Yes we know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, must not me missed etc. In actual fact all meals are equally important however, many find breakfast to be the one meal hardest to get excited about. Whether this is because 1) it is morning and 2) traditional breakfasts are boring, we have some great breakfast food ideas to get you up and raring to go.
Food is about fuel however that doesn’t mean it has to be tasteless!
Porridge again? Oats are only boring if you let them be. Porridge is a good all-rounder as it offers a decent amount of slow release energy and being low GI will not spike your sugar levels. Why not use your oats differently? If you like porridge, why not top it was some berries and almonds? Slice up a banana and top your porridge with that and a drizzle of honey? Overnight oats (oats mixed with yogurt and fruit, left in the fridge overnight) are also brilliant for an easy to grab, tasty breakfast (try these with Skyr yogurt which is high in protein for an extra kick). Why not use some oats to make your own breakfast bars, perfect to grab as you run out of the door? Oats are boring? Never!
A fabulous source of protein, eggs can become quite mundane if you let them. Yes, you can boil them, scramble them, fry them or poach them but what else? What about making egg muffins? Use silicone cake cases to make individual muffins by lining them with ham, filling with peppers, onions, mushrooms, (whatever you have in), and pouring beaten egg over them. Twenty minutes in the oven and you have a tasty breakfast-time treat. Batch cook these, cool then freeze to be defrosted and reheated on other days when time is short.
Pancakes have quite a bad reputation which is fair enough given that they are usually smothered in syrup and other high-sugar goodies. Protein pancakes however, are just as tasty (in my humble opinion) yet significantly better for you! Best yet they’re packing some serious protein power. Blitz together a banana, two whole eggs and two egg whites, oats, one or two scoops of your favourite protein powder, cinnamon (just a pinch) or even a touch of nutmeg to shake things up, and four tsp of baking powder. I’ll let you play with the quantities in order to get the taste and thickness you want but these, thrown on a hot griddle and served hot are filling, delicious and keep you going for hours. Top with fruit or even some sweetened peanut butter.
When it comes to fun, filling and healthy breakfasts there really is no reason to be bored. With a little thought and a break from what is considered the “norm” at breakfast-time you can enjoy some fabulous meals that will keep you fuelled up for longer.
Do you have a favourite breakfast recipe to share? If so, please leave a message in the comments.