5 alternative breakfast ideas

There’s a lot of options for breakfast that doesn’t involve a box of cereal or toast and butter, so I’ve put together a range of breakfast ideas that you can give a go this weekend. And if you're looking for some pre-workout ideas, then read my pre-workout nutrition article.


Yogurt, oats and fruit pot
Yogurt, oats and fruit pot

Yogurt, oats and fruit pot

Grab a jam jar or small bowl and bash this together for a simple, tasty, yogurt oat breakfast at home or on the go.

  • Greek yogurt

  • 50g jumbo oats

  • Handful of frozen or fresh berries


Instant protein oats without a microwave
Instant protein oats without a microwave

Instant protein oats without a microwave

This one is simple. Head to CrossFit Leyland and buy a pot of Hence Fuel Porridge. Available in a range of flavours, as well as vegan options, and packed with protein.


Some of the flavours are even great as overnight oats, by mixing with a yogurt and nut milk and leaving in the fridge overnight.


Personally, I love the Fruit & Nut flavour… tasty, filling and easy to make at the gym, home and office.


Scrambled tofu
Scrambled tofu

Scrambled tofu

I coach a couple of vegans and vegetarians, and many have told me how great this was, so I had to give it a try, and they weren’t wrong!


Ingredients

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1/2 diced onion

  • 180g firm tofu

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

  • 5 cherry/plum tomatoes halved

  • 250ml veg stock

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, and cook the onion till soft.

  2. Crumble the tofu into the pan with the turmeric.

  3. Cook for another 2-3minutes.

  4. Pour in the veg stock, and bring to the boil. Simmer until the stock has evaporated and the tofu resembles scrambled eggs.

  5. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Add in the tomatoes for another 2-3 minutes.

  7. Serve.

Crumpets or rice cakes with hummus
Crumpets or rice cakes with hummus

Crumpets or rice cakes with hummus

A little different, but one of my PT clients swears by this alternative crumpet topping. I’ve tried them on rice cakes, and it was a great quick snack option too.


Grab some crumpets, spread on your favourite hummus and some avocado, and you’ve a filling breakfast full of essential proteins, fats and carbs.


Photo and idea courtesy of one of my regular PT clients, Oat House.


Eat like a king - chicken, sweet pot, broccoli mini pot
Eat like a king - chicken, sweet pot, broccoli mini pot

Eat like a king - chicken, sweet pot, broccoli mini pot

Now it’s really time to think outside the traditional breakfast comfort zone and eat like a king, but I don’t mean a fry up! If like me, your breakfast is often an hour or so after waking (as I coach the early classes at my CrossFit usually), then I’m perfectly happy to have chicken, veg and sweet potato for breakfast.

 

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