Breakfast ideas that are healthier than many breakfast cereals

Fancy some pizza for breakfast? Just kidding, but did you know that pizza can be more nutritious than many of the breakfast cereals you find at the supermarket? That’s because cereals are often packed with added sugar. Try some of our brekky ideas instead.

February 3, 2022

Quick, easy, and not full of added sugar

Instant oats

Add toppings such as nuts, blueberries, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Overnight oats

A great option for when you are pushed for time in the morning. Simply mix equal amounts of rolled oats with milk or yoghurt, and anything else you fancy (such as blueberries, nuts and seeds) and store in individual jars in the fridge. Overnight the oats will soak up any flavours and make an easy, delicious brekky in the morning.  

'Sort of' pizza!

Grab some flatbreads or English muffins and top with yummy stuff such as ham, cheese, tomato, spinach, mushrooms, and grill or bake – almost like pizza for breakfast!

Keep it simple

Enjoy some Greek yogurt with nuts and sliced fruit.


The perfect high protein breakfast. Scrambled, poached, baked, omelette – it doesn’t matter how you cook them, and if you throw in some spinach or mushrooms it’s the perfect start to the day.  

Make your own muesli

Then you know what’s in it. All you need is a combination of raw oats, nuts, seeds, maybe some coconut flakes plus a bit of dried fruit – mix it all together and store in an airtight container.  

Brekky toasties

Make sandwiches for toasting – wrap them in baking paper and freeze. Then, grab one in a morning, stick it in your sandwich toaster (or even air fryer!) and brekky is good to go.  

Smoothie packs

This makes for the easiest breakfast ever and you can eat on the go. Grab some containers and chop up fruit and veggies – add some seeds and/or nuts and freeze in the perfect portion sizes for your blender. In a morning, grab one, add some liquid (such as milk, water, or juice) and blend.  

No pastry quiche

Blend or whisk eggs with spinach, tomato, bacon, and cheese (whatever your fancy) and then pour the mixture into muffin tins. Bake for 15–20 minutes It’s a bit like quiche without the pastry! These will also store well and can be warmed in the microwave.


Have a waffle-making session. They freeze brilliantly and can be popped into the toaster. Top with your favourites such as blueberries and yoghurt (try our super delicious Belgian Waffles recipe, which has just 1 tsp sugar!).


You can also make the batter for crepes the night before and store in a squeezy bottle for easy (and mess free!) cooking in a morning. For a brilliant recipe, just remember 3, 2, 1:  3 eggs, 2 cups milk and 1 cup of plain flour.

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