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Quick and easy breakfast ideas to start your day

Rachael Archer - Tuesday, May 08, 2018

By now, you probably would have heard that eating breakfast is important!

Your first meal of the day literally "breaks the fast," as you've just been sleeping for a number of hours, and you need to fuel your body again in order to get going. 

But if you're like a lot of other time-poor people, getting your day started off in a healthy way, can sometimes prove to be easier said than done! 

You're getting the kids ready for daycare/school, getting yourself dressed for work, or squeezing in a quick workout.... Time can easily get away from us, and brekky might not always be a priority. 

So, here's some simple breakfast solutions, that take no time at all to prepare and are delicious to taste! 

1. Omelettes


You're probably thinking I'm crazy, and that omelettes are time-consuming, but hear me out on this one. The key here is being prepared, simply by having your fillings pre-chopped. For example, have chopped veggies, such as capsicum, red onion and mushrooms ready to go in the fridge and buy packaged egg whites so you can simply throw it all together in a pan. Having a good quality non-stick fry pan also reduces cooking and clean up time, plus it means you don't have to use oil. 

2. Frittatas

These are an even quicker version of an egg dish! 

You can cook a frittata and have it as your brekky over several days, as they make several servings. 

Here's a couple of recipes you can try:

http://www.mpstudio.com.au/mptrainers/recipe-of-the-week-mediterranean-frittata

http://www.mpstudio.com.au/mptrainers/roasted-vegetable-quiche

3. Oats

When we workout, we deplete our body of certain nutrients, and these need to be replaced. 

Perfect as a post-workout option, oats are a super simple way to get high energy carbohydrates in to your system to help you recover.

My go to favourite is a bowl of oats and water, mixed with peanut butter protein powder, linseed meal, blueberries, sultanas, peanut butter and honey. Delicious, and you can even make it the night before and store it in the fridge. 

(Although, add your protein powder at the time you eat it. If you mix it in advance, it denatures and you lose the good properties from it).

4. Smoothies


While it's always ideal if you can get a solid meal in first, liquid meals can be a great alternative for time-poor people. Throw a bunch of different fruits or veggies into a blender, add anything you like in terms of milk, water, protein powders, flavours and you have a delicious meal you can enjoy on the go. 

Mango, skim milk, vanilla protein powder and flaxseed oil is a personal favourite of Luke's - tastes just like a Weis bar! 

So there you have it. 

Some tasty breakfast options, that don't take an age to make. 

The key is to be prepared, either by having the ingredients you need at your disposal and having them pre-chopped. 

You've got this! 

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