English Breakfast Day
Breakfast is often called ‘the most important meal of the day’, and for good reason. As the name suggests, breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period.
Many studies have shown the health benefits of eating breakfast. It improves your energy levels and ability to concentrate in the short term, and can help with better weight management, reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease in the long term.
Despite the benefits of breakfast for your health and wellbeing, many people often skip it, for a variety of reasons. But English breakfast Day falls on the 2nd December, and is the perfect time to reunite your love affair with the most important meal of the day.
The tradition of the full English breakfast is one that is regularly enjoyed in all four corners of the earth. In the United Kingdom, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the full English Breakfast is making a roaring comeback and is now more popular than at any time since the 1960’s.
International English Breakfast Day helps achieve three goals. It supports traditional chefs, farmers, and butchers, it celebrates an icon of English culinary culture and finally, it spreads word of the English breakfast tradition internationally.
Stuck for inspiration? Why not try...
1) Porridge made from rolled oats – when choosing quick oats, go for the plain variety and add your own fruit afterwards as the flavoured varieties tend to have a lot of added sugar.
2) Wholegrain cereal with milk, natural yoghurt and fresh fruit, fresh fruits and raw nuts.
3) Wholemeal, wholegrain or sourdough toast, or English muffins or crumpets with baked beans, poached or boiled eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, salmon, cheese, avocado or a couple of teaspoons of spreads such as houmous or nut butter.
4) Smoothies made from fresh fruit or vegetables, natural yoghurt, and milk.
5) Natural yoghurt with some fresh fruit added for extra sweetness and some raw nuts for crunchiness.
You can get involved on the day by enjoying the beloved national dish and sharing the experience on social media using the official English Breakfast Day hashtag #EnglishBreakfastDay.
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