By Lauren Hannaford, NAB RunWest Nutrition partner
Eating a healthy breakfast gives your body the important nutrients it needs to get started and to get through the day, which is very important as we prepare for NAB RunWest.
Having breakfast before you get to the starting line will be especially important to make sure you have sustainable energy for the day. March 31st is almost here so start to think about what you might like to have on that day for breakfast. Skipping breakfast can also have a negative effect as we tend to over eat during the day from becoming over hungry. We have also missed out on all those good nutrients breakfast foods can provide. Here are some healthy suggestions for breakfast.
EGGS: They are rich in protein and can help sustain you through the morning. I tend to pre boil six eggs at a time and have them in the fridge so they are ready to eat each morning. You can always fry a couple of eggs with just a dash of oil. Stay away from scrambled eggs as they tend to be mixed with milk or cream. Try your eggs with some avocado and tomato. Serving size: 2 eggs, half an avocado and one tomato.
COLD CEREAL: There are a lot of negatives out there these days with cereal. That is due to the high level of sugar content being used. Find a cereal with at least 3 grams of fibre and less than 6 grams of sugar per serve and don’t drown your cereal in milk. Just use enough milk to make it moist. Serving size: Half to three quarters a cup of cereal.
PORRIDGE/OATS: Porridge can help sustain you for hours and is definitely one of my go to breakfast meals. The back of the packet will always have the recommended serving size but half a cup is generally the correct portion. Stay away from the high in sugar instant packets. Buy plain oats with no added flavour or sweetener. You can find plain instant packets as well and they are usually in the health food section of the supermarket. Add banana, berries or a tea spoon of honey for flavour. I don’t use milk to mix the oats. Boiling water is all you need. Serving size: Half a cup of oats, one banana or a cup of berries.
SMOOTHIE: Smoothies can be a quick and easy go to breakfast that will keep you sustained until morning tea.
Raspberry, Banana Smoothie
200mls Coconut water
1 Cup Frozen Raspberries and Blueberries
1 Scoop of vanilla protein powder
Handful Ice cubes Blend and serve.
Enjoy these delicious recipes. Loz. xx
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