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13 August 2020

Why I Eat Breakfast & Breakfast Ideas For You

*There are PR samples in this post. Please read the end of the post for more information.



I was going to write a post about why we should all try and eat breakfast, but I didn't want to dictate to you all why you should. Eating breakfast is a personal preference in my opinion and I know quite a few people who choose not to eat first thing in the morning. 


So rather than offering some wisdom and advice, I thought I would give the reasons why I eat breakfast everyday. Ok, that does sound a little self centred.



Ever since I can remember, I've loved eating breakfast. It was and still is my favourite part of my morning routine. I wake up in the mornings and automatically think "Ooh, what shall I have today?!" 


Whether it's something quick like cereal or toast, or something fancy like pancakes or something fattening and full of calories like a bacon sandwich or Full English (only if it gets cooked for me!) , you name it, I'll have breakfast of some form!


With CF, it's important for me to have a good, high calorie diet to help fight off infections, so I've had it instilled in me from an early age that breakfast is a good thing. As well as lunch and dinner. Or dinner and tea where I come from.


Anyway, I eat breakfast for a few reasons, and they are -


1) IT  HELPS  MY  BLOOD  SUGARS  STABILISE
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Probably one of the main reasons I eat breakfast. As I'm a diabetic, when I wake up in the morning and inject myself with insulin, it's important for me to start the day with a good, hearty breakfast. I always test my blood glucose level first thing in the morning to make sure it hasn't slipped to a low level overnight, if it has, it's important for me to eat something to get the level back up to what it should be. Once I do that, it's time to tuck in! 



2) IT  GIVES  ME  THAT  MUCH  NEEDED  ENERGY
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I can't focus in the morning without having breakfast first. I can't do a workout on an empty stomach, there's just no way. Eating breakfast gives me that much needed energy after being in a slumber for 8-9 hours. Breakfast instantly gives me that boost in energy which I need to start the day properly!


3) I  WON'T  BE  HUNGRY
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It's simple really isn't it? I eat breakfast, I won't have to feel hangry until lunchtime. I hate feeling hungry, I get incredibly angry without food, hence the term, hangry. 


4) IT'S  MY  FAVE  MEAL  OF  THE  DAY
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I do love eating breakfast, it honestly is my favourite meal of the day. Maybe because it's my first meal of the day, maybe because there are so many options to have for breakfast, who knows?! Speaking of options...


5) THERE'S  SO  MANY  OPTIONS  TO  EAT  FOR  BREAKFAST 
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There are so many breakfast options! Literally tens of options! Here are some ideas for you if you are undecided -


Toast (can cause crumbs on the floor)
Eggs on toast
Beans on toast
Avocado on toast
Bananas on toast (trust me)
Toast and boiled eggs (toast cut into soldiers of course!) 
Pretty much anything on toast (literally)
Bacon sandwich (YUM)
Full English breakfast (DOUBLE YUM)
Maple syrup pancakes (with Skinny Food Co maple syrup)
Bacon and pancakes (great combo)
Cereal (Shreddies for me)
Weetabix with maple syrup (tastes surprisingly good!)
Smoothies (get your 5 a day in!)
Crumpets
Eggs Benedict
Granola (a new favourite)
Smoothie/acai bowl
Porridge
Toasties (ham and cheese for me)
Croissants (be warned, incredibly messy and crumby to eat)



If you're struggling for ideas on what to have for breakfast, just have save this post for future reference!



Lucy




*The maple syrup in this post was sent to me as a PR sample from the Skinny Food Co. They are a food company which promote healthy options and produce food suited for people who are diabetic and are vegetarian/vegan. The maple syrup is well suited for diabetics as it contains hardly any sugar and is high in fibre/protein. I was not obliged to write this post. All breakfast and maple syrup views are my own. For more information, please read my disclaimer

56 comments:

  1. I absolutely love breakfast! Usually some kind of cooked breakfast, even just egg on toast.

    I love skinny Food products. I currently have the unicorn and mermaid sauces and they are fab with ice cream or on porridge!

    Eat breakfast like a king is my motto... I just forget to not each lunch, dinner and snacks like a king too!

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    1. Egg on toast is lovely isn't it?! Especially when the yolk is runny! Their mermaid and unicorn sauces sound delicious, I love that motto! x

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  2. Thanks for sharing some really easy to cook and mouth watering breakfasts. I will try them

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  3. I love breakfast, especially when I don't have to make it myself! I've never thought about adding maple syrup to weetabix, it sounds like such a delicious alternative to sugar. Personally I prefer to eat breakfast after I have done a workout, that way my food isn't jiggling around my stomach haha!x

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    1. Haha any meal tastes better when it's made for you doesn't it?! It really does taste good Kelly, you should try it! x

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  4. I usually skip breakfast, you make good point.

    Candice

    natalyaamour.com

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  5. This post made me so hungry! I love the list of breakfast ideas, it's inspired me to try something new in the mornings :) Lovely photos!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Haha sorry about that Anika! I'm glad I've inspired you to try different things!

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  6. Breakfast food is my favourite! So many options and so many ways to make it exciting! Looking forward to cold mornings and a big bowl of porridge!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's surprising how many options there are for breakfast isn't there?!

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  7. Breakfast is my favourite meal too. I absolutely can't function until I've had breakfast so totally understand why you love it so much! x

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    1. Same as me Jenny, I can't function in the mornings on an empty stomach, I need breakfast in the morning! x

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  8. Breakfast is my fave part of the day, loveee bananas on toast too! And a bacon sarnie. x

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com

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    1. You can't beat bananas on toast or a bacon sarnie can you Zoey?! x

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  9. I love going out for breakfast! I can never be bothered making anything fancy at home for breakfast so I usually just go with a bagel or some cereal. Whenever I treat myself to breakfast at a restaurant my go-to is always veggie breakfast - so good! x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. So do I Faye! It always tastes better when it's cooked for you as well doesn't it?! x

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  10. You've got me craving avocado on toast now! ��‍♀️

    I usually don't have a very heavy breakfast, because I am not very hungry in the mornings. Most days, a handful of nuts are enough for me to sustain till lunch!

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    1. Haha sorry about that! I neve really thought about eating nuts for breakfast!

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  11. I'm the biggest breakfast foods person but I hate eating on a morning, it makes me feel so sick if I eat early. But breakfast foods are by far my favourite so I do eat breakfast foods but I eat them closer to lunchtime. Pancakes are my favourite breakfast if I can be bothered to make them! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. That's a good idea to eat breakfast food for lunch instead Sophie, I'm like you, I only make pancakes if I have the time to or if I can be bothered to make them! x

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  12. Although I don't eat breakfast straight away in the morning (I like to move around a little and wait til I actually feel hungry), I could never go without it!! Oh, the mornings when I had to skip it because I was late! Those were usually not the best days :') At least, not until I finally had something to eat. Eating a really good breakfast is such a great way to start off the day; I love the ideas you shared here xx

    brineandbooks.com

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    1. I can't go without breakfast in the morning Macey, it gives me that much needed energy to get the day started! xx

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  13. These are some great positives about eating breakfast and some great meal ideas. I don't tend to eat breakfast, just because I function better that way but everyone is different

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    1. That's fair enough Kelly, breakfast isn't for everyone! x

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  14. Breakfast foods are the best! I definitely agree with you. I can't start the day off properly if I haven't eaten breakfast. It makes such a difference. Love all of your breakfast food ideas xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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    1. They are aren't they Lauren?! You're right, eating breakfast makes such a difference to the start of the day! xx

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  15. I love breakfast! I never skip it, and I don't know how people do skip it. To be honest, I have a fast metabolism, so I'm always hungry. I don't understand how people forget to eat - I plan my whole day around meal :)

    Sending good vibes all the way from South Africa. Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)

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    1. I'm the same Michelle, I NEVER skip breakfast! I think my days are planned around meal times too!

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  16. I'm not a breakfast eater.. sometimes I skip cause I don't know what to have or just don't feel up to it. I love all these options you've shared and have definitely gave me some ideas of things to get in.

    Thanks so much!
    www.voluptuouschatterbox.co.uk

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    1. That's fair enough lovely, I hope these ideas have given you some ideas what to have for breakfast when you feel up to eating it!

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  17. Thanks for sharing, I'm a breakfast eater as a Diabetic to, I need that morning fuel to stabilise my Blood Sugars, also I can't focus without food in my belly! Great breakfast ideas, I like Marmite on toast at the moment :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. My doctors have always said breakfast is important to help stabilise blood sugars, plus I'm always hungry first thing in the morning! You're a Marmite lover then! Unfortunately I'm a Marmite hater!

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  18. Breakfast is so important, I feel so grumpy in a morning until I eat!

    Danielle
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

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    1. OMG and me Danielle! I become very grumpy if I don't have breakfast!

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  19. Breakfast foods are my favourite! I always try and eat breakfast so I’m not hangry until lunch haha. Thanks for the breakfast ideas, I’ll note these down for when I go back to uni :) x

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    1. That's the best reason to eat breakfast Lauren! x

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  20. Not going to lie, I'm horrible at having breakfast and generally eating at typically designated times but this post kind of makes me want to get my act together and start my mornings right

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    1. I hope I've inspired you to do that lovely!

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  21. I tendd to have granola or overnight oats with fruit!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. I love granola, it's always such a great option for breakfast!

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  22. At the moment I'm just having half a grapefruit and a cup of tea for breakfast as I'm trying to shift some lockdown weight (it's working, I've dropped half a stone already) but porridge and maple syrup is one of my favourites! Lisa x

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  23. I often don't have time for larger breakfasts, so often end up having breakfast foods for other meals. Pancakes are my ultimate favourite - the sweeter the better!

    Jemima x
    anotherrantingreader.co.uk

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    1. Pancakes are certainly amazing Jemima! What do you like on top of your pancakes? I love sugar, maple syrup or fruit on mine! x

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  24. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day - there’s so much to choose from! I tend to have cereal or porridge with chopped fruit and sometimes toast or bagels!

    Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com

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    1. Ooh I like the sound of your breakfasts Serena! x

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  25. I 100% agree with the anything on toast haha 😂 Breakfast is also my fave meal of the day, even when I'm on earlies at work I try fit something in!

    Nicola | www.nicoladaletraining.com

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    1. Honestly you could put anything on toast and it would taste nice! I'm glad to hear that breakfast is also your favourite meal of the day!

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  26. I absolutely love breakfast now but hated it growing up, it's so strange! Thank you for sharing this delicious product though and I think your breakfast in bed tray set up looks so cute! I need something similar in my life.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk x

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    1. That's really strange Kate, it seems you have a new love for it now which is good! Ah thank you lovely, I loved shooting these photos so I'm glad you like them! This breakfast tray is from Amazon, but there's a cheaper one on Ikea for £8 I think which looks very similar to this one x

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  27. I love breakfast and skinny syrups makes it so much tastier! Thank you for the ideas, I haven't has a toastie in forever! My go to breakfast is a coffee with skinny syrup, a bowl of porridge, a muller yoghurt and a range of yummy fruit. It 100% is my favourite meal of the day!

    Em | www.loveemblog.com

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    1. Toasties are the one! I really love the sound of your breakfast Em, it sounds scrumptious!

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  28. Oooh thanks for the ideas! I love having pain au chocolate for breakfast!

    https://www.emilyclareskinner.com

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    1. OMG I forgot to mention that breakfast in my list! I could eat that right now!

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