I consider myself a pretty healthy eater.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m partial to the occasional binge, but generally speaking I try to make healthy choices.
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and from someone who spent the majority of her teenage years skipping breakfast, it is now one of my favourite meals of the day. So much so I managed to come up with a lot of breakfast options. So many in fact I decided to split them over two posts. I will have pt.2 on the blog next Friday.
Long gone are the days of cereal or a couple of slices of toast! You can get so creative with breakfast choices you won’t get bored at all. Here are a few of my favourite things to eat for brekkie.
Overnight oats. These are fantastic! So easy to make, and there are so many different combinations that even if you had these every morning you wouldn’t get fed up. Change the flavour of yogurt you use, grate apple into them, add different fruit or even add protein powder if you’re going to be eating them after a workout. You can find my recipe for them here.
Porridge. Great to warm you up on a cold Scottish morning. Which, let’s be honest is most mornings in Scotland! Again this is something you can make in many different ways. Cinnamon and honey, jam, peanut butter. All loaded with fruit. Blueberries and banana are my first choice. Now, the Scottish lass in me loves porridge the Scottish way best of all – made with salt and milk on top to cool it down. Yum! There is mixed opinion on this, some people think porridge this way is disgusting but it reminds me of the way my Nana and Gran made me porridge when I was a kid.
Oat muffins. Flourless and tasty. Add a mashed banana, some cinnamon and honey. A perfect ‘on the go’ breakfast you can make the night before. Find my recipe here.
Eggs. Such a fantastic breakfast food! Low calorie, packed with protein (perfect after a morning workout) and quick to make. Poached, boiled, scrambled or fried, I’m not fussy. Add a bit of salt and pepper and you’re in business!
Full cooked breakfast. I’m not a fan of a greasy fry up but from my experience you can still eat food like this when you’re trying to be healthy and lose weight, it comes down to the meat you use and the way you cook a full breakfast being the difference between healthy or not. So, in my house, it’s a ‘grill’ up and no oil is used to cook it. I cook bacon with the fat cut off, if potato scones are added they are cooked in fry light spray. No Scottish cooked brekkie is complete without square sausage and the Skinni range square sausage has hardly any fat. Add beans, fried mushrooms and eggs and you have a great treat breakfast for the weekend.
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