It’s such common knowledge that it’s almost a cliché: having a good breakfast really does make a difference to your day.
We’ve all heard the excuses:
- I don’t have time.
- I can’t fathom eating that much in the morning.
- I can’t face cooked food in the morning.
- I’m not hungry.
- I feel fine.
The biggest obstacle you need to overcome is that of it being morning. Trust me, if you can have an almond croissant in the morning, which let’s face it is pretty much an almond dessert, then you can have a proper breakfast.
And by proper breakfast I don’t mean the full English, a regular of a hangover. They can be light and delicious, and not take hours to prepare. The fact they’re cooked or warm food that you can’t eat on the go means you’re not damaging the spleen and stomach. Give these ideas a try:
Ham and cheese omelette
Yummy and light (go easy on the oil; it’s a hot frying pan that’s more important). Protein is the perfect start to your day and it’s much better than having sausages. Add a generous sprinkle of oregano just before you take it off the heat.
Smoked salmon and avocado with watercress salad and Greek yogurt
Light and simple, this is hearty and heart-friendly. If you’re feeling fanciful, add in a soft-boiled egg – you’d be amazed at the difference it makes.
Mix it up and experiment with the ingredients, try scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on a toasted muffin, or avocado and boiled egg with ham. Have fun, get into the rhythm and after a few days, I promise you will be hungry in the mornings.
Photo credit: Nina Matthews via flickr
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