We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why do so many of us skip it? Time? Or the lack of? If you are starting a new diet this year don’t make the mistake of skipping breakfast. It will play havoc with your blood sugar levels, leading to snacking and cravings later in the morning. There’s now a huge variety of breakfast options in supermarkets so it can be easy to just grab and go. However, it is important at breakfast time to go for options which have nutritional value and the much needed slow releasing energy. This will help you to get the most out of your day.
Oats are a brilliant breakfast choice as they are wholegrain, high in fibre and packed with slow releasing carbohydrates which will help to keep snacking at bay. Oats are also incredibly versatile so there are lots of ways to enjoy them in the morning.
An obvious oaty choice for the mornings (especially these cold ones!) is a bowl of hot porridge. Not a fan of it or find it too boring? Try topping it with mixed berries, chopped banana or a little honey for a tasty start to your day. We have a number of porridge options in our gluten free range you can try. Our porridge oats are perfect if you’re at home with time to make it on the stove, our instant porridge it great for including as part of your morning routine before leaving for work or our Easy Porridge is ideal for those who need an on the go breakfast. There is a porridge option to suit you.
Now, we all know that some mornings don’t run as smoothly as others. Running around the house trying to gather not only your own work gear but the kids’ school bags, lunch boxes and gym kits all while making sure everyone is fed and watered and the dog has been let out is an image many of us can relate to. It means preparing a bowl of porridge for yourself is a challenge and then actually finding the time to eat it is nearly impossible! This is where the oatcake comes into its own. Containing 90% wholegrain oats, oatcakes are like a baked version of porridge. So when you don’t have time to make porridge, when you are on the go, or if you’re looking for something more filling than toast, try oatcakes for breakfast topped with banana or peanut butter for a speedy, nutritious and filling start to your day. All that and they’re wheat free!
If you do have a bit more time on your hands or if it’s the weekend and you don’t want to fall into the fry up trap, why not try oatcakes with eggs. This may sound odd but the combination of the slow releasing carbohydrates from the oatcakes and the protein from the eggs make them the perfect partners to help support energy levels throughout the morning and they taste great together. Give our sweet chilli scrambled eggs recipe or scrambled eggs with mushrooms and chives a go one morning. Just spoon them onto oatcakes for a healthier weekend breakfast. oatcakes are like a baked version of porridge. So when you don’t have time to make porridge, when you are on the go, or if you’re looking for something more filling than toast, try oatcakes for breakfast topped with banana or peanut butter for a speedy, nutritious and filling start to your day. All that and they’re wheat free!
For even more oaty breakfast options to help you kick start your mornings head to our recipe section.