Quick and easy breakfast recipes
20th July 2020
Breakfast is often classed as one of the most important meals of the day, and rightly so, starting your day off with a healthy and nutritious breakfast can set you up for a productive and fulfilled day. There are so many options when it comes to breakfast, from the traditional cereal and porridge to other options like toast and crumpets. For those with limited mobility and those who may require the use of stair lifts when in their home, getting a nutritious breakfast can give them the boost they need to have a productive day. Continue reading to find some inspiration for healthy breakfast options that are easy and simple to make and healthy for the body.
Better Health reports about the benefits and importance of breakfast: “Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day’, and for good reason. As the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period. It replenishes your supply of glucose to boost your energy levels and alertness, while also providing other essential nutrients required for good health.”
Oats or porridge
Oats and or porridge are one of the simplest and easiest ways to get a substantial meal in the morning, filling and nutritious, it is high in fibre and rich in antioxidants. There are plenty of ways you can add some tasty extras to your porridge or oats, add fruit or a touch of honey or jam for sweetness. Denise from Sweet Peas and Saffron loves the diversity of oats and says that her family enjoy them throughout the week:
“Breakfast is an important meal as it helps you set your day off on the right path, and fuels you through the morning. My family loves eating steel-cut oats, as they are easy to prep ahead on Sunday, and reheat through the week. This is a great recipe for older people as well, as it's simple to prepare, easy to digest, and can be customised with your favourite toppings. I highly recommend cooking a big batch ahead and portioning them out, so that breakfast is as simple as reheating in the microwave!”
Toppings for porridge and oats:
- Cut fruit, apples, kiwi, strawberries and many more
- Jam or marmalade
Avocado on toast
Yet another simple and tactile breakfast option and one that many may not think of, avocado is a superfood and comes with a wealth of benefits, adding it onto toast along with a sprinkling of salt and pepper can make the perfect savoury breakfast choice.
Simply toast some bread, white or brown, brown offers a better range of nutritional benefits. Add a small amount of butter (optional) and cut your avocado into thin slices and place it on top of your toast. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper for seasoning. If you wish to take your breakfast an extra tasty step further, why not fry or poach an egg and add it on top? Delicious!
What better way to start your day than by ensuring you get a large amount of fruit into your diet? A fruit or berry smoothie can be a delicious way to boost your morning and can be tailored to your exacting tastes. A berry smoothie doesn’t just have to include your favourite berries, you can add banana, cereals, yoghurts or milk to thicken the mixture.
Chop your favourite berries and add them to a blender, add a dash of milk or yoghurt and a handful of your favourite granola or oats and blend. If the mixture is too thick, add milk accordingly until it is at your desired consistency.
It is said that some specific ingredients reduce aches and pains, as Eat This reports: “Aching from osteoarthritis-related knee pain? Muscles sore after a strength-training workout? Try a smoothie made with tart cherry juice, which has been shown to reduce inflammation and joint pain.”
Optional smoothie ingredients:
Nothing beats a refreshing fruit salad, full of ripe and juicy fruits and tangy flavours. Fruits are high in vitamins and minerals and can be a tasty alternative to other breakfast options.
Add some extras to your fruit salads like yoghurt or a dash of peanut butter for an added taste. You could accompany your fruit salad with a freshly squeezed juice drink or ground coffee.
“Fruits are a good source of vitamins and minerals, recognised for their role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. People who incorporate fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy eating pattern have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.” Healthy Eating reports.
Fruit salad ingredients:
Scrambled egg and smoked salmon
Eggs carry a wealth of benefits and are one of the simplest ways to enjoy a tasty breakfast, so why not accompany them with fresh, smoked salmon and a wedge of lemon?
Crack your eggs into a bowl and season with a dash of salt and pepper, add to a frying pan or saucepan over a low heat and stir occasionally. Once cooked and fluffy, add to your plate and add your smoked salmon on top. Finish with a splash of lemon and enjoy. You could swap out the Salmon for some other omega-rich fish if you wish.
Making sure you make time for a healthy morning routine that includes a delicious and nutritious breakfast is one of the most important parts of your day. Whether you love sweet or savoury, why not try one of these tasty options and introduce something different into your mornings?
Quick and easy breakfast recipes:
- Porridge or oats
- Avocado on toast
- Berry smoothie
- Fruit salad
- Scrambled egg and smoked salmon
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