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Healthy breakfast ideas

Mornings can be chaotic but it is important to have a healthy breakfast and make it part of your routine. 

Otherwise, it’s easy to end up having either nothing at all, or grabbing something unhealthy on the go.

Morning time-savers

  • Keep it simple and set aside 5-10 minutes  each morning

  • Prepare items the night before, for example chop some fruit and keep it in the fridge

  • Have the table set with the cereal ready to pour

  • If you really don’t have time, prepare some items the night before to put in your bag

Breakfast cereals and toast are top options

  • Choose wholemeal and check the label for those with the lowest sugar and salt

  • Keep some wholemeal bread in the freezer - great for when you run out of fresh - and just pop it straight in the toaster

Tasty toppings

  • We all need to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Start at breakfast by adding chopped fruit to cereal or toast

  • Fresh, dried and tinned fruit all count towards your 5-a-day

  • Add some nuts or seeds for more flavour

Add some dairy or alternatives

  • Choose low-fat milk

  • If you don’t like cereal with milk, try some unsweetened muesli with natural or low-fat yoghurt

  • Grilled cheese on toast with tomato is a warming breakfast for cold mornings

If you have more time

  • For a cooked breakfast consider some lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or beans

  • Eggs are a great, filling breakfast and add variety

  • Poach, boil and scramble eggs rather than frying

  • Keep the cooked breakfast for weekend treats

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