More Sites

Breakfast special

By Suzanne Gibbs
Monday, July 27, 2009
Breakfast special
Photography: Tanya Zoeuv

Breakfast is rightly championed as the most important family meal, providing all the nutrients you need to get the most out of your day.

Whether you like to linger over the papers, grab something on the run or cook up something special on the weekend, you'll love this recipe collection of quick and tasty morning marvels.

In pictures: our best brekkie recipes


Choose low-fat or reduced-fat yogurt, milk and cheese products. Use ricotta whipped with a little icing sugar as a substitute for cream. Reduced-fat ricotta has about five per cent fat and has less salt than regular cheese.

Cooking the perfect egg

The boiled egg has been popular for breakfast for many years. Place eggs in a saucepan of water and bring to the boil. This helps to prevent cracking. Start timing when the water starts boiling. It will take 3 minutes for a medium-sized egg to be soft-boiled. Fat and cholesterol in an egg is found in the yolk only. If your blood cholesterol level is high, limit your intake of egg yolks.

Daily bread

In Australia we are fortunate enough to have many good local bakeries, making many interesting types of bread. Try to eat a wide variety - wholegrain, multigrain, wholemeal and turkish.

Tick of approval

If you find shopping for healthy choices confusing, look for this symbol when considering a purchase. The Tick Program is the Heart Foundation's guide to help you make healthier food choices quickly and easily. All foods with the tick meet strict standards for saturated fat, sodium and kilojoules, where appropriate.


Fruit has many nutritional benefits – it's high in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Aim to eat two pieces of fruit every day and buy fruits in season for the best flavour and value.

In pictures: our best brekkie recipes

More inspiration

McDonald's burger served with hidden swastikaMcDonald's burger served with hidden swastikaThere are a bunch of ways a visit to a fast-food restaurant can leave a bad taste in your mouth and race hate is now one of them. But rather than leave racist remarks on receipts a US McDonald's... Cheeses saltier than seawater shamedCheeses saltier than seawater shamedA survey of salty cheeses has UK health groups comparing haloumi to seawater, in an effort to encourage the dairy industry to further reduce sodium content in their foods. Man buys all the pies to spite unruly childMan buys all the pies to spite unruly childA Canadian man has achieved restaurant hero status after telling his story about teaching a woman and her misbehaving child a lesson in fast-food etiquette. In this case, revenge is not a dish best...
Get great recipes on your mobile wherever you are.
Scroogiest scientific way to cut a cakeScroogiest scientific way to cut a cake