5 Foodologist-Approved Brekkie Ideas
We all know by now how vitally important it is to kick-start the day with a kickass breakfast. However, somehow, many of us seem to be hungry for healthy options or confused by what is actually ‘healthy’. Such confusion is fuelled by the plethora of heavily processed breakfast cereals on supermarket (and health store!) shelves, touting all sorts of health benefits like ‘high fibre’, ‘gluten free’ and ‘low fat’. C’mon. Surely we can look beyond this!!
From where I stand, a breakfast must deliver the following:
Adequate protein – protein gives us a feeling of satiety and balance blood sugar levels. This means no more sugar cravings.
Good, wholesome fats – as above, plus fats are nourishing and indeed required by the body
Colour – if it looks bland, that’s because it is! Colour is a symbol of antioxidants and many other health-promoting compounds.
Complex carbs – if your body runs well on complex carbs, then choose to make the carb a ‘side show’ rather than the ‘main act’.
Sometimes simple things skip our radar and it’s nice to get a bit of a reminder.
So, here are some of my favourite breakkies:
- Homemade, high protein raw muesli with full-fat sheep’s yoghurt, fresh fruit & almond milk
- Sardines on toasted sourdough with good quality butter, topped with lots of fresh rocket/greens
- Omelette wrap made of two eggs (the omelette itself becomes the wrap), filled with left over roasted pumpkin or sweet potato, avocado and pesto
- Egg brekkie bowl of two scrambled eggs, sautéed greens (such as spinach or kale), left over quinoa, sauerkraut and goat’s/sheep’s cheese
- Smoothie in a base of almond or cashew milk, frozen bananas, berries, sheep’s yoghurt, gelatin powder, topped with cacao nibs or a sprinkle of raw muesli