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Breakfast: the most important meal of the day

If breakfast is your favourite meal of the day, the good news is that you’re totally justified in taking the time to enjoy it. Because it can never be said too often – a good breakfast is vital to start the day right. Armed with your kettle or coffee maker, your toaster and a little imagination, you can make yourself a healthy and hearty breakfast!

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What to eat for breakfast?

Breakfast is the perfect time to treat yourself. It needs to be both nourishing and high in protein to get you through to lunchtime and avoid those mid-morning sugar cravings. Sweet or savoury – you choose! If you prefer savoury, you can create an endless number of toast toppings, from avocado to scrambled eggs to cheese spread and so on. If you have more of a sweet tooth, go for porridge made with oat milk or almond milk and served with fresh fruit. You should get between 500 and 700 calories from your breakfast, which gives you a lot of scope.

Which foods to focus on?

While there’s no blueprint for the perfect breakfast, it’s still best to avoid foods that contain a lot of fat or sugar. As always, homemade is obviously a great idea, but you can also purchase simple, healthy products to help you make your meal, such as oats, sugar-free muesli, gluten-free sliced bread, fresh fruit for smoothies etc. As for the protein, you can either opt for white meat or choose sources of vegetable protein such as peanut butter, buckwheat pancakes, or even hummus for the savoury fiends among you.