We all need a healthy breakfast to give us the energy to start the day. But not all breakfasts are created equally, and coming up with breakfast ideas can seem impossible when you’re already starving and a million things on your to-do list are threatening your day.
The trick is to max out your veggie and fruit intake in the morning, so you’ll have an extra fibre – and nutritional – boost to your day. Plus, adding fruits and vegetables to your usual egg or cereal bulks up the meal, keeping you fuller for longer.
If you’re so bored of cornflakes that you’re about to scream, try these quick and easy breakfast ideas for size.
1. Pimped cereal
Top a bowl of whole-grain cereal with sliced berries or any favourite fruit. Pour on your milk or yoghurt of choice.
2. Spice up your oats
Make cooked high-fibre oats, mix in a handful of raisins or dried cranberries and top with a few chopped nuts.
3. Breakfast pita
Fill a medium whole-wheat pita with a sliced, boiled egg, sliced fresh tomato and freshly torn basil leaves.
4. DIY parfait
Layer low-fat or fat-free yoghurt with crunchy bran flakes and sliced fruit or berries.
5. Breakfast smoothie
Mix up a breakfast smoothie made with fat-free/oat milk, frozen mixed berries and a banana.
6. Morning tortilla
Spread a medium flour tortilla with peanut butter, add a whole banana and roll it up.
7. Anchovy toast
Spread anchovy paste on 100% rye bread and top with cottage cheese and fresh tomato slices.
8. English muffin
Add 1 slice lean ham and 1 slice cheese to a toasted whole-grain English muffin.
9. Berry-fibre combo
Mix ½ cup raw traditional high-fibre oats, ½ cup of bran flakes, 2 tsp each of sunflower seeds and sliced almonds in a medium bowl. Add 1 Tbsp raisins, ½ cup sliced bananas and ½ cup fruit of your choice. Gently stir in 1 cup fat-free berry yoghurt and divide between two bowls. Top with ½ cup of fruit of your choice, shared between the 2 bowls and enjoy!