Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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Breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day and it always surprises me how many people skip it on a regular basis.

It is what gives your body the fuel to get going in the morning and it literally ‘breaks-the-fast’ that you have been experiencing whilst you’ve been asleep.

Having a good breakfast in the morning also sets you up for the day and keeps your blood sugar levels balanced so that you can think clearly and focus on all the things that you have to do.

Contrary to what many people think – eating breakfast also helps keep weight in check and if you skip it, you could stack on MORE weight! The reason being that, when you do finally eat after ‘fasting’ for so long your body responds with a huge insulin spike which can lead to increased fat storage.

A lot of people also complain that they don’t have time for breakfast in the mornings. So today I’m going to give you some healthy breakfast options that are quick and easy to make, and can also be eaten on the run!

Why is Protein important in the morning?

It’s really important that you include a quality source of protein in your morning meal as it:

  • Helps to anchor your blood sugar levels and prevents them from spiking unnecessarily.
  • Provides a steady supply of fuel for the brain so that you can concentrate and focus.

For more information about the benefits of protein and why we need it, see this post about Protein

What are Poor Breakfast Choices

  • Muffins
  • Pastries such as croissants
  • Weetabix or any other cereal that comes out of a box!
  • Toast with jam or veggie mite
  • Bagels,donuts or biscuits
  • A glass of orange juice
  • Flavoured milk drinks or drinks marketed as “liquid breakfasts”

These are all poor choice because they contain little or no protein and they are packed full of sugar. All of these foods fall into the category of refined carbohydrates which means they have been so highly processed that they contain little in the way of nutrients and have the ability to spike your blood sugar levels sky high!

Hidden Sugars – What to look out for

All processed and packaged foods are loaded with hidden sugars. Manufacturers have become very savvy by disguising these sugars and calling them an array of names, everything from maltodextrin to fruit juice concentrate. 

One of the most important things that you can do is to start reading labels so that you actually know what is in the food you’re eating. For more information about how to look out for hidden sugars in foods, read this post learn how to read a label.

What are some Healthy Breakfast Options

  • Poached/boiled/scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast
  • Eggs with spinach, mushrooms, avocado and tomato
  • Full-fat natural yoghurt with berries
  • Muesli (no dried fruit) with lots of nuts and seeds
  • Smoothie – great for those on the run! Here are some great recipes: Breakfast Smoothie,  Berry Smoothie
  • Chia breakfast bowl – here’s the recipe
  • Porridge topped with some nuts/ seeds or LSA and some berries

 

There are soooo many healthy options for breakfast, even for those in a rush.

Start your day the right way by making sure you nourish your body with the fuel that it needs.

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Michelle is a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, Reflexologist and Reiki practitioner who is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle and helping others to achieve their health goals. She is also a Jungle Body Dance Fitness Instructor, which not only keeps her fit but also helps her to inspire others to feel confident and get in shape.

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