The past few years I’ve become much more interested in health and nutrition, especially since becoming a mum. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what’s really nutritious and what’s parading as healthy food but is actually full of hidden sugar and additives. Today we’re kicking off a a special guest post series on healthy eating. Enjoy!
Louise is a fully qualified personal trainer and owner of Baby Steps PT . She is also mum to cheeky Charlie. Louise is passionate about fitness, health and nutrition and is going to share some great healthy meal ideas with us over a four part series. Thanks Louise!
Breakfast is such an important start to your day. With a little bit of planning you can get the most our of your morning by fuelling up on the right food. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t like to eat breakfast, break it up into two smaller snacks which you have have a bit later in the morning, but you should never skip breakfast altogether.
A great way to start your day is with a cup of warm water and lemon. The benefits are endless and include boosting your immune system with a dose of Vitamin C, aiding digestion, hydrating the lymph system, clearing the skin and it also acts as a gentle, natural diuretic. Then it’s time for breakfast!
Here are a couple of healthy ideas to help you kick off your day in a nutritious way!
1) Two poached eggs or scrambled eggs made with skim milk, on wholemeal/rye toast (Burgen bread)
2) Cereal with ½ cup of skim milk i.e Weet Bix, Swiss Muesli (raw not toasted) with blueberries and almonds
3) Smoothie – ½ cup blueberries, 1 banana, 1 cup of low fat milk, scoop of low fat natural yoghurt, 1 tablespoon of honey
4) Two slices of wholemeal bread, low fat cheese, tomato and fresh spinach. Toast in sandwich press.
5) One wholemeal English muffin with low fat ricotta or vegemite or 130g tin of baked beans with sprinkle of parmesan
6) Two slices of wholemeal toast topped with avocado, tomato and cracked black pepper
7) Low fat Greek yogurt with fruit, walnuts and honey (this is also a delicious snack or dessert!)
- Avoid drinking caffeine with meals, it prevents the body from absorbing vitamins and nutrients.
- Eat sugar and protein together for low glycemic effect and to reduce spikes and drops in your blood sugar.
Happy healthy eating!
What’s your favourite healthy breakfast?
**Please note that this post is a guideline only. If you have specific dietary requirements, you should consult your GP**0