A good breakfast can set the tone for your day, but there are some important tweaks you can make to ensure it's giving your body what it needs and to keep you full and satisfied for the morning.
Some of the key ingredients for a top breakfast:
Proteins and Healthy Fats - Most of our traditional breakfasts tend to be carb heavy, think toast, porridge, cereal etc. These can be absorbed into the blood stream pretty quickly when eaten in isolation, leaving us hankering for a snack by mid morning. When we add in some protein and healthy fat sources (think eggs, natural yoghurt, nuts, seeds, beans, protein powders, nut butters) into our breakfast it slows down digestion and keeps us fuller for longer. What can you add to your current breakfast to increase the amount of protein? Some eggs on your toast, some nuts and seeds to the porridge?
Vegetables - Veggies in my eyes are the real super foods. Getting in as many as we can, from all the colours of the rainbow is just so important for our health. Along with all of the micronutrients they contain, many of them are a great source of fibre which is great for keeping our gut bacteria happy. But veg at breakfast isn't the most appealing for everyone, so how can you sneak more in?
Smoothies are much talked about as an easy way to get more veg in to start the day, but one of my go-to breakfasts is a veg-packed noodle soup like the one above. It takes 15 mins to make and couldn't be simpler. All you need is some broth/stock, a big handful of different veg (I went for Brussel sprouts, courgette, mushrooms and cabbage this morning), some noodles and a couple of boiled eggs. Cook the noodles and veg all together in the broth and simply top with your boiled eggs plus a little chilli sauce.
Top Tip - For perfect boiled eggs - add your eggs into boiling water, cook for exactly 6 mins 15 seconds, then rinse under cold water.
What are your go-to healthy breakfasts?