Breakfasts under 300 calories

Breakfast is important when you are trying to lose weight; it sets you up for the day and stops you snacking unhealthily. Here are some tasty ideas for under 300 calories.

Oat berry smoothie
Serve 1
Banana, roughly chopped
½ punnet of berries
50ml low fat milk
1 pot of yogurt
1 tbsp oats

In a blender, whiz together the fruit, milk and yogurt. Stir in the oats and pour into a container or flask. Keep chilled in the fridge until ready to drink or take with you.

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Bowl of instant porridge with a handful of blueberries

Small carton apple juice

3 tbsp of wholegrain cereal (e.g. oat clusters or granola) with 2 tbsp low fat yoghurt with a tsp of honey and small handful of flaked almonds
Bottle of fruit smoothie

Bowl (30g) of high fibre cereal (e.g. Shreddies or Shredded Wheat) with 200ml low fat milk and sliced banana
Glass of orange juice

2 tbsp of low sugar muesli mixed with 3 tbsp low fat yoghurt
Small handful of dried apricots (4-5)
Glass of low sugar cranberry juice

1 slice of wholegrain toast with 2 tsp peanut butter
Slice of melon
Carton of apple juice

Bowl (50g) of low sugar muesli or wholegrain cereal with 200ml low fat milk
Half a grapefruit

1 Oatibix or Weetabix with 200 ml skimmed milk, a banana and a 200ml glass of low sugar cranberry juice

Strawberry yoghurt smoothie and a warmed Scotch pancake:
Blend a 200ml pot of low fat strawberry yoghurt with half a banana, 6 chopped strawberries and 200ml of skimmed milk.

Toasted wholemeal English muffin with low fat soft cheese and a glass of apple juice.

Sachet of instant microwave porridge, small pot of low fat fromage frais and a slice of Galia melon

Melon and blueberry smoothie and a toasted crumpet with a teaspoon of peanut butter
Take another large slice of the Galia melon and blend with 200ml pot of low fat blueberry yoghurt and 200ml skimmed milk

Greek yoghurt with honey, almonds and raisins and a glass of apple juice
Take a 200ml pot of 0% fat Greek yoghurt and stir in 1 tbsp. of raisins and a tsp. of flaked almonds and drizzle over a tsp. of honey

Scrambled egg on wholemeal toast and a glass of orange juice:
Scramble 2 eggs with a knob of olive oil spread and a splash of skimmed milk and serve on a slice of wholemeal toast.