Breakfast is a great way to set you up for the day and also stop you reaching for junk food.
Some people skip breakfast due to lack of time but this ends up with you reaching for the biscuit tin at break. Prepare what you can the night before to save time.
Cereal isn’t the best breakfast as it tends to be full of sugar and more often than not you are hungry again fairly soon after. I can count in one hand how many times I ate cereal over the course of a year. Think outside of the box, what about eating last nights leftover veg add and an egg cooked to your choice.
Picking a nutritious breakfast however could stave off the hunger pangs until lunchtime and give you the energy you need to get through the morning. Research suggests that people who eat breakfast are slimmer as they tend to eat less through the day.
Take a few extra minutes in the morning to whip up one of these:
Banana and peanut butter on toast
If you don’t like peanut butter try almond or another nut butter as they help to fill us up.
Heat a little oil in a pan, I like to use coconut oil for this. Mash a banana and spread it over the base of your pan. Whisk 2 eggs and add a handful of blueberries then pop it into the pan. I like to add a good sprinkling of cinnamon at this point and a few dollops of peanut butter. Once the base is cooked place it under a grill to cook the top and then it’s ready to eat! Choose any fruit or toppings you would like to add instead and consider defrosting frozen berries to use all year round.
Good source of protein, healthy fats – monounsaturated fats & antioxidants.
Let your imagination run wild here. You can cook this up the night before and eat it cold if time is short.
Fry onions, broccoli, peppers, asparagus, whatever veg you have in the fridge or freezer, add your eggs and you can add in cheese such as feta and pop it under the grill to melt. Delicious and filling.
Poached eggs, avocado and sundried tomatoes
Poach your eggs the way you like them and place on a plate. Split an avocado in half and add to the plate with a few slices of sundried tomatoes.
Good source of protein, monounsaturated fats, vitamins E, C and K and lycopene.
Make your normal bowl of porridge and top with any nuts, seeds and dried or fresh fruit you have to hand. Nuts help to keep you fuller for longer.
Homemade Granola, fruit and yoghurt
The recipe for the granola is on a post here.
Good source of soluble fibre, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats & antioxindents.