It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so set yourself off to a good start with these healthy breakfast ideas.
While some people skip breakfast due to lack of time or in a bid to lose weight, this can lead to worse food choices later on in the day and consequently does not help with weight loss. Alternatively, many studies have found that dieters who ate breakfast lost more weight than those who didn’t – it’s all just down to eating the right things. Ditch the sugary breakfast cereals or calorific pastries and try these healthy, filling and low GL alternatives.
One of my favourite foods, oats are filling, versatile and good for you. They are rich in fibre and cholesterol lowering Beta-Glucan, to keep your heart and digestive tract healthy. Eat yours on their own or top with omega-3 rich ground flaxseeds, nuts and seeds for protein or fruit like chopped apples, blueberries and raspberries to get one of your five-a-day.
Sugar, wheat and yeast free granola:
If you’re looking for an alternative to cereal, this granola is just the thing. It’s free from sugar, wheat and yeast, is easy to prepare and can be easily adapted with whatever fruit, nuts and seeds you fancy. This is ideal sprinkled over some natural yoghurt or with milk for breakfast.
Wholemeal Toast with Peanut Butter:
Toast is a staple breakfast, but make yours healthier and more sustaining by swapping white bread for granary or wholemeal bread. Spread with a thin layer of sugar-free peanut butter like Whole Earth Organic Peanut Butter to add some protein and lower the glycemic load. You could also slice a banana on top for extra fibre and nutrients.
Set yourself up for the day with boiled, poached or scrambled eggs. High in protein yet low in calories, they’re the perfect choice to see you through until lunchtime. Serve yours with a slice of wholemeal toast for a tasty, low GL breakfast.
Contrary to popular opinion, a full English breakfast doesn’t have to be unhealthy. All it takes are a few simple swaps…grill bacon and sausages instead of frying, swap white bread for brown, try boiled, poached or scrambled eggs instead of fried, and add grilled tomatoes or mushrooms to the mix to get one of your five-a-day.
So with a little planning you can eat a tasty, satisfying breakfast and maintain a healthy weight. What do you think of these healthy breakfast ideas?