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It is well known that when you find yourself in a hungover state, there is a fine line between victory and defeat in the post-boozing battle. Any wrong move – for example, eating those leftover cheesy chips from the night before – can send you overboard. You have to treat the situation with extreme delicacy after treating your body like a dustbin the night before, seeing off all those drinks and choosing the finest dish from mega kebabs’ a la carte menu. The best way to bring yourself back to health is choosing the right foods the next day. Historically, people have opted for a full English at the nearest greasy spoon, and while I can’t deny that this might do the trick, there are healthy alternatives that will have you feeling relatively normal in much quicker time. 

Scrambled eggs on toast

Not quite the full English, but a good balanced meal including a good source of protein from the eggs which can settle a confused stomach from the night before. Choose whole meal, rye or sourdough bread rather than white.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 slice of toast
  • Splash of milk


  1. Crack the eggs into a bowl, add a splash of milk and beat well with a fork – add a pinch of salt and pepper to season.
  2. Heat a small knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan on a low heat and add the eggs.
  3. Slowly move the eggs around with a wooden spoon for 2-3 mins until they are the consistency that you like.
  4. Serve on top of a piece of toast.


Fruit smoothie

A smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals to help get rid of all those toxins from last night’s binge. It’s cheaper to make your own and a refreshing way to start the day – particularly when you wake up feeling like you’ve been hit by a truck.


  • 1 banana
  • handful of frozen mixed berries
  • 2 tbsp of oats
  • ½ glass of milk
  • 1 tbsp of natural yoghurt
  • Squeeze of honey


  1. Put everything in a blender and blend for 30 secs.


Sweet potato wedges

Not considered a breakfast food by many, but when you’re hungover, anything goes. I once knew of a girl who ate a Tesco Value steak pie for breakfast…who does that?! Anyway, that makes sweet potato wedges seem totally acceptable in comparison – and surely you get bonus points for eating vegetables for breakfast.


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pre heat the oven to 200c/ gas mark 7.
  2. Wash your potato and chop in half and then cut again in half lengthways and then in half once more, so you end up with 8 wedges.
  3. Transfer to a baking tray and drizzle over 1 tbsp of olive oil, sprinkle the paprika, salt and pepper and toss everything to coat.
  4. Make sure the wedges are evenly spread and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the wedges are golden brown.
  5. Serve with your fave dipping sauce! 

Whether you choose to spend your day slumped on a sofa or dragging yourself to lectures, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are well on your way to recovery.

Happy Hangover Days everyone! 

I am a third year Sport and Exercise Science student at Exeter Uni. I have strong interests in nutrition and health. I keep fit by going to fitness classes and playing football and believe that exercise makes us feel great! I also run a healthy food blog via Instagram (@foodie_bee) and on the web (www.foodie--bee.blogspot.co.uk). Here I post articles to do with healthy eating on a student budget and current trends in the healthy food industry. In the future I hope to have a job involved with nutrition and helping people to live a healthy lifestyle.