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British Breakfast week at Big Barn

We know that so much of our food is imported nowadays, making it hard to track welfare standards, how it was reared and in some case how fresh it is when it’s travelled half way around the world! That’s why we’re celebrating the tradition British breakfast, and it’s not has hard as it may seem!

The easiest place to start is with British eggs and free range always taste better. Then work through the dairy with British butter and milk British milk, then the meats with British bacon and sausages, and end with the British grains and cereals and British bread.

Turns out that the breakfast might just be your most British meal of the day and when you’ve got amazing ingredients and you’re supporting our local economy, why not? British farmers have been the kings of breakfast since, well forever. They are up and about before most of us and already working before they have had breakfast themselves. Breakfast is so important and it is so fantastic that you can make it almost all British.

Whatever eating habits you follow, make sure you don’t miss breakfast – here’s why?

1. Eating breakfast kickstarts your metabolism for the day and gets your mind and body activated.

2. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are more alert and do better in tests than people who skip breakfast.

3. If possible, breakfast is a great time for a bit of family bonding and communal well being.

So what should we eat? A full English, best after a couple of hours in the veg patch. Or healthy whole-oat porridge, cereal, or granola with fruit, before the commute to work. Fancy another savoury alternative? What about kippers, kedgeree or fish cakes. Or go to work on an egg, free range of course!
muesli We have seen huge improvements in the range of cereals available over recent years following the growing interest in healthy foods. It is fantastic to see over sugared processed flakes, puffs and crisps, with little nutritional value, lose favour to carefully blended granola and muesli with nuts and fruit to provide essential oils and vitamins together with nutrients and energy to see you through to lunchtime.

Likewise huge sums are now spent on yoghurt and pro-biotic drinks, although the latter provide questionable health value.

So take time to find your, and your kids, perfect breakfast. There are some great ideas and recipes here You can find all the best local ingredients from real free range eggs to handmade sausages to real bread and bacon using our local food map. Or buy granola, real probiotic Kefir and linseed meal omega 3 in our MarketPlace.

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