Try to keep breakfast healthy and make better food choices for the remainder of the day.

Breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day. The choice of foods that you select during this meal time can affect how you eat for the remainder of the day. For example, if you eat foods that do not provide you with sufficient nutrition, you may give in to sugary cravings and unhealthy snacks before your next main mealtime arrives. Aim to keep breakfast healthy!

Have a high fibre and high protein breakfast

Be sure to include foods that are high in fibre and high in protein for breakfast. Fibre aids digestion, keeps you satiated and will encourage a sustained release of energy throughout the day. Protein also keeps you full and helps you build muscle too!

Here are some great ideas to consider:

Eggs and toast

Eggs are high in protein. Prepare a boiled or poached egg and a slice of toast. Go for whole-wheat bread! Keep it simple and savour the flavour of healthy food.

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Yoghurt breakfast buffet

Make a yoghurt breakfast buffet for your family by laying out bowls of oatmeal, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and dried fruit. Include any other seeds or nuts that your family enjoys. Dried fruits can include raisins, apricots and cranberries. Here too, there are many options available so be sure to include some family favourites!

Each person can then create their own yoghurt breakfast buffet by adding their choices to a bowl of plain yoghurt. This can be a fun activity for your children too!

Meaty breakfast?

Many people prefer having a source of meat for their breakfast. If you are one of them, be sure to have a lean option and consider grilling it instead of using other cooking methods that involve adding more calories to the meat. For example, you can have a grilled lean bacon sandwich with tomatoes and cucumber. Remember to watch your portion size when it comes to consuming meat too!

Consult a professional

Always consult a dietician if you require assistance in putting a meal plan together. In addition, you should always check with your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, especially if you are under medication or suffer from any medical condition that has an effect on your diet.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.