Five healthy alternatives to popular breakfast food

Sustain.Able
5 min readJul 26, 2022
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Looking for something to swap out for your usual breakfast choices? Here’s a quick guide to get you started.

After 2 years of chaos, Covid-19 has not completely disappeared, with experts asserting that new waves of infection will reoccur on an annual basis.

This seems like the perfect time to improve your physical and mental health, and what better way to do so than through eating healthier breakfasts? Here’s a few tips to improve your wellbeing through foods.

Replace your favourite cereal with a fruit and nut breakfast bowl

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For fans of Lucky Charms, this fruit and nut breakfast bowl is the perfect healthy substitute. The public health campaign organization Action on Sugar found that 14 out of 50 cereals in the UK tested contained at least 33.3g of sugar (approximately eight teaspoons) per 100g.

In contrast, this breakfast bowl only contains natural sugars found in fruit.

The base layer of this dish is 6 tbsp. of cheap, healthy porridge oats. Top up the porridge with 0% Greek-style yoghurt, pieces of your favourite fresh fruit and finally an assortment of seeds, nuts and dried fruits such as dried goji berries. Per serving, this dish should have about 18g of sugar and only 11g of fat whilst being high in fibre.

Swap a stack of syrupy pancakes with vegan strawberry pancakes

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Everyone loves a stack of fluffy, sugary pancakes smothered in syrup but unsurprisingly, this dish is high in sugar, carbs, calories and even sodium, all of which can lead to health problems such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and obesity.

Instead, try this low-fat vegan alternative. For the pancake batter, mix flour with the baking powder and cinnamon in a bowl…

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