Breakfast is such a busy time of the day, and it’s easy to feel like eating anything other than an on-the-go cereal bar is just never going to happen. What with trying to get the kids ready for school, or even having to get the dog dried off after a blustery walk in the park, breakfast can often be the last thing on your mind.
We all know how important breakfast is, though, and that’s why we’ve come up with six of the best healthy breakfast ideas to inspire you to eat better in the morning.
Toasted Popeye Bread
Greener than the Green Giant and packed with healthy superfoods like spinach and cottage cheese, this recipe is a tasty start to the day if you’ve got a few minutes to whack the grill on and get some eggs poaching.
Take a look at Jamie Oliver’s recipe for Popeye Toast to see how easy it is to make.
Easy, quick and portable! Make up your overnight oats the night beforehand with ingredients you’ll actually love – and mix and match every day for a varied breakfast throughout the week.
Layer up with milk or nut milk, fresh fruit, nuts and seeds and oats…and away you go. And you don’t need to use a posh looking jar either, a light and easy-clean tupperware box will do just fine!
Cake Shop Porridge
Porridge is a timeless classic for a reason. It’s filling, satisfying, delicious and keeps you happy until lunchtime. So why not make it even better with a different topping each day?
Apple Strudel flavour: add cinnamon, brown sugar and grated apple.
Carrot cake flavour: grate in a carrot and add brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and raisins.
Strawberry shortcake: chopped strawberries are always a winner. Add a touch of icing sugar and dollop of greek yoghurt for extra yumminess.
Nothing says grab-n-go like a burrito. Whether you like yours drenched in hot sauce or fresh with avocado and coriander, these tasty breakfast burritos from Damn Delicious can be made ahead and then frozen, meaning you can fire up the oven, whip them out of the deep-freeze and have a delicious hot breakfast on the go in 12-15 mins. Alter the ingredients for more health points – more veg, for example – and you’ve got yourself a winner. Just pop them in before your shower and they’ll be ready to go when you are.
Greek Yoghurt and The World is Your Oyster
One of the healthiest most protein-rich breakfasts you could ever treat yourself to is a big bowl of deliciously creamy Greek yoghurt. The beauty of this simple brekkie is that you can take the pot with you wherever you go, and top it with things close to hand. So, if you’ve got a hankering for something sweet, grab a bottle of squeezy honey and keep it in your desk drawer. If you love fresh fruit, sprinkle some blueberries, strawberries and raspberries on there. If you love nutty and tropical flavours, try dried coconut and pineapple.
The beauty of Greek yoghurt is that it fills you up too, so you’ll be satisfied, as well as smiling.
So now you’ve got the inspiration, get some shopping in and give yourself some get up and go!