Modern life means we all have demands on our time. It might be getting the kids up, dressed and to school on time, an early morning visit to the gym before work, or a long commute – meaning there’s little time to make and eat breakfast before heading out of the house. That shouldn’t mean that breakfast gets forgotten so we have a mission for you, should you choose to accept it! For Breakfast Week (24 – 30th January 2016), we’ve teamed up with UK dietitian Nichola Whitehead to bring you a new ‘Mission Breakfast Guide’ to help you eat a healthy breakfast every day.
Nichola says: “It’s widely known that breakfast is regarded as the most important meal of the day – it gives you the energy for the day ahead. But according to research, a staggering 45%¹ of people admit that they skip breakfast at least once a week, which can result in low energy², feeling grumpy³ and struggling to concentrate(4). Our mission is to get everyone to rethink their morning routine and my ‘Mission Breakfast Guide’ will help you do just that and choose the right healthy breakfast for you – no matter what your morning routine.”
The guide highlights the benefits of a number of staple breakfast ingredients, as well as healthy suggestions for different morning scenarios including:
- Samantha: a young professional faced with the grind of the morning commute
- Kelly: the busy mum trying to keep the whole family happy
- Tess: the gym bunny looking to rebuild energy levels post workout
- Caitlin: looking for a weekend brunch to impress her friends
- Linda: the recent health convert keen to get back in shape
The full guide, with breakfast suggestions and recipes, is available at shakeupyourwakeup.com. Further breakfast recipe ideas and nutritional information can also be found on Nichola Whitehead’s website: www.nicsnutrition.com
Breakfast Week is now in its 17th year and aims to raise awareness of the importance of eating breakfast and is organised by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds on behalf of UK cereal farmers and producers.
If you enjoyed this post, why not see some of 2020health’s research on diet management in ‘Careless Eating Costs Lives?’