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National Nutrition Week, 16-22 October 2016.


Why have breakfast?

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day!

  • Breakfast  breaks your overnight fast.
  • Breakfast refuels your glycogen (energy) stores.
  • Breakfast kick starts the metabolism.
  • Breakfast provides us with the energy to keep us going throughout the day.
Benefits of regular breakfast
  • Improves your energy levels.
  • Improves metabolism.
  • Provides many beneficial nutrients, and boosts your fibre and calcium intake (compared to no breakfast).
  • Reduces you chance of over-consuming high kilojoule foods later in the day.
  • Stabilises your blood sugar levels.
  • Improves memory and concentration.
Creating a breakfast routine
  • Set your alarm for 10 minutes earlier to fit in breakfast at home.
  • Take public transport? Take a portable breakfast option to eat on the way to work.
  • Make some ’ easy to grab’ breakfasts on the weekend, such as savoury muffins or zucchini slice.
  • If it’s allowed, keep some breakfast options at work to enjoy once you arrive.

Healthy breakfast options
  • Wholegrain toast with a thin scrape of peanut butter, or avocado and spinach or reduced fat ricotta.
  • Porridge with fresh fruit.
  • Fresh fruit and yoghurt.
  • Wholegrain cereals with reduced fat milk.
  • Wholemeal fruit toast with thin scrap of cream cheese.
  • Fruit or vegetable smoothies.
  • Boiled eggs with wholegrain toast.
  • Untoasted muesli.

Try our tasty breakfast recipes!


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