Start your day in style
Time and again we’re told it’s the most important meal of the day, but many of us are still failing to tuck into breakfast in the morning. According to a new study, nearly half of us skip brekkie at least once a week, while 15% of those surveyed never eat that vital early meal.
The top reason given was not feeling hungry first thing, while 21 per cent of respondents would rather spend longer in bed.
And one in 10 people miss out in a belief it will help them lose weight - despite breakfast- skippers being twice as likely to munch on crisps later in the morning.
The research was conducted for Farmhouse Breakfast Week, which aims to put a stop to these bad habits and encourage people to start the day with a meal.
The nationwide annual campaign, in its 14th year, is organised on behalf of UK cereal farmers and producers, and aims to educate people about the importance of eating healthy breakfast.
Sacrewell Farm is participating in Farmhouse Breakfast Week,
The Granary at Willow Brook Farm Shop will also be busy cooking their popular all day farm house breakfast, throughout national farmhouse breakfast week.
Along with breakfast snacks and cereal, weetabix and porridge, The Granary will be launching a new mega breakfast for all Gargantuans eaters.
The Granary’s griddled breakfast includes Willow Brook home made sausages and beefburgers, along with hand cut homemade chips.
Dietician Nigel Denby said: “People who eat a healthy breakfast have better concentration, more energy, tend to be less stressed and are less likely to be overweight.
“Despite the wealth of evidence about the benefits of eating breakfast, it’s shocking to see so many people missing out and that a large number of people are unclear about the benefits.
“For those who don’t feel hungry in the morning there are plenty of light breakfast options, such as smoothies or a bowl of cereal.
“If you start your day with a healthy balanced meal you are also more likely to make healthier food choices for the rest of the day.”
Here are a variety of breakfast options for you to try at home...