Here at Chalk Kids we’re big fans of Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar cookbooks. Her recipes are delicious and best of all they make healthy eating fun and tasty! Today, our food contributor, Cathryn shares her thoughts on Sarah’s latest recipe book, The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook.
Ever since being pregnant and now with breastfeeding, I like to keep an eye on what I eat to make sure that my body is getting enough of the good stuff. I have to admit that when it comes to breakfast I stick to the same routine. It normally consists of cereal or good old peanut butter on toast.
Don’t get me wrong I enjoy eating those for breakfast, but they don’t give me the energy or nutritional goodness I need for being a busy mama and often by 10am I reach for something else to eat. Sometimes fruit and sometimes biscuits, depending on how healthy I’m feeling. Let’s be honest 70% of the time it’s a biscuit.
I’ve been thinking for a while that I need to start eating a better breakfast so I was on the hunt for some breakfast inspiration. The I Quit Sugar – Healthy Breakfast Cookbook has some brilliant breakfast ideas. A lot of cookbooks expect you to spend a good hour or so in the kitchen and I don’t have that kind of time in the morning, especially not with a baby who is demanding to be fed, but this book is broken down into handy chapters. There’s the 2 minute breakfasts, recipes you can do in the microwave in a flash, easy juices, toast toppers and many other chapters.
What really impressed me was the 2 minute recipes. Not only are they super easy to make but they are ridiculously tasty. I gave “Sarah’s Go-To Breakfast” a go, which combines a mixture of eggs, greens and cheese. I love eggs and I felt that it was something I could really start the day off with, what’s great is that all of the ingredients are prepared and then eaten in a mug, which saves you time on cleaning up too.
Some of the recipes require pre-made ingredients, such as a sweet potato and pumpkin puree. The great thing is that you can click the link and it will take to you straight to the recipe on the I Quit Sugar website which means you don’t have to scour the internet or Sarah’s other cookbooks to see what you will need.
I also gave the French Toast in a mug recipe a go too. I really enjoy French Toast so I thought that this recipe would be perfect. The combination of delicious eggy bread and the sweet strawberries is just perfect. You get that sweet hit you sometimes need in the morning but without the processed sugar. I can see this recipe becoming a staple in this house.
Overall, I am a fan of this recipe book. There are some brekkie’s that are in my comfort zone that I know I will like and some that will push me to try new things. Recipes that use breakfast essentials, like bacon, with different flours, some of which I’ve never used. There’s also a combination of inexpensive basic ingredients and more specialist ingredients, but it’s a real mix and match which means there is something for everyone.
The E-Book costs £6.49 which you can’t argue with. It’s definitely worth a purchase if you’re stuck in an unhealthy breakfast rut.
French Toast In A Mug
1 Piece of Sourdough Bread, Chopped Into Cubes
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Milk
2 Strawberries, Cut Into Slices To Serve
Method: Add egg, cinnamon and milk to a ceramic mug. Whisk to combine. Add in the bread pieces and push down so the bread absorbs the liquid. Microwave for 1 minute and then at 10 second intervals until cooked through. Serve with strawberry slices.
Review and images by our food contributor, Cathryn Wood. We were provided a sample copy for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are Cathryn’s own. Check out Cathryn’s blog Little Paper Swans and find her on Instagram here.