Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Try
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, renourishing your body after resting, and providing you with the energy and nutrients needed for the day ahead. An energising breakfast will also allow you to focus on the tasks for the day. Not to mention, breakfast can be such a delicious meal with so many different options to choose from. From sweet to savoury, from French toast to Avocado toast, there are so many breakfast choices to try! It’s also a great way to start the day off on a healthy note. And even when trying to watch what you eat, there are still loads of healthy breakfast options. Here are some healthy breakfast ideas to help you start the year off on a healthy note.
Chop your favourite fruit and mix together in a bowl. Pears, strawberries, mangoes, bananas, kiwis, oranges, grapes – whatever your heart desires! Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fruit to help preserve the salad.
Add 60g of your favourite berry, or half a peach, with the same amount of oats (60g) and the same amount of fat-free yoghurt. Add to the oat mixture a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of chia seeds and 120ml skimmed milk. Place in a mason jar, cover and leave overnight. A healthy breakfast favourite!
- Green Smoothie
Blend some spinach leaves with a banana and 150g low-fat yoghurt. Top with muesli and chia seed as a garnish.
- Purple Smoothie
Blend equal parts of mixed berries with low-fat yoghurt. Serve with berries to garnish.
- Yellow Smoothie
Blend half a mango with 150g low-fat yoghurt. Combine and serve!
- Red Smoothie
Blend 12 strawberries, half a peeled beetroot, a tablespoon of raw cacao powder, 100ml skimmed milk and 150g low-fat yoghurt. To serve, garnish with chia seeds and enjoy!
Topped up Toast
Toast a slice of wholemeal bread, and choose from one of the below delicious toppings:
- Peanut butter and sliced banana.
- Low-fat ricotta mixed with chives, chopped spring onion and orange zest, topped with sliced cucumber and smoked salmon.
- Low-fat yoghurt mixed with a teaspoon of honey and a drop of vanilla essence, topped with blueberries. Alternatively, replace the yoghurt with low-fat ricotta.
- Hummus topped with sliced tomatoes and a sprinkle of pepper.
- Crumbled feta cheese, sliced tomatoes and fresh basil.
For a little variation, try serving the toppings in a wholewheat wrap.
How DO you like your eggs in the morning? Baked, scrambled or fried? Here are some delicious ways to serve your eggs:
Sauté spinach and zucchini with light frying spray until softened. Put the vegetables in a small baking tray with ricotta, add 2 whisked eggs and bake for 15 minutes. Serve with wholemeal toast.
Whisk 2 eggs with salt and pepper and pour into a non-stick frying pan on medium heat until the bottom part of the omelette is golden. Add spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese, and fold the omelette in half before serving.
Fill a small pot with water and 5ml of vinegar. Break an egg into the pot once the water comes to a boil and cook for around 3 minutes, stirring the water around the egg to allow it to keep its shape. In another pot, cook 50gof quinoa by adding a cup of water and bringing it to a boil until the water is completely absorbed. Serve the egg on a bed of quinoa and fresh spinach.
Gently heat a handful of cherry tomatoes in the oven until soft. Mash a quarter avocado with a quarter chopped onion, the juice from one lime, a pinch of salt and pepper, and the tomatoes to create a paste. Spread on wholemeal toast and top with a boiled egg cooked to your liking. Delicious!
Mix chopped almonds, cashews and walnuts, with pumpkin seeds, honey and vanilla essence and bake evenly for half an hour. Mix in dried cranberries and coconut flakes, and serve with plain fat-free yoghurt.
Yoghurt and Muesli
Add 100g fat-free yoghurt, a drizzle of honey, 50g muesli and a chopped banana in a jar and combine. Alternate with different fruit, replacing the banana with mixed berries or kiwi, and garnishing with almonds to change things up from day-to-day. It’s that simple!
Ensuring that your health is in top shape should be a priority morning, afternoon and night. A Health Insurance Plan from Laferla can help you do exactly that. Read up on the different packages available or contact us for more information.