Who doesn’t like a comforting taste of freshly toasted bread in the morning? This is a type of food we all grew up on and it’s the world’s fastest breakfast in the morning. If you want to keep your focus on your healthy breakfast options then I suggest skipping the usual suspects of jam and butter and go for something more nutritious, fresh, healthy and delicious! Enter a vegan toast or a simple toast with vegetables! Takes the same amount of time to prepare as the usual morning toast, but a vegan toast gives you a chance to up the ante of your healthy breakfast and make your humble piece of bread a carrier of something extremely healthy (and reasonably priced) which includes some of your 5-a-day!
A twist on a classic, this chia parfait is a step further into the land of healthy breakfast ideas. Colourful, nutritious and most importantly super healthy (hello, low-carb diet plan and Paleo followers!), chia parfait is a colourful way to start your week day mornings, or indeed surprise your family and friends at the weekend brunch. Chia seeds are extremely high in Omega 3 which is an essential fatty acid that our body does not produce, meaning you need to be eating it regularly to avoid a potential deficiency. Deficiency in Omega 3 can lead to unwanted inflammatory conditions like skin disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, and colitis; or it can trigger a genetic predisposition for auto-immune illnesses. Chia seeds are also jam packed with fibre – something that all of us need on a daily basis to keep our cholesterol levels in check and our gut and colon health in good order!
Chia seeds have become a fashionable staple breakfast food these days and deservedly so: they are nutritional powerhouses and make a fantastic healthy breakfast on the go. Rich in essential Omega 3 fatty acids, fibre and anti-oxidants, chia pudding can be made in advance which means your healthy breakfasts and snack for 2-3 days are sorted! All you have to do is play around with toppings and flavours to figure out what do you prefer to eat with your chia seeds and you are good to go!
It’s a weekend you have been waiting for. You have a little bit of time in the morning and you want to treat yourself to a good home-made breakfast or brunch with the family or friends. This is a perfect chance to eat the most wholesome food in the world- the humble egg. Eggs are protein power houses, all under 100 calories per a medium sized egg! You simply can’t go wrong! But your eggs needn’t be boring – jazz them up with a great side dish and they will be a centre piece of your healthy breakfast table. Salsa can be made out many vegetables but the one that goes best with healthy breakfast eggs is a tomato-based one. Give it a go and you won’t eat your eggs any other way.
This is a perfect healthy breakfast recipe for anyone who is on a low carb or high protein diet in preparation for a beach holiday or a special occasion like a wedding or a photo shoot. This is also a great healthy breakfast suggestion for the morning after a night of culinary indulgences and a drink or five as it doesn’t require too much preparation which is always a bonus!Egg whites are literally pure protein and nothing else. You can boil a batch of eggs the night or even a couple of days before (just be sure to keep them in the fridge) and eat them as you need them! Fruits need no introduction – they are full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and glucose that we all need for our bodies to function properly. The combination of fructose and protein is extremely therapeutic and fast acting as the glucose from fruits allows protein to be delivered to the cells of the body extremely fast, and that’s just what we need sometimes first thing in the morning.
You feel like a toast but the usual dry white sliced bread with jam and some margarine is not an option? I might just have a suggestion for you and you don’t even need to switch on the toaster! Why not try to up the ante and make your toast the highlight of your morning healthy breakfast? Firstly, let’s talk about the bread. It cannot be white and it cannot come out of the plastic bag already pre-sliced. Choose your bread carefully, as these days the incidents of coeliac disease and gluten intolerance are on the rise due to consumption of very low quality wheat! If you don’t want to be feeding yourself a genetically modified toast first thing in the morning, then go for a good old rye bread or pumpernickel slice – don’t worry about the peculiar taste as the rest of the ingredients will over-write the taste of it completely. Secondly, if you love your sweet spread in the morning, then why not making it from real juicy fruits?
Yes, exactly. How hard does this healthy breakfast recipe sound? Most of us rush out of the house every working day without very little food, but it doesn’t have to be the case! The simplestnutritious breakfast of yoghurt with healthy ‘things’ can be a really great start of any day of your week! Yoghurt is a forgotten super food that is rich in Calcium (good for teeth and bone health), protein (for almost everything especially a high metabolism and lean muscle, who wouldn’t want that?) and good bacteria for your immunity and healthy gut. It doesn’t require any cooking time all you have to do is open a pot of a good quality yoghurt (I normally go for Fage Total or Yeo Valley)and just add all your favourite things to it! Just skip topping it with Maltesers and crumbled Jaffa cakes – they won’t make a great impact on your health first thing in the morning!
Who doesn’t love the comforting taste of freshly baked or poached apples? Good old humble apples are staple fruits for most cultures and having them first thing in the morning is on par with ticking a ‘An apple a day keeps a doctor away’ box for the rest of the day! Remember, although apples are not very luxurious or exotic they are nutritional power houses brim-full of Vitamin C, Iron and Pectin which is a type of fibre that keeps your colon healthy and you regular (which is always a bonus). Eating apples also helps lower your cholesterol levels and keep your cardiovascular system healthy! This dish takes probably less than 5 minutes to make and I can assure you once you get the hang of preparing it, you most definitely will not have any leftover apples sitting in your fruit bowl for weeks!
Breakfast yoghurt parfait is one of the most popular healthy dishes because it is so simple, delicious and is super quick to wrestle up in the morning. No need for cooking and waiting by the hob stirringthings! Just get a pretty tall glass (so you can see all the layers of goodness) and start layering! The list of layers options is simply endless and you can make a pretty exceptional breakfast out of it. Remember, you are in charge of the gloriouslayers, therefore, it can be as healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free or luxurious as you want it to be.