We are frequently told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but understandably very few of us feel like donning our chef whites before the crack of dawn to whip up a healthy egg white omelette with a side of lightly wilted spinach and a helping of smoked salmon.
For most of us, toast or cereal are on the menu. If you’re short on time but are looking for a healthy alternative – try out our quick and healthy breakfast ideas below:
1. Yogurt and granola mess
Sadly, it isn’t quite as indulgent as Eton mess, but it is still yummy and healthy too.
Take a low sugar granola, some fat free Greek yogurt and some organic runny honey, and layer them all in a wide tumbler or tall, clear glass. It looks like a pretty layered dessert but packs a serious calcium and energy punch. If you’re feeling adventurous try mixing things up with flavoured yogurt, nuts and juicy seasonal berries.
2. Ham and eggs
Fancy something savoury? Melt a knob of butter in a pan, sprinkle in some chopped ham and sauté through – then whisk the eggs and add them to the pan. Top with some chopped chives and season to taste.
This simple dish is high in protein and will keep hunger at bay until lunch.
3. Crumpets with yogurt and fruit
While it is tempting to pile crumpets with butter and sweet jam, for a healthier alternative pop some berries (blueberries and strawberries are good) into a pan and warm through. When the fruits begin to release their natural juices, sprinkle in some cinnamon or nutmeg to sweeten before loading the delicious mix onto your crumpets. If you fancy being extra indulgent, add a spoonful of low fat yogurt and drizzle with honey.
4. Bananas on toast
If you’re just about to run out the door and need something on the go, toast some wholegrain bread and mash a banana on top. For extra sweetness add a small dollop of peanut butter or drizzle with a dash of honey.
If you struggle to eat a healthy balanced diet, consulting a nutritionist could set you on the path to a healthier you. For further information about how a nutritionist might be able to help, visit our Healthy Eating fact-sheet.
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