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9 nourishing breakfast ideas to kickstart your New Year

As we approach the holiday period many of us start thinking about the fresh start and new opportunities that the new year may bring. Maybe improving your gut health is on your list – improving your health can feel like an overwhelming quest but it needn’t be. 

Taking the journey to better gut health one step (or meal!) at a time can make it feel more manageable, achievable and sustainable.  One positive change you can make right now (or perhaps tomorrow morning) is to eat a nourishing breakfast.  It’s as simple as that!

Why is breakfast so important?

Incorporating a balanced, nutritious and delicious breakfast into your daily routine can contribute to overall well-being, impact your day and positively influence your later food choices.

Whether you eat breakfast at 5 am or midday – do what works for you.  The word “breakfast” literally means breaking the “fast” – your natural, overnight period of non-eating.  Breakfast is designed to provide your body with the nutrients and energy it needs to fuel you through your day. In the words of Nutritionist Adelle Davis “Eat breakfast like a King,”! Read more about whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day here.

Ideally, breakfast should include a variety of nutrients, including protein, good fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals.  There is no one-size-fits-all as nutritional needs can vary from person to person.

Did you know it takes 2-3 months for habits to form?1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3505409/#:~:text=Therefore%2C%20it%20may%20be%20helpful,motivation%20until%20the%20habit%20forms. Start by making one change to your diet and lifestyle to positively impact your health, after all, Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Here are some tried and tested nutritious breakfast ideas to get you started –

1. Muesli

Packed with nutrients, fibre-rich oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits – top with yoghurt & berries and you’re onto a winner! Check out this recipe here for inspiration.

2. Granola

Muesli’s sweeter, crunchier sister! We’ve got you covered with this delicious recipe.

3. Kefir smoothie

A daily staple at Chuckling Goat! Packed with goodness, a daily Kefir smoothie is the ideal option for an on-the-go breakfast!  Click here for recipe inspiration.

4. Avocado toast

If you prefer a savoury breakfast, try mashed avocado on toast.  Sprinkle a few chilli flakes and a squeeze of lemon for extra flavour!

5. Eggs – and vegetables!

Rich in protein, eggs are a great and satiating breakfast option.  Whether you go for an omelette, egg muffins or good old scrambled eggs, add tomatoes, mushrooms, wilted kale (or whatever veggies you have in) and you’ve got a fibre-rich, protein-packed and nutrient-dense meal.

6. Banana bread

Try out this delicious yet nutritious recipe – packed with prebiotics, fibre, nutrients and naturally fruit-sweetened, what’s not to love?  For extra indulgence and some added healthy fats, top with nut butter.

7. Porridge

Oats are one of the most versatile foods, rich in nutrients, and high in fibre. Sweeten with fruit or add kale and grilled mushrooms for a savoury alternative. Recipe inspiration here.

8. Prebiotic-rich pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes?  After all, they have their very own dedicated day!  Try cinnamon and apple, banana and buckwheat or maybe chocolate chip & millet.

9. Goat yoghurt, nuts & berries

Refreshing, light and nutritious.  Jazz up with some granola clusters.

What are your go-to breakfasts? Let us know! For more inspiration on building healthy habits, check out 10 ways you can eat more fruits and veggies.

Any questions? Contact one of our Nutritional Therapists via live chat, weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm.

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