10. The No-Fry Fry-Up
Just like our friend above, the sausage sandwich, the Great British Fry Up often gets a bad rap for being unhealthy and high in saturated fats and processed meats. Quite rightly so, most of the time. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
As we learned above, healthier sausages are available than the standard processed pork varieties, and poached eggs are nutritious, healthy and low in fat. Vegetables such as mushrooms, tomatoes and asparagus are packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals and baked beans are low in fat and high in fibre. Finally, wholemeal bread is rich in B vitamins and fibre (and serves as the perfect food to mop up all the tasty leftover bits of a fry up). All that’s needed now is a weekend, a lazy morning and the kettle. Enjoy!
• 2 low fat sausages of your choice
• 2 large portobello mushrooms
• 1 large tomato, halved
• 4-5 asparagus stalks, woody ends removed
• 1 small tin baked beans
• 1-2 eggs
• 2 slices wholemeal bread and the spread of your choice
• Grill the sausages as per the package instructions
• Add the mushrooms, tomato and asparagus to the grill with 10-15 minutes to go
• Poach the eggs following the recipe above
• Cook the beans in a saucepan for a few minutes
• Serve with bread and spread
• Enjoy with the weekend papers and a pot of tea or coffee!