Despite going to the effort of having a healthy breakfast, many people find that, frustratingly, they’re ravenous again two hours later. Unfortunately for most, the staple breakfast of cereal and milk just isn’t that satisfying. So how can you improve the staying power of your breakfast and avoid raiding the office biscuit tin every morning? [Read more…]
When it comes to healthy morning habits, I’m not one to preach the virtues of drinking a litre of warm lemon water, performing 17 sun salutations and meditating for an hour before starting your day. I love my morning coffee as much as the next person, and a morning workout for me generally consists of hitting the snooze button repeatedly for 20 minutes. But there is one morning ritual I will preach the merits of, and that’s breakfast.
I know this advice is nothing new. We all get told we should eat breakfast, in fact the health and fitness industry sounds like one giant broken record when it comes to this topic. But it’s for good reason; although perhaps not the reasons you might think…. [Read more…]
Muesli is one of the best breakfasts going around. Its got plenty of low GI carbohydrates and fibre thanks to the oats and dried fruit, plus protein and healthy fats from the nuts and seeds – everything you want in a super healthy breakfast.
But while muesli tastes great, there’s something about the crunchiness of toasted muesli which is even better. Unfortunately, commercially made toasted muesli is usually full of added sugar, fat and salt – not exactly the basis of a healthy breakfast. But this doesn’t mean you have to go back to the raw stuff.
Making your own toasted muesli is not only amazingly satisfying, it also means you can add in all your favourite ingredients and you know exactly what’s in it. Plus, you can make up a big batch to last you a few weeks – an activity guaranteed to leave you feeling virtuous on a Sunday afternoon. [Read more…]