A healthy and nourishing breakfast is great way to start your day and to get fruit, vegies and wholegrains into your diet. Check out our top tips to boost your breakfast.
1. Go for wholegrains
Breads and cereals made from wholegrains are an important source of fibre, vitamins and minerals and are a great base for breakfast. Fibre is important to keep the digestive system healthy and wholegrains help us stay fuller for longer.
Swap out white bread for wholemeal or wholegrain varieties or go for rolled oats and high-fibre cereals such as bran flakes, untoasted muesli or wheat biscuits for a quick and easy breakfast. Why not try making your own muesli – you will be surprised how easy it is and cost-effective.
2. Add some fruit and vegies
Did you know we need to eat 5 serves or vegetable and 2 serves of fruit each day to stay healthy? Although it may seem a lot, the key is to spread it over the day starting with breakfast. It could be as simple as adding sliced banana to cereal or having avocado and slices of tomato on wholegrain toast. If you have some time up your sleeve, then whip up a batch of zucchini and corn fritters, a delicious way to eat more vegies. Other ideas to boost your fruit and veg intake include:
Baked beans on toast
Canned fruit in natural juice with cereal
Berries on porridge (can use frozen)
Smoothies – can add a variety of seasonal fruits or vegies such as avocado, spinach, berries, mango
Spinach added to scrambled eggs
3. Include protein
To keep you feeling full for longer include some protein in your breakfast. There is no need for expensive protein powders, great sources include nuts, eggs and dairy foods including milk, cheese and yoghurt.
There are endless options for protein additions at breakfast time. Check out our top three protein packed breakfast recipes: