It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And if that is true, then it makes good sense to start your day off in the best possible way.
Breakfast should be something that should not only fuel you for the rest of the day but also be enjoyable, and yet many of us neglect it, giving it little or no thought as we dash off to our next appointment.
So, how can you make what is often a dull and boring meal something you look forward to from the minute you get out of bed? How can you pep up your porridge? What could top your toast? Are you taking cereal seriously?!
We have taken a look at the best things to put in your bowl as well as the idea of breakfast toppings that will make your breakfast healthy and exciting.
What are the best breakfasts?
Have you ever poured your cornflakes into the bowl and wondered if there is more to life than this?
It can often seem that if you want a breakfast that is a little more exciting, the options are either a sugar filled cereal or fried food, and neither of those are known for being particularly healthy. However, there are ways to enjoy a breakfast that is good for you without being boring.
Best healthy cereal
Many breakfast cereals seemed to be aimed at children, which means they are packed full of sugars and additives. The best healthy cereal for an adult breakfast includes muesli, shredded whole wheat, granola or bran flakes as these are great sources of fibre without the additional salt and sugar of many other cereals. These can be eaten on their own, or with a breakfast topping to switch it up and bring it to life.
Porridge has long been a breakfast staple in the UK, but if you are looking for a nutritious, gluten free alternative, you could try swapping those traditional oats for chia seeds like the Chia Bia 100% Natural Whole Chia Seeds.
To make a delicious chia seed breakfast porridge, simply soak the seeds in milk and any flavourings you might like (try cinnamon or cacao powder) overnight.
In the morning, simply transfer the mixture to a pan and cook over a low heat for 5-10 minutes until it is thick and creamy. You can then top the porridge with anything you fancy, including fruit, chopped nuts, desiccated coconut or yoghurt.
How can I top my breakfast?
Many of us know what it takes to make a healthy breakfast, but sometimes it can be hard to be enthusiastic about some of them.
They are not to everybody’s taste, and sometimes eating the same thing every day can become boring. There’s where breakfast toppings become the perfect solution.
These cereal toppings are great to add to any breakfast to give more life and more flavour whilst still remaining healthy. These are easy to change depending on what mood you are in, and you can have something different for each member of the family.
You might want to choose toasted seeds or chopped nuts for a bit of texture. The Holland & Barrett Omega Sprinkle Seed Mix is an easy way to add fibre, protein and crunch to your breakfast and is perfect for topping cereal, porridge or yoghurt.
A maple syrup or pumpkin puree will make it taste delicious, as will a sprinkling of fresh or dried fruit.
Breakfast is the meal that sets you up for the day, so it is important to get it right. Take a look at our ‘Reasons to eat breakfast’ to see exactly what a good meal in the morning can do for you.
A good breakfast can put you on the right path to daily wellness so make sure that you not only eat breakfast but eat well is important in so many ways.
The days where the most exciting breakfast topping was the choice between jam or marmalade on your toast are now long gone, meaning you can make healthy but interesting choices that your body will thank you for.