8 Heart-Healthy Breakfasts
Start your day off on the right foot with one of these breakfast ideas. Each has between 300 and 500 calories, and is just what you need to keep your heart pumping.
Yogurt and Muffin
1 cup mixed fresh fruit (melon, banana, apple, strawberries and peaches) topped with 1 small container (175 g) of low-fat yogurt and 25 g almonds. Serve with 1 small whole-wheat muffin and 3/4 cup milk.
Stir-fry 50 g of mushrooms in a little oil, and serve with 1 whole-wheat muffin spread with 1 teaspoon margarine.
Try 3 tablespoons whole-grain cereal (choose one with at least 3 g fibre per serving) with 2⁄3 cup milk, 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts and a few strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.
Whiz 1 cup orange juice, 75 g frozen strawberries, and a small container low-fat vanilla or plain yogourt in a blender. Serve with 1 or 2 slices whole-wheat toast with 1 teaspoon margarine.
Stir 3 tablespoons of sugar-free muesli into 175 g low-fat yogourt and add 1 diced mango. Serve with 3⁄4 cup milk.