I really believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Since changing my diet I was surprised and pleased to find I no longer felt hungry by 11am. I was always desperate for a mid morning sweet snack, now I have to remind myself to have lunch.
The key ingredient for my favourite Breakfasts is free range eggs, cooked in a good healthy fat . You just can’t beat them! healthy, reasonably priced and naturally gluten free. No need to just eat the whites, the entire egg is a healthy addition to your diet and contains good fat.
Embrace good fat, coconut oil, butter and cheese etc . All are great for breakfast and really fill you up! Avoid the sugar not the fat.
Here are some ideas
For frying I use either coconut oil or butter. you notice the taste of the coconut initially but we no longer can taste it in my cooking.
Cooked Breakfasts –
Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon
Naturally smoked fish fillet with poached eggs
Bacon and eggs either fried poached, scrambled etc optional extras fried tomatoes, mushrooms
Ham and or cheese omelette
Veggie Omelette with cheese, I use courgettes but you could use peppers, onions , tomatoes etc
Scrambled eggs with spinach, onion and finely chopped bacon or ham
For a full english Gluten free breakfast Sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes. Maybe even some gluten free black pudding!
other ideas for occasional breakfasts –
Porridge with no added sugar. watch out for added raisins as they have a very high sugar content. Serve with a little honey, dextrose or cinnamon. Good with a dash of double cream
Homemade grain free or gluten free pancakes served with fruit or a little honey or dextrose and lemon
Homemade banana pancakes fried in coconut oil, these contain sugar from the bananas so best to eat in moderation.
Cold Breakfasts –
Fresh fruit with or without full fat plain greek yoghurt. Better to eat fruit rather than drink as a juice or smoothie due to the high level of sugar
Cold platter of cheese, ham or mackerel and boiled egg
Hope these ideas will inspire you.
Ditch all the sugar filled cereals and fruit smoothies, you will notice the difference very quickly.
What will you have for breakfast tomorrow?