You may already know this, but breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day, and without it, you’re not setting yourself up for the long day ahead. So in order to keep healthy, here are some healthy options to have for your breakfast.
Fruit & Yogurt
It’s a simple one, but it can be a slightly more indulgent option but still be reasonably healthy if you pick the right yogurt. If you’re after some yogurt inspiration, you can check out Yogurt Nerd for all of the recipes and more. The fruit is important for your diet, and you should be giving yourself five pieces of fruit and vegetables a day in order for your body to have all the nutrients that it requires. For yogurt, as much as it’s tempting to go for something with honey in it, try to stick to the low-fat ones and be wary of how much you give yourself as that’s what can make it unhealthy. Yogurt was always my go to breakfast with a banana.
Eggs are great as a breakfast item. They are perfect for making you feel more full and therefore reduceing your calorie intake on the next meal. Eggs are a very versatile ingredient that can be cooked in a variety of ways to produce different styles. It could be scrambled, poached or hard-boiled, with the latter being great if you need to have an on-the-go breakfast. Avoid frying eggs though as this is going to be a slightly unhealthier option. If opting for eggs on bread, go for a brown bread or rye bread. Eggs are our go to weekend breakfast, scarmbled or poached usually. Hard boiled eggs are the perfect weekday option. Kent boils up a half dozen on Sunday night and we grab and go during the week.
Although coffee is high in caffeine, it’s a good drink for you to start off the morning, it only becomes unhealthy when you start having more of it and with higher calorific milk and syrups. The caffeine helps with your mood and energy levels and is also known to increase the metabolic rate and fat burning. If you want to make it healthier, try replacing full-fat milk with either skimmed milk or a milk alternative like soy or almond.
A protein shake is a great breakfast alternative if you don’t have time in the morning to sit down and spend your time eating breakfast. Several types of protein powders can be used including egg, whey or soy to name but a few. Those who are keeping fit find protein shakes useful to use when trying to bulk up or exercising more frequently in order to keep energy levels up.
Smoothies are also great to have and are a preferred choice over the warmer months as it’s made up from mostly ice.
Seeds And Nuts
Seeds and nuts are great for filling you up and are a great source of fibre, as well as being nutritious. They’re also very versatile, and you can pop them in bread or sprinkle it over your yogurt or add it into your shakes.
So make sure you’re starting your day off in the best way possible, with a healthy and breakfast that will keep you energized for the day.