cup (125mL) fresh orange juice

½ cup (125mL) water

1 apple, grated with skin on

3 tbsp low fat natural yoghurt

Crushed walnuts and cinnamon (optional)


The night before, place the oats, sultanas, orange juice and water in a bowl, cover and leave overnight in the fridge.

In the morning, add the grated apple and yoghurt and mix well. Serve in two bowls topped with crushed walnuts and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.

(I adapted this recipe from one I found in The Low GI Diet Cookbook by Dr Jennie Brand-Miller)


What’s your favourite weekend breakfast?

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