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Did you know that English breakfasts consist of four main foods? They’re called Full English Breakfast (or Fruity Pebbles) because those are the only ones that are allowed to contain the words ‘full’ and ‘English’.
The other three foods are sausages, beans, and eggs.
A sausage is a ground meat product which is usually cooked using smoke or heat until it’s browned, then served with bread – typically eaten for breakfast in the UK.
This type of sausage can be found in any supermarket but most commonly includes pork, chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, veal, fish and even shellfish such as crab and lobster!
There are also vegetarian options available.
This comes from pigs and is traditionally smoked before being sliced. It’s one of the most popular meats on the menu – who doesn’t love having bacon for breakfast?!
However, if you’re not a fan of pork products then there are plenty of alternatives out there. Cured ham is another option as is cheese.
If you’ve ever seen scrambled eggs on an egg carton, this is probably what you had in mind – hard-boiled eggs with some sort of flavorings, such as cheese, bacon or ketchup.
But eggs can be much more than just a simple protein source. For instance, you can make omelets, quiches, frittatas, scrambles, fried or poached eggs, sunny side-ups and more!
Plus, depending on how much time you have, you can cook them according to your preferred method.
These are dried pulses and legumes which come from various plants including peas, lentils, chickpeas and broad beans and so are often used together.
They’re very versatile and can be added to soups, stews and casseroles, or mashed into dips like hummus.
While most people think of black beans when thinking about beans, there are many different types including kidney beans, cannellini beans, butterbeans, lima beans and more.
Mushrooms have been used since ancient times as food and medicine. They are easy to grow and relatively cheap when compared to other fruit and vegetables.
Common varieties include Portobello, Button, Chestnut, Shiitake, Oyster and more! You can cook them in many ways, from stir fry, to pizza toppings, soups, casseroles… the list goes on.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, try growing your own mushrooms at home!
Cheese can be hard, semi-soft, runny or melted, and comes in dozens of different varieties.
Most cheeses are made using milk as its base ingredient, but there are also soy-based cheeses and cheeses based on almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk, hemp seed milk and more.
Cheeses vary in strength too, with milder varieties containing less salt. Some cheeses contain no additional ingredients at all.
Bread can be sliced thinly to toast it without having to use a lot of energy, although if you want something crunchy try making baguettes!
You can use both white and whole meal varieties.
Toasting bread also gives it a great taste – all you need to do is put a piece of bread in the oven at around 350°F/180°C/gas mark 4 for around five minutes.
Although we don’t always add it to our food, we can’t live without it! It’s mostly used to spread over toast or pancakes; however, it can also be used to fry fish, eggs, veggies and potatoes.
Since butter contains milk solids, it keeps well for a few weeks whereas cream goes off fairly quickly.
Jam & Marmalade
It’s not quite the same thing as eating fruit, but the jam has been made so long ago that it means “jammed” – the jelling process was developed by boiling down fruit juices while adding sugar. Today, jams and marmalades can include fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and spices, giving them their unique flavors.
This is another product you may not associate with a healthy lifestyle, but fruit should be consumed daily to ensure we are properly nourished.
There are many kinds of fruit available, such as apples, bananas, oranges, berries, pears, peaches, melons and more.
Some types of fruit contain higher levels of specific vitamins and minerals. For example, while oranges are rich sources of Vitamin C, strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin K.
A full English breakfast is good for your health. We all know by now that eating right is important if we want to live a long life and maintain good overall health.
However, some people do not realize just how much their diet affects their lives.