Healthy & tasty breakfasts

I’ve written about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, but 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.

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.

15 Sep, 2013

4 thoughts on “Healthy & tasty breakfasts

  1. I’ve always believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

    It gives you energy for the rest of the day. I have an oatmeal that has a mixture of hearty oats, flax and other seeds and grains in it and I add about 1/4 cup of applesauce.

    In the fall and winter months I like to make my own applesauce. It’s chunkier and I add cinnamon and other spices to it along with a few pats of butter and honey and cook it in the crockpot all day. It smells so good while it’s cooking!

  2. Thanks Lisa.

    Your breakfasts sound wonderful. Great minds think alike. Your applesauce sounds delicious too and cinnamon is such a healthy spice.

  3. I have always enjoyed breakfast and try to ensure it’s as healthy as possible. I usually have wholegrain cereal with almond milk and a fresh fruit juice diluted with a little water. A real treat is scrambled eggs with smoked salmon on a bagel.

    I’m not too keen on stewed apple, but your apple and cinnamon recipe sounds delicious and I think I’ll give that a go too.

    1. The cinnamon and apple recipe is delicious and can be snacked any time of day. Since breakfast sets us up for the day it’s important to get that right.

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