Eat well, feel well!

Over the coming weeks Lynda McFarland from Athlone Nutrition Clinic will offer quick and easy recipes and advice to incorporate into your daily regime to help you feel and look great.

Healthy eating tip:

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day as it ‘breaks the fast’ you’ve just had from food while sleeping. Choose your food wisely though, because having an unhealthy breakfast can affect blood sugar levels later on in the morning or even throughout the day. Sugary breakfast cereals and refined breads will lead to craving more sugars later on. So instead choose complex carbohydrates such as oats, eggs, wholemeal bread such as spelt or fruit with natural yoghurt.

The following recipe makes a delicious and nutritious breakfast:

Oat and berry pancakes

Ingredients

100g ground oats – grind oat-flakes in a food processor to make a flour

200ml milk/ oat milk/ rice milk/ other

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of sea-salt

Butter

Berries – blueberries, raspberries, strawberries etc – whatever is in season

Squeeze of lemon juice

Apple syrup or maple syrup

Method

1. Mix the ground oat flour, eggs, milk, cinnamon and sea salt together; heat a little real butter in a pan, add 1 tbsp of the mixture at a time, and cook; flip over when firm and cook on the other side.

2.Serve with the lemon juice, berries, maple or apple syrup, and extra cinnamon if desired.

This recipe is a great way to get complex carbohydrates (oats ), protein and fats (eggs ), and vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants (berries ) into your breakfast.

Lynda McFarland @ Athlone Nutrition Clinic specialises in weight loss, digestive issues, mental health, cardiovascular health, and hormonal issues.

See www.athlonenutritionclinic.com or phone (090 ) 6470897 or (087 ) 7927471.

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