Unfortunately, not all foods are created equal. Instead of grabbing whatever’s convenient or tasty, such as certain calorie-laden hawker food, sugary cereals or chocolate-smothered bread that will lead to blood sugar level spikes, aim to choose something healthy as your first meal of the day.
What makes a healthy breakfast, though?
If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out what exactly makes a breakfast “healthy”, you’re not alone. Jaclyn Reutens, dietitian at Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants, explains: “A nutritious breakfast is one that gives you energy to kickstart your day. Ideally, it should contain slow-release carbohydrates with lean protein and fibre. As a guide, it can have 250 to 500 calories, 7-15g protein, at least 3g fibre and less than 10g fat.”
With that in mind, here are some ideas for healthy breakfasts, plus what makes them healthy choices. The best part is, they’re easy to make at home or readily available at supermarkets or a coffee shop/hawker centre near you. Don’t worry, we’ve factored in your favourite teh c and kopi!