I am a firm believer that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I can't cope and feel nauseous if I haven't eaten within about half an hour of waking up, and enjoy the traditional cereal and toast with a glass of milk (or coffee if it's been a bad night) most days. On weekends, we may indulge with a cooked breakfast or a maybe some naughty chocolatey cereal, but on the whole we do eat a sensible breakfast.
Or so I thought.
That was until I received a hamper from the people behind the Farmhouse Breakfast Week campaign who are encouraging us to shake up our wake up!
In the basket are a whole range of goodies including porridge oats, sesame seeds, mixed fruit, mixed seeds, jams and Marmite. There's also a rogue orange which is a little alien to me if I'm honest. Bananas yes, but oranges?
It made me realise that possibly the cereal I have isn't the best and most-filling cereal, especially to last me 'til lunchtime. And possibly I shouldn't be trying to persuade Mr. TBaM to buy white bread because it's not actually very good for you. We were also sent a loaf of granary bread which will make Mr. TBaM feel like he's won points, and a box of home-made, really yummy breakfast energy bars. Now I get what the seeds are for.
I must just add that the breakfast energy bars are delicious and if you'd like to know how to make them, then pop over and check out the Shake Up Your Wake-Up breakfast idea recipes. And this weekend when I would normally provide Mr. TBaM with a cooked breakfast, I shall do him a breakfast hash with bacon and eggs instead, the saturated fat content will be a lot lower than normal!
Check out the Shake Up Your Wake-Up campaign over on Facebook. If you take part in their breakfast challenge this week, then you could be in with a chance of winning £1000 in holiday vouchers! What are you waiting for?
I was sent a breakfast hamper to try out the challenge this week. It's healthy and I need wishing good luck! My opinions are honest and unbiased.