The most important meal of the day

The most important meal of the day

We have all heard the saying before..."Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

But how many of us skip breakfast altogether and don’t consider the nutritional benefits of eating a good breakfast?

Mornings can be very busy and it's easy to skip breakfast in a bid to save time but by taking just a few minutes to have something to eat, you can really make a difference to your day.

Our bodies fast overnight whilst we sleep so eating early in the day helps to fuel the brain and body. As well as providing us with energy, we can get lots of nutrients from a good breakfast, which are unlikely to be compensated later on in the day.

Research shows that eating breakfast can also be good for weight loss as those who skip breakfast are more likely to opt for high sugar or fatty snacks mid-morning. So why not try making breakfast a part of your morning routine? It's as simple as getting up 10 minutes earlier to give you time to eat, or preparing something tasty the night before to take into work.

Here are some healthy ideas for you to try:

Overnight Oats

  • 40g porridge oats
  • 200g fat free natural yogurt
  • Mixed blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
  1. Layer the porridge, yogurt and fruit in a jar or bowl. Cover and put in the refrigerator overnight so the porridge absorbs all the yogurt. 
  2. In the morning stir so all the layers are mixed together and top with more fruit. 

Tip: Swap the berries for different Speed Free Foods - pear and blackberry, orange and peach, or apple and cinnamon. You could also swap the fat free natural yogurt for your favourite Free yogurt like peach, raspberry or strawberry.

Perfect Poached Eggs

Poached eggs served with fresh or grilled tomatoes on wholemeal toast

Big breakfast

For those with a little more time, why not opt for the biggest breakfast:

Lean bacon (with all visible fat cut off ) baked beans, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and eggs

Posted on Monday 16th January 2017

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