Rise and Shine
Whether it is related to energy levels, obesity, or the sort of mood we are in on a day-to-day basis, we are regularly told of the importance of eating breakfast. Despite us all knowing this, a large majority find themselves preferring the extra fifteen minutes in bed rather than getting up in time to have breakfast.
Thankfully, enjoying a little bit of an indulgent lie-in doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to skip breakfast. Before you go getting any ideas, it doesn’t mean that you can stop off at the drive thru or get someone to pick you up a greasy sandwich on the way into the office.
Instead, why not plan ahead a little and try out some of these ideas?
If you have got a slow cooker, then one great idea is to make porridge and cook it overnight. This can work brilliantly in either a large or small appliance depending on how many of you there are in your household. Invest in some reasonably sized cardboard cups and plastic spoons so you can eat it on the move if you need to.
Nuts or raisins are great additions to early morning porridge, while cinnamon is known to help kick-start your metabolism first thing, so add some either overnight or simply stir in before you leave.
Many of you will already pick up an apple or banana on the way out of the door, however you can make things a lot tastier by preparing a fruit salad the night before. Simply leave it in the fridge so you can again take it with you, and perhaps have a small pot of yoghurt or a bag of nuts on hand if you want to add extra early morning nutrition.
You could always change this up and pre-prepare a traditional lunch salad for breakfast, with chopped peppers, tomatoes, and cheese, although this isn’t for everyone first thing in the morning!
Obviously, you aren’t going to wake up and have time to bake, but you could always spend the weekends making tasty muffins or other breakfast cakes. Simply keep them in a container and use them throughout the week, or if you’re feeling extra generous you could take them all to the office at the beginning of the week in order to help dispel the Monday blues.
Think of the fun you will have and the money you will save against buying the same thing from the coffee shop on your way into the office!
This article was written by Videojug. Videojug provides a wide selection of high quality and informative “how to” videos to help you make tasty breakfasts, including how to make blueberry muffins, among others.