How to Make Time For Breakfast Every Day
In collaboration with Lizi’s Granola.
‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper.’
Indeed, breakfast is by far my most favourite meal of the day and I always make sure that I have a proper sit-down breakfast because I feel like I can start my day properly when I do. The weekends are terrific because I can be really leisurely where breakfast is concerned and really savour every mouthful since I don’t have to rush around.
Shockingly, there is a huge proportion of people in the UK that don’t eat breakfast. With the school run, a job and a house to run in some ways this can be completely understandable, if only there were 26 hours in a day, right?
Eating breakfast not only sets me up for the day, but I know that it’s also fantastic for my long-term health. Having a well-balanced breakfast in the morning is great for promoting concentration and keeping you focused on your work. It’s also a great way to boost your metabolism and help to keep your blood sugar levels stable.
I like to make a ritual out of breakfast and it’s a massive part of my morning routine and one of my non-negotiables that I always make the time for.
Having a protein-packed breakfast can help to keep your belly satisfied until lunch and is something that I have tried to carry out in my diet. Obviously, we’re all different and it’s all about exploring what works for you. For me, I know that by starting the day with a healthy and nourishing breakfast packed with protein I’m doing my best to set myself up for a super day ahead!
If you’re in the habit of skipping breakfast, here are some tips that I’m sharing with Lizi’s Granola’s on how to make the day a whole lot better with a healthy nourishing breakfast.
Prepare the night before
Having some extra time in the morning is a saviour when you’re always in a rush. Take some time in the evening to prepare breakfast the night before to take the stress out of your morning routine. Something like my Blueberry Cinnamon Ricotta Waffles or Chai Spiced Berry & Almond Baked Oatmeal can be made in advance and stored in the fridge to keep you stocked in healthy breakfasts throughout the week.
This High Protein Breakfast Bircher recipe by Lizi’s also looks like a good option for a make-ahead breakfast.
Wake up 10 minutes earlier
Other than getting ahead the night before to make more time in your mornings another simple way is to wake up 10 minutes earlier to squeeze breakfast into your morning. Not only will you be able to make a speedy breakfast, but you will also give your body a chance to wake up rather than just rushing out the door.
Take it with you
Packing a portable breakfast that you can take with you on the school run or on your commute to work is one of the easiest ways to make sure you get a healthy start to your day.
A breakfast smoothie can be whipped up in minutes and you can even store the ingredients in a bag in the freezer so they are ready to blend up when required. Try making my Chia Berry Blast Smoothie for something a bit different, it’s so creamy!
Another idea is to pop some Lizi’s High Protein Granola into a portable container and take a pot of yogurt and some berries with you to eat at your desk at work.
Write it into your schedule
Writing things down makes them feel more official and adds a sense of permanence. Work meetings and dentist appointments make it into the planner, but what about breakfast? Blocking out time in your diary every morning will make sure that you have the available time to dedicate to a decent breakfast.
Stock up the freezer
The freezer is such an underrated appliance, but it can really help you lead a healthier lifestyle and shift your mindset that you don’t have time for breakfast. Fill it with healthy breakfast muffins, waffles, pancakes and ready-made smoothie bags that you can defrost the night before so breakfast is ready before you’ve even woken up.
Do you skip breakfast in the morning? Do you feel better when you’ve had a healthy start to your day?
*This post was commissioned by Lizi’s Granola, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to do what I love, bringing you wellness content and recipes to help you live an unconditionally nourished life.