Start your family’s day on the right foot with the best breakfast staples, voted by our readers and editors in this year’s Domestic Diva Awards. Fuel up with filling and nutritious breads slathered with wholesome fruit, nut and dairy spreads; keep your gut happy and healthy with delicious probiotics; and wash it all down with a glass of refreshing milk or juice, or a steaming mug of robust coffee or tea.
Best of all, these 49 energy-boosting ingredients and foods can be easily found at your nearest supermarket!
Gardenia Enriched White Bread
Fortified with calcium, iron and vitamins, this quintessential breakfast staple is just what you need for making everything from French toast to classic egg sandwiches and grilled toasties.
Bonjour Enriched White Bread
These pillowy soft slices enriched with calcium make the perfect blank canvas for all sorts of delicious sandwich and bread recipes!
Gardenia Fine Grain Wholemeal Bread
Up your fibre intake with a slice or two of this healthful bread made with 60 percent wholemeal flour, and contains no cholesterol or trans fat at all.
Gardenia Low GI Nutri Multi-Grain Bread
Begin your day with a healthy dose of fibre and complex carbs! Loaded with 12 grains and seeds such as flaxseeds, rolled oats and barley flakes, this wholesome bread helps keep your energy levels up and curbs cravings too.
Swissbake Low GI Multi Seed Oat Rye Loaf
This low GI combination of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, linseeds, rye and oats is also a great choice for diabetics, as it helps control blood sugar levels.
The Whole Kitchen Gluten Free Classic Country Loaf
Made with a base of brown rice and buckwheat flours, this high-fibre loaf is both tasty and nutritious, and ideal for those with gluten allergies. Baked fresh daily with no preservatives or additives.
SCS Spreadable Butter Salted
Boasting a gloriously buttery taste, this versatile Australian-made spread is soft and easily spreadable, even straight out of the fridge.
Naturel Olive Spread
Upgrade your daily toast with this yummy spread, crafted with heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil that’s known for its powerful antioxidant benefits.
Olive Grove Classic Spread
Fortified with wholesome olive oil and omega-9 fatty acids, this olive spread is a healthier alternative to butter as it contains 65 percent less saturated fat.
Skippy Chunky Peanut Butter
Packed with protein and with that scrumptious nutty flavour you love, this family-favourite spread is studded with real peanut bits for extra crunch in every bite.
Planters Creamy Peanut Butter
This nutrient-rich spread is a great energy booster and delicious enough to be licked straight off a spoon, but even better when added to oatmeal, smoothies and sandwiches.
Peter Pan Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread
For the more health-conscious, reach for this smooth spread that’s gluten-free and contains zero trans fat, high-fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.
St. Dalfour Strawberry Fruit Spread
Taste the all-natural sweetness of ripe strawberries sweetened with grape juice concentrate with this time-honoured French recipe, without any artificial ingredients or additional sugar. Best enjoyed with shortbread, scones and toast for a sweet start to your day.
The Laughing Cow 8 Portions Assorted (Selection)
These savoury bite-sized wedges come in three flavours – paprika, herbs and emmental – to suit your fancy, and can be easily spread onto your favourite toast or crackers for a quick and tasty calcium boost.
Kraft Hi-Calcium Singles Cheese
Ideal for adding to sandwiches and your kids’ lunchbox, these calcium-rich slices have a delicate and milky cheddar taste and come individually wrapped for ease of use.
Kraft Processed Cheddar Cheese
This hard, flavourful cheese is a good source of calcium and so versatile too. Just slice it up however you like and serve with bread, or on biscuits and crackers.
Emborg Greek Style Cheese
This soft, tangy and crumbly cheese is an easy and appetising way to add creamy texture and flavour. You can cut into cubes to spruce up healthy salads, or spread over toast and bagels!
Perfect Italiano Parmesan Grated Cheese
Made with parmesan cheese that’s been aged for up to 21 months, this grated Italian cheese instantly elevates the taste of your sandwiches, salads and pastas.
Cowhead Shredded Mozzarella Easy-Melting Cheese
Take your grilled cheese toasties or pasta bakes to the next level with a generous sprinkling of this mild-flavoured mozzarella cheese from Australia.
Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
Breakfast cereal doesn’t get more classic than these crunchy, golden flakes made from real toasted corn. An easy, no-fuss way to get a boost of energy and vitamins to kickstart your day.
Nestle Cheerios – Multigrain
Each scoop is packed with essential vitamins and dietary fibre from five different grains including wheat, oat, barley, buckwheat and rice, that helps keep you fuller for the long day ahead.
Betty Crocker Butter Milk Pancake Mix
There’s no need to make pancakes from scratch with this convenient flour mix that makes up to 22 servings. Just add water or milk and enjoy with sliced fruits and honey, or bacon for a savoury twist.
Morinaga Hot Cake Mix
Now you can whip extra moist and fluffy or fuwa fuwa Japanese-style pancakes, just like you see in cafes. Simply top with a slab of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey for an easy, satisfying breakfast.
Meiji Pasteurized Fresh Milk
With its silky smooth texture, this high-quality 100 percent fresh cow’s milk creates the finest froth for homemade cappucinos, and is also ideal for adding to scrambled eggs or cereal.
Magnolia Brown Sugar and Sea Salt Fresh Milk
Feeling indulgent? This captivating blend tastes surprisingly similar to brown sugar bubble tea (sans the tea), with just a hint of sea salt for balance.
Meiji Pasteurized Low Fat Milk
High in calcium, proteins and vitamin B2 but low in fat (it contains 64 percent less saturated fat than Meiji’s full cream variant), this fresh milk is a wholesome beverage for everyone in the family.
Farmhouse Low Fat Flavoured Milk – Dark Chocolate
Combining top-quality cocoa and low-fat farm-fresh milk from Australia, this rich and velvety dark chocolate milk offers guilt-free indulgence that’s sure to satisfy all the chocoholics in the family.
Nutrisoy High Calcium Fresh Soya Milk – Reduced Sugar
Pour out a glass of this nutritious soy milk for an instant boost of protein, calcium and vitamin D3. It’s made from high-quality soya beans without any added preservatives or artificial flavourings.
Vitasoy Soya Bean Drink
If you’re pressed for time, this individually packed soya milk is a great grab-and-go option. Besides ranking high in taste, it’s also low in fat and contains zero cholesterol.
Oatly Dairy Free Organic Oat Drink
Lactose intolerant, vegan or simply embracing a more sustainable lifestyle? This oat-based milk with a pinch of sea salt is an ideal substitute for traditional dairy milk, especially when added to coffees or teas.
UFC Velvet Almond Milk Unsweetened
Containing no dairy or added sugar, this nutritious beverage is made with superior whole almonds that imparts a nutty flavour to your coffees, teas, cereals and more.
Farmers Union Greek Style All Natural Yoghurt
This healthy yoghurt is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and packed with gut-friendly probiotics to keep your digestive system in check. Dress it up with fresh fruit, a sprinkle of granola and a dash of honey!
Emmi Swiss Premium Greek Style Natural Yoghurt 0%
Made from 100 percent pure Swiss milk, this velvety greek yoghurt contains no fat or added sugar. Goes well with a variety of toppings such as fresh fruit!
Meiji Low Fat Yoghurt with Mixed Berry
Containing real strawberry, raspberry and blueberry, this yoghurt is a yummy yet low-fat alternative to plain yoghurt and is also filled with health-boosting calcium and vitamins.
Bulla Australian Style Yoghurt – Vanilla
Deliciously smooth and creamy with a thicker consistency, this Australian yoghurt contains zero preservatives and gives off a light vanilla aroma that’s not overpowering.
Yakult Cultured Milk Drink
While this cult-favourite probiotic drink is perfectly enjoyable on its own, consider taking it up a notch by mixing into fresh juice, smoothies or even milk teas! (Psst, it’s also great with soju – just maybe not during breakfast time.)
Florida’s Natural 100% Premium Orange Juice – No Pulp
When it comes to getting your daily vitamin C fix, it doesn’t get much better than a good ol’ glass of OJ made with 100 percent fresh oranges from Florida. It’s also pulp-free to suit picky palates.
Marigold Peel Fresh Select Juice – Yuzu
Switch it up with this refreshingly fragrant and zesty juice that’s made from pure squeezed yuzu, a prized fruit from Japan’s Kochi Prefecture that’s said to grow the best quality yuzu.
Nescafe Gold Blend Instant Soluble Coffee
Perk up your mornings with the alluring aroma of this slow-roasted coffee made with premium arabica and robusta beans.
illy Classico Ground Espresso Coffee – Medium Roast
Get your daily espresso fix with this full-flavoured Italian coffee consisting of 100 percent arabica beans. It has a subtly sweet, non-bitter taste with hints of caramel, orange blossom and jasmine.
Nescafe 2-in-1 Instant Coffee Original (Zero Sugar Added)
Not only do these handy sachets save you the hassle of brewing coffee yourself, it also gives you a consistently smooth, full-bodied roast with just the right amount of milk every time.
Super 3-in-1 Coffee Less Sugar
Prefer your coffee sweet? This is a healthier option that contains 50 percent less sugar, while maintaining a well-balanced flavour profile of top-grade coffee beans, creamer and sugar.
Nespresso Best Seller 50 Capsules Assortment
Satisfy every coffee craving with this specially curated collection of Nespresso’s five top-selling capsule variants, from dark and creamy Ispirazione Napoli to woody and spicy Master Origins India.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf French Coffee Capsules
Relish the deep, smoky flavour with hints of chocolates of this premium ground arabica coffee, conveniently contained within single-serve pods.
Lipton Yellow Label Tea Bags – International Blend
More of a tea person? Cosy up with a mug of this classic aromatic black tea, beloved by many for its characteristic rich and robust flavour.
Twinings Earl Grey Tea
Light and fragrant with a touch of citrusy bergamot, you can’t go wrong with this elegant black tea from the world-renowned English teamaker. Best paired with butter cookies and sweet pastries.
Old Town 3-in-1 Instant Premix White Milk Tea
When the milk tea craving hits, these convenient pre-mix sachets will be a lifesaver. Just add hot water to enjoy frothy and creamy white milk tea in seconds!
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Text: Elizabeth Liew
Gif: Chelza Pok