6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

6 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Now I’m in my 30′s (good grief when did that happen?!) I’ve been putting much more of a conscious effort into adopting a healthier lifestyle. In addition to working out more regularly and re-vamping my skincare routine, I have been trying to ‘eat clean’ around 85% of the time, meaning no added salt, sugar and sweeteners and eating fresh, nutritious healthy food to meet my body’s needs. Energy is a big issue for me so I like to make sure I start my day right by filling up on a balanced breakfast to fuel me for the day, so below I’ve shared some of my favourite breakfast dishes that I regularly enjoy. I’ve chosen 6 rather than 7 breakfasts as there’s always room one day of the week for a slightly less healthy option such as grilled bacon or sausage, pancakes or jam with toast.

My 6 healthy breakfast ideas:

1. Eggs of any kind

Scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast

Eggs are high protein and really filling so are a great healthy breakfast option. Scrambled eggs are definitely a favourite of mine, served with wholemeal toast, and I like to make them on weekends when I have a little more time to make them properly – on the stove in a pan, stirred very slowly over a low heat until thick and creamy.

2. Mixed berries and natural greek yogurt

Mixed Berries with Natural Greek Yogurt

Berries (including blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries) are SO good for you! They contain high amounts of Vitamin A and C needed for healthy skin and to maintain both your immune system and metabolism. I like to top a bowl of mixed berries with 0% fat greek style natural yogurt – it’s thick and protein rich (meaning I’m fuller for longer). I’m currently choosing fat free yogurt to help aid weight loss but you can swap to full fat or low fat to suit your personal taste.

3. Porridge with chopped dried fruit

Porridge with chopped dried fruit

Porridge oats are a great staple for breakfast time as they’re so versatile and porridge is a quick, simple way to fill up first thing. If you’re gluten intolerant check for gluten free versions. Traditionally porridge is more a winter time breakfast for me but I like to enjoy it all year round, made with milk and topped with dates and figs (dates are sweet but figs are better for you as they contain a much higher fibre content). Add a little honey or agave syrup if you like it a little sweeter.

4. Muesli, banana and almond milk

Muesli, Banana and Almond Milk

Some muesli is full of added ingredients so choose one that contains no added salt and contains only natural fruit sugars for optimum health benefits. Muesli is naturally high in fibre, low in fat and contains oats which help sustain energy levels throughout the morning. However, remember muesli is still high in calories (as the mixture of oats, fruit and often nuts and seeds are carbohydrate dense) so it’s best to measure your portions. I always choose bananas to top my muesli as they’re also great for energy, are filling and full of potassium. Almond milk is a new favourite of mine as it’s naturally low in fat and full of vitamin E (for healthy skin and nails).

5. Overnight oats (with raspberries and almonds)

Overnight Oats with Raspberries and Almonds

Overnight oats (also known as breakfast oats and similar to the dessert cranachan) is one of my favourite breakfast dishes! Prepare this the night before and in the morning you’re good to go – you can grab this and eat on the way to work or if you’re in a hurry without worrying about missing the most important meal of the day. You simply mix porridge oats with yogurt (here I’ve used raspberry and honey yogurt) and layer the mixture with your favourite fruit (I use frozen fruit so it’s defrosts overnight). Then in the morning stir it or eat it as is. For an extra crunch I like to add a sprinkling of chopped or flaked almonds and for sweetness, a drizzle of agave syrup.

6. Tropical fruit, greek yogurt and granola

Tropical Fruit, Greek Yogurt and Granola

I like to change it up by adding different fruits to my breakfasts and one of my favourite combinations is mango with blueberries. I like to eat them together as a snack but for breakfast I top them with greek yogurt and a recent find – mango and macadamia granola – to make it a bit more substantial. I choose macadamia nuts because they are full of nutrients, healthy fats and are a good source of protein. Again, granola is another breakfast cereal that can have many hidden ingredients so I try to choose a healthier option with no added sugar or salt and weigh or measure it out before serving. Alternatively you can make your own granola – one of my favourite recipes is this Healthy Homemade Granola from Bless This Mess.

So which of the above gets your tastebuds tingling?

Also leave me a comment below telling me your own breakfast recipes or favourite breakfast dishes, I’d love to hear what you have for breakfast or brunch – is it very different to these ideas or perhaps you skip breakfast altogether?!

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My Summer Reading List

My Summer Reading List Pile of Books

I love to read on holiday. In fact on the aeroplane or by the pool I can sit back, relax and take in a book like I’ve never read before and words are my new addiction. But on a day to day basis, I’ve just stopped reading.

I want to read more often and I want to read a wider variety of books (I’m talking fiction here) but I never make the time for it. And so, instead of the one book every 2 weeks reading rate I had at the beginning of the year, (when my new years resolutions were still in full swing), I have a stack of books sitting by the bed untouched. Including one I started months ago and vowed to pick up to read ‘tomorrow’, *hangs head*.

I’m not going away on holiday this year so I’m determined to make more time for reading in the evenings and in my spare time so I can finish these titles before the end of the summer – I’m even looking forward to the challenge! Feel free to join me and leave your summer reading list recommendations below and let me know your reading goals.

What’s on My Summer Reading List

The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson

The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson Book

The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson

Me and Mr Jones by Lucy Diamond

Me and Mr Jones by Lucy Diamond Book

Me and Mr Jones by Lucy Diamond

Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

Body Double by Tess Gerritsen Book

Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman

True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman Book

True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman

Genesis by Karin Slaughter

Genesis by Karin Slaughter Book

Genesis by Karin Slaughter

Don’t forget to leave me your book recommendations and let me know your Summer Holiday reading list! Plus you can find me over on Goodreads where I like to keep a list of everything I’ve read recently.

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