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Healthier full English breakfast recipe

Everyone loves a traditional cooked breakfast. This one is trimmed down to make it healthier – yet every bit as tasty!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Serves 4

Nutritional information

Per serving:

  • 1,096kJ / 262kcal
  • 20g protein
  • 19g carbohydrate, of which 8g sugars
  • 13g fat, of which 3g saturates
  • 6g fibre
  • 1.7g salt
Cooked breakfast comprised egg, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon, sausage and beans


  • 4 lean back bacon rashers, fat trimmed
  • 8 tomatoes, halved
  • 250g closed-cup mushrooms, washed and thickly sliced
  • 50ml cold water
  • 420g reduced-salt and sugar baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the grill. Arrange the bacon and halved tomatoes on the rack and cook for 5 to 6 minutes, turning the bacon once.

  2. Meanwhile, put the mushrooms into a large frying pan with the water. Heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.


    Cooking mushrooms in a little water is a much healthier cooking method than frying them.

  3. At the same time, heat the baked beans in a separate saucepan.


    Make it a habit to choose canned beans with a reduced sugar and salt content.

  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan and crack in the eggs. Cook over a medium heat for about 2 minutes until set, then transfer to the grill to set the surface. At this point, remove the grill pan, and share the bacon and tomatoes between 4 warm serving plates.

  5. Share out the baked beans and mushrooms, then place 1 egg on each plate. Season with black pepper and serve.