Healthy breakfast ideas

Breakfasts are one of those meals I think we all struggle with as we are rushing out to school and work and sometimes a piece of toast or cereal can seem like the easiest option. Thea loves her homemade rye bread and low sugar jam or honey so I don't feel too guilty about giving her this and a banana. However with a bit of thought and some pre-planning it can be easier to ensure that everyone is set up for the day. So as requested here are some ideas and quick fixes!

One of the best pieces of advice that I have been given by an actress and model friend is to start the day with hot water and lemon, it really gets you set up for a healthy start.

  • Fashionable avocado on rye
  • Grilled tomatoes on toast
  • Mushrooms on toast
  • Creamed garlicky spinach on rye using Greek yogurt as per my treats and tricks post
  • Homemade fruit salad
  • Smoked salmon and avocado on rye
  • Greek yoghurt with drizzle of honey and sliced banana
  • Mashed avocado topped with boiled egg.
  • Poached/boiled egg and asparagus
  • Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.
  • Homemade granola with Greek yoghurt and berries.
  • Porridge
  • MC&L quinoa porridge
  • Oat cakes with tinned tuna or salmon and beetroot or a nut butter.
  • Cheese on toast (for the kids)
  • Greek salad - the Greeks have it for breakfast so let’s try it!
  • Kippers and tomato salad
  • Kedgeree - MC&L brown rice version is fantastic!
  • Frittata/omelette the choice is endless
  • French toast/eggy bread
  • MC&L banana pancakes

I'd really love to hear what you give your littlest members of the family for breakfast as it can be hard to change habits here. Oscar loves a nutri bullet in the morning. Our family favourites are:

Little Monster Juice

  • 1 celery stalk
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 an apple
  • 1 inch of cucumber
  • Squeeze of lime to serve

 Berry Blast

  • 1 handful of frozen berries. I use frozen for juices as they are cheaper but also make the drinks lovely, cool and thick.
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 frozen spinach pellet. Again it’s super as it’s cheaper than fresh, it won't go off and cools juices. It can be used in many dishes, I add into anything I give the kids to give them more veg.
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger. When I buy this I chop it up into small usable sections, place in a sandwich bag and into the freezer so that I always have some to hand and it’s not shrivelled at the bottom of the fridge.

Hopefully this will have given you some ideas how to start the day the right way and to keep it going in the right direction!