February is the National Breakfast Month
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and yet so many people skip it. Some people find that they aren’t hungry enough in the mornings, or often find that they are in too much of a rush to sit and eat anything.
Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a number of reasons. It speeds up your metabolism, it gives you energy for the rest of the day and it is also said to improve your concentration and therefore learning, making it ideal for children. Those that skip breakfast think it can help you lose weight, but it has also been proven that skipping this first meal of the day means that you are much more likely to reach for the unhealthy snacks later on in the day to get the energy you should have gained from breakie!
Weekday and Weekend Breakfast Options
During the week, it is understandable that you might not have time to eat breakfast – but it is important to make time. Even a bowl of cereal or some porridge is better than nothing. Top this off with a piece of fruit and a glass of juice for a refreshing and filling start to the day.
At the weekend, you can take your time with your breakfasts a bit more – make it a family meal where you all sit around the table. Poached egg on toast is filling and a slow burner too so the protein in the egg will give you plenty of energy for the weekend’s activities.
Recipes for Hot Breakfast
A Full English breakfast is a greasy but delicious treat. Made up of bacon, sausages, fried eggs, hash browns, a grilled tomato, fried mushrooms, toast, and sometimes black pudding this is a greasy treat that should only be eaten once in a while. However it’s delicious and warming and definitely sets you up for the day!
Try pancakes for another hot breakfast option or heat up your porridge with some honey for a much healthier option.
Some popular hot breakfast recipes are :
- Pancake Recipes
- Homemade Waffles Recipes
- Eggs and Bacon Recipes
- Breakfast Casserole Recipes
- Mexican Breakfast Recipes
Recipes for Quick “On the Go” Breakfasts
Add nuts and dried fruits to natural yogurt; just remember to take a spoon! Grab an energy bar with breakfast cereals included – this will give the sugar boost you need and will keep you full until mid morning.
Alternatively, you can cook up a breakfast wrap the night before and grab it from the fridge in the morning. Ham, egg and cheese is great for a savory option, or you can get a yogurt and fruit filled wrap to get your portion of fruit early on. The simplest breakfast is to grab a couple pieces of fruit such as a banana and an apple as well.
If you really struggle to get breakfast into your daily routine then make sure you make time to prepare a good breakfast for you and your family the night before. Protein rich foods are great for giving you energy which leaves you fuller during the day.
Some popular on-the-go breakfast recipes that you can make ahead of time are:
- Granola Recipes
- Cereal Bars Recipes
- Fruit Smoothie Recipes
- Ham and Cheese Recipes
- Fruit and Yogurt Recipes
Find many more breakfast recipes on Recipebridge to make this important meal of the day delicious and quick.Back to all blogs