No-nonsense ideas to start your day right. (A little preparation helps you make the best choices!)
Let’s face it, we’ve all been tempted to press the snooze button on the alarm when you first wake up in the morning, but that extra 15 minutes could make a huge difference to your day… especially if you’ve got a small army to look after! Here at Swan, we’ve come to realise that if you give yourself a little extra time to get organised in the morning, you’ll start the day feeling energised and prepared for whatever life brings.
For the perfect hassle-free start, it’s always a good idea to make your mornings as succinct as possible. The key is to plan ahead and have a simple routine to follow, it’s even better if you work as a team and share the jobs between you and your partner or if you’ve got older kids maybe they could help out with simpler tasks such as packing lunch boxes… but the latter option could be more trouble than it’s worth!
By giving yourself extra time in the morning, you’ll find that you avoid the temptation of quick, sugary, processed foods and instead have the time to prepare more substantial food that’s both delicious and nourishing. Foods that’ll keep you and your family going throughout the day so everything that needs to be done, gets done!
If you’re not a morning person, you can prepare for the day ahead the night before. Once you’ve eaten dinner, the kids are in bed and you’re feeling a little more energetic, pop into the kitchen and get your prep on and make use of the Fearne by Swan range. A little effort the night before will stop you from making bad choices throughout the day and you’ll go to bed feeling organised and productive.
If you tend not to have much of an appetite first thing in a morning, smoothies are a quick and easy way to fill yourself with nutrients. Make sure when you’re blitzing life into your smoothie you add some green vegetables, such as spinach or kale as well as sweet fruits to give it balance and less of a sugar hit. Peanut butter is also a super tasty addition that will give you some much needed protein as well as those healthy fats which keeps you feeling full for longer. Check out the blenders in the new Fearne by Swan range to give you a helping hand first thing in the morning.
If you’re anything like the team at Swan and are in need of a little inspiration to liven up breakfast, here’s a few great examples of staple foods and dishes that will start your day the right way:
Find some foods you love to eat that are easy to prep, keeps you full and satisfied throughout the morning and you’ll find yourself having a much more productive, happy, positive day. Even on a Monday!