Friday, 9 October 2015

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Hey my lovelies

Today I decided, I would give you a little look into my breakfast ideas. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it is one that is often forgotten about today, with so many of us being so busy in the morning, we might grab something and go or not have anything at all. Personally I have only recently started being mindful that I am consciously making time to eat something however small every day.

These few recipes I have included I love making as they are quick and very simple, no fluffing about for hours!!  The only one that requires a little more time is the healthy fry up but that one I save for the weekend with hubby.

Overnight Oats
Place 30g of rolled oats into a kilner type jar and cover just enough with milk. I use semi skimmed milk as I just can’t get use to the almond milk yet, but I know a lot that use milk alternatives. Give your mixture a little stir. Sometimes I will add in berries at this stage like strawberries and blueberries, then add a little sprinkle of seeds. Normally its chia seeds or one of the multi seeds, a teaspoon is enough for me, but again the amount you use is personal choice.  Normally I will add more fruit in the morning, and at the minute I am loving pineapple with the berries.
This is a recipe you can really play around it and depending on what you have in the fridge or what you fancy they possibilities are endless.

Some mornings I like something warm especially coming into the colder weather, and I think an omelette is perfect for this.  My favourite is just a plain omelette with some ham and a sprinkle of cheese. I whisk up 2 eggs, a dash of milk, some salt and pepper, and my ham. Then I get my pan ready and pour in the mix and let it cook. To cook the top I will put it under the grill for a couple of minutes. I then add my cheese but you can add the cheese into the egg mix before cooking. Again the possibilities are endless. If I am having a late breakfast I might add peppers and onions in to add some texture and get some extra veg. This is a great way to use up some left over veg to cut down on waste.

Cereal, yoghurt and fruit
This is my go to on lazy days. It’s simple but its filling and you will get some good nutrients into your body to start the day. I like to get my little heart bowl out that I got in b and m bargains for a couple of quid and put 2 to 3 tablespoons of low fat natural yoghurt mixed with 1 teaspoon of stevia natural sweetener. Then on top I will put whatever fruit I have, normally it will be pineapple, strawberries grapes or banana. Then I will top with my cereal, at the moment my cereal of choice is all Bran, but again this is totally personal to you. Sometimes I will put this layered into a nice glass. I think a lot of the time if I like the look of it, I will enjoy it more.

Healthy Fry up
I love having this with Mr Preener at the weekend, and it’s such a healthy alternative to the normal grease laden frys. Normally we use the Linda McCartney Rosemary and Red Onion sausages; these are so yummy and so much healthier for you than normal sausages. They taste meaty but have a gorgeous flavour also. I dry fry all my meat in a ceramic pan. We will have some rashers with the fat cut off. Then some beans, mushrooms done in a little frylight, hubby will have tomato and we will finish it with either a toasted pancake or 2 pieces of brown toast.
It really feels like you are having a naughty meal when in actual fact it’s pretty healthy.
Breakfast Wrap
This is yummy for on the go and filled with the right things can be really filling and again healthy.  I use one of the wholemeal wraps or the weight watchers ones, and fill it with 2 of the Linda McCartney sausages cut up, mushrooms, rashers and a wee taste of your favourite sauce.  If I am having my wrap at home then sometimes I will put some scrambled egg in mine, it’s gorgeous!

I hope I have given you a little inspiration for some very quick, easy breakfast ideas. Let me know if you try any.

Ali x

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