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Healthy breakfast ideas


Mornings can be chaotic but it is important to make breakfast 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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