Widely recognised as the most important meal of the day, you’d be surprised at how many of us can get it wrong. From poached eggs to pancakes, breakfast food can be really delicious, a common cause for your ever-growing waistline. With these six healthy breakfast tips, you can continue with your January diet whilst having a breakfast you thoroughly enjoy! Plus, since is doesn’t feel like your dieting, you can follow these tips all year round…
Our 6 healthy breakfast tips:
1. If you’re struggling for time, prepare your breakfast the night before
Overnight oats are a great way of getting your whole grains for slow energy release, and help you to feel nice and full until lunch. Simply make up the night before and pop in the fridge, and in the morning you will have your breakfast ready – Voila!
2. Avoid high-sugar smoothies
Fruit smoothies are a great way of getting a drink packed with vitamins and minerals, but the high-sugar content could be harmful to your diet. Instead, swap for vegetables smoothies, which still pack a whole load of nutrition, but avoid the high-sugar levels.
3. Enjoy a protein packed breakfast
Protein is a great way to keep you feeling fuller for longer, and a quick and simple solution is to make scrambled eggs! Simply whisk your eggs and pop in the microwave for a couple of minutes and enjoy with a slice of wholegrain toast – delicious!
4. Don’t deprive yourself
A weekend fry up can be a real treat, and while you’re counting the calories, it can be difficult to resist the temptation! However, you can still make yourself a healthy version. With bacon being high in protein and mono-saturated fats, you can team this with grilled mushrooms and tomatoes for a low-calorie alternative.
5. Never skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast can cause us to make unhealthy snack choices, and makes it hard to resist that extra chocolate biscuit on your mid-morning break. If you feel like you can’t face breakfast early or are struggling for time, something small like apple slices and a dollop of organic peanut butter is a great breakfast alternative to eat quickly and on the go.
6. Swap your tea for herbal tea
A hit of caffeine can be a real energy boost in the morning. Packed full of anti-oxidants and with suggested weight loss benefits, green tea can be an excellent healthy substitute to a milky cup of tea with added sugar or sweetener.