breakfast routine

5 Ways to Ramp Up Your Breakfast Routine  

Thursday 11th Apr 2024 |

Are you guilty of grabbing a cereal bar on the go or, worse, skipping breakfast altogether?  

Although most people still consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day, an estimated 15% regularly skip it. Somewhat unsurprisingly, it is the 16-24 age bracket that is most likely to skip breakfast with the 45-54 year olds not far behind.  

If you know you should be making more of an effort to eat in the morning, check out the below top tips for ramping up your breakfast routine.  

  1. Plan in advance  

If you tend to skip breakfast or grab something quick and convenient on your way to work, this is probably because you don’t think you have enough time to prepare and eat breakfast at home. Fortunately, this can be easily rectified with just a little bit of planning in advance.  

Although many families write a meal plan for their evening meals, not many do the same for breakfast. However, this can be hugely helpful in keeping you on track and eating breakfast altogether in the mornings.  

  1. Get creative 

Who says that breakfast has to be boring? There are lots of ways that you can make your family’s breakfast look more visually appealing, such as embracing different coloured fruits and experimenting with different types of smoothies or juices.  

If you have young kids, there are lots of online tutorials that show you how to make different animals and characters using their favourite foods.  

  1. Try something new  

No one wants to be faced with the same boring toast or cereal each morning, so make a conscious effort to try something new once a week, or even just once a month. For example, you could try sampling different breakfasts from around the world. 

Alternatively, you could ask each family member to select a new breakfast food or dish to try each week and see which ones are keepers. You may also want to experiment with different flavours and textures, for example, switching from cow’s milk to MYOM dairy free milk, which offers a whole host of nutritional benefits.  

  1. Embrace greenery 

Skipping breakfast can leave you feeling low on energy and the wrong food choices can make you feel sluggish and lethargic. However, by adding some form of greenery such as fruits or vegetables into your breakfast choice, you can ensure you are fuelled for the day ahead and feeling your absolute best.  

Some of the most popular fruit and vegetable choices for breakfast include mangos, berries such as raspberries and blueberries, avocados, and oranges.  

  1. Indulge at the weekend  

To help you stay motivated to eat breakfast all week, it can be a good idea to plan an indulgent one for the weekend, such as a full English breakfast.  

Alternatively, for those who are not a fan of too much meat and grease, you could try your hand at making some breakfast doughnuts or pancakes complete with lashings of maple syrup and icing sugar.