Start the day

Start the day

By
Dale Pinnock
Contains
11 recipes
Published by
Quadrille Publishing
ISBN
9781849493666
Photographer
Martin Poole

OK, we’ve all heard it a million times before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. There’s almost unequivocal evidence that eating a healthy breakfast will help control weight, sustain energy levels throughout the day, improve insulin sensitivity, stabilise mood… the list goes on. However, it’s one of the meals that can prove to be a real Achilles heel for many people. Many of us have immense time pressures. Unusual working patterns, family commitments, school runs, early meetings, travel logistics – it can seem as though the obstacles are laid out one after another. With that in mind, we can feel forced to go for the quick, convenient options, which often means pre-packaged cereals or a quick slice of toast. Sadly, most of the commercially available breakfast ‘foods’ are sugar-laden, nutrient-devoid abominations, which come with rather clever marketing that would have us believe they’re the most nutritious and healthy breakfast on Earth. In truth, most of them will do nothing positive for your health, and will assuredly cause havoc to your waistline.

So what are the options? Well, a healthy breakfast needn’t be a long, laborious affair, nor need it be dry, chewy rabbit food – no call for hemp shirts here. It’s easy to create a simple meal that will give your metabolism a kick in the eye, get your blood sugar levels up evenly, and have you leaving the house with a spring in your step, with a full stomach and sustained energy for the whole morning. You could have a simple egg breakfast, a smoothie made with coffee (yee-haa!), or for cereal-lovers, a delicious breakfast cereal made in bulk for just a few pence, or a refreshing smoothie. All the little gems here are quick, easy, satisfying – and very good for you.

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