Children who skip breakfast aren’t as good at problem solving as those who do eat breakfast2. In fact, kids that do eat that all-important first meal of the day perform better in school, both in maths and creative tasks3.
And it’s not just children who get a lot from eating breakfast. In memory and recall tests, eating breakfast helps us grown-ups to remember things and retain information too45
Enjoying a good breakfast means starting the day as you mean to go on. Why not add some Princes fruit onto your breakfast cereal or yoghurt? It sets your whole family up to achieve the things they need to throughout the day.
Sometimes it seems easier to stick to the old cereal or toast option in the week. But while these are perfectly okay nutritionally, we could be missing out on an opportunity to add in even more of the good stuff! With less than a third of us in the UK eating their Five A Day1, we know that we should be eating more fruit and veg, and breakfast is a great place to easily boost our intake.
If, like many people, you struggle to get to the shops during the week to pick up fresh fruit and veg, then canned fruit is a great option. Having some in the cupboard means you get the nutritional benefit of adding fruit to breakfast with the added bonus of its long shelf life.
Canned fruit doesn’t break the bank, lasts for ages and, best of all, it’s already prepared for you - so you can wave goodbye to all that washing, peeling and chopping! The US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and studies by the Canned Food Alliance comparing people who ate canned fruit to those who didn’t, found canned fruit eaters ate 19% more fruit overall, had better overall diet quality and ate more dietary fibre and potassium and less saturated fat67, which is pretty impressive when you consider how easy it is to use!
Canned fruit is not just tasty and nutritious, it stops breakfast being boring! Adding canned peaches, mandarins or mango to natural yoghurt is a brilliant way to add a bit of the variety and start the day in the right way. Try adding a sprinkling of nuts, seeds or granola and, hey presto, you have a lovely and tasty topping.
There’s a massive range of canned fruit on the supermarket shelves, in all sorts of flavours, fruit types and pack sizes - so there’s something even the pickiest member of your family will enjoy.
Get Ahead with Breakfast Prep
Making breakfast the night before may sound a little crazy, but it saves you bags of time in the morning. How about overnight oats made with canned peaches and pineapple?
Choose Your Outfit the Night Before
Okay, you’re tired, you’ve had a long day – but choosing the family’s clothes for the next day the night before is definitely a good move. It will save hassle in the morning and avoid those ‘Where’s my favourite shirt/socks/ pants?’ moments.
Keep Breakfasts Simple
Cutting, peeling and chopping fresh fruit can be a right old hassle, so take the easy and nutritious option - Princes Fruit with Juice. Just mix it with yoghurt for a super-fast, super-tasty, mess-free breakfast.
Give Yourself a Break!
Lost homework, an icy car or running out of milk - no matter how much you prepare, something unexpected always seems to happen. Take a deep breath, count to three – it’s just part of every family’s morning routine.
At Princes, we believe that getting people to increase variety in all meals, not just breakfast, is important in keeping ‘healthy eating’ interesting and helps us to eat the widest range of nutrients.
So, for all you breakfast skippers out there, or those who just grab a piece of toast while flying out the door, it’s time to re-think your morning routine! Add canned fruit to the menu and putting a tasty, nutritious breakfast on the table couldn’t be easier.
There's loads of healthy, fruity recipe ideas- what takes your fancy?