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Breakfast

It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this is because our bodies have been without food for several hours while we sleep. A good, balanced meal kick-starts the day, restores energy levels, and means we are less likely to snack on empty calories mid-morning.

It’s often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and this is because our bodies have been without food for several hours while we sleep. A good, balanced meal kick-starts the day, restores energy levels, and means we are less likely to snack on empty calories mid-morning.

WHAT DOES A HEALTHY BREAKFAST LOOK LIKE?

Try to mix it up and eat from the five different food groups to get a good balance and a variety of nutrients, helping us to keep healthy.

EAT A BALANCED BREAKFAST


Some breakfast cereals and breakfast options, such as pastries, can be high in fat, sugar or salt. Make breakfast from scratch to manage the amount of sugars and salt – it’s best to fill up with nutritious foods.
A balanced breakfast might include a combination of wholegrains with vegetables or fruits and dairy or protein. For example:

• Porridge with fruit, nuts and seeds
• No-added-sugar muesli with fruit and yoghurt
• Eggs on wholewheat toast, and fruit
• Baked beans on wholewheat toast
• Homemade blueberry pancakes
• Fruit and veg smoothie with nuts, seeds and oats.