Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But often due to our hectic lifestyles we tend to neglect this meal time. The only time I actually eat Breakfast is when I am travelling.
My “real job” as a Lecturer of Travel and Tourism means I start work at 12 midday and finish at 8pm. So this means my meal patterns and times are totally messed up. So most times I have Brunch or grab a smoothie before heading off to work.
Even fast food outlets and every eatery now offer some sort off breakfast menu to encourage people to start the day off with all the nutrients. In some parts of the world they offer an all day breakfast menu while most places offer breakfast till 11am only.
Why is it important to eat Breakfast ?
- Sets you up for the day.
- Gives you energy.
- Feeds your body after a night’s sleep.
- Aids in general health well being.
- Keeps you in a better mood.
When I travel like I mentioned earlier I always eat breakfast. The main reason is that you are on the go and sometimes lunch is several hours later. Each country around the world has traditional and typical breakfasts. Some breakfasts are rather simple or over the top extravagant with ice cream on the menu. I tend to stay away from the cereal and yoghurt and head straight to a hot breakfast. Cutting down on carbs mean I try to eat more protein in my diet.Eating more protein means I am full for longer.I often grab some fruit as I leave breakfast for later incase I become peckish.
When I travel I enjoy sampling local meal options as I truly feel one can only experience a culture through their food. Below are a list of some of the breakfasts I have enjoyed which are now favourites of mine.
5 Breakfasts from around the Globe :
1) A full English Breakfast
This is typical English Breakfast often called a fry up. It is a full meal which includes Bacon,Eggs,Sausage,Mushroom,Grilled Tomato,Baked Beans,Black Pudding and toast washed down with loads of hot tea. Also known as Builder’s Breakfast this very fulling meal is served all day at pubs and cafes. According to the different regions they would add their regional speciality produce to the meal. Brown sauce is a favourite to eat with this breakfast. Also known to be the best way to cure a hangover.
2) Middle Eastern Shakshuka
A very popular Middle Eastern dish of a spiced Tomato sauce and poached ages.A meal that differs regionally and one of my firm favourites which I make my own version of Shakshouka my way .
3) Masala Dosa from India
Every region in India has their own traditional breakfast dishes. This dish is from Kerala which is a popular breakfast choice in South India. It is a paper thin pancake filled with a curry potatoes filling served with 2 to 3 dipping sauces.
4) American Breakfast
During my #ExploreWC trip #ExploreWC with the 2 Girls one of the places we stayed at was in the beautiful seaside area of Gordon’s Bay. When travelling one often forgets the date and at Breakfast I was thrilled to find an American Breakfast on the menu. Having ever only seen this on TV I was keen to sample this delight. After ordering did I realise that it actually was the 4th July and how appropriate this breakfast was. French Toast with fried bananas topped with crispy bacon and maple syrup.
5) Continental Breakfast
When travelling through Europe it is common to be served a Continental Breakfast. This is a cold breakfast as such which includes various cheeses ,cold meats ,fruit ,pastries and coffee or tea. In comparison to a Full English this breakfast is much lighter. Often I pick fruit and a pastry to carry with me as I wonder along my tours.
What has been the most amazing breakfast you have eaten ?
Be Inspired !