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For most of the every day working man and woman, breakfast tends to be a panic attack waiting to happen. The thought of having to prepare food, waking up earlier to get into work on time and contemplating what exactly to make is enough to make them completely disband the idea and wait until the afternoon.
Here are five quick breakfast ideas that take no longer than ten minutes to prepare. They are all under 400 calories each and have a good balance of protein, fats and carbs.
Peanut Butter and Berry Greek Yoghurt Oatmeal
Cook the oats in water (I like to use 300ml of water) with the stevia until it forms into a porridge like consistency. Once the oats are ready, add in the greek yogurt and mix it in for a further one minute before taking it off the stove.
Once it’s off the stove, add one teaspoon of peanut butter and mix it into the mixture. After this there are two ways you can serve the berries depending on your preference.
You can either add them on top of the porridge or you can mix them in. From experience, both work equally as well. I tend to opt for frozen blueberries as they keep very well and are easier to purchase in bulk for the week (and they can be used for other recipes).
Green Fruit Blast Protein Smoothie
Add everything into a blender and mix until smooth. Simple.
Quick Fix Omelette
Beat all the ingredients together and fry in a non stick pan with two sprays of cooking oil. Once cooked, fold the omelette and serve on a plate with two small slices of low calorie toast.
The Breakfast Bagel
Cook your turkey bacon on a non stick pan using only 2-3 sprays of non fat cooking spray to cook them with.
Whilst the bacon is cooking prepare your bagels. Using a toaster or oven, toast your bagels for 2 minutes.
Once everything has been prepared. Arrange all of the ingredients and condiments in order like so:
Bottom bagel, lettuce, mayo, sprinkle of salt and pepper, tomato slices, turkey bacon, lettuce and top bagel.
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl (one that’s used for oatmeal is good enough) until it forms into a nice batter.
Place the bowl in the microwave for 60-90 seconds or in the oven if you don’t have a microwave. You should know it’s ready once it has risen near the top of the bowl and is almost dry.
Once the cake has been made, put it aside to cool down and make your icing:
Mix until smooth.
Place a small plate on top of your cake bowl and tilt it upside down so it comes out without breaking apart. Then spread your icing evenly on the cake.
TIP: Make the mixture for the cake and icing the night before to reduce prep time, especially if you’ve never made this before as you might find yourself taking longer than usual from scratch.
Essential ingredients are the key to broadening your meal variety
Notice with every meal, there is a common theme of ingredients. Having the essentials stocked up will help increase the variety of meals you’re able to prepare whilst still keeping mindful of your nutrition and calorie target.
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