Breakfast ideas for when cereal doesn’t cut it

Despite being taught the importance of breakfast from a young age, as many as one in five adults in the UK don’t eat it everyday. Reasons for skipping it include people being too busy, not being hungry at that time and wanting to lose weight.

However, it is a meal we all need to eat. After our overnight fast, breakfast provides our body and brain with the fuel it needs to function for the day. As well as providing us with energy, it balances our blood sugar levels, provides us with important nutrients such as calcium, iron, fibre and B vitamins and makes us less likely to turn to the high sugar and fatty snacks later on in the morning.

Breakfast doesn’t have to be time consuming, expensive or boring and should be something you look forward to in the morning. It is the little changes to our daily routines that can have the most prominent and lasting effects on our health and wellbeing and starting your day with a delicious breakfast is a great place to begin.

Try and set yourself the challenge of having breakfast everyday this week and see what difference it makes for you.

Below are seven of our favourite quick, healthy and nutritious breakfasts to inspire you this week.

Overnight oats

Because you can make them the night before

Scrambled eggs and avocado on toast

Because eggs for breakfast is just great

Green smoothie

Because you’re getting your greens in before 9am

Banana, blueberry and almond porridge

Because it’s like a warm hug on a cold, dark winter morning

Morning muffins

Because sometimes we just need a morning muffin

Energy boosting toast and toppings

Because toast doesn’t have to be so boring

Banana, blueberry and pecan pancakes

Because what’s a weekend without pancakes

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