< Back to blog

Healthy breakfasts to kick-start your day Posted On 30 November 2018

The NHS advises that you get into the habit of eating a morning meal to help boost energy – the healthy way!

 

According to research from Catering Equipment specialists, Nesbits, people who eat breakfast are at a significant reduced risk of heart attack and stroke, perform better, are more alert throughout the day, and are less likely to be overweight. So it’s no wonder that the NHS advises you have a hearty, healthy breakfast to help kick-start your day.

“Breakfast habits are becoming more fragmented,” says Anita Winther, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector. “Busy lifestyles are seeing people skip this important meal, eat it on the go or graze their way through the morning, fuelling demand for convenient products that can be eaten quickly and easily.”

If you’re finding it difficult to find time to include breakfast on the menu, here are two simple, yet filling, recipes to get you started.

 

‘Apple pie’ porridge

Serves: 1 adult
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Calories per portion: 315kcal (1,318kJ)
Ingredients
50g porridge oats
200ml semi-skimmed milk
1 medium dessert apple, diced
Pinch of cinnamon

Throw all the ingredients into a saucepan. Heat and stir until boiling, then lower the heat and simmer gently for five minutes, stirring often. Spoon the porridge into a serving bowl and add a sprinkle of cinnamon!

 

‘Grab and go’ breakfast bar

Makes: 6 bars
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Calories per portion (1 bar): 300kcal (1,255kJ)
Ingredients
150g jumbo oats
2 very ripe medium bananas
60g melted butter
60g cherries
60g cranberries
40g sunflower seeds
40g pumpkin seeds

Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C, gas mark 6). Mix the oats, cherries, cranberries and seeds together in a bowl. Pour in the melted butter and mix in thoroughly to make sure the oats are well coated.

On a separate plate, mash the bananas into a pulp with a fork, then add to the oat mixture and mix well. Spread the mixture into a 30x20cm tin and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Once cooked, transfer to a wire rack to cool; then cut into 6 bars.

< Back to blog

Connect with us

Recent Posts

Sell your home fast by taking the advice of your agent…

Houses that are marketed at the advised initial asking price are more likely to sell faster than those that need to be reduced… The Stamp Duty Holiday ends in six months, on the 31st March 2021, and if you’re hoping to move before the stamp duty deadline, we’d like to share some brilliant, eye-opening advice …

Read more...

New Government Restrictions Announced

Six months after announcing the original Lockdown, Boris Johnson announced new restrictions to curb a second lockdown…   Last night, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced new restrictions which will last a further six-months and has warned the public to follow them to avoid a second national lockdown.   The new restrictions include a 10pm enforced …

Read more...

Get your property market-ready and looking sharp this Autumn.

With the Stamp Duty Holiday due to end in March, and the time it’s taking for a purchase to go through, get your property market ready today!   When it comes to marketing your property, the first thing buyers look at are the photos. Good photos of your property can have a huge impact on …

Read more...

Rich pickings

It’s time to hit the hedgerows and roadsides for nature’s free feast   We are heading into the season of mellow fruitfulness. It may not seem it in this crazy year, but in what seems like a bat of an eye, we are already into September, a month where we traditionally hang on to summer …

Read more...

Inspirational Books of the 21st Century

  Books help to heal the soul, and at this time, more people than ever are turning to books for comfort…   Just twenty years in, the 21st Century has already gifted us with so many inspirational pieces of literary work, worthy of comment. So we’ve picked five books, of different styles and genres, which …

Read more...