Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but who wants to get up extra early to cook something healthy? If you're not a morning person, here are a few nutritious breakfast ideas that you can whip up the night before.
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Make a quiche with veggies and proteins on Sunday night for dinner, and then pop it in the fridge. Re-heated, the slices are just as tasty the next day. Of course, the eggs will cook a little bit more each time you warm them, so don't over-heat or they'll end up rubbery.
Simply grab a mason jar and add milk and oats, then stir in any mix you like. Keep in the fridge overnight and you'll have a tasty breakfast you can enjoy on the go in the morning.
Porridge oats fill you up and release their energy slowly, helping you go through to lunch without needing a snack. Add cinnamon rather than refined white sugar if your bowl lacks flavour, and throw in some apple chunks to get one of your five-a-day.
Home-made granola is simple and good for you. Bake once a week and eat with yoghurt. Thanks to the nuts, you'll be getting a great protein boost to your day.
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia found that eating a protein-packed breakfast produces a satiety signaller known as peptide YY. Study participants who ate protein in the morning felt less hungry and consumed fewer calories over the course of the day. Eating a breakfast containing 35 grams of protein also stabilised their glucose levels and prevented gains of body fat.
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