Healthy breakfast ideas
Start the day right
Why is breakfast known as the most important meal of the day? Health experts agree that eating in the morning means you’re less likely to eat too much during the rest of the day. Plus, it gives you 15-25% of your daily energy requirements and helps stave off mid-morning grumpiness. It’s especially important for kids, who need plenty of nutrients while they’re growing – and there’s evidence to show that eating breakfast every day can help them do better at school.
Breakfast is also a chance to fit more goodness into your daily diet, whether that’s one of your five a day or a spread of omega-rich Flora. For more information on diet recommendations for children and adults, have a look at the British Nutrition Foundation’s advice . We’ve also got a few simple tips below, as we know that making sure everyone has a healthy meal every morning is easier said than done!
Quick weekday breakfasts
If you’ve got time, sitting down to eat together is a great way to start the day. But most families are busy in the morning. If you’re always in a rush first thing, you could try making our Breakfast Flapjacks in advance. Just keep them in an airtight container and they should last all week. Serving wholegrain toast, Flora and fruit is another good idea – it’s easy and gives your family a mix of good fats (omega-3 and 6) and grains for energy, plus one of their 5 a day. You could also try boiled eggs and toast soldiers with Flora for a healthy, enjoyable start to the day.
Relaxed weekend breakfasts
Although weekday breakfasts need to be quick and easy, there’s no reason why you can’t have a leisurely breakfast at the weekend. Our Banana Walnut Loaf is easy to make ahead of time for a relaxing Sunday morning breakfast. Why not try serving wholegrain toast, Flora, eggs, fruit and low-fat yoghurt, with tea, coffee and fruit juice for a great morning selection? Or, for a special treat, make our American Pancakes and serve them with blueberries.
Make in advance and enjoy all week
Banana Walnut Loaf
Make our fruity loaf ahead of time and serve for breakfast or even a tasty snack.
A delicious weekend treat – and fun to make!
You can use Flora straight from the fridge – no waiting for it to soften. That’ll save a few precious minutes!