Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – so it’s important you eat the right foods to start the day off right. A healthy breakfast can ultimately boost productivity throughout the day, reduce your chances of snacking and will give you the energy you need until lunch time. So, if you want to make the most of your breakfast, we recommend the following foods.
Over half of the UK reportedly enjoys a nice bowl of porridge in the morning, as it’s both delicious and good for you. If you really want to make the most of this low calorie breakfast bowl then we recommend you opt for whole grain varieties. Ditch the sugar and use sweetener instead, or you could just add some fruit to give it some natural sweetness.
Now, when we say smoothies are a healthy alternative, we’re talking about the kind you make yourself at home with a variety of different fruits – we don’t mean the kind you’ll find in the supermarket that are loaded with all sorts of sugars, additives and dyes. Throw some strawberries, bananas, carrots and anything else you want to into the blender and make a delicious fruit drink that’ll fill you right up.
Pick up a breakfast bar that you know isn’t stuffed with calories and sugar. Avoid bars that offer all sorts of chocolate, because they’re just offering fat and sugar you don’t need. Select breakfast bars that include plenty of dried fruit, seeds and nuts, as you’ll consume a fibre-full snack that’ll help release energy slowly over the course of the day. Also, they’re perfect for those who don’t have time to make cereal and smoothies in the morning!
You really can’t go wrong with a fruit salad. Throw all your favourite fruits into a bowl and get nibbling, as they’ll offer a wealth of vitamins that’ll help you lose weight on top of boosting your immune system. Add everything from blueberries, pineapple and bananas to apples, pears and raspberries.
Any protein-rich breakfast will help you start the day off right – and eggs are full of the stuff, so you can rest assured that omelettes make the perfect healthy breakfast. Just add a little bit of low fat oil to a pan, an egg or two and some onion and peppers and you’re onto a winner!
Quinoa is becoming an increasing popular breakfast staple. Not only is it used for lunch and dinner recipes, but you can now make sweet or savoury breakfasts with it too. Add some cinnamon, fruit, milk and a little bit of honey for a tasty breakfast that won’t add inches to your waistline – or mix in with some tofu, tomatoes and sliced cucumber for a savoury alternative. Yummy!
Scrambled Eggs on Wholemeal Toast
As we said earlier, eggs are one of the best foods to start your day – so team scrambled eggs up with wholemeal toast and you’ve got a match made in heaven. The carbohydrates in the bread will help fill you up, along with the protein-packed eggs – so you won’t want to indulge in some unhealthy foods during the day. Perfect!
Whole Grain Cereal
Whole grain or multi grain are the best variety of cereal you can eat, as they’re stocked up with fibre to aid digestion and will make you feel fuller for longer. So, the next time you’re in the supermarket, ditch the sugar-laden options for a whole grain alternative. You’ll be glad you did!
A Breakfast Wrap
A breakfast wrap sounds good, right? Well it’s about to get better, as you can fill your whole-wheat wrap up with scrambled eggs, fried onions and peppers – or you could add some low fat cheese and vegetables as alternative.
Not a fan of whole-wheat wraps? Not to worry, you can have a pita pocket instead. Cut a whole-wheat pita in half and add the ingredients suggested above – or you could even fill it with some delicious fruit for a sweet alternative. Looking for a savoury alternative that’s still low in fat? Just add some hummus to the pita and/or a salad mix.
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