Ocado Meal Maths: brilliant breakfast ideas
Who said maths was boring? Well, it definitely wasn’t us. Meet Ocado Meal Maths – a series of tasty meal equations (or recipe ideas) created to simplify your day-to-day life. Each recipe is quick, easy and affordable, with a set of ingredients that keep costs low and taste high. In this post, you’ll find five brilliant breakfast recipes to help you kickstart your day in the very best way.
Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we’re prepared to agree. A good breakfast sets you up for the day ahead and should ideally keep you going until lunchtime, so eating something nutritious is key. Now, we understand that a good-for-you breakfast doesn’t always marry well with busy mornings and tight schedules. However, stress doesn’t have to ‘cancel out’ a decent breakfast (to speak in maths terms).That’s why the recipe ideas below are all quick to make, but also nutritious, tasty and non-complicated.
Using our Meal Maths isn’t all about saving time though, it’s also about value. All of these recipes have a number of ingredients listed from our everyday great value range. That means you can cook with high-quality products without breaking the bank. There are over 400 of these low-cost items, so if you fancy a bit of exploring, just follow the link below.
Banana and Raspberry Sesame Smoothie
This smoothie is the perfect breakfast choice when time is of the essence – it takes only 7 minutes to make. It’s vegan too, made with raspberries, banana, agave syrup and almond milk. Plus, a drizzle of tahini which adds a lovely nutty flavour, taking things up a notch from your classic berry smoothie. What’s more is that the extra protein will keep you full until lunchtime. Simply whizz together the ingredients, then serve immediately or pour into a bottle, flask or jar to take to work. Get the recipe.
Clementine Compote and Yoghurt
This recipe is easier than you might think. Just pop your clementines into a saucepan with honey until sweet and sticky to make a compote – make it ahead of time and keep in the fridge to save time in the morning. Then, simply serve your compote with a dollop of creamy yoghurt and sprinkle with nuts if you fancy. The best part? You’ll find all three main ingredients in our everyday great value range, which means your wallet will be as happy as your tummy. Get the recipe.
The Classic Pancake
It’s in the name. Made with only a few low-cost ingredients from our everyday great value range, this classic pancake recipe is a family breakfast winner. Who doesn’t love pancakes? To save time, you can always prepare your batter the night before. That way, all you have to do is fry the pancakes and top them with whatever takes your fancy. We recommend a handful of berries, a spoonful of Greek yoghurt and a drizzle of sweet honey. Get the recipe.
Miso Buttered Toast with Poached Egg
If you’re bored of porridge and want to spice things up in the morning, this recipe is one to try. Mix miso (fermented soybean paste, more delicious than it sounds!) with butter and spread it on toast for maximum umami, then top with a poached egg. Fermented food is thought to be super beneficial for our guts, thanks to all the good bacteria it cultivates. Not only is Japanese miso a ferment, but sourdough is too, so you get double the hit in one dish. Plus, you can get your eggs from our everyday great value range for an added bit of savings. Get the recipe.
Avocado Tahini Toast
Quick to make and easy to enjoy, avocado on toast is a go-to breakfast in many households. To mix things up a bit, try adding tahini to your avocado mix – it’ll make it even more silky and scrumptious. You can shop the hero ingredient (aka avocado) from our everyday great value range, our 2-pack of Organic Ripe & Ready Avocados is a top choice. Note that this recipe calls for sourdough, which means your avocado toasts will be sturdy enough to travel. So, if time’s running away from you in the morning, just wrap up your breakfast in foil and pop it in your bag. Get the recipe
Five brilliant breakfast recipes later and that’s it for this round of Meal Maths. We hope you feel inspired to create some yummy-tasting dishes for busy mornings, using a number of low-cost ingredients from our everyday great value range. We’ve also got plenty more Meal Maths recipes for you to discover, including lunch box recipe ideas for kids. Enjoy.