What’s for breakfast Mummy??
Like many, I am notorious for making new year resolutions that in theory sound perfectly great, but in reality they tend to fall by the wayside during February. I’ve given 2013 a great deal of thought and with so many exciting things happening for our family this year, I wanted a resolution that would benefit not just me, but the children too. Although I like to think I’m on the right side of the healthy lifestyle line, it’s easy for bad eating habits to slowly creep in…The odd chocolate binge here, a weekly take-away there and before you know it, you’re munching into a pile of insanely tasty fish and chips a few times too often!
January is the ideal time to get back on track, but instead of half-heartedly committing myself to a faddy diet or gruelling exercise regime, I’m merely going to make small changes ensuring that we’re only eating healthy, wholesome foods that give us maximum energy and germ fighting nutrients to get us through the day. And what better way to start than with the first meal of the day…breakfast.
It needn’t be time consuming either, but planning is key! Here are some of the things I’ll be serving up at the breakfast table over the next couple of weeks…
Easy Morning Smoothie – Packed with beta-carotene, folic acid, calcium, vitamin C and lots more, this delicious morning drink is a great way to start the day and is ideal for boosting energy and immunity. Just blend together:3 carrots 1 apple 1/2 orange 1 stick celery 1cm ginger root or 1/2 tsp ginger puree
Honey Sweetened Breakfast Muffins – Passed onto me by a friend who is amazingly good at feeding her family a healthy and varied diet, these super healthy Fay Ripley muffins will keep you full until lunchtime and are full of fruity goodness. Make them the day before to make the morning routine quick and easy. You can see the full recipe here.
Good Old Scrambled Eggs – You really can’t beat eggs in the morning and for our household, scrambled gets an excited ‘thumbs up’. If your kids allow it, chop in some chives for a slightly different taste and serve with wholemeal toast, possibly even a few dry fried sliced mushrooms too if you have the time – Definitely a firm favourite of mine!
Blueberry & Raspberry Wholemeal Pancakes – As long as you get most of the ingredients and utensils out the night before, this needn’t be as complicated as it sounds. Once you’ve mixed all of the ingredients together and thrown it into a heated pan, the hard work is done. All that’s left is to serve it up with a couple of dollops of natural yoghurt. Why wait once a year to eat them? This lovely recipe says to use half peanut flour, but any flour will do to suit you.
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