Healthy Breakfast Ideas for all the family
It is important to choose the right kinds of foods for breakfast. This helps you get the
most out of your first meal of the day.
Reasons to have breakfast:
1. Sets you up for the day
2. Reduces snacking throughout the morning
3. Improves concentration in school and at work
What to look for in breakfast cereals:
Ireland has the highest intake of breakfast cereals worldwide. When you are shopping for breakfast cereals, take a look at the food labels and look out for the following:
Fibre helps you feel full for longer and keeps your gut strong and regular.
Don’t forget to have enough to drink at breakfast and throughout the day.
Some healthy drinks are water or a glass of milk.
Sweeten your cereal with whole fruit instead of sugar. Fruit like berries are rich in antioxidants and can add colour and taste when sprinkled on top of your bowl of cereal. Try chopping up some bananas and apples to add extra nutrients and fibre to your cereal.
Fortified foods are ones that have extra nutrients added to them. Many breakfast cereals are fortified. Look out for breakfast cereals with extra Folic acid, B Vitamins, Vitamin D and Iron to help meet your daily nutrient needs.
Quick and Easy:
If you have 10 minutes:
Sugar coated/chocolate puffed rice cereal – bran flakes/porridge
White toast with butter and jam – wholegrain toast with low fat spread and banana
Fry – omelette/poached eggs and grilled tomato