We are celebrating Breakfast Week from 24-30th January. In our #MissionBreakfast Twitter conversation, we asked what breakfast is like for you, whether you are getting the kids to school, commuting or chilling at the weekend. How do you get out of a rut to “shake up your wake up”? We were joined by dietitian Nichola Whitehead (@NicsNutrition), who was on hand to answer any nutritional questions regarding breakfast.
The conversation and prize draw was sponsored by Breakfast Week (@breakfastweek). At the Shake Up Your Wake Up website, you can find delicious recipes, videos, events and activities as well as information about school breakfasts. Check it out and take a look what tweeps shared with us about their brilliant breakfasts.
1. Pancakes! I make them into cute shapes but add lots of berries so it’s healthy too @EmmaGarratt85
4. We keep breakfast interesting for kids by allowing them to assemble cereal (w/ fruits, toppings, pouring milk from a jug) @jhowze
5. Add seeds, nuts, oats or even peanut butter to a smoothie for breakfast on the go with extra protein! @Over_A_Cuppa
6. Weekend breakfasts are always more fun & I get the kids to help make them. Banana smoothies are our favourites @East_Devon_Mum
7. Working Mum with school runs leaves me little time for breakfast. I now make green smoothies every morning @Carebear8bear
8. Overnight oats great for speedy breakfasts and smoothies @missielizzieb
9. Smoothies are fab as you can pop them in a flask and eat on the go @MyMillsBaby
Perk up the porridge pot
12. Porridge with soya or coconut milk adding cinnamon, fruits, chia seeds to keep it interesting @glendamhs
Savour the savoury
13. I “shake up my wake up” by having a good Full English at the weekends after a mile hike with the dog first. @shellywkd
14. Bubble and squeak makes a great breakfast, with a bit of bacon and saves throwing left over veg away and is very tasty! @mummabear99
15. When I was a teenager I had mushroom soup every morning, no idea why!Mum thought it was better than nothing! @sayhelloflo
19. We have fresh fruit, whole meal bread for toast and they even love homemade banana muffins @JAZZ_SHOESDANCE
The eggs factor
20. How to make a perfect poached egg! https://t.co/ARxijneIc6
23. I had corn and polenta fritters with a fried egg – was delicious @clarateddy
25. Bananas on toast! sounds awful but its lovely especially with a little Nutella! @mummabear99
27. Most days we have muesli, coconut milk and fresh fruit. To break free we have a fried egg on toast!!
29. I used to chop bits of toast with apple for the kids to eat in the car if they refused breakfast. @emmfurn
Inspiration from different countries
30. Curry in Malaysia and vegetables in China when travelling, unusual but still tasty @mia_low
31. Not unusual, but nothing can beat hot chocolate croissants and fresh coffee sitting on a veranda in France @mummymuch
32. Most unusual and tasty breakfast black pudding with apple salad in Dublin @BrisonSharon
33. Hot chocolate and Churros in Spain. It’s not unusual just feels wrong starting the day that way! Yum though lol @hellebelly
34. I love holiday buffets because they tend to have local cured meats and cheeses @jhowze
Dietitian Nichola Whitehead’s (@NicsNutrition) tips and advice
35. I love porridge made with milk and topped with banana, berries and cinnamon!
36. Avocado on wholegrain toast, eggs, nuts & seeds on porridge and nut butter
37. Breakfast amount depends on the weight size & activity levels! If in doubt, add a yoghurt if child is still hungry after breakfast
38. Almond milk may not be best option for children due to protein and calcium levels
The last word
39. We plan evening meals. So do the same with breakfast also in our meal planning to stem the boredom @needaphone
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Get family breakfast ideas
Get more inspiration for tasty and nutritious breakfasts, from advice on how to poach an egg to seeing which kind of breakfast is best for you! Visit ShakeUpYourWakeUp.com.