25-31st January 2015 is Breakfast Week and the theme this year is ‘Shake Up Your Wake Up’, encouraging all of us to enjoy a healthy breakfast every day.
The health benefits of eating breakfast are well proven, with the NHS telling us that "Eating breakfast has long term health benefits. It can reduce obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes." Yet many of us choose to skip breakfast – citing lack of time as one of the biggest reasons. Particularly when we are self-employed, time is money and it’s easy to reach for the laptop the minute we get out of bed.
But breakfast can still be quick and simple to prepare and eat – and can even be eaten on the go if needed. Those that are home-based will have the facilities to enjoy a bowl of energy packed porridge or whip up some eggs. Those on the go could consider preparing smoothies to take with them or tasty muffins and loaves that can be low fat as well as nutrient rich. Even those sat at a desk can enjoy some homemade energy bars or make the most of convenience foods like porridge that can be made with just the kettle – making them as easy as a cup of tea.
For more information on how to get involved in the event or for free resources please visit www.shakeupyourwakeup.com. Our favourite recipe from their online breakfast recipe collection is the Banana and Honey Breakfast Loaf which we’ll be tucking in to – along with an Apple and Cinnamon Milkshake! If you run a food based business then this could be a fantastic opportunity to promote your breakfast offering - perhaps by running a competition, highlighting local suppliers or holding tasting sessions.
If you feel like a harassed business owner who doesn’t even have time for breakfast then our team of highly experienced VAs may be just what you need. We love to take on the tasks you don’t have time to do, don’t have the skills to do or simply don’t want to do.
Please give us a call on 01483 332220 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help. We pride ourselves on being the staff you don’t see, but the difference you do.