Whether it’s a full-on royal luncheon, or a get together with friends or colleagues, no morning tea is complete without delicious food. But morning teas don’t have to be predictable – they can be a great place for healthy and yummy food options. Our Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea team have come up with 4 healthy ideas that are sure to be a hit at your next morning tea.
Morning teas can include a variety of nutritious foods including fruit, vegetables, dips and cheeses. Remember baked, fried and sweet foods can be high in kilojoules and energy and should only be eaten sometimes and in small amounts.
With a healthy diet linked to reducing cancer risk, we challenge all of our Biggest Morning Tea hosts to consider how they can make their recipes brim with healthy ingredients – think less sugar, less fat, more fruit and more veggies!
Stuck for what to bring to your next morning tea? Here are our 4 ideas for delicious options to bring to a healthy morning tea.
1. A platter loaded with fruits and veggies
The secret to building a show-stopping and healthy platter for your next morning tea or gathering is to load it up with a rainbow of colourful and nutrient-rich fruits and veggies, fill in the gaps with grainy or seeded crackers and add in some lighter, yet filling, protein options.
Add lighter, veggie-based dips like hummus, tzatziki or guacamole, served in mini bowls. Make your own if you can—try our hummus with capsicum and pepitas recipe.
2. A healthier version of your favourite sweet treat
Adding high fibre ingredients to your favourite cakes such as wholemeal flour and walnuts can help to cut bowel cancer risk. Try our delicious banana bread recipe and mini carrot cakes recipe for a high fibre, healthier alternative to these traditional morning tea favourites!
3. A bite-sized savoury option
Break up the sweets, with something savoury that’s not only delicious, but packed full of veggies! Cut them up into small pieces or serve them in muffin cases so guests can grab and go.
Some great savoury food options for a morning tea include:
- Zucchini slice, cut up into squares
- Stuffed capsicums
- Savoury muffins
4. Something to drink
Alongside your tea and coffee, have a big jug of water out for guests (you could add lemon, mint, fruit slices and even cucumber). If you’re feeling creative, experiment with some fun and tasty mocktails. When creating mocktails, be cautious of mixers as they can often be high in sugar and calories. Try one of our delicious mocktail recipes:
When is Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea?
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is officially held on Thursday 25 May 2023, however you can register to host at any time throughout May or June. Simply register your Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea online, set a date in May or June and start sending out your invites – and don’t forget to make it a special birthday celebration this year as we turn 30!