15 April 2024 — Recipe

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Brunch Boards

Brunch boards for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Edition Brunch Boards

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Brunch Boards for Mother’s Day is here. Brunch is more than just a meal; it’s a social event, a culinary adventure, and a weekend ritual.

Whether you’re hosting a small family gathering for Mother’s Day, a casual get-together with friends, or brunch in bed, serving up an impressive brunch board is a creative and fun way to cater to everyone’s tastes. Here’s your ultimate guide to assembling four distinct types of brunch boards: savoury, sweet, protein-based, and gut-health-focused. Each board is designed to offer a variety of flavours and textures, ensuring something delightful for every palate.

1. The Savoury Brunch Board

Savoury Brunch Board

A savoury brunch board is perfect for those who prefer a hearty start to their day. To create this board, combine rich flavours and fresh, vibrant ingredients.

Key Components

  • Assorted Cheeses – Choose a variety of hard and soft cheeses, such as cheddar, gouda, or a creamy brie.
  • Cured Meats – Include selections like prosciutto, salami, and chorizo.
  • Fresh Vegetables – Add colour and crunch with cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, radishes, and bell peppers.
  • Dips and Spreads – Offer hummus, pesto, or a tangy yogurt dip.
  • Breads and Crackers – A mix of artisanal bread, bagels, and crispy crackers gives guests plenty of dipping and stacking options.
  • BLEATs – Bacon Lettuce Eggs Avocado and Tomatoes on Sour Dough

2. The Sweet Brunch Board

Sweet Brunch Board

Ideal for those with a sweet tooth, this board is a delightful spread of fruits, pastries, and sweet dips.

Key Components

  • Fresh Fruits – Slice up seasonal fruits such as strawberries, grapes, bananas, and kiwi for freshness and colour.
  • Pastries and Sweet Breads – Include mini muffins, Danish pastries, doughnuts, and slices of banana bread or lemon loaf.
  • Sweet Dips – Chocolate hazelnut spread and honey are perfect for drizzling over fruits and pastries.
  • Nuts and Seeds – Sprinkle some almonds, walnuts, or sunflower seeds for added texture and nutrition.

3. The Protein-Based Brunch Board
Protein Brunch board

This board is focused on protein, making it ideal for those looking to fuel up for the day. It’s particularly appealing after a workout or before a busy day. Pop a few sweet treats in for colour or make a few keto-friendly treats.

Key Components

  • Eggs – Offer hard-boiled eggs or a platter of scrambled eggs.
  • Lean Meats – Include turkey bacon, chicken sausages, and smoked salmon options.
  • Dairy – Add cottage cheese or Greek yogurt for a protein-rich dairy element.
  • Nuts and Legumes – Bowls of almonds, pistachios, and roasted chickpeas add crunch and protein.
  • Whole Grains – Serve whole grain rolls or slices of hearty whole grain bread.
  • Accompanying Beverage – A chilled glass 250ml of water with 1 scoop of Energy & Skin Rad

4. The Gut Health Brunch Board

Gut Health Brunch board

Cater to health-conscious Mum with a brunch board that promotes good digestion and overall wellness. 

Key Components

  • Fermented Foods – Include sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles for probiotics.
  • High-Fiber Fruits – Offer berries, apples, and pears to help digestion.
  • Whole Grains – Choose whole-grain breads and oat-based granolas.
  • Nuts and Seeds – Serve a variety of nuts and seeds, which are great for gut health.
  • Yogurt and Kefir – Provide plain yogurt or kefir bowls, both rich in gut-friendly bacteria.
  • Accompanying Beverage – A chilled glass 250ml of water with 1 scoop of Gut & Skin Rejuvenation

Presentation Tips:

  • Choose the Right Board
    Opt for large, flat boards like wooden platters or marble slabs for an elegant display.
  • Create Zones
    Arrange your board by grouping similar items together to make it easy for guests to mix and match their bites.
  • Add Garnishes
    Spruce up your board with fresh herbs, edible flowers, or drizzles of sauces to make it visually appealing.
  • Label the Items
    Consider small tags or labels, especially for the gut health board, to inform your mum or guests about the benefits of each item.

Creating a brunch board is as much about the presentation as the food. With these ideas, you can assemble a brunch board that looks impressive and caters to various dietary preferences and needs. Enjoy building your board, and more importantly, enjoy mum’s face when she sees the effort you’ve gone too.

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