I think one of the biggest problems people face when it comes to eating breakfast is time!
If your mornings are packed with trying to get the kids out of the door, or getting to work before 7am then you’re not really going to want to faff about with breakfast. Busy people tend to lean towards cereal and cereal bars when it comes to eating in the morning because it’s easy and portable. But in reality it’s just sugar.
David Gillespie who wrote Sweet Poison said: Sugar avoidance can eliminate whole food groups, not just chocolate and ice-cream. Take a walk down the breakfast cereal aisle and you will be struggling to find a single product that doesn’t have significant amounts of sugar.
Breakfast can be an enormous source of sugar in a ‘healthy’ diet.
Did you know that eating heart foundation approved cereal (i.e Kellogg’s Just Right) and a glass of apple juice for breakfast will add up to almost alb of sugar over a week.
So if you’re trying to be healthy then cereal really isn’t the way to roll. But don’t fear here are two great breakfast recipes that you can make the night (or 3) before and are easy to take with you…
You simply need:
1/3 cup oats
1/3 cup almond milk
2 tbsp greek yogurt (not low fat!)
Filling: I tend to use berries or apples because they are low in sugar but they make it a little sweet. But you can put anything you like in.
Place all the ingredients in a small kilner jar (or any jar with a lid) and refrigerate overnight. They last for up to 3 days so you can make a few in advance.
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1/2 Red Pepper
Dash of milk
Pinch of salt
These are great. You can really put anything you want in at all, I tend to go for the pepper, mushroom and spinach but if you’re a meat eater you can pop some bacon or chicken in.
In a bowl simply make an omelette and add the chopped the pepper (small pieces), mushrooms and spinach. Place in muffin cases (I use silicone muffin trays as they’re easy to get the egg bites out and to clean).
My recipe makes around 4 egg bites but if you want to make quite a few in advance just adjust the ratio of eggs and add more pepper/mushrooms/spinach to bulk it out. You can also add some cheese on top if you like cheese.
Place in the oven, around gas mark 7 for about 20 minutes.
*This is from Sarah Wilson post on breakfast.