Food brings people together; it is important for people to make food together but more importantly, for the family, or friends to eat together.
Breakfast is a meal which is easy to make. Depending on what you are making, breakfast can take very little time to prepare, it can be fun to make, and is considered the most important meal of the day.
Here are some breakfast suggestions:
- Cereal with warm milk
- Crumpets spread with butter and chocolate spread
- Crumpets with jam
- Fried egg with tomatoes and onion salad
- Fried tomatoes, onion, egg wrapped in paratha or any other bread of your choice
- Homemade bread with butter or jam, or both
- Slightly warm homemade pancakes topped with chocolate spread or sugar and lemon or strawberry sauce
- Meat sausage or meat-free sausage, potato bake, bread or crumpets,eggs with the option of tomatoes or boiled spinach but this is optional. This breakfast could be known as the ‘Weekend Special’, depending on which day you can make it, as it takes more time.
- Oatmeal porridge with berries
- Toasted bagel with egg and a sauce of your choice. You could also add boneless fish or chicken.
- Toasted bagel with salmon and soft cheese
If frying food, try to use oils which add nutritional value to your diet, such as olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, rapeseed oil, flaxseed oil or walnut oil.
- Cereal of your choice with milk
- Greek or soya yoghurt with oat clusters or granola
- Homemade milkshakes using fresh or dried fruits or both
- Fresh smoothies made from vegetables and/or fruit
- Bread, pastries, muffin, bagel, with fresh juice or milkshake
- Brioche, bread or rolls with clotted cream
- Homemade scones with clotted cream or double cream and jam
Try to buy a range of cereal – bran, whole grain rice, corn and use sugar or chocolate coated cereals only as treats.
Having a wide range of cereal is important particularly if you have children, as it helps encourage healthy eating. Information on a balanced diet can be found on this blog on the ‘Health and Well-Being’ page.
Adding fresh or dried fruit to your cereal is a way to meet your 5-day, fruit and vegetable target.