Sometimes, I have been known to skip breakfast as a way of cutting calories. I struggle to find low-calorie options that can keep me going until lunchtime and figure it’s just easier to cut it out altogether.
However, I am perfectly aware that breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it provides me with the fuel needed for the day ahead (yep, I sound like my mum).
It also is a great way to kick-start my metabolism so that I will burn calories throughout the day, so I set out to find some healthy breakfast options that will keep me fuller for longer and thought I’d share with you too, so we won’t be wanting to clock-watch the morning away.
Overnight oats or porridge oats with protein mixed in are a great way to start the day. Not only do they taste delicious and are super filling, but they are also high in nutrients and a great source of fibre!
My personal fave is made with milk, chocolate protein and frozen berries – tastes more like a dessert than breakfast! But there are soooo many different flavours you can add to them such as fruits, nuts, dairy-free milk, spreads and seeds to come up with the perfect, healthy combo for you.
Poached Eggs on Wholemeal Toast
Now I am a real lover of eggs – a great source of protein that is absolutely delicious! They will be sure to leave you feeling satisfied right up until lunch so you don’t snack between meal times.
Where people go wrong is how the egg is cooked or what they serve it with, two fried eggs made with lo of oil with two pieces of white toast could rack up a hefty 600 calories! I like to poach two eggs and have it on one piece of wholemeal toast with a small amount of butter or low-fat spread – simple but satisfying and comes to a more modest 300 calories.
Just be mindful of how much sauce you have with it and try and get a healthier option such as the reduced tomato ketchup.
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
If you aren’t feeling like eating much or are pressed for time in the mornings, these are great to make in advance for the perfect on-the-go breakfast. The main ingredient in these are oats so are sure to wake up your metabolism and keep you feeling full.Read more