It’s the most important meal of the day, so you’d better make it count. If you’re fed up with the same old cereal and milk combo, we’re here with some of the best healthy breakfast recipes and ideas to get your day off to the best possible start…
10 healthy breakfast ideas & recipes
Healthy cooked breakfast
Can’t resist a fry up on a Sunday morning? While a full fly-up is not exactly synonymous with a healthy or nutritious meal, with a few simple changes, you can still enjoy a lighter full English breakfast that’s sure to leave you feeling satisfied – rather than stuffed!
For a special weekend treat, grill 1 lean sausage, 1 rasher bacon, 1 large flat mushroom and 1 tomato cut in half. Serve with 1 poached egg and 1 slice of wholemeal toast spread with a light olive spread.
Per serving: cals 517 | fat 25g | sat fat 12.3g | protein 21.7g
Need some quick and healthy breakfast ideas before heading out the door? Try toasting 1 wholemeal muffin, then cutting it in half and spreading with a light olive spread. Quick, easy and super satiating!
Per serving: cals 145 | fat 3.5g | sat fat 1g | protein 8g
Toast and Marmite
Not everyone will go for this – but if you’re on the ‘love it’ side, Marmite is actually a healthier choice when it comes to sandwich spreads. Ditch the sugary jam or chocolate spread and try 1 slice of wholemeal toast with a light olive spread and Marmite.
Per serving: cals 118 | fat 2.3g | sat fat 1.3g | protein 4.6g
Wholemeal bagel with scrambled eggs
Soft, fluffy scambled eggs on a warm bagel – what could be better? For this quick and healthy breakfast idea, simply scramble 2 eggs with 1tsp of low-fat butter and serve on a warmed wholemeal bagel split in 2.
Per serving: cals 298 | fat 9.6g | sat fat 2g | protein 12.3g
Porridge with yoghurt and honey
Think porridge is boring? Think again! With a little creativity, porridge is easily one of the best verstile and healthy breakfast options out there. Start by making a bowl of porridge in the microwave or on the hob with 40g of oats and semi-skimmed milk, according to pack instructions.
Try serving with 1tbsp of natural bio yoghurt in the middle and a drizzle of honey on top. Experiment with a range of different toppings, like fruits, nuts, seeds and more for some delicious combinations!
Per serving (with yoghurt and honey): cals 284 | fat 6g | sat fat 2g | protein 7.7g
Think all breakfast cereals are sugary with no nutritional value? While many breakfast cereals are packed full of sugar, Weetabix is an exception. This healthy cereal is a great source of fibre and there are no sugary additions. Simply serve 2 Weetabix biscuits in a bowl with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk. In winter, try using warm milk for a cosy and comforting brekkie. You could also add some fresh fruit.
Per serving: cals 195 | fat 3g | sat fat 1.5g | protein 9g
Bran with fruit and nuts
Spruce up your bowl of cereal! Mix 40g of bran flakes or Kellogg’s All-Bran with 2-3 chopped dried apricots and 1tsp of chopped toasted walnuts. Serve with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk.
Per serving: cals 289 | fat 4g | sat fat 2g | protein 10g
Breakfast fruit and veg smoothie
Get your 5-a-day off to a great start with this fruit and veg breakfast smoothie. In a blender, combine 1 apple, 4 carrots, 2 sticks celery and 2 kiwi fruit. Process until the consistency is smooth and drink straight away.
Per serving: cals 145 | fat 0g | sat fat 0g | protein 4g
Natural yoghurt, fruit and toasted sunflower seeds
This healthy breakfast idea is packed full of protein and fibre, along with some gut-friendly probiotics from the yoghurt. Cut up 3 of your favourite fruits (such as a pear, a couple of plums and a few strawberries) and mix with 3tbsps of low-fat natural bio yoghurt. Sprinkle with 15g toasted sunflower seeds and serve.
Per serving: cals 226 | fat 1g | sat fat 0.5g | protein 12g
Tropical fruit smoothie
Not a fan of vegetables in your smoothie? Try this super sweet and zesty tropical smoothie to put a spring in your step. Cut 1 medium mango down either side of the flat stone, then peel and cut the flesh into chunks. Peel and chop 1 banana. Put the mango and banana into a food processor or blender, along with 500ml orange juice. Process until smooth and thick. Keep in the fridge.