Bread and Real Fruit


I have talked about making smoothies from fresh fruits and/or vegetables. Now, I would like to embark on your traditional breakfasts with a little difference, yet still using fresh produce products.

First though, I would like to provide some simple recipe for making bread. One (1) in particular is Gluten-Free bread from Jamie Oliver. Its very simple to make and well as being nutritional.

There are many of us that love eating our bread so if you love it, keep eating it. Try eating one slice of bread instead of two (2) and remember, that eating bread in moderation, keeps you fuller for longer. Healthy alternatives to bread can be Ryvita, Crisp breads or Sourdough.

Related: 10 Best Low-Carb Breads (and Bread Alternatives)

The baking industry companies tend to package their products using whole grains although what does this exactly mean? Using Whole Grain Council will give you a better understanding on labels in clarifying whole grain foods.

Rather than using your traditional jams from a jar, you can use your fresh fruit instead. If you’re also able to make your own home made wheat &/or flourless bread, then read on.

You can use fresh fruits sliced, such as nectarines, peaches, strawberries, bananas, plums or even apricots. This can be also used with almond butter or coconut spread rather than your traditional butter or margarine.

Cooking up vegetables such as broccoli or silverbeet, mixed in with a little cheese and egg with salt and pepper, on a slice of toast is another great combination.

If you don’t like broccoli or silverbeet, replaced it avacado, tomatoes with lemon or lime juice. Something different again can be avacado, figs with fresh blueberries or raspberries with cottage cheese or olive oil on top.

Related: Braided Lemon Bread

Snack Treats

Most will claim that having too much sugar is no good for you. Having snack treats that are high in sugar links to increased diabetes, weight, teeth and gums to name a few. Without going into too much detail, I am sure that most will know what they are.

Related: Snacks vs Treats

I have listed fruits and vegetables as well as being able to create a mix of good combinations as a variety. Although there are times that you may want to treat yourself to a health snack treat, which you can keep in the kitchen cupboard at home or in your drawer at work.

There are a variety of snack which you’re able to have. I am going to mention these to you below and that you may consider:

Kellogg’s Australia

This company had made a product called Nutri-Grain® TO GO Protein Squeezer – Nutri-Grain® Flavour. It is a thick & creamy breakfast blend of oatmeal & malt with added protein. Used at room temperature and served chilled.

There are five (5) flavours to choose from: Vanilla Flavour punch; Banana and Honey smash; Choc Malt slam; Nutri-Grain flavour and Mocha hit

Related:  The Ultimate Low-Calorie Snack Recipe

Weet-Bix by Sanitarium, The Health Food Company

Weet-Bix™ Original is full of 97% wholegrain goodness, consisting of a delicious malty flavour. Providing a natural source of fibre, as well as being low in fat and sugar and contains 5 essential vitamins and minerals.

Weet-Bix™ Organic provides a source of fibre, is a source of magnesium, and is low in fat and sugar.

Weet-Bix™ Kids is very high in wholegrains and contains fibre. It has no added salt and is low in sugar, no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. It is high in iron, vitamins B1, B2 & B3 as well as being a source of calcium.

Weet-Bix™ Cholesterol Lowering which adds the functional benefit of cholesterol-lowering plant sterols. Weet-Bix™ Cholesterol Lowering is the only cereal product on the market to contain 2g of plant sterols in 1 serve.

Weet-Bix™ Gluten Free made from sorghum is an ancient grain and also naturally gluten free.
Weet-Bix™ Blends offers a range of wholegrain combination.

Weet-Bix™ Bites
are a tasty bite-sized Weet-Bix Bite. They come three (3) different flavours: Apricot, Wild Berry and Crunchy Honey.

Weet-Bix™ GO
and a great portable, go-anywhere breakfast option. These come in six (6) delicious flavours: Vanilla Macadamia; Wild Berry; Banana & Honey; Honey & Oat Crunch, Apple & Cinnamon and Apricot & Coconut.

Weet-Bix, the Wholegrain Cereal