Wholegrain carbohydrates are a very important part of a heart-healthy diet and Warburtons are committed to helping their consumers put their heart first. We like their wholemeal bread, not only because it's delicious, but because the 'bits' are really fine and so the children don't moan.
Warburtons want the UK to get involved, grab a loaf and hold a Big Red Breakfast for friends, family or colleagues on Friday 6 February and raise a few pennies for the British Heart Foundation. Spend time together chatting and catching up over the most important meal of the day. The theme is red, so be creative and raise a smile - and don't forget to upload your photo's to the Warburtons Facebook page!
The British Heart Foundation advice for heart-healthy eating is very straightforward and mainly involves eating a well-balanced diet.
Try to eat:
- plenty of fruit and vegetables - 5-a-day at least and include a variety of colours as different coloured produce contains different nutrients
- plenty of starchy foods such as bread, rice, potatoes and pasta. Choose wholegrain varieties wherever possible
- some milk and dairy products
- some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
- only a small amount of foods and drinks high in fats and/or sugar, and substitute saturated fats such as butter with unsaturated e.g. olive or sunflower.
- control portion sizes to control your weight
- reduce salt
We went for 3 very different heart-healthy options....
Ricotta cheese and Avocado smashed together with a little seasoning (I'd have added a drop of lemon juice, but mine turned out to be empty).
A poached egg. Low fat and protein rich, cheap and easy.
Fresh fruit and a tablespoon of ricotta cheese, with a little extra sweetness from honey. Although honey is widely considered to be a slightly better option, a spoonful genuinely contains more sugar than an actual spoonful of sugar, so be sparing. This works very well with 'eggy bread' (Gypsy toast), but be careful how much fat you use to cook it.
Et voila! A breakfast fit for champions......
And although tea is better for you as it contains anti-oxidants, up to 4 or 5 coffees a day is okay too....
To find out more about the British Heart Foundation's Wear It, Beat It campaign please click here..
To find out more about the Big Red Breakfast please click here (pdf)...
To find out more about Warburton's partnership with the British Heart Foundation please click here...
Warburtons Wholemeal is available in both 400g (rrp 96p) and 800g (rrp £1.48) loaves from all major supermarkets, most small local chain newsagents and corner shops, and if you live less than 20 minutes drive from the Head Office and bakery like we do - it's everywhere!!
I was sent my hamper in order to create my own Big Red Breakfast and share ideas for healthier eating.