Good morning, breakfast aficionados! As 46% of UK Gen Zers make breakfast their healthiest meal, these curated options aim to inspire and energize your morning routine. Dive into a blend of taste and health that will reimagine your dawn and fuel the day ahead.
Saddle up to the protein bar
Health-conscious breakfast eaters consider protein a must-have, with 44% of UK Gen Zers stating it as their top breakfast-related priority (Wunda, 2023).
Cottage cheese forms a standout high-protein favorite, with 25 grams of protein per 100 grams, in every cup. TikTok creators are adding low-fat, high-protein versions of cottage cheese to everything from scrambled eggs and pancakes to wraps and egg bites.
If sitting down with a hot breakfast and a cup of tea destroys your hurried morning routine, you might belong to the millions of people who reach for a protein bar or snack to kick the day off. Starting the day in a hurry can include doing something for your health too!
Take, for instance, the American snack company RxBar. It offers A.M. bars made with ingredients like rolled oats, nut butter, and brown rice. Whether you grab Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Chocolate, or Blueberry, you’ll get ten grams of protein and four grams of fiber per 100 grams.
Nature Valley invites you to enjoy a range of grabbable protein-packed bars in flavors like Salted Caramel Nut, Peanut Almond and Dark Chocolate, and Blueberry Nut. They’ve got 10-15 grams of protein and include gluten-free options.
And if you’d rather drink your protein, you can choose from a broad variety of nourishing shakes. BariWise offers Protein Cappuccino to accompany your first meal of the day. Their gluten-free cappuccino mix serves up 15 grams of protein per 100 grams that can be ready in under a minute.
Cereal revolution: embracing health in every crunchy bite
If you’ve been watching the breakfast aisle, you’ll be delighted to know that cereal has come back and better than ever! Did you know Americans eat 2.7 billion boxes of cereal every year?
The cereal world has transformed with healthy new flavors and choices. Dive into this breakfast bowl of deliciousness and explore what’s making the cold cereal industry so hot.
When you think of cereal, sweetness, and crunch may come to mind. Classic cereals with flavors that evoke childhood memories remain popular. Now, you find even more to savor —indulgent, innovative, and alternative cereal creations have taken center stage with healthy ingredients.
Brands now offer cereals that prioritize well-being and also great taste. You can find cereals with a muscle-building protein boost, tummy-taming fiber, or all the flavor with less sugar!
Magic Spoon has perfected the art of creating healthier cereals with less sugar and more protein. Magic Spoon’s limited edition launches, like Chocolate Chip Cookie and Oatmeal Cookie, are bound to satisfy cravings while keeping health goals intact. You may prefer Super Hoops, which offers 34g of protein per 100 grams, or other tasty flavors from Epic Crunch.
Three Wishes offers gluten and grain-free, 100% plant-based S’mores flavor for those with dietary restrictions. Or if you want to take it easy on your tummy, Purely Elizabeth offers superfood cereals like Vanilla Blueberry Almond with added fiber and vitamin D.
Snap, Crackle, and Pop have even gotten in on the healthy cereal trend. Kellogg’s Rainbow Krispies offers a modern take on the classic Rice Krispies with a fresh, fruity flair and a boost of vitamin D.
Crunch crunch crunch: morning, noon, and night
And, let’s think of breakfast beyond breakfast bondaries. Breakfast foods like granola have emerged as all-day snacks. For Good, Granola uses buckwheat instead of oats with unique flavors like Sweet Curry. You can also enjoy nutrient-rich ingredients like flax and chia seeds when you dive into Sweet Deliverance’s Sour Cherry and Pistachio Rose granolas.
Your breakfast bowl (or anytime bowl) is now presenting a canvas of possibilities. What healthy boosts would you like to see on the grocery store shelves? Let us know in the comments!