Yesterday was Darren’s birthday and I hosted a birthday brunch at our house. I love to entertain, but I refuse to let all my Wild nutrition principles go out the window. Often breakfast foods are associated with cereals, muffins, pancakes, toast, waffles, and so many grain and wheat based items. These items are quite convenient and easy to make or purchase. They are also a favorite of many people as our culture still identifies eating these grain filled items to start off our day.

But you don’t have to sacrifice your health and good nutrition to enjoy the social aspects of food! Here is the menu that I planned for our brunch. When I was planning, I also took in consideration that I wanted to prep most everything the day before because I had to train one of our Sunday Funday Workouts that morning too!

Here’s the menu:

  • Egg Bake
  • Bakin’ Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Chopped up banana
  • Fruit plate with oranges, strawberries and blueberries
  • Fried potatoes
  • I also had a plate of dehydrated mango, raisins and raw cheese out for snacking

 The preparation:

The night before I got the egg bake ready. All I had to do was pop it in the oven. I also cleaned and cut up the oranges, strawberries and blueberries to easily put out the next day. Raw cheese was cut up, raisin put in a small bowl, and mango in the bag already set on the serving platter. I baked 9 small potatoes so they could be easily sliced and fried the next day. I also got all my plates, utensils, and napkins out. Coffee pot was moved to a convenient spot for guests to keep their cup full.

The morning of:

Before leaving for the 8:30 workout, I made breakfast sausage that I would later heat up in the oven. After the workout, I put the egg bake in the oven. Then half way through I put the bacon in the oven. Bananas were cut up into thirds and placed in a bowl. After the egg bake and bacon were done, the sausage went into the oven for 8 minutes to warm up. Meanwhile, potatoes were seasoned and fried on the stove top. Everything was hot and ready to be served.

Everything turned out great! (If I do say so myself.) I had 9 adults and 3 children as my guests and no one seemed to notice there were no muffins, toasts or bagels. How can I tell? Well, there were not many leftovers.