My go-to breakfast choices

Something I was doing wrong before I knew more about fueling your body properly, was not having a filling, nutritious breakfast that set me up for the morning. I was often rushing around and didn't make time for myself to have a proper meal, which then caused me to eat more later on in the day (often in the evening) and have lack of concentration and energy at the start of the day.

I thought I would share with you some of my favourite, go-to breakfasts that I have in the morning - week day or weekend. I usually leave the house around 8, so I make a conscious effort to wake up earlier and have a healthy breakfasts.

Option 1: Egg white oats (trust me on this one)!

This is something I saw floating around the internet about a year ago. I really enjoy porridge in the morning and it's a simple way to boost up the protein content and increase volume. All the ingredients you need are :
 - 40g porridge oats
- 2 medium eggs
- flat teaspoon of chia seeds
- choc shot liquid chocolate (I love the orange spice flavour)

Simply measure your oats in a bowl and add your usual amount of milk or water. Before putting in the microwave, add in your two liquid egg whites and chia seeds and stir well. I normally put my oats in the microwave for around 2 minutes, and the egg whites and chia seeds will give your bowl so much more volume. Once out the microwave, stir well and top with Choc shot liquid chocolate!
Approximate macros: 245 calories, 29g carbs, 6g fat, 14g protein

Option 2: Breakfast bagel

This is something I go for a lot in the colder winter months, simply because it's so satisfying and warm. I normally use a Bagel thin, chicken sausages (I use HECK available from Tesco), turkey bacon or bacon medallions and 1 large egg.

If you're in a rush I can completely understand why you think you have no time to make something cooked like this, however I find I can put the sausage & bacon under the grill before I pop in the shower so I'm not standing around and then it really doesn't take that much time.

When I eat something like this it will take me right through to lunchtime and gives me lots of energy for the morning.
Approx macros: 327 calories, 25g carbs, 7g fat, 39g protein

Option 3: Omelette

This is probably the breakfast that I go for the most, simply because it's quick & easy, filling and a great way to get in your micronutrients. I normally use 3 large eggs, spinach, reduced fat cheese or chicken sausage/bacon. You could have a different omelette every morning just by adding different ingredients from your fridge! This is quite a high fat breakfast, which is what I like to go for most of the time, purely because I find high fat fills me up more than high carbs.
Approx macros: 322 calories, 3g carbs. 18g fat. 36g protein

Option 4: On-the-go protein porridge!

I recently wrote a review of these protein pots of porridge by Oomf, which you can read here. They have become a staple in our weekly food shop and are brilliant for the days where you wake up late and literally need to eat on-the-go or at work. All you need it hot water and you can eat it straight from the pot! The golden syrup flavour is by far my favourite!
Macros: 288 calories, 41g carbs, 4f fat, 20g protein

Melanie x

Melanie Clare