Fish for Breakfast
Fish and breakfast are not usually tied together in the same sentence. But having seafood as your first meal of the day is not as strange as you think. A healthy balanced diet should include at least 2 portions of fish a week, including 1 of oily fish so why not include one of these portions at breakfast time? Incorporating fish into your breakfast should help keep you fuller for longer, preventing you from craving sugar until lunchtime, and it’s one of the healthiest ways to give your brain a boost, get your daily dose of Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.
Seafood in the morning is doable and delicious and there are plenty of options available. Eggs and fish have long been happy bedfellows, especially smoked salmon and the combinations are endless, including scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, eggs benedict royale, simple poached eggs with salmon or why not spruce up the ever-popular avocado on toast and add a slice or two of smoked salmon on the top.
Kippers have long been associated as a quintessential breakfast food, as well as the health benefits it’s a sustainable and economical choice. A kipper is a whole herring that has been sliced in half from head to tail, gutted, salted or pickled, then smoked. It’s this process that is known as kippering. Again, eggs are a perfect bedfellow to kippers but work just as well on crusty toast.
Why not try the noble breakfast dish of kedgeree? The Kedgeree that we know of today is thought to be based on an Indian rice and lentil dish called Khichri, and consists of a combination of basmati rice, smoked fish (usually smoked haddock), parsley and curry powder.
Other options include White Fish Omelette, Crab Crostini, Smoked Salmon Bagel, Tuna on Toasted Sourdough – the possibilities are endless.
Take control, eat a healthy breakfast and start your day off right.