I’ve written about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, so it’s just as important for us to eat the right foods for breakfast. If you do need to add sugar to any breakfast dish, try using Xylitol… a natural sugar alternative.
Below are 5 easy and tasty ideas to make sure we start the day well:
Wholegrain breakfast cereal: whole grain breakfast cereals are a good source of fibre, which can make you feel fuller for longer. I try to choose a wholemeal breakfast cereal without added sugar.
Porridge made with semi-skimmed milk or water: this is one my favourite breakfasts, which I have 3-4 times a week. Oats are a good source of insoluble fibre and also help reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Oats also release energy slowly, making you feel fuller for longer. Add a spoon of honey with either dried or berried fruit and sprinkle with cinnamon for extra taste.
Muesli and low-fat yoghurt: muesli is naturally high in fibre and is packed with oats, wheat and dried fruit. A spoon of low-fat natural yoghurt adds calcium and protein and is low in fat.
Boiled or scrambled egg with wholemeal toast: eggs are a good choice as part of a healthy balanced diet and a great way to start the day. As we know eggs are a good source of protein, minerals, vitamins A and D and riboflavin. Wholemeal bread contains your B vitamins, vitamin E, fibre and a wide range of minerals and together they make a healthy and tasty combination. Add a little soya milk to scrambled egg for extra creaminess.
Stewed apple with cinnamon: peel and quarter 4 large baking apples; add two teaspoons of cinnamon; half a cup of raisins and one cup of cold water. Place in a medium pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and leave covered on the cooker for 15 to 20 minutes. It’s delicious by itself or with muesli, porridge, yoghurt or any other breakfast cereal.
Finally, it has long been debated but there is evidence to suggest that eating breakfast may also help people control their weight, as they’re less likely to snack the wrong foods. I believe this theory is true.