Our Favourite Healthy Breakfast Ideas

You have probably been told, or at least heard, it said that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. To a certain extent, this common saying is true and shouldn’t be ignored. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school. Due to this, it is important that you are eating the right things first thing in the morning. 

One of the biggest challenges people face when switching to a healthy food diet is figuring out what to eat for breakfast. Breakfast cereals are probably the most common choice these days, especially for kids, but sadly aren’t always the best choice. To help anyone looking for some breakfast inspiration, British Essentials have put together a list of ideas you can try out. 

For the ones who want something warm - porridge 

Whether you’re used to having a cooked breakfast or you usually have pancakes and waffles a warm breakfast is favoured by many. Just because you want something warm doesn’t mean it can’t be healthy and some would argue that one of the best breakfasts you can have is warm. Warm porridge is the go-to for many.

Porridge oats are a complex carbohydrate meaning, they will provide you with slow-releasing energy throughout the morning. They are also incredibly filling so, can prevent you from snacking until lunch, not to mention the fact that they are full of vitamins too. 

For the ones who want a variety - Weetabix 

If you usually have cereal for breakfast then you have more than likely walked past Weetabix on the shelf at your local British food shop. It is a well-known brand and many already choose this as their breakfast of choice. It is so versatile and whether you have it warm, cold, topped or crushed, it’s a great choice. 

Weetabix is very low in calories and really high in fibre. It is also made from wholegrain making it an all-round healthier choice. Just remember to make sure what you put with your Weetabix is good for you too, for example, fruit and natural yoghurt or almond milk. 

For the ones that require convenience - breakfast bars

Sometimes you need a quick solution for breakfast and something you can eat on the go. Breakfast bars are perfect for this and can be the solution to your convenience needs. However, like the majority of other convenience foods, you need to make sure that the ones you choose are actually a healthy option. 

Choosing the right breakfast bars can provide you with a low-calorie solution to this essential meal. You can also get bars that are low in fat and sugar too, so do your research before you head to the supermarket. 

For the ones that want a liquid breakfast - smoothie 

Lots of people usually just have a cup of coffee or tea for breakfast and changing to physically eating something in the morning can be hard. Thankfully, smoothies are the perfect solution for anyone that would prefer a liquid breakfast. The possibilities are endless with smoothies and you can have an enormous range of flavours. 

The best way to ensure that your smoothie is healthy and to your taste is to make it yourself. You can ensure you get your five-a-day whilst keeping your calories and sugar intake down. Have a play around with different ingredients to find your perfect smoothie.

Starting your day the right way 

Ensuring that you have a good, filling, healthy breakfast will set you up for the day and more often than not, it will help you to have a good food day all round. It isn’t difficult to swap out your standard breakfast for a healthier option and thankfully, there are lots to choose from and something for everyone. 

Whether you live in the UK or elsewhere in the world when looking for the best British shops online to purchase your breakfast essentials from, visit the British Essentials website today. You will be able to find all of the big named brands in one place and, purchase anything you require quickly and easily via our British shopping website. So, next time you want to buy British food don’t worry about shopping around, British Essentials have you covered. 

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