This was by far the worst meal of the day for me in the fact that it was non existent. Putting aside getting the kids ready for school, preschool, feeding a baby and then making breakfast, there was just not enough time for me otherwise known as I didn't make any extra time for me. A shower and putting on some make up a treat, coffee mandatory, breakfast not happening. I knew all the lingo Breakfast is the most important part of the day, breakfast gets your metabolism going, breakfast turns on your brain, breakfast helps you lose weight. The list of reasons to eat it is endless.
I knew that a coffee for breakfast was not doing me any good at all, especially my mood. With a busy day, I needed the energy and knowing I had something in my stomach if I didn't get around to eating lunch until way past lunchtime. So one afternoon I sat down and wrote a list of what I would like to eat for breakfast and would pick one to eat each day over the whole week and then chose another the week after. I was fine with this because it took the pressure off having lots of ingredients ready for breakfast and I didn't have to think about what I was going to pick each morning. The same breakfast for a whole week started a huge lifestyle change for me and within a few weeks, I couldn't imagine my mornings without it. Because I knew what the breakfast menu was, I knew how much extra time to give me each morning not to mention the role model I was being for my own children.
So if you are a bit stuck for ideas then either copy my list for yourself or make your own up. Chose a routine that you know you will stick to like mine of eating the same kind of breaky for seven days or mix it up if you can be organised and need the variety. Whatever will get you eating breakfast and keep it going.
What's for Breakfast?
1. Muesli and Yoghurt - I buy Carmen's fruit free and Gippsland Yoghurt
2. Muesli with milk or almond milk - the almond milk brings out the muesli flavours. Try making your own muesli as well so you put in it what you love.
3. Oats and Fruit purée - stew a big batch of apples or apple and rhubarb to put some flavour into your plain bowl of porridge.
4. Porridge Flavoured - don't put yourself through a plain bowl of starchy porridge just to be healthy. Try adding things like blueberries and honey or cinnamon and brown sugar or nuts
5. Eggs on toast - poach scramble or fry
6. Avocado on toast - Rye is you want to be extra healthy but smashed avocado on toast is quick and so yummy. If you have extra time try adding tomato, feta and a squeeze of lemon or lime.
7. Omelette - They take a few minutes to cook and you can chuck in literally anything you can find in your vege draw. I love adding tomato, spinach and mushrooms yummo.
8. Berries and Ricotta on toasted sour dough - add some honey if that isn't sweet enough. Sounds posh but takes two minutes to make
9. Cereal - Good old cereal. Pick a fave and add something filling to it like fruit or nuts.
10. Smoothies - even the kids love them for breakfast and there are So many varieties. We love banana, almond milk, spinach, cacao, peanut butter and ice. Hidden vegies and tastes like a dessert.
Do you have breakfast ideas? I would love to hear them to add to my list and help other mums stuck on a breakfast menu. Comment below or share them on my Instagram or Facebook page
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