What’s the big deal when it comes to breakfast?
What can I eat for breakfast?
Why is it considered the most important meal of the day?
If these questions sound familiar, then read on.
A healthy nutritious breakfast is a great way to kick-start your metabolism and fuel the fast during your 7-9 hours of sleep.
Breakfast helps with Blood sugar levels, weight management and the 4pm cravings!
As it is a busy time for most getting off to work or getting the kids ready for school, breakfast is not given the priority it needs.
Most tend to skip this meal or grab something on the run, which is usually a very large latte and a sugary snack.
So, how can we make better choices to fit our busy schedules?
Plan and prep your breakfast the night before.
For example; Boil some eggs ready for the next day.
Combine protein, good fats, low GI carbohydrates and fibre.
Protein will keep you fuller for longer and therefore help suppress your appetite.
Good fats- Olive oil, Nuts or Avocado are quick and easy to prepare.
Quality carbs such as oats, sweet potato, brown rice, bread (and not the white type), fruits and vegetables.
You could even work with leftovers to avoid waste.
So what do we avoid?
Well that’s easy!
Stay away from processed cereals/bars that contain loads of sugar and sodium.
Muffins or banana bread on the go at your local coffee cafe is also a definite NO!
So given we need to combine protein, fats, fibre and carbs, how do we do that with only ten minutes to spare in the morning?
Here are some examples.
Now whilst these options are not for all, God forbid a supermarket cereal will suffice! Not everyday, and yes there are far better choices of cereal than some for you to consider. Brand awareness is not remembering the television adds, but understanding just what’s in the box.
Foodfix4life have created an App, which can help you make better choices at the supermarket.
– Using left overs-Sweet potato, grilled chicken, on a bed of dark green leaf such as spinach and rocket. Slice or smash some avocado and top with a squeeze of lime and cracked pepper.
– Using leftovers again- brown rice, sliced strips of steak, with layered grilled zucchini and red capsicum.
– Cut fruit such as pineapple, berries, ½ banana, mixed nuts and seeds and 2 boiled eggs.
– Omelets with any veg you have in the fridge and a little Fetta.
– Avocado smash on quality bread with rocket, sliced tomato, poached or boiled eggs. Try the same combo with tuna/chicken if you have some leftovers.
– Oats with fruit, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, coconut and chia.
– Freedom active balance Cereal with sliced banana, nuts and cinnamon.
– Hi Bran weet bix/varieties with nuts, fruit and cinnamon.
– On the go grab a homemade muffin/ egg muffin and a piece of fruit.
– Eating out choose a breaky combo of eggs, spinach, mushroom and tomato and sourdough.
With that being said I think we can all get creative in the kitchen at breakfast time with a little planning and preparation.
Try some of the above ideas or create your own!
Enjoy breakfast, it’s my favourite meal of the day, therefore I love to visit some great Café’s with amazing food choices.
Here are some of my favourite café’s.
About life, Bondi, Cammeray
Edmonds and Greer, Oatley
Earth to table, Bondi
Youeni at Castle Hill
Bar Indigo, Double Bay
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