If you’re looking for a way to make a loved one feel pampered, breakfast in bed might be at the top of your list. But it’s not always easy finding breakfast in bed ideas that are easily do-able while still being extra special.
Should you serve French toast, eggs, bacon, or fresh fruit? Should you include a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers, or perhaps a single long-stemmed rose in a beautiful vase? Read on for the answers to these questions and more.
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Why Should You Serve Breakfast in Bed?
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There are many reasons you might be searching for breakfast in bed ideas, such as:
- Special Occasions: Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, their birthday…any special occasion is the perfect excuse (as if you needed one!) to serve breakfast in bed to someone you love. Add a bouquet of Alstroemeria lillies and stunning roses along with a festive balloon to suit the occasion.
- Rest and Recuperation: Serving breakfast in bed is an excellent way to lift someone’s spirits if they’re recovering from surgery or an injury or they’re feeling under the weather. Consider an arrangement of fresh fruit favorites like our Simply Edible™ Bouquet, featuring pineapple daisies, juicy strawberries, and cantaloupe and honeydew wedges, for a delicious and wholesome start to the day.
- Romance: Maybe it’s not Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, but you just want to pamper your partner with a romantic gesture. Serving breakfast in bed is sure to start their day off right. For a sweet start to the day, choose a Flowers & Chocolate Covered Strawberries Gift Box that includes a bouquet of beautiful blooms, a plush teddy bear, and a box of chocolate dipped strawberries.
- An Apology or Make-Up Effort: If you’ve done something to upset your partner, serving breakfast in bed is a thoughtful way to apologize when words don’t come easily. Our Edible® Cake & Flowers Gift Bundle is the sweetest way to say, “I’m sorry,” featuring a stunning flower bouquet along with a decadent chocolate cake topped with chocolate dipped strawberries.
- Just Because: Breakfast in bed always makes a pleasant surprise to start the day, and it helps to break up the daily grind with something extra special. Choose from our extensive collection of flower gift bundles featuring gorgeous bouquets of fresh-cut premium blooms paired with a variety of irresistible sweets and gift boxes such as our Thrive Farmers Coffee & Tea Gift Box. They’ll never know how easy it was to serve up a delicious breakfast in bed.
Delicious Breakfast in Bed Ideas
For more amazing breakfast in bed ideas you might want to try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.)
Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say about their favorite breakfast in bed ideas.
Lieu Dang is a Marketing Project Manager at Ling App, a gamified language learning app with over 10 million downloads and a language blog. Lieu is an avid traveler and loves to explore different beaches around the world!
“Being a foodie at heart is somewhat difficult!
My favorite breakfast idea is a hearty egg and avocado toast. Start by toasting a thick slice of artisanal bread, preferably sourdough or a seeded whole grain bread, until it’s crispy on the outside but still has a soft and chewy center.
Next, mash up a ripe avocado and spread it generously on the toast, adding a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil for extra flavor. Fry an egg to your liking — sunny-side up, over-easy or poached — and place it on top of the avocado toast. Sprinkle some freshly cracked black pepper over the egg and garnish it with some microgreens or chopped herbs, such as cilantro or parsley.
This breakfast in bed idea is not only delicious but also healthy and filling, providing you with all the nutrients and energy you need to start your day off right. And if you’re feeling extra indulgent, you can always add a side of crispy bacon or sautéed mushrooms to round out the meal. Bon appétit!”
Dr. Besty S. Jacob is an optometrist at True Eye Experts with more than nine years of experience. After completing a double bachelor’s degree in Biology and Vision Science, Dr. Jacob attended Nova Southeastern University for his Doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Jacob is a self-proclaimed foodie. So when he’s not working, he loves trying new restaurants with fascinating cuisine.
“My favorite breakfast-in-bed idea is an assortment of fresh fruits and a light meal.
It is the best way to start your day with healthy nourishment. It’s also a great way to indulge without worrying about the calories or nutritional information associated with traditional breakfast foods such as eggs, bacon, and toast.
Fruits provide plenty of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that benefit overall health. They are rich in carbohydrates which can give you energy throughout the day. Furthermore, they contain fewer calories than other processed food items available in store-bought packages, so they don’t add extra pounds to your body weight quickly.
A light meal such as oatmeal or porridge can be served with fresh fruits in bed. Oats are rich in complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber that keeps your appetite fuller for longer and helps regulate blood sugar levels. Porridge is a great option since it contains nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A, B and C.
To make the breakfast even more enjoyable, I like to add some toppings like nuts, seeds, or dried fruit over the oats or porridge. This adds flavor and provides extra nutrients that can help boost your energy level throughout the day.”
Founder and CEO, Allen King created Fun Join after two decades of running huge summer camps in Los Angeles. When he could not find a modern day-camp software to fit the flexibility and mobile needs of his growing business, he became inspired to create it himself.
“I love a good crepe.
They are so decadent and simple to make, but they make you feel luxurious and special when you have them. Having them in bed elevates your mood because you can enjoy your crepe from the comfort of your own space.
For me, they are also a great option for multiple people in a household because you can have them with many different fillings and toppings.
You can make the crepes savory or sweet, which caters to everyone in your family. I prefer them filled with whipped cream, Nutella, fresh strawberries, and bananas!
I also like to watch TV until late morning with a piping hot coffee.”
Isaac Robertson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Total Shape, a leading fitness brand focused on providing high-quality nutrition and training advice to customers around the world.
“My favorite breakfast-in-bed idea is a homemade granola parfait.
Here’s the recipe that I typically use:
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Greek yogurt
- Fresh berries
- Preheat your oven to 325°F.
- In a bowl, mix together the rolled oats, chopped almonds and walnuts, shredded coconut, and chia seeds.
- In another bowl, whisk together the honey, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until everything is well combined.
- Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and crisp.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- To assemble the parfait, layer the Greek yogurt, fresh berries, and granola in a jar or bowl. Enjoy!
I love this recipe because it’s easy to make and can be customized to your taste preferences. You can add different types of nuts, dried fruits, or even chocolate chips to the granola.
The fresh berries add a nice pop of color and flavor to the dish. It’s the perfect breakfast-in-bed treat.”
Tina Fey is a relationship expert and founder of the popular love and dating website, Love Connection. She has a Masters
in psychology and years of experience in writing about and researching health and wellness topics and also the author of the book Overcoming Codependency.
“For me, the perfect breakfast in bed is a cup of coffee and a fluffy omelet filled with cheese and my favorite veggies (mushrooms, bell peppers, and spinach). It’s a delicious and protein-packed breakfast that isn’t messy to eat in bed.”
Kevin is a chef and one of the Co-Founders of PreparedCooks.com. They write about food-related trends, stats, and insights.
“My favorite breakfast in bed idea is ricotta pancakes.
It’s fairly easy to make, and you can travel to Italy when taking the first bite of these pancakes. It takes around 15 minutes to prepare and another 15 minutes to cook.
You would need ingredients such as eggs, baking powder, fresh berries, self-raising flour, and, most importantly, fresh ricotta. This will make your partner fall in love with you all over again.
To add elegance to your breakfast, add a scoop of ice cream and drizzle maple syrup on top. This would take your breakfast to the next level.”
Jeff Hunt is the co-founder of Kid Travel, a travel blog for families read by 21 million parents since 2017. He’s a Dad of two boys and two girls, one with special needs, and a proud grandad of four. He is an expert product tester, an ex-IBM Project Executive, and a best-selling author.
“As a busy father, grandfather, and entrepreneur, I rarely have the luxury of taking time for myself.
But every once in a while, I like to treat myself to a bit of indulgence, like having breakfast in bed. There’s something so comforting and relaxing about enjoying a delicious meal without the pressure of getting up and going somewhere. Here are some of my favorite breakfast-in-bed ideas.
One of my go-to breakfast-in-bed options is a classic eggs benedict. I love the combination of poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and hollandaise sauce on a toasted English muffin. It’s a rich and indulgent breakfast that always feels like a treat. I usually pair it with a cup of coffee and a fresh fruit salad to balance out the richness.
Another favorite of mine is a simple avocado toast. I like mashing up a ripe avocado with lemon juice and salt, then spreading it on a loaf of toasted bread. I usually top it with a fried or poached egg and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a little spice. It’s a healthy and delicious breakfast that’s easy to prepare.
For something a little more decadent, I like to make French toast. I soak slices of bread in a mixture of eggs, milk, and vanilla extract, then fry them up until golden brown. I like to serve it with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet and satisfying breakfast.
Regarding breakfast in bed, the presentation is as important as the food. I like to use a tray with a fold-out stand to create a stable surface for my breakfast. I also like to add a few small touches, like a vase of fresh flowers or a newspaper, to make the experience feel special.
Having breakfast in bed is a simple but indulgent way to treat yourself. Whether you opt for a classic eggs benedict, a healthy avocado toast, or a decadent French toast, it’s a meal that feels like a special occasion. So next time you have a morning to yourself, why not treat yourself to a bit of luxury and enjoy breakfast in bed?”
Mante Kgarea is a food blogger and a food expert for Your Healthier Version.
“I have a sweet tooth, so I opt for a Belgian waffle topped with whipped cream, fresh berries, and chocolate sauce. Additionally, I add crispy bacon or sausage to balance the sweetness.
Consider preparing a fresh fruit salad with seasonal fruits, such as sliced peaches, kiwis, and raspberries, to accompany the waffle. Additionally, a small jar of homemade jam or honey could be added to the waffle.
When making it for a loved one, I Include a handwritten note or card expressing my love and appreciation for my loved one to add a personal touch. I also include a small gift, such as a cookbook from the recipient’s favorite chef or an initial coffee mug.
As a chef, I understand that presentation is crucial. I arrange the breakfast items on the tray with care and attention to detail, adding a splash of color and visual appeal with fresh herbs or consumable flowers. For a special touch, I also serve the waffle on a decorative plate or tray.
The combination of these personalized elements will create a breakfast in bed that will make your loved one feel special and cherished. Enjoy!”
Jessica Randhawa is the head chef, recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind The Forked Spoon.
“My favorite breakfast-in-bed recipe is this Easy Breakfast Casserole.
It is made with eggs, ground sausage, shredded cheese, and day-old bread. Comforting and so flavorful, it’s the perfect make-ahead breakfast for an easy breakfast-in-bed experience.”
Jasmine Golden is the Owner and Chef at Golden Truffle.
“A really good breakfast-in-bed idea would be to make baked French toast with a variety of toppings.
Start by whisking together eggs, milk, sugar, and your favorite flavorings — like cinnamon or nutmeg. Cut some thick slices of bread and soak them for about 10 minutes in the egg mixture.
Then, bake them in the oven until golden brown. Serve with warm maple syrup, fresh fruit, and a dollop of whipped cream. It’s sure to be a hit!”
Kim Walls is the CEO and Co-Founder of Furtuna Skin. She is a clean beauty pioneer, master formulator, award-winning
natural products innovator, and forward-thinking business leader. With a lifetime of experience, she has a track record of bringing unprecedented advances to the world of skincare and wellness.
“A plate filled with English scones and accompaniments is the perfect breakfast in bed.
I’d suggest a pot of strawberry jam and clotted cream to go with the scones and a hot cup of tea on the side. You could also add some fresh berries to round out the breakfast.
While the British typically have scones in the afternoon, the savory biscuits also make a wonderful addition to the start of your day.”
Melissa Wasserman Baker is the Founder of Food Queries as well as a Dietitian & Nutritionist.
“Shakshuka is one of my favorite breakfast recipes that I like to make when I’m looking for a high-protein meal.
It’s a Mediterranean dish with chopped tomatoes, garlic, onion, and peppers cooked in a tomato sauce, spiced with cumin and paprika. I add two eggs to this mixture, which provide around 13 grams of protein. The vegetables in the sauce also add some additional fiber that helps me feel full longer.
I like to customize my shakshuka by adding some extra bell peppers for taste. My version usually contains about 150 calories and 17 grams of protein per serving.
This combination has been great for helping me reach my weight loss goals without sacrificing flavor. So, if you’re looking for an easy, high-protein breakfast option to aid in weight loss, give shakshuka a try! It’s a delicious and nutritious way to start your day.”
Cesar Cruz, aka Rickie Cruz, is an American fashion designer and entrepreneur and the co-founder of Sebastian Cruz Couture. As an expert in social media management, he has built a huge network to provide immediate exposure for his brand around the world.
“Avocado toast is an excellent breakfast-in-bed option for self-care or to put together for a loved one.
The key to making the perfect avocado toast is to use fresh bread and a squeeze of lemon, salt, pepper, and paprika on top of the mashed avocado. To elevate your presentation, serve with a beverage such as a mimosa or drink of your choice.”
Ashley Schuering is the blogger behind Confessions of a Grocery Addict, a food blog designed to share money-saving tricks, time-saving tips, and easy grocery hacks to make
being the CFO (Chief Food Officer) of your family a little easier.
“When it comes to eating in bed (or on the couch), I typically like to shoot for easy meals that only require a fork or spoon — using both a fork and knife can be a little precarious! That said, you still want to offer up something special for your sweetheart.
I’m a big fan of make-ahead breakfasts like my Ham & Swiss Strata served alongside a simple green salad. It feels like something you’d get at a fancy brunch spot but is super easy to make at home. If you’re more of a fan of sweet breakfasts, my zucchini bread oatmeal or carrot cake oatmeal are also great choices.
If you’re aiming for a romantic and relaxed staycation vibe, I also suggest serving up a mimosa (in a stemless glass, please!) or a spiked coffee to make the morning extra special. You can also just make a homemade coffee shop-style latte if you’re not a fan of booze. Just make sure to make it a little special!
And, of course, don’t forget to use a cloth napkin and add a small, 1-stem vase to really amp up the romance.”
Nicky Dutta is the CEO of Lorel Diamonds, a customer-focused jewelry company specializing in designing and manufacturing fine yet affordable diamond jewelry.
“My favorite breakfast in bed idea is Breakfast Tacos.
I like warming up some tortillas and filling them with scrambled eggs, chorizo or bacon, guacamole, fresh fruits, and juice. It’s a complete and satisfying breakfast for me.
This breakfast smells excellent, and often, the best breakfast in bed is the one that would make you want to get out of bed because of the irresistible aroma.
Greens and yogurt is another favorite.
I like salad and yogurt with some fruit juice as an alternative. For breakfast, easy-to-eat food like yogurt or greens are great. And often, with breakfast in bed, the thought counts.”
Raymond Neil is a Professional Chef and Expert Consultant at TD Kitchen. Raymond is a skilled chef and craftsman proficient in a variety of cuisines. His years of experience in the food industry are visible in his skills in menu planning, culinary budget management, and purchasing.
“For a luxurious breakfast in bed, why not try a bowl of overnight oats?
Overnight oats are a nutritious and satisfying breakfast that can be prepared in advance. All you need to do is mix together rolled oats, almond milk, chia seeds, and your favorite fruits and spices.
Leave it overnight in the refrigerator and enjoy a delightful breakfast when you wake up. You can top it off with a spoonful of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of nuts or seeds for an extra-special treat.
Overnight oats are an ideal breakfast-in-bed option for those who are looking for a healthy, nutritious meal that doesn’t require much effort. Not only is it packed with vitamins, minerals, and good fats, but it’s also very tasty. It’s also a great way to get in some extra fiber and protein to keep you full until lunch.”
Kevin Turner is the founder and CEO of The Grilling Master, dedicated to sharing his love of cooking with a global community of food enthusiasts. His website is a hub of culinary inspiration and education.
“As a cook, my favorite breakfast-in-bed concept is a lovely baked quiche served with a side of fresh fruit and a cup of coffee or tea.
Quiche is a flexible dish that can be tailored to your preferences by adding different components like spinach, mushrooms, bacon, or cheese. Also, it is simple to prepare in advance, making it ideal for breakfast in bed.
It’s a good idea to have a bottle of water with you when you go out. When creating the food, don’t forget to take any dietary requirements or preferences into account.”
Ana Ro is the founder and chief editor of Design Ideas Guide, an online interior design and home decor website that curates the latest trends in functional and stylish home design ideas.
“This breakfast idea surprised my mom on Mother’s Day last year.
Disclaimer, my mom doesn’t like the idea of eating on the bed, so for breakfast-in-bed, I set up a scavenger hunt that leads to the table on her balcony.
The breakfast surprise? Her favorite Banh Mi sandwich. She loves these sandwiches, and she makes sandwiches for us every time we visit. I figured it was time for me to give her one.
The cards are Instax photos featuring areas in her house that I designed. She enjoyed the small chase and the mini quiz, trying to figure out the location of the decor or piece of furniture on the card.
At the end of the hunt, she said that the Banh Mi special with the Asian sausage, delicious pickled vegetables, cucumber, and cheese on a French baguette is a great highlight of all the treasures she collected along the way. Oh, just thinking about it makes me hungry!”
Diana Vicheva is the editorial manager of ExpoBeds. She is not a morning person, which is why she often opts for an easy and energy-boosting breakfast.
“My favorite breakfast in bed consists of a generous cup of coffee or black tea and a veggie panini.
This tasty and nutritious treat is simple to make and perfect to eat in bed.
Ingredients for 2:
- 4 slices wholewheat bread
- 6 slices mozzarella
- 4 sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
- A handful of fresh basil leaves or 2 tbsp basil pesto
- Olive oil for brushing
You could substitute the wholewheat bread for ciabatta, focaccia, or pitta bread and the mozzarella cheese for provolone, cheddar, or Monterey Jack. Optional ingredients include mushrooms, olives, or capers, as well as other leafy greens — arugula, spinach, or kale.
Press it all together until the panini is golden brown and crispy. Enjoy!”
Rachel Lessenden is the founder and recipe developer behind Health My Lifestyle, a plant-based website and meal planner. With a bachelor’s in Bakery Science and a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, Rachel is uniquely positioned to create both healthy and delicious plant-forward recipes.
“Aside from the typical pancakes and waffles, one of my favorite breakfasts in bed is an arrangement of muffins.
They’re easy to make and can be customized with different flavors and toppings. Serving both sweet and savory muffins allows for a variety of flavors and textures.
Sweet muffins can be enjoyed with a cup of coffee or tea, while savory muffins are great served with a glass of orange juice to balance it out.”
Anna Marikar is a blogger at On Your Journey, a popular women’s lifestyle and wellness blog with a focus on spirituality and symbolism as well as overall well-being.
“First, start with warm, freshly-baked whole-grain pita bread.
Then, spread some creamy hummus on top of it and sprinkle some sumac for a tangy flavor.
Next, poach an egg and place it on top of the hummus. Drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle some za’atar seasoning on top for an extra flavor boost.
Add some cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and a handful of arugula leaves on the side for a refreshing crunch. Finally, serve a cup of hot Turkish coffee or a freshly-squeezed orange juice to complete the Mediterranean experience.
This breakfast in bed idea is not only unique and delicious but also packed with nutrients and flavors that will energize you for the day ahead. Plus, the presentation of the dish will make your partner or loved one feel extra special and appreciated. Enjoy!”
Laura Bais is the owner of Julie’s Cafe Bakery, a food blog that provides you with culinary tips and tricks.
“My favorite breakfast in bed idea is a Bacon and Cheese Egg Sandwich.
Making a bacon and cheese egg sandwich is the most special way to have them. This is my most favorite breakfast idea.
These no-bread sandwiches look like little delicious boats. To make the boats, simply slice boiled eggs in half, sizzle some bacon, and put it in between the two halves along with a piece of cheese. Secure it with a sandwich toothpick to keep it in place, and enjoy it with a piece of buttered-up toast or a tomato and lettuce salad!”
Carlos Leo, a recipe developer, food photographer, and blogger, is the owner of Spoonabilities, a recipe blog that also provides food and product photography services.
“What is more comforting than breakfast in bed?
My favorite is sourdough cinnamon rolls and a hot mochaccino. Unlike scones or muffins that can get crumbs everywhere and eggs that can be messy in bed, these cinnamon rolls are perfect in bed, especially when served (and baked) by the person you love.
Unlike some rolls you find in a chain bakery, make everything from scratch — the dough, the filling, and the icing — and don’t skimp on the cinnamon or the icing. The result? The most flavorful cinnamon rolls you’ve ever tried! Just don’t expect them to be around long!”
Lori Walker is a registered dietitian, freelance food and nutrition writer, and recipe developer. Lori shares easy healthy recipes on her blog, Easy Kitchen Guide. The recipes she shares are delicious, super easy to prepare, take less time to cook, and help lose weight.
“My favorite breakfast in bed idea is French toast!
It’s quick and easy to make, and it’s a great comfort food. French toast can be customized
with all sorts of toppings or additions, like syrup, butter, jam, Nutella, fresh fruit, or even savory ingredients like bacon or sausage. It’s a versatile dish that can satisfy any palate.
To make the perfect French toast for breakfast in bed, start by whisking together two eggs with a splash of milk in a shallow bowl. Dip thick slices of bread into the egg mixture until both sides are coated.
Heat up some butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the slices until golden brown on each side. Serve the French toast hot with your preferred toppings or additions, and perhaps a side of breakfast meat if desired.”
Mina is an award-winning author and a registered nurse. She turned into a travel blogger when her family decided to sell everything, abandon successful careers and sail and travel the world.
“The ideal breakfast in bed must be warm, refreshing, and crumbs-free, just as your perfect morning should feel.
A vegetable omelet with some fruit and a cup of yogurt provides all three. It is also fast and easy to make for the loved one preparing it.”
Dayna Cooley is the owner and founder of Lo’Aids. It aims at making life easier for people with a lack of mobility, seniors, disabled people, and caregivers. With 20 years of experience in the industry, She helps people live better by maintaining their everyday tasks.
“A breakfast-in-bed idea is successful if your recipient loves it.
And it would be best if it makes a long-lasting impression. I believe most people love pastries.
One can have puff pastry with egg, bacon, and cheese. You can make the pastry or bring it from a store.
Wrap the pastry with bacon, scrambled eggs, and cheese. It tastes delectable, and your recipient will love it.
Don’t forget to add a sweet note with the breakfast. It will make their day.”
Guna Kakulapati is the co-founder and CEO of CureSkin, an app that provides personalized and outcome-driven solutions for various skin & hair conditions through the use of AI-based skin assessment.
“To provide a balanced and healthy breakfast in bed, try making a delicious breakfast burrito bowl.
The bowl could consist of a base of mixed greens topped with a scrambled egg and black bean combination, diced tomatoes, avocado, and a sprinkle of cheese. Serve this dish with accompanying fresh fruit, like strawberries or blueberries, and a piece of whole grain toast with a light schmear of almond butter.
This option is tasty and filling and provides a healthy balance of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to start the day on the right foot — even from bed.”
James Wilkinson is the co-founder and CEO of Balance One Supplements, a manufacturer of premium dietary supplements. Balance One has recently expanded into international markets, diversified spending in paid social media, and scaled up its experienced marketing team.
“My favorite breakfast-in-bed idea is a bagel with lox (salmon).
This is a hearty morning meal that is easy to make and absolutely delicious. All you’ll need to do is toast your preferred bagel to how you like it and then spread a hefty amount of cream cheese on top of each half of your bagel.
Next, put a few slices of smoked salmon on one half of the bagel, top it off with some red onions, some diced cucumbers, and just a few capers. I also like to add either a poached egg with some hollandaise sauce or a hard-boiled egg drizzled with some lemon vinaigrette for a little twist to this classic breakfast dish.
Put the other half bagel on top to make a sandwich and serve it immediately. I like it served alongside roasted asparagus or a side of fruit for a healthy, delicious breakfast.”
Blanca Garcia is an RDN Nutrition Specialist at HealthCanal. Blanca is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and freelance nutrition writer from Los Angeles, CA. She has more than 8 years of experience in nutrition and dietetics.
“I would rather miss any meal in a day but not breakfast which is made even more special and served in bed.
Since it gives my day a head start, my favorite breakfast consists of fluffy pancakes topped with softened cream cheese, sweet berries, and a drizzle of honey. I love how the distinctive sweet flavor of honey perfectly balances the tanginess of the cream cheese and the berries. This combination never fails to excite me.
Another breakfast favorite is creamy scrambled egg with arugula or spinach, paired with grilled tomatoes on crunchy toasted wheat bread. The smoky aroma of the tomatoes adds depth and complements the savory taste of the eggs.
Additionally, I prefer the difference in the texture of each food item. The crunchiness of the toasted wheat bread gives me more time to chew and savor the flavor of the entire meal.
Served on a wooden tray, a hearty breakfast in bed won’t be complete without a hot cup of brewed coffee; I would usually skip on sugar and creamer to dodge unwanted calories. Whatever you decide on putting on that breakfast tray, make sure to tick off this checklist for a nutritious breakfast:
- Whole, unprocessed foods (e.g., fruits and vegetables)
- Protein-rich food such as eggs, yogurt (preferably the less-sugar varieties), nuts, and legumes
- Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole fruits, vegetables, and whole grains (oats).”
Arne Preuss is the CEO and founder of Coffeeness.
“I love starting my mornings with a warm and buttery croissant paired with a delectable, steaming cup of cappuccino.
It’s the perfect comfort food to kick off my day and is a delicious treat anyone can easily make at home. I’ve always found that a warm, flaky croissant pairs perfectly with a frothy cappuccino.
If you want to take it to the next level, I recommend adding some fresh fruit or berries on the side for a touch of sweetness and color. The combination of the buttery croissant, rich espresso, and fresh fruit creates a balanced and satisfying breakfast that is perfect for lazy mornings spent in bed.
A simple breakfast that doesn’t require you to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.”
Eva De Angelis is a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist and Health & Nutrition Writer at HealthCanal.
“One of my go-to breakfasts meal to have in bed is a veggie skillet.
Is simple and pretty quick to make. You can use whatever fresh veggies you like or maybe some leftover roasted veggies. I usually serve it with whole grain toast or bagel, some cream cheese, and of course, fresh fruits.
Eggs are a perfect food to start your day. Packed with protein and healthy fats, eggs are one of the cheapest animal protein sources to include daily. Plus, they’re high in vitamin D, crucial for bone health but also good mood, a healthy immune system, and many other things.
Fruits and veggies are high in fiber, as well as plenty of essential vitamins and minerals. Fiber-rich foods are a great addition to any breakfast for several reasons.
On the one hand, our body works harder to break down fiber, burning extra calories, which is great for weight management. On the other hand, fiber slows down nutrient absorption, avoiding blood sugar spikes but also giving us a long-lasting feeling of fullness, so you don’t get hungry shortly after eating.
And as if that’s not enough, fiber is food for our gut microbiota, the good bacteria that live in our gut. When our gut microbiota ferments fiber, it produces healthy chemicals called short-chain fatty acids, which further increase our satiety and benefit our metabolism.”
Favorite Breakfast in Bed Ideas FAQs
What should I put for breakfast in bed?
There are plenty of things you can serve for breakfast in bed. The best thing to serve depends on the person you are serving. Choose their favorite breakfast foods, such as:
- French toast
- Belgian waffles
- Fresh fruit
- Eggs and toast
- English muffins
- Sides such as bacon or sausage
Be sure to keep their dietary restrictions and preferences in mind. For example, you don’t want to serve a side of bacon or sausage to someone who doesn’t eat meat.
How do you serve romantic breakfast in bed?
To serve romantic breakfast in bed:
- Plan for a day when you’ll have enough time before everyone has to rush out the door.
- Sneak out of bed before your partner wakes up.
- Prepare their favorite breakfast food.
- Carefully arrange the meal on a sturdy tray.
- Add a stunning flower bouquet in a beautiful vase.
- Add something extra special, such as chocolate dipped strawberries.
- Prepare a cup of coffee, tea, espresso, orange juice, or whatever beverage they typically enjoy for breakfast.
- Carefully carry the tray to their bedroom, gently awaken them, and serve your thoughtfully prepared breakfast in bed.
How to make breakfast in bed for your mom?
- Choose a Good Day: To make breakfast in bed for your mom, you’ll need to plan ahead to ensure you’ll be serving her on a day when she has plenty of time to sit back and enjoy the meal.
- Decide What to Serve: Choose her favorite breakfast foods, but be sure to choose something you can prepare yourself or purchase ahead of time.
- Prep Early: You’ll need to know what time your mom typically gets up in the morning. Then, get up earlier, allowing enough time for breakfast preparation.
- Arrange a Tray: The best way to serve breakfast in bed is on a sturdy tray that can hold the main dish, any sides, a beverage, utensils, and a napkin, along with any extras such as a flower bouquet.
- Gently Awaken Her: After transporting the tray to her room, gently awaken her, being careful not to startle her.
- Serve Breakfast: Arrange the tray in a sturdy location where she can easily access it to enjoy her delicious breakfast from the comfort of her bed.
- Clean Up: Your job isn’t done once you’ve served the meal. Be sure to clean up any dishes and other messes you made in the kitchen during meal preparation.