What to Eat for Breakfast
ZzZZZZZzzzz. Sorry, did we wake you? We all recognise that fuzzy just-woken-up feeling as we head into the kitchen. Need a bit of inspiration for your morning meal? Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day. Here is how to make it delicious as well.
Breakfast is a tasty way to start your day
It’s widely recommended your morning meal should provide around 20% of your daily energy. It should also contribute significantly to your daily nutrient intake, including carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre. And children should get up to a quarter of their daily calcium from their breakfast too.
What to eat for breakfast?
Now that we know what is the most important meal of the day, the next big question is what to have for breakfast. And the answer depends on what kind of morning you’re having. Are you in the mood for a delicious start to the day before your morning workout? Whether you need to be out the door ASAP, or you have time to make breakfast extra fun for the kids, here are a few ideas to get you started:
Quick breakfast ideas
No time for breakfast? No worries. There are plenty of breakfast ideas ready to save the day even on the busiest of mornings. As long as you have a blender, a stash of frozen fruits, your favourite cereals nearby and a couple of spare minutes, you can prepare a quick and tasty meal, ready to take with you on those mad-busy morning runs. Why not try one of our most delicious concoctions: Shredded Wheat Coconut & Mango Smoothie? For the rest of our top tips, check out our Quick Breakfast on the Go Ideas.
Fun breakfast ideas
If there are kids in the family, deciding what to eat for breakfast gets a bit more challenging. We all know food needs to be extra exciting for the little picky eaters. But as long as you’ve got a few tricks up your sleeve, breakfast can turn into a fun time for everyone in the family, kids included. From mixing and matching cereals to a fruity twist on breakfast popsicles made with yoghurt, honey, summer berries and cereals, there are many ways to impress children with a delicious meal first thing in the morning. Want more fun breakfast ideas for kids? Find out more with our handy article.
Delicious breakfast ideas
We all have our go-to meal in the morning, the one we like to prepare each and every day. But wouldn’t it be great to add something special to it every once in a while? The secret to the quickest and most delicious way to do it is called cereal toppings. Chop up some nuts and sprinkle them on top of your morning cereals. Add a spoonful of peanut butter for that extra nutty flavour. Do you prefer fruits instead? We’ve got you covered too. Try a few banana slices on top of your cereals for a breakfast that satisfies your sweet tooth with a good dose of natural sweetness. Strawberries and cereals are a match made in heaven, so why not give this tasty combination a go? Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top and you might just have come up with the best breakfast ever.
So, get your freezer stacked with your favourite frozen fruits, make sure you’ve got a well-stocked pantry with plenty of nuts and seeds, and the next time you feel stuck wondering what to eat for breakfast, remember your favourite cereal toppings are not too far away.
Pre-workout breakfast ideas
For those active mornings, you need a quick and tasty meal. Add banana, skimmed milk and our Shredded Wheat Honey & Nut to your pre-workout routine. Or try our Cheerios Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Cereal and Porridge if you want a delicious pre-workout breakfast waiting for you in the morning.
And if you’re wondering what do professional athletes eat in the morning, we’ve asked the British Paralympians themselves for their top tips, including top swimmer Ellie Simmonds and the Paralympic champion Will Bayley. So, if you’re curious what the breakfast of a champion looks like, they’ve given us a peek into their morning routines.
We hope you’ve already decided what to have for breakfast and all that’s left to do now is choose your favourite morning cereals. Did you know that most Nestlé breakfast cereals are fortified with vitamins and minerals? Find out what that means and why you should add fortified cereals to your breakfast with our article Fortification It’s All About Defences, next!
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