Recent Studies Have Found That 52% Of People Skip Breakfast
Other studies show that 5 in 10 adults rely on high sugar content drinks to keep energy levels up. Skipping breakfast can lead to the awful afternoon slump, lacking in key nutrients like calcium and vitamin C, weight gain, high blood pressure and diabetes to name a few.
So, way are so many of us skipping breakfast? Typically, we are ‘too busy’ in the morning to make breakfast and consume it. Morning’s especially for parents is a mission just to get ready and get out of the door.
First Though, What Foods Are Important For A Good Breakfast That Will Keep The Energy Levels Up?
Eggs – These are a major source of protein, vitamins, minerals, rich in iron and low in calories.
Avocado – these are a great replacement for butter/spread and are high in vitamin E.
Bananas – they contain fibre and are a slow releasing carb to provide you the energy needed until your next meal/snack.
Oats/Porridge – they are a high source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants.
I Have Produced Some Easy And Convenient Breakfasts For You To Enjoy:
Over Night Oats – these are so convenient. You can prepare on a Sunday and there is no cooking required. You could soak in separate jars/containers, so it is a case of grab in the morning and eat when you are at work.
Mix the oats and milk and soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours. You can make this vegan by using oat or almond milk. When you consume you could be creative and add chia seeds, yoghurt, or berries.
Avocado On Toast – again amazingly simple and easy. Simply toast your bread (wholemeal or grain loaf is the best) and spread with avocado instead of butter/spread.
Smoothie – Simply blend fruit with cow, almond or oat milk and your good to go. You could pour in a flask and have on your way to do the school run for example. Even easier is to use frozen berries. Be careful not to use too many berries as they are high in sugar. My smoothie is banana, oat milk and blueberries
Ham And Eggs – If you’re having gammon for your Sunday roast save some and place in the fridge, in the morning toast a bagel or muffin, top with your left-over gammon and add a poached egg on top
Baked Omelette – If you have veg/meat left over from a meal then place in a bowl and add eggs, mix, cover and leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning, melt some butter in a pan, add your mixture from the night before, sprinkle with cheese then bake in the oven at 200deg C for 20 minutes. In this time, you can have your shower, get the kids teeth brushed etc.
Did you know that you can freeze omelettes so you could cook in batch, wrap, and freeze then simply defrost when you are ready to eat?
So, what breakfast will you be eating next week?
Leave me a message in the comments and together we’ll make not having breakfast a thing of the past….
About The Author
I founded SimpliciB in September 2020. My expertise is planning and cooking healthy meals at home and lunches and snacks at work. I educate in a variety of versatile ways to be creative rather than repetitive.
I have 15 years’ experience working with various companies as an operational expert, helping businesses improve performance, productivity, efficiency, quality, customer, and people satisfaction and drive down costs. I apply these skills and techniques to my approach in food planning and cooking.
I am Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Qualified, Lean Practitioner, LCS Qualification. HNC & HND in Business Management.
To find out more visit: https://simplicib.co.uk/