Healthy 'fry up'

A cooked breakfast is one the most popular meals around, but some of them are unbelievably UNhealthy. The worst kinds are from fast food 'restaurants' or local cafe's. Can you have a healthier one though? yes, for sure!

Firstly, I just want to clarify that I'm not saying this is a solid nutritionally healthy meal, it's simply a healthier alternative to the common 'fry up'.

The foods you can have in your healthier option are - Beans, bacon, sausages, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast. The reason why most fry-ups are unhealthy is because the ingredients are poor and they are cooked in fat. So, to change that, you want to buy healthier foods and to not cook them in fat. Red meat is actually good for you, but in moderation, as it comes with a higher fat percentage (and we don't want that around our waists!) With the sausages and bacon, you want to pick the leanest (least fat) options. Have a look at the nutritional info, compare a few, and choose the leanest. Try and go for organic or free range. Beans aren't actually bad for you at all, just have to be careful with the sugar content. A few brands, most popular being Heinz, offer a reduced sugar and salt option, so go for that. Eggs, well....If anyone tells you eggs aren't good for you, then they're insane, so add a couple of eggs into your breakfast - fried/poached/scrambled. Tomatoes are a great addition, good source of vitamins A, C, K, Folate and potassium. They are low in sat fat, cholesterol and calories! Mushrooms are one of the few sources of vitamin D, can boost your immune system and kick start your metabolism! Who doesn't like a bit of toast? (well, some don't!) you want to opt for a healthier one - NO WHITE BREAD!! Burgen are a a good brand.

So, there you go, you can cook a 'fry up' in a healthy way. Leave out the grease, leave out the fatty options, and it can be better! Again, I'm not saying to eat it every day, but if you fancy one, you can cook a healthier one!

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