Breakfast is not just the first meal of the day. It’s also the one that provides you with the energy to kick start your daily activities.
A nutritious breakfast will give you energy, which improves concentration and will reduce the risk of becoming lethargic during the day. It will also keep you feeling full for longer, meaning you’re less likely to snack on unhealthy foods later in the day.
New research from Helga’s reveals 45% of women working full-time sometimes skipping breakfast to save time in the morning, but the reality is it will cost them later in the day.
“Australian women are increasingly time poor as we struggle with work, life and family commitments, " says Accredited Practising Dietitian, Geraldine Georgeou. "Eating lunch at our desks has long been a trend, however, the number of women now also eating breakfast there too is concerning".
Here are some tips to keep breakfast healthy and quick:
1) Avocado and vegemite on wholegrain toast
This choices also offers a great source of low GI carbohydrates with a rich source of b complex vitamins, folate from the vegemite and a good source of mono unsaturated fats from the avocado.
2) Low fat cheese with tomato wholegrain sandwich
Breakfast doesn’t have to always mean toast - a sandwich is a quick and easy option to grab on the run. This choice offers a low Glycaemic carbohydrate to start the day with longer lasting energy with the added benefit of calcium and protein.
3) Eggs on wholegrain toast
A perfect source of protein from 2 eggs helping provide that all important balanced protein and low GI carbohydrate breakfast option. This choice will provide long lasting energy and feeling of fullness so you will less likely reach for that cake or chocolate for morning tea.
4) Smoked salmon and cream cheese toasted sandwich
This breakfast choice offers a low GI carbohydrates, great source of fibre and a rich source of both lean protein and omega 3 fats to provide that feeling of fullness and energy for the 1st meal of the day.
5) Nut spread on wholegrain toast
Using a nut spread is another way of adding a “healthy – mono unsaturated fat” to breakfast which will help balance out that low GI carbohydrate fuel and fibre.