I don’t know about you, but I spend an awful lot of time thinking about what I’m going to eat.
I’ve just this minute packed my Chef whites for work, brushed my teeth and settled down for the night – and I’m immediately thinking about my what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow!
So, I figured I’d write down a few of my go-to choices when it comes to a healthy, filling breakfast. I get asked quite often, about what makes a good or bad choice in the morning, but genuinely it comes down to personal preference and how you feel.
Some people love a high-carb breakfast, and yet others find that it leaves them feeling sluggish and hungry later in the day. It’s all about finding out what works for you – and for me personally, I find a high protein but balanced breakfast usually works best for me.
To give you a better idea of what I mean, I find that a bowl of porridge or cereal is too high in predominately carbs – and this leaves me feeling hungry a few hours later. I love carbs (who doesn’t!) so I often include a small portion, from fruit or oats usually, but I make sure I stay full until lunchtime with a good portion of protein in ALL of my breakfast choices.
My Top Five Go-To Healthy Breakfast Recipes:
1. Scrambled Eggs, Chicken Sausages and Spinach. I’m a huge fan of Heck chicken sausages – they’re high in protein and low calorie, which means I can eat more of them… I scramble my eggs with 1/2 tsp grass-fed butter, and light seasoning to finish.
2. Omelette, with sun-dried tomatoes, feta and mushrooms. Omelettes are amazing because they take mere minutes to throw together, and they make such a great base for hundreds of flavour combinations. My favourite at the minute, is chopped sun-dried tomatoes, crumbled feta and garlic mushrooms – Italian vibes and not too heavy first thing in the morning. Pan fry your mushrooms in a little FryLight with 1 clove of crushed garlic. If you have fresh parsley or thyme… don’t be shy.
3. Greek Yogurt with Berry Compote and Toasted Nuts. Greek Yogurt. Ah, I do love Greek Yogurt. Sometimes, only something sweet will do – and this is literally the quickest, fuss-free breakfast in the world. You can make it the night before, you can make it in thirty seconds in the morning – no excuses, if you’re really stuck make this your go-to. I use 200g of Total Fage 5% Greek Yogurt (0% has better macros if you’re into that, but 5% tastes better – and I’m into that.) I make a simple berry compote by warming up some frozen berries on the hob, or in the microwave if I’m really pushed for time. Top it with anything you like – peanut butter, granola, toasted nuts and seeds…. I’m hungry just thinking about this one.
5. Banana Pancakes – My all time favourite recipe for breakfast, but as it’s slightly more time consuming that the others I tend to save it for a weekend brunch. Check out the full recipe here!