From catching up with friends to filling your tummy with twice the food, brunch is arguably the best meal of the day. By 10am, the sun is up and shining, and you can jump right into eating. And the best part is that you aren’t limited to breakfast foods only. You can indulge in pancakes, waffles and French toast, as well as burgers, fries and fresh fruit.

If you’re looking for creative but healthy brunch ideas that even the kids will love, we’ve got three great recipes to share!

1. Chicken and Waffles

Homemade chicken and waffles is true soul food. You get a little bit of breakfast, and a little bit of dinner, all wrapped into one! A lot of people think that chicken and waffles are Southern-born, but this dish actually gained popularity in Harlem, New York during the 1930s where it was served at the Wells Supper Club.

To make chicken and waffles, you need juicy fried chicken, thick and fluffy waffles and a delicious sweet and spicy sauce. You can top the plate with maple syrup or honey. On the side, serve cornbread, macaroni and cheese, homemade biscuits or grilled vegetables - all things kids will love!

2. Chicken and Hash

Hash is a culinary dish that consists of chopped meat, potatoes and fried onions. It originated as a way to use up leftovers from the fridge. When served for breakfast, hash may come with eggs, toast or applesauce.

For brunch, you can chop up fresh chicken breasts and add them to the mix, along with bell peppers, broccolini, broth and smoked cheese. Just one plate will give kids their daily servings of protein and vegetables. And who knows, leftovers might not taste so bad anymore!

3. Chicken Frittata

Another creative brunch idea that the kids will love is a chicken frittata. We think frittatas taste best when they have spinach, mushrooms and bell peppers, but we realize that kids can be picky eaters. Fortunately, frittatas are flexible and allow you to add the flavors your guests will like.

For example, kids like frittatas best when they have chicken and cheese. It’s simple and flavorful! But, you can also sneak in plenty of vegetables by adding mushrooms, red peppers, cherry tomatoes, onions and garlic. Fortunately, this dish is quick and easy to make - toss everything into a skillet and cook until the eggs are fluffy.

For Brunch without the Work, Place a Catering Order!

Whether you’re attending a brunch or hosting your own, these three ideas should give you a head start on what to prepare. They’re easy to make, use everyday ingredients and are a top pick for kids and adults alike! Don’t forget that you can cater your brunch as well. Contact La Rosa Chicken and Grill to learn more about our menu!

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