Brunch seems like such a fancy name. Whenever I hear someone say, “I had brunch at…”, I always picture a colorful and nutritious meal. Brunch, is a combination of breakfast and lunch, and regularly has some form of alcoholic drink (most usually champagne or a cocktail) served with it.

It is usually served anytime before 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The word is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch. Brunch originated in England in the late 19th century and became popular in the United States in the 1930s.

Basically, brunch is a meal eaten later in the day than breakfast and earlier than lunch, replacing both meals, and often consisting of some foods that would normally be eaten at breakfast and some foods that would normally be eaten at lunch.

Beans and Plantain


A very great brunch idea, it will keep you feeling filled for long. You could either fry your plantain and have it with your beans porridge. Or you could make a combo of both. Beans and plantain porridge, a meal made up of ripe plantains and beans is a very popular meal in the African society. When made with fresh ingredients including fish, tomatoes, shrimps and onions among other ingredients, the meal is a balanced diet and a very good source of nutrition. Apart from those who may be allergic to some of the ingredients used in preparing the meal, cooking beans together with ripe plantain is very healthy and absolutely safe

Fried Potato chips and eggs

fried potato chips and egg

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Easy to make and very delish! Could easily be your go-to brunch meal idea. Peel and cut the potatoes, wash the potatoes, add salt, pour oil in a frying pan and deep fry till golden.

In a bowl whisk eggs add a pinch of salt, onion, and pepper and whisk, put oil in a clean pan, turn the cooker to a low heat, pour the eggs mixture and fry, turn over and fry the other side. Serve.

Sandwich and banana smoothie

sandwich and banana smoothie

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I bet you can agree with me that this will be super filling. It will make up for missing breakfast and keep you filled long after lunch time. There are a lot of banana smoothie recipes you can find on the internet. Check them out. Also, your sandwich doesn’t have to be boring, make it your own!

Boiled plantain and sauce

boiled plantain and sauce

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It could be vegetable sauce, filled with lots of greens and spice. It could be egg sauce that studied abroad. It could be tomato and pepper sauce. The big idea is that it would go smoothly with boiled plantain. I personally, would love the boiled plantain with vegetable sauce, I love the sense of healthy eating it gives me.


In summary, brunch should be delicious and filling. When you’re thinking of a brunch idea, don’t box yourself in.