Have Breakfast | Healthy Eating Week 2019

The most important meal of the day

Breakfast – we’ve all heard the saying that it’s “the most important meal of the day” but it really is! Let me explain to you a little bit about why: While we sleep our bodies are using the energy we’ve stored throughout the day so it’s important to replenish this when we wake up otherwise it can slow down our metabolism (our metabolism is the rate at which we burn energy, and everyone’s is different). Did you know that sumo wrestlers purposefully don’t eat breakfast in order to slow down their metabolism and burn less energy throughout the day.

Be a breakfast boffin!

When it comes to breakfast there are so many different options available, one of the most common of these is cereal which can be a great start to the day. However that might not always be the case as sometimes these can be loaded with sugar.

Cereal (30g)Number of sugar cubes
Frosties3
Crunchy Nut3
Coco Pops2
Milk Chocolate Crave2
Cheerios1 ½
Weetabix crispy mini chocolate chip1 ½
Rice Krispies<1
Cornflakes<1
Oat Cheerios< ½
Weetabix< ¼
Porridge< ¼
Shredded wheat< ¼

 

Why not try one of the lower sugar alternatives with some fruit on top… delicious!

If you’re not a cereal lover or fancy something a little different why not try one of these quick and easy breakfast options:

  • Wholemeal toast with a poached egg and grilled mushrooms and/or grilled tomatoes
  • Vegetable omelette with wholemeal toast
  • Scrambled eggs with spinach and tomatoes on wholemeal toast
  • Pancakes cooked with fry light, with low fat yoghurt on top and mixed fruit of your choice!
  • Banana pancakes with fruit
  • Wholemeal toast with a thin spread of 100% peanut butter and chopped banana on top

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