February is National Hot Breakfast Month. Within our homes porridge is a popular choice as is some or all elements of a full English Breakfast. Breakfast is often reported to be the most important meal of the day with sayings “eat like a King at breakfast” often quoted. It breaks the fast of the night and is important part of achieving good nutrition and hydration. Many of us grab something on the go, or quickly eat a bowl of cereal or round of toast before dashing off. On these recent cold mornings something hot may break the cycle of coldness.
So what is your favourite hot breakfast? In Japan the traditional breakfast would include rice, seafood and fermented foods. In India different areas have their own traditions and specialities which may include stuffed breads and spicy vegetables. In America the stack of pancakes, bacon and maple syrup is popular. Other options you could consider eggs benedict, scrambled eggs on toast, and boiled eggs with soldiers, frittata, pancakes or waffles.
To accompany your hot breakfast what is your drink of choice: cold juice, nice cup of tea or a coffee? Or maybe you prefer brunch combining breakfast and lunch!