Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day - but ll too often we rely on sugar-laden cereals, pop tarts and pastries to start our day. Whether it's quickly fixing breakfast for your kids on the first day back to school, or grabbing a croissant or pastry for yourself as you dash out to work - it's true that we rely on sugar-loaded convenience food way too much!
Whatever happened to eating whole, real food for breakfast?
The problem with food like meat and vegetables (no fruit, sorry - too sugary) is that it has to be cooked and prepped. But who has time for that in a morning?
There is a solution, however. By taking some time eitherr at the weekend or in the evenings, you can prep tasty, nutritious breakfasts that contain virtually no sugar - and are perfect for back to school season!
Who doesn’t love a scotch egg? They’re tasty and filling, and the best part is you can make them low sugar by ditching the breadcrumb coating and just using herbs and seasoning instead. This recipe is definitely best prepared the night before, because the eggs heat up wonderfully in the morning, or you can simply enjoy them cold:
These are super simple and easy to make – plus they freeze well, so are perfect for batch cooking. Also, if you or your kids aren't fans of hot, spicy food you could make these with regular peppers, mushrooms, ham, cheese – the list is endless really! Just get cooking:
Peanut butter protein pancakes are perfect if you’d like a change from savoury low-sugar breakfasts. Plus the mixture will refrigerate well over night, so you can mix up a batch of batter for the morning ahead:
The beauty of breakfast tacos is that you can fill them with anything! But to keep things low sugar, instead of using a regular taco shell – substitute with a lettuce leaf (romaine lettuce works quite well, although you could use any other type).
Since this is a breakfast dish, try an eggs and bacon-filled taco:
These are a great breakfast item – but also work well as a snack between meals. Plus, like the mini frittatas, they are perfect for batch cooking, as they freeze so well and can be enjoyed cold:
Do you have a go-to breakfast recipe that's great for back to school?
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