Easy & hearty breakfast ideas
Breakfast? Bleh. Most of us skip it altogether or usually just grab something on the go that often doesn’t offer nearly enough energy for that early morning rush.
You need a mix of the right nutrients, energy boosting carbs plus a fair dose of proteins to fuel you up. Try these easy power breakfast ideas. If you don’t have time for breakfast in the morning, now is the time to start making time for breakfast.
Fruit and oats
Easy enough to whip together, a bowl of oats will keep you fuller for longer and keep up energy levels. A bit of fruit will add to your fibre and vitamin count. A fruit and nut bar is also a good option as they also contain oats or yoghurt.
Fruit and yoghurt
Greek yoghurt (non-fat or low-fat variety) offers lots of protein to make up a solid breakfast. Add a banana and orange and you are good to go. Remember, fruits that are orange and yellow offer a good source of Vitamin A, C and E and are jam-packed with antioxidants (natural substances that delay the damage of cells in the body).
Spinach & cheese scramble
Eggs anyone? Get more out of this food by adding spinach and cheese. All you have to do is sauté some baby spinach in bit of oil, then add in the eggs and scrabble. Serve with a sprinkling of grated cheese. Eggs and cheese offer protein, while spinach is a good souce of antioxidants as well as vitamin A and K.
Muffins are a good grab and go breakfast, but it’s best to make a wholegrain muffin choice like oats or bran. They’ll energise your morning for sure. Whole grains are rich in B vitamins that help our bodies use the energy we get from what we eat. Bonus – they’re good for regulating your digestive system. Whip up a batch on the weekend and you’re set for the week ahead.
Stick to whole grain bread or rolls for this one. Your sandwich filling should include some lettuce and tomato, some low-fat mayo and turkey slices – it’s that simple. Make extra the night before and pack it in your lunch box too.
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