Energy levels slump mid-morning? It’s easy to forget about eating protein at breakfast but if you include it, you should feel fuller for longer and avoid that 11am snack forage. Try these six easy breakfast swaps to power up your morning protein intake…

 
1. Instead of…
Plain porridge

Try…
Porridge made with milk and a handful of nuts or seeds and fruit.

2. Instead of…
A full English breakfast

Try…
2 scrambled eggs on rye toast with shredded smoked salmon.

3. Instead of…
Toast with Marmite

Try…
Reduced salt and sugar baked beans and a poached egg on toast.

4. Instead of…
A bowlful of sugary cereal

Try…
Bircher muesli: mix juice-soaked oats with nuts, seeds, 1/2 grated apple, 0% fat Greek yogurt, a pinch ground cinnamon, a dash of honey and chopped fresh fruit.

5. Instead of…
Toast with jam or marmalade

Try…
Using no added sugar or salt nut butter.

6. Instead of…
Eating nothing and drinking a large coffee

Try…
A homemade smoothie: blend skimmed milk with frozen berries, half a banana and some oats or seeds. Short on time? Buy a ready-made smoothie that contains yogurt.

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