You may have heard it over and over again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, many people rush through their morning routines and avoid preparing that all important first meal.
The word breakfast literally means ‘breaking the fast’ that your body has undertaken during the night, to replenish energy levels that you have lost so you can start a new day fully charged. Skipping breakfast can cause a range of health problems, contribute to poor academic or work performance and can leave you feeling sluggish and lacking in energy for the rest of the day.
Breakfast keeps your body fuelled with energy and nutrients for hours, during which you may be tempted to snack if you haven’t had a filling breakfast.
Here are our top filling and nutritious breakfast ideas from our team of experts.
Ingredients: Greek yogurt, oats, a drizzle of honey and your favourite fresh fruits.
You can switch between seasonal fruits, such as peaches or mango in the summer, and filling fruits like banana or strawberries all year round.
Avocado on toast has become a very popular breakfast and snack over the years, and for good reason. It’s healthy, simple and delicious, and best of all, it’s super easy to make and ready in under 5 minutes! Use wholewheat bread, place mashed avocado on top, add a light drizzle of olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.
Scrambled, poached, fried, in an omelette…have your eggs your way! Whichever you prefer, eggs are the perfect protein-friendly food, so make them a morning staple for the whole family if you can.
Top tip: Add some paprika and fried tomatoes on the side for a touch of taste and fresh veggies.
Breakfast crepes can be your new favourite way to enjoy a breakfast that’s low in carbs but high in protein. When compared to other breakfast items such as pancakes and waffles, crepes contain lower calories because they are less dense. Our favourite toppings are almond butter and fresh fruits like bananas, blueberries and strawberries.
On the go Smoothie
If you’re short on time but don’t want to start your day off with an empty stomach, a fruit smoothie filled with your favourite flavours and packed with nutrients is always a good option to kick start the day.
Simply blend your favourite fruits together and enjoy. If you are adding some bitter or savoury ingredients and need some extra boost of sweetness, add some honey or peanut/almond butter.
Top tip: Remember, no matter what breakfast option you choose, always start your day with a tall glass of water! It rehydrates your body after not having water for hours and will support your immune system.