Breakfast … the most important meal of the day … I know you know that. How often do you eat breakfast or a breakfast that makes you feel good?
Most Mums I know, myself included, struggle with a good breakfast every day. Sometimes I do very well, sometimes I leave the house for school with my three children, cranky, with an empty tummy. Today I am going to share with you 5 breakfast options that allow me to have a yummy, healthy breakfast with ease … any day of the week.
5 Simple Breakfast Ideas for Mums
Omelette – this may seems little fancy but I promise it is quick, easy and I can make one while I am doing kids breakfasts and lunches.
2 eggs, dribble of water … lightly beaten with a fork. Melt a little butter in my small pan, pour in the mixture. While it starts cooking quickly chop whatever I have to put in it – ham, chicken, cheese, tomato, baby spinach leaves, feta … any combo works! Lightly spread filling on one half, fold omelette in half and leave to cook another minute, flip and cook a little longer.
Voila … omelette for Mum done!
Boiled Eggs – this is my “go to” for Monday morning. I go to a group personal training session that starts at 6am and I need a little something in my tummy before I go.
I boil up four eggs on Sunday night and pop in the fridge. Then I eat one egg in the car on the way to training Monday morning, and usually a second one while I am making kids lunches when I get home.
The other 2 eggs are just there for snacks in coming days or perhaps another breakfast when I am in a rush.
Bircher Muesli – this is a recent discovery for me. What I love about this is the preparation is done the night before and only takes a few minutes. Then I am ready to go in the morning. It lasts a few days in a sealed container in the fridge so always make enough to last a few days!
Here is a simple recipe from Lisa Corduff to get you started … experiment with combos you like from there
Yoghurt & Fruit – a summer favourite. We always have a tub of Greek Yoghurt in our fridge.
A couple of big dollops with some fresh fruit, or even some frozen berries is a nice way to start the day.
Leftovers – this is not glamorous but better than not eating at all. It might be a cold sausage, or left over spaghetti bolognese, left over stir fry vegies warmed up (perhaps I will cook an egg to mix through). You get the idea.
IMPORTANT: the main key to actually having a breakfast that makes me feel good is getting myself organised. When I am not organised I end up eating the left over scraps of my kids toast.