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Breakfast is one of, if not the, most important meal of the day. The phrase comes from breaking the fast that we have had since we have been sleeping. Therefore it’s crucial to get something healthy and nutritious into our breakfast meal, so we can start the day as we mean to go on. If we eat a heavy or greasy breakfast, we often feel the effects a couple of hours later. But if we pick something healthy and beneficial to our systems we will have much more energy to take us through to lunchtime. Check out the ideas below for some healthy breakfast ideas. And check out my recipes on the blog for lots more inspiration too.
Cereals And Oats
Choose cereals and oats for healthy breakfast options. You can make things like three-grain porridge, which you can prepare and store for up to six months, So not only is it healthy, but also time saving too. Three-grain porridge consists of toasted oatmeal, spelt and barley. And you will just need to add milk or water for a super charged nutritious breakfast. If you’re a cereal kind of girl, always try and choose a healthy option rather than a sugar filled one. That means no Lucky Charms or Coco Pops! Go with granola, muesli and honey puffs for a more healthy option. Eating whole grains and cereal fibers can reduce the risks of diabetes, some cancers and also heart disease. So you don’t need to scrap the cereal altogether. You just need to train your brain to ditch the sugar.
Smoothies make a great choice for breakfast if you are in a rush or on-the-go. They can also be prepared the night before if time is very short. Having a smoothie for breakfast is a great way to fill up on your fruit and vegetables for the day. Some great blends include spinach, coconut and grape. Or for more of a treat raspberry and your favourite nut butter. Other ones we love are ginger berry and oat smoothies and a strawberry flax smoothie. Buy a good recipe book for smoothies or check out inspiration boards on Pinterest for myriad recipes to try.
If it comes to the weekend and you know you are prone to indulging in a greasy fry up or pancakes and maple syrup, try not to! Once you break the habit, you’ll feel a whole lot healthier. There are many nutritious options you can choose that aren’t laden with grease or sugar, but are still equally filling. For starters, basil scrambled eggs with wilted spinach and seared tomatoes tastes delicious for a lazy weekend breakfast. And poached eggs with broccoli and tomatoes on flatbread is another great choice for a filling but healthy breakfast. Don’t dismiss eggs as a good base for a filling breakfast as they are a fantastic source of protein. Scrambled eggs and salmon is a lovely refreshing breakfast that gets in a lot of protein and will keep you going until late lunch. This recipe also makes for a super Sunday brunch.
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