My brother gets hung up on certain foods from time to time, and lately he’s been super into breakfast plates. He’s also dating a British woman, and after a recent trip to the United Kingdom, he’s been using the word “brekky.” Thus, he has dubbed this shortcut a #brekkyhack.
The idea is this: Either for your daily breakfast, or to host a quick get-together, you prep a bunch of pre-made foods, store in your refrigerator or pantry (if no refrigeration needed), and throw them onto a platter to assemble your feast. The top image (from Ikea, link opens in Swedish) shows some open-faced brekky sandwiches with veggies, eggs and smoked fish, which could be easily assembled from your mega-platter. My brother’s platter (below) includes eggs, hummus, veggies, cheese, and nuts.
- Berries or cut-up fruit
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Hearty bread slices
- Good cheeses or cheese spreads
- Smoked salmon
- Veggies (pre-cut into slices or sticks)
- Nutella, jam, butter or honey
- Yogurt (plain or flavored, depending on how you like it) + granola
If you’re more of a “breakfast carbs” person, here are three recipes to consider mixing up your platter:
- Maple apple granola
- Healthy breakfast cookies
- Tartine’s country bread (pictured below, made by my brother)
- Not a carb: One-minute slice (no bake-cookie, in bar form)
Finally, you may look at some of these foods and think, “Veggies and hummus for breakfast? NO THANKS.” In which case, TA-DA. We’ve just given you a #dinnerhack. You’re welcome.