If you know me at all, you will know that I love breakfast!
I fall asleep dreaming about what delicious things I can concoct for breakfast – the thought of eating breakfast is literally what gets me up in the morning!
Now to build the perfect breakfast there are three main things that must be included to ensure that not only is it delicious and giving you all the nutrients you need, but also that it keeps you powering on through until your next meal (ideally lunch).
So follow these three simple steps to building a better breakfast!
Step 1: Choose some wholegrains – this can be as wholegrain cereal, rolled oats, a couple of bits of wholegrain bread or a wrap. Wholegrains are a great source of sustained energy. They will help keep you feeling fuller for longer and help lower the GI (Glycaemic Index) of your meal.
Step 2: Chuck in a form of protein – think eggs, Greek yoghurt, milk products, nut butters, seeds and nuts. Again protein will keep you full, and making sure you avoid any mid-morning slumps and cravings.
Step 3: Don’t forget to add colour with some fruits and vegetables. A great source of antioxidants, fibre, minerals and vitamins to keep you strong and clear minded all the way through until lunch.
So what does this look like?
In a glass
milk + wholegrain oats + fruit
Greek yoghurt, peanut butter, wholegrain oats and banana
On a plate
eggs + vegetables + wholegrain toast
egg + avo + wholegrain toast
banana + peanut butter + wholegrain toast + seeds
wholegrain wrap + scrambled egg + vegetables
wholegrain crackers + cottage cheese + strawberries
In a bowl
wholegrain oats + strawberries + milk + Greek yoghurt
muesli + fruit + milk + extra seeds
porridge + nut butter + milk
zoats – oats + zucchini + milk + berries + cinnamon (don’t knock it ’til you try it!)
So what will it be for breakfast tomorrow? Just remember – three steps: wholegrain, protein and fruit & veg. Let me know how you get on!