When you’re cuddled up with your loved one in bed, the last thing you want to do is get out and cook. You’ll live on love, thank you very much!
But before you let love feed you forever; remember that skipping “the most important meal of the day” could have you overindulging later in the day. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health says that non-breakfast-eaters are known to be generally hungrier later in the day and eat more food at night, and overindulging leads nowhere good for your health.
Spare your loved one the health ailments and spoil them with a healthy breakfast in bed.
100% orange juice is a classic burst of Vitamin C to awaken your senses. It’s also packed with complex carbohydrates to give you energy too.
Whip up: A mimosa. This is simply orange juice mixed with champagne or sparkling wine for a low-calorie sipping love potion. Add a strawberry for aesthetic appeal.
A fruit smoothie will give you a boost of vital nutrients. Alternatively, make a fruit salad with plain Greek yoghurt.
Whip up: Blend your favourite fruits, seeds, nuts, and yoghurt together for a fruity kick. Add a few chocolate chips for extra love.
Oatmeal is loaded with vitamins and fibre. Its soluble fibres can help lower cholesterol and stabilise blood glucose levels. And what’s better than sharing some warm, comfort food oatmeal on a rainy lazy weekend?
Whip up: A bowl of porridge, topped with cinnamon, fruit, seeds, and nuts.
Wholewheat toast or a bagel is a healthy carb with high doses of dietary fibres.
Whip up: A heart-shaped bagel with cinnamon and honey. (Use a cookie cutter to get the shape). Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory and immunity- boosting properties. Honey adds a healthy sweetness to your meal and fights disease too.
Eggs are rich in protein, heart-healthy and filling without a lot of calories.
Whip up: A veggie omelette with bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and spinach.
Low fat blueberry muffins can be the ultimate comfort food and blueberries have brain-boosting compounds too. Healthy and tasty.
Whip up: A blueberry and oatmeal muffin, with chia seeds and walnuts. Or top a few crepes or pancakes with blueberries. Drizzle with a little honey or fresh cream for kick.