Why is Breakfast Important?
Improved Energy Levels
Long-Term Health Benefits
What Does a Balanced Breakfast Look Like?
Creating a balanced breakfast is about combining various food groups to maximise nutritional intake. Here’s some healthy examples that will leave you feeling full and satisfied:
Greek Yogurt Combo: A bowl of Greek yogurt with berries and honey, topped with a handful of nuts, offers a perfect blend of protein, antioxidants, healthy fats, and natural sweetness. It's a creamy, satisfying option that provides calcium and probiotics for bone and gut health.
Oatmeal Delight: A warm bowl of oatmeal topped with sliced bananas, chia seeds, and almond butter provides a heart-healthy start. Use MHF Co's Multi-Grain Porridge for a nutritious base, offering complex carbs, fibre, and lower fat content.
Eggy Mornings: Scrambled eggs with spinach, tomatoes, and a slice of whole-grain toast offer a protein-rich breakfast with the goodness of veggies and fibre.
Avocado and Eggs: Avocado toast with poached eggs alongside fresh fruit combines healthy fats, proteins, and a range of vitamins and minerals for a balanced start.
Myth Dubunked: Preparing a healthy breakfast doesn't have to be a time-consuming task. With a bit of planning and simple ingredients, you can easily create nutritious meals quickly!
Tips for Planning and Preparing Healthy Breakfasts
Efficient breakfast planning and preparation can be a game-changer for your morning routine. Here are some quick tips to keep your breakfasts healthy and hassle-free:
Prep Ahead: Preparing meals in advance, like overnight oats or smoothie packs, can save time and ensure that you're not reaching for unhealthy options in a rush.
Batch Cooking: Making a large batch of whole-grain pancakes, muffins or frittatas, or pre-mix the dry ingredients for recipes and store them in airtight containers. This simplifies the cooking process, saving time on busy mornings while provide quick and nutritious breakfasts throughout the week.
Ready-to-go Fruit Portions: Wash, chop, and store portions of your favourite fruits in the fridge. Having them ready to go makes it easy to add a healthy, sweet touch to your morning meals.