Sometimes you just gotta have breakfast for dinner! It’s easy to prepare, and makes for a quick last minute meal on a busy weeknight, or any night for that matter. Contrary to its traditional counterpart, this clean eating English breakfast plate is healthier and lighter, but just as tasty and satiating!
I lived in England for two years over 15 years ago, and I still remember the quintessential English breakfast; fried mushrooms and tomatoes, eggs, canned beans, and sausage links or bacon, give or take an ingredient two depending on individual taste preferences. It was inevitable that I fell in love with the English breakfast while living in England. When in Rome you do as the Romans do, and when in London at 22 years old you party until the wee hours, and then concede yourself a full-on hangover cure for breakfast. An English breakfast is satisfying, but on the other hand, it’s also not easily digested. I mean, there’s a lot going on in one plate!
For me personally, starting the day off on a ridiculously full stomach was not my cup of tea. Instead, I often reserved this traditional English breakfast for dinner. Fast forward 17 years and I still crave those hearty breakfasts. By the same token, my taste buds and my diet have changed significantly over the course of 17 years, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a new and improved variation of a full English breakfast – case in point, this healthy breakfast idea!
This easy-peasy recipe (as the Brits would say) is full of flavour – but it won’t stretch your waistline. Not to mention, it lends well to a clean eating, vegetarian diet. I whipped up this clean breakfast with a few random ingredients – avocado, spinach, eggs, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, and a splash of Sriracha however, you can personalize the recipe to include any other healthy add-ins, such as black beans, kale, vegan or turkey sausage.
What are your thoughts on breakfast for dinner? Have you ever eaten a traditional English breakfast?
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!