Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Breakfast ideas

One of my favorite meals of the day, has to be the breakfast. Especially when you are not in a rush, taking a long and lovely breakfast is a great way to start out your day full on energy. Being from Sweden, we have many different and healthy choices for breakfast, compared to an English breakfast. But to cheat once in a while and indulge in a decadent English breakfast plate is just want you want.

But, usually I would opt for a more healthy choice and make something that is not time consuming in the mornings. In Sweden, we love our porridge. It is quite easy to make and cheap, not to mention what a great stomach filler it is. The good thing with porridge is that is a slow burner and will make you feel full for a long time. This is how we do it in Sweden: 


1,5 dl oats
2,5 dl water
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp butter
milk for serving

Method: Mix oats, water, cardamom, salt, butter and cinnamon in a small saucepan on medium heat and stir it once in a while. After only a few minutes you should have the required consistency of the porridge, which is thick and creamy. Serve it with a little milk in a deep bowl and sprinkle over more cinnamon and little sugar. To make it healthy add shaved apple or other fresh fruit such as berries as a nutritious topping.

My next breakfast idea is an open faced egg sandwich. Take 2 whole grain slices of bread or any other more healthy bread and toast them. Add a thin layer of butter and low fat cheese. Top it with a sliced boiled egg on each bread. To keep it more healthy do not add another slice of bread on top of the eggs. This way, the  filling to bread ratio is higher which makes it tastier and have a less dry consistency. Serve with your favorite cup of tea.

 My last idea, is a very simple open faced sandwich which is basically a slice of whole grain bread with a spread of butter, slice of cheese and slices of paprika. Preferably a yellow or red paprika, which have a sweeter taste than the green one. But you can certainly add more veggies on your sandwich, such as slices of cucumber and tomatoes. This will definitely keep your full for a longer period.


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