Best pre-round breakfasts
Published on 25 October 2018
Teeing off early? Then make sure you fill up beforehand with one of these great breakfast options.
If you’ve got an early tee-time, chances are you’ll only have enough time to grab something quickly before you head off.
But while it might be tempting to rush breakfast, or skip it altogether, it is the most important meal of the day and can have a huge impact on how you play.
To help you get breakfast sorted, here are our five favourite meal ideas.
A steaming bowl of porridge is not only the perfect way to wake-up on those chillier mornings, it’s also great for a pre-round meal. Oats are high in soluble fibre and can help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels as they release their energy slowly. Add some fresh fruit for colour, flavour, and a variety of important vitamins. Sprinkle in some cinnamon for extra calcium and iron.
Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast
Although it sounds decadent for breakfast, this is actually a great pre-game feast that’s packed full of goodness. Smoked salmon is crammed with protein, omega 3 fatty acids, and complex B vitamins, while eggs are also a good source of protein. For the toast, make sure you choose wholegrain bread instead of white as it’s full of fibre, B vitamins, and antioxidants.
Yogurt and fruit
Greek yogurt is an excellent breakfast food because it contains a lot of protein, meaning you’ll stay fuller for longer. And if chowing down on just yogurt doesn’t sound appetising, then why not bulk it up with berries and chopped fruit? This will increase the vitamin count of your breakfast and add a touch of sweetness to your breakfast — perfect for those summer mornings.
Spinach and egg muffin
Don’t think that this means you can hit the drive-thru on your way to the course because this version is very different from its fast food cousin! Poached eggs provide around six grams of protein and are much healthier than fried eggs, while the spinach has plenty of phytonutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and iron. Just make sure you use wholegrain muffins!
OK, so this isn’t a food but it is the most important thing you can put in your body before heading off to the golf course. Dehydration can cause headaches, fatigue, and muscle cramps, so make sure you’re watered as well as fed before teeing off by choosing water and staying clear of too many sugary fruit juices and caffeinated hot beverages.