Up until recently breakfast was something I never engaged in , apart from weekends, and at that it was always more brunch than breakfast. One of the first things I have been working on with Sarah (the dietician I have been seeing to help with my new healthy lifestyle) is to start eating breakfast. It took two weeks for me to crack … by crack I mean I now wake up hungry and really find it hard to skip breakfast!
How did I do it? Well there were a few ways.
First of all was setting my table for breakfast the night before. I am a very visual person so the way something looks is very important to me. I like pretty things so setting the table at night has become somewhat of a ritual here in the cottage. I also love fresh flowers, so each day I have to have a pretty bunch of flowers on the table to welcome me in the morning.
The second big thing was setting up what I call my breakfast bar in the kitchen. Here I have a big jar of porridge oats (thankfully I love porridge!) a jar of milled flaxseeds, cinnamon and fresh nutmeg and supplements (recommended by my Dietician after analysing my food diary and seeing I am deficient in a few vitamins).
Most mornings start with a cup of hot water and lemon and porridge with some fruit. I’ve come up with a nifty time saving plan for the lemon. I buy them in bulk, slice them and put them in the freezer. Then all I have to do is pop one in my mug of hot water in the morning.
At weekends, or when I’m working from home I like to change it up and smoked salmon and eggs is a favourite, bulked up with lettuce, my poor (but healthier) alternative to bread.
Honestly what’s not to love? I have to admit, aside from the porridge, I do find prepping takes a lot of time but it’s worth it. I’d love to hear some of your breakfast ideas and suggestions. I’m mostly vegetarian (I like fish and chicken/turkey) and I’m trying to avoid bread with every meal. So far I find it almost impossible not to have bread at lunch so I prefer to keep away from it in the morning. I’m also looking at upping my protein intake in the morning.
Let me know some suggestions in the comments below or leave a comment on Facebook or Instagram . Would love to hear from you.
Remember, breakfast like a king!!