Why breakfast is important and recipes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  Yet so many people skip it thinking it will help them lose weight, It will stop them having so many calories etc.

 

Truth is you are doing more damage to your body by not having breakfast then you are buying over eating!  Your body needs that meal to get started to help the brain work and the body move.  Even a piece of fruit is better then well nothing!  Lets face it would you ever send your kids to school without something to eat for breakfast?

 

No I doubt it and you probably tell them the same as this blog does that you need breakfast for your body and mind to start to keep yourself well and concentration up.  So why not take your own advice?

 

I agree it can be hard with life been so busy some days!  But hopefully these recipes can help they can be stored in the fridge so the next morning for breakfast you can easily grab them without having to cook!

 

Preparation is the key when it comes to getting healthy.  The more you plan the better and easier it is.

 

So recipe one!  Potato scones!  68 Calories per scone, makes 12 prep time is 10 minutes and cooking time is 20-25 minutes.  What is 40 minutes spent cooking before bed rather then watching your favorite show?  You could even watch it on the laptop while you cook!

 

Ingredients 

  • 550 g (1 lb 2 oz) large potatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 75 ml (3 fl oz) milk
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt and pepper

Preparation

  • Cut the potatoes into small chunks and cook in boiling slightly salted water for 15 minutes or until completely tender. Drain well return to the saucepan and mash until smooth.  Leave to cool slightly
  • Beat in the baking power then the eggs, milk and a little seasoning.  Continue to beat until everything is combined
  • Heat a small amount of oil in a heavy based frying pan.  Drop heaped dessertspoonfuls of the mixture into the pan spacing them apart then fry for 3-4 minutes turning once until golden.
  • Transfer to a plate and keep warm while frying remainders of the mix.  Can also be grilled.

 

Now that would be a perfect little breakfast recipe! add a fried tomato and a few mushrooms and you have a lovely breakfast.

 

How about a home made milkshake? Yes that is right a lovely fruity milkshake with only 89 calories per serving, makes 2 and take 2 minutes to prep!  Instead of having that apple making a milkshake!

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  • 1 ripe peach halved pitted and chopped
  • 150 g (5 oz) strawberries
  • 150 g (5 oz) raspberries
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) Milk (Can use any milk you want)
  • Ice cubes

 

  • Put the peach in a blender/food processor with the strawberries, raspberries and blend to a smooth puree, Scraping the mixture down from the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Add the milk and blend the ingredients again until smooth and frothy.  Pour the milkshake over the ice cubes in a tall glass
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Amazing Low Calorie Recipes

So I have begun my journey into a new healthier me!

 

I decided I would try eat less calories to be honest I normally intake a lot a very lot more then what I should!

 

Here is a few recipes I have tried and loved!

Goats Cheese and herb souffles 

Amazing delicious recipe 277 Calories per souffle, serves 4 people and preparation time is 10 minutes cooking time is 15 minutes a quick easy recipe.

Ingredients needed!

  • 25G (1oz) Polyunsaturated Margarine
  • 50g (2oz) Plain flour
  • 300ml (1/2pint) Milk
  • 4 Eggs separated
  • 100g (3 1/2 oz) goats cheese crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mixed herbs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 75g (3oz) rocket
  • 2 tablespoons fat free salad dressing
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. Melt the margarine in a medium saucepan, add the flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute.  Gradually add the milk whisking all the time, and cook for 2 minutes until thickened
  2. Remove the pan from the heat beat the egg yolks one at a time then stir in the goats cheese and season well.
  3. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until they form firm peaks, then gradually fold them into the cheese mixture with the herbs. Transfer to four lightly oiled ramekins, sprinkle over the Parmesan then bake in a pre-heated oven 190 C(375F) gas mark 5 for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden
  4. toss the rocket and dressing and sere with the souffles

 

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Another recipe I love however instead of Hazelnuts I have use almonds due to a family member having a peanut and hazelnut allergy.

Nutty Passion Fruit Yogurts

These are so delicious they are 348 calories per serving,  This recipe serves 2 people and the preparation time is 5 minutes and also chilling time required.

Ingredients 

  • 2 passion fruit
  • 250ml (8fl oz) natural yogurt
  • 4 tablespons clear honey
  • 50g (2 oz) hazelnuts (or similar) toasted and roughly chopped
  • 4 clementines peeled and chopped into small pieces

Method

  • Half the passion fruit and scoop the pulp into a large bowl.  Add the yogurt and mix them together gently
  • Put 2 tablespoonfuls of the honey in the bases of two narrow glasses and scatter with half of the hazelnuts.  Spoon half of the yogurt over the nuts and arrange half of the clementine pieces on top of the yogurt
  • Repeat the layering, reserving a few of the nuts for decoration,  Scatter the nuts over the top and chill until your ready to serve them.

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