It is hard to write a list of healthy meal ideas and not include porridge. The importance of breakfast is well known, and porridge is a great choice of breakfast given that is wholegrain with a good mix of fibres (soluble and insoluble) which can help lower cholesterol as well as making it low GI (glycaemic index) this helps to keep you feeling fuller for longer as well as being, unlike more processed cereals, low in salt and sugar and good source of protein. Here are a number of ideas of different ways to have your porridge:
Most recipes use a ratio of around 1 cup of porridge to 1.5 cups of liquid (milk or water), heated gently on the hob, or for 3.5-4minutes in the microwave. However everyone likes their porridge differently so experiment with the amount of milk you add and the way that you cook it. Don’t rule it out if the first time you try it, if it doesn’t work for your taste.