Drop scones, also called Scotch pancakes, are easy to make and perfect for a healthy breakfast on the weekend, or even as a simple dessert. Served with creamy low-fat vanilla yogurt and sweet, succulent berries, they are quite irresistible.
Similar to Yorkshire puddings, popovers are a much-loved treat, and the sweet version here is perfect for breakfast or brunch. The batter is baked, and the blueberry popovers are served with sweet, fresh berries to add extra vitamin C.
Apple and Hazelnut Drop Scones
Drop scones are an almost instant snack or breakfast treat. The thick batter is made by simply stirring together a few basic pantry ingredients, and the scones cook in minutes. Here they are flavoured with diced apple and toasted hazelnuts. Top with a little light maple syrup and enjoy warm from the pan.
Muffins are perfect for breakfast, providing the energy boost the body needs to start the day. This particular breakfast muffin recipe is packed full of good ingredients that add fibre, vitamins and minerals, too.
Summer Berry Muffins
Fresh summer berries add delicious flavour, colour and nutrition to these tempting berry muffins. They are best fresh from the oven, but are also good once cooled-an ideal addition to a lunchbox, or for breakfast on the go.
Packed with fresh fruit and nuts, and delicately spiced with cinnamon, these homemade apricot and pecan muffins are lower in fat and sugar than store-bought muffins, and contain no trans fats or preservatives.
This whole-wheat bread loaf studded with raisins tastes good plain or with a little light butter or margarine spread on it. It’s also wonderful toasted for breakfast, when the gentle aroma of warm cinnamon makes a soothing start to the day.
Smoked Haddock Soufflé
Light, fluffy soufflés rarely fail to impress, yet they are surprisingly easy to make. This recipe uses the fish-poaching milk to make the soufflé base, and fresh herbs and chopped tomatoes are added for a lovely flavour. Serve straight from the oven, with a piece of crusty whole-wheat bread on the side.
For a fun weekend brunch, serve this perfectly balanced Mexican-style dish of poached eggs, warm flour tortillas and a fresh tomato-and-chili salsa, topped with light, grated cheese and sour cream, scallions and fresh cilantro.
These stuffed eggs are served on a bed of ribbon vegetables and crunchy lettuce leaves drizzled with a tarragon vinaigrette dressing. All you need is some interesting bread, such as whole-wheat with sunflower seeds, to make a satisfying lunch.
Tomato and Pecorino Clafoutis
For this savoury version of a classic French clafouti (batter pudding), sweet cherry tomatoes are baked in a light, fluffy batter flavoured with pecorino cheese. Crusty bread or boiled new potatoes and green beans go well with the clafoutis.
This refreshing strawberry yogurt smoothie takes only a few minutes to prepare, and is ideal as a nourishing start to the day.
Mint and Orange Scented Melon Cup
This is a perfect light summertime treat-a combination of colourful ripe fruits and pieces of crisp cucumber, drizzled with orange-flavoured liqueur and garnished with fresh mint. The salad is served in hollowed-out melon shells for an elegant presentation.
Berry Salad with Passion Fruit
Tart, sweet and juicy, berries come in many varieties-from bright and delicate raspberries to sweet strawberries; from plump little blueberries to rich, fragrant blackberries. Fresh-squeezed passion-fruit juice adds a tart edge to the berries in this salad.
Egg-White Omelette with Spinach, Tomato and Cheddar
A delicious basic omelette minus the fat and cholesterol-that’s the kind of recipe every health-conscious cook needs. To make this egg-white omelette even more delicious, you can embellish the dish in creative, savoury ways with simple fillings.
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