Breakfast in bed.
Dream on, right?
Regular life (kids running around, a dog to be fed, a job to get to) can stand in the way of a delicious daybreaker under the comfort of a soft duvet, with stacks of newspapers to read and endless cups of hot coffee. But this Valentine’s Day, give breakfast in bed a shot (even if you eventually end up at the kitchen table) with these sleep-in-friendly recipes that can be started ahead and completed when you’re ready.
The importance of breakfast as a crucial stepping stone to better overall health has long been studied and discussed. It’s been shown that adults who skip breakfast may be at greater risk for coronary heart disease compared to those who eat breakfast at least five times per week. What’s more, breakfast eaters receive the benefit of boosted energy levels, reduced risk of heart disease, and balanced blood glucose levels. And this fresh menu turns healthy breakfasting into a dream come true.
Whether devoured cozily under the sheets or at a table, these recipes are fit for the one you love the most. Pretty in pink, ravishing in red, and robust in heart-nourishing nutrients, there’s a breakfast recipe here to show the one you care for that healthy indulgences make for the sunniest of mornings—even right now, in the dead of winter.
Think beyond pancakes this Valentine’s Day with a menu lovingly tailored to contemporary tastes, all the while taking care of you and your sweetheart’s ticker. From a savoury Dutch baby pancake to a French pastry that doesn’t require croissant-making skills, there’s a taste of something special for this extravagant, but doable, heart-healthy Valentine’s Day menu.
See the “Sleep-In Option” notes on every recipe for make-ahead tips.
Berry Chia Jam Bostock
Preserved Lemon and Roasted Red Pepper Savoury Yogurt
Dutch Baby with Confit Tomatoes and Spinach
Spiced Ruby Red Grapefruit Salad
Rose, Cardamom, and Hibiscus Kefir
Styled for your sweetheart
Try these little extras to make breakfast in bed even more special:
- Fill a small vase with their favourite flowers.
- Tuck a card on the breakfast tray.
- Create a keepsake handwritten menu for their breakfast.
- Add a few gourmet chocolates to the spread.
- Pull out the linen napkins and your finest dishes.
- Decorate the room with a few candles.
- Brew coffee in a personal-sized French press.
- Create a playlist with their favourite music to stream during breakfast.
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