Do you go to bed each night looking forward to what you can eat for breakfast in the morning?
Do you have a short list of favourite breakfasts that you use time and time again?
Do you crave something sweet for the first meal of the day?
Are you bored with breakfasts?
Getting some protein at each meal can help manage your blood sugar levels, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer as well as helping you burn calories. I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your soon-to-be new short list of favourite breakfasts!
Breakfast Number 1: Eggs
Anyone who knows me, knows that eggs are my solution to every breakfast struggle!
They are quite simply ‘THE BEST’ in my eyes!!
And for good reason too!
Egg whites are mostly protein while the yolks are the real nutritional bit. The yolks contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats.
Eggs have been shown to help you feel full, keep you feeling fuller longer, and help to stabilise blood sugar and insulin….(not to mention how easy it is to boil a few of eggs and keep them in the fridge for a quick ‘on the run’ breakfast when you are short of time).
And…don’t worry… the cholesterol in eggs is no longer associated with an increased risk of heart diseases.
Breakfast Number 2: Nuts and/or Seeds
Nuts and seeds contain protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fibre and make a great addition to most breakfasts. (I’m talking about nuts and seeds that come in their raw, natural form and not the processed, sugar coated variety that comes in the form of some ‘healthy cereals’).
Nuts and seeds are also the ultimate fast food if you’re running late in the mornings. Grab a small handful of almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds as you’re running out the door.
Plus… if you prefer a more liquid breakfast, how easy it is to add a spoonful of nut butter into your morning breakfast smoothie?
(Ooh…and If you like a creamy latte in the mornings try making one with nut butter. Just add your regular hot tea and a tablespoon or two of a creamy nut or seed butter into your blender & blend until frothy- why not try this one out for size?).
Breakfast Number 3: Veggies
You already know you really should get protein at every meal including breakfast; but this also applies to veggies.
Veggies are powerhouses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, and water. You can’t go wrong adding them into every single meal of the day so if you don’t already you should definitely try them for breakfast!
You don’t need to have a salad or roasted veggies for breakfast if you don’t want to (but you can if you want!!)
Remember there are no rules saying “you must east sweet cereals for breakfast”. (In fact the whole ‘cereals for breakfast’ was just a marketing campaign by the food manufactures to get us eating their products in the first place!!!)
So what is going to be your new favourite new breakfast?
Homemade granola with nuts, seeds and yoghurt? Banana Pancake? Spanish omelette?
Let me know what you choose and how you get on!