Oh, breakfast. According to everyone’s mother, it’s the most important meal of the day, but according to most actual people who have to live and work in this world, it’s a meal that usually consists of a hastily swallowed piece of toast and a mug of not-particularly-good coffee that inevitably splashes over your hand because the seal on your travel mug just isn’t as tight as it should be. Here are some tips on how to make your breakfast better…
Brighten Up Your Toast
So you usually have that piece of toast before you go to work. The one where you’re standing over the sink, so you don’t get any crumbs on the floor, and so you don’t have to use up a plate, while your baby wriggles in its high chair and your five year old decisively starts using its orange juice to fingerpaint on the table. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything about the zoo that is dealing-with-your-kids-first-thing-in-the-morning, but the toast? That, we can help you with. Instead of adding simple jam or butter, go for something a little different – mash up an avocado and add a hint of salt and pepper along with some citrus and a little chili for a kick that’ll wake you up. If you like peanut butter, why not add a layer of sliced banana? Not only is peanut butter and banana a great combination but it’ll also add some potassium to your diet. You could also sprinkle some chia seeds – one of the newest super foods! – over it before eating.
Make A Smoothie
There are very few people in the world who will sit down first thing in the morning and diligently drink a glass of coconut water along with slices of mango and a handful of raspberries. But if you combine them all into a smoothie then not only are you creating something delicious, you’re also adding a lot of healthy qualities to your morning meal that’ll ensure that you aren’t hungry before lunch – thereby helping you cut down on that pesky snacking that always goes on before lunchtime at work. If you don’t have a blender, make sure you do your research on sites like BlendWithUs.com to find one that’s suitable for your family. If you don’t have much time in the mornings, then you can always make your smoothie the night before and chill it overnight to take it to work so you can drink it at your desk.
Go For Eggs
Eggs are a seriously great food. Not only are they a source of lots of nutrients including plenty of protein but they’re also a way to change up your breakfast every day while sticking to the same basic ingredients, so you don’t have to haul yourself to the grocery store too often. Make yourself an omelet with cheese and mushrooms, poach yourself some eggs to eat with slices of avocado, scramble yourself some eggs with chopped up tomatoes and peppers and some smoked salmon on the side. No matter which way you like your eggs, they’re quick and easy to make, which means they’re the perfect morning meal. They’re also delicious alongside bacon and pancakes for a much more indulgent weekend breakfast!