Breakfast is well-known to be the most important meal of the day. Well, it’s also one of my favourite meals of the day. You know, when you haven’t eaten all night, and you’re just so looking forward to getting that first piece of food in your mouth! Being a Slimming World target member I can still enjoy a whole array of breakfasts; cereal, fruit, yogurt, toast, pancakes, bacon butties, “fry” ups. You name it, it can almost definitely be made Slimming World friendly! But, did you know that there are breakfast tribes, as recently identified by Milk&More?
Breakfast tribe #1
Protein Packed – eggs and traditional fry ups
I have to say, a fry up or any kind of egg based breakfast is more of a treat for me. With the school run in a morning, and then rushing around trying to get my jobs done before heading back out three hours later, I don’t get time to “want” to cook eggs. I save this for more of a lunch option that I cook whilst Noah is eating his, or as a dinner option for the family – also known as a brinner!
Surprisingly to me, south-west London is the area that prefers this sort of breakfast, with 4x more eggs purchased than any other region. On the opposite side of the UK, South Wales is the region with more bacon orders than anywhere else.
Breakfast tribe #2
The Quickie – quick fix foods such as cereal and toast
It’s not that often I’ll have a cereal or toast based breakfast either. If I do, it will be with the addition of fruit; such as Weetabix with strawberries and raspberries, muesli or granola with fruit & yogurt, or toast topped with sliced banana, a drizzle of honey and sprinkle of cinnamon. So once fully prepared, not so much of an actual quick fix!
This one is the breakfast tribe of Somerset, where more milk is purchased than in other regions. It’s also popular in Kent though.
Breakfast tribe #3
Healthy – fruit salads, juices and smoothies
Now this one is my breakfast tribe. More often than not I will have a fruit salad for my breakfast, topped with flavoured yogurt, or natural yogurt with a spoonful of fruit coulis. I think it’s just one of the easiest ways to get those Slimming World speed foods in, and it’s also really refreshing for first thing in the morning. Saying that, this is usually my choice through the summer months, or the odd sunny morning during colder months.
This breakfast tribe is most prevalent in Hertfordshire, where the residents are most likely to stock up on fruit and vegetables.
Breakfast tribe #4
Long-lasting – slow release foods such as oats and porridge
Number four is my tribe of the colder winter months. I love a warming, hearty bowl of porridge. Either with a handful of frozen forest fruits and a drizzle of golden syrup, or fresh strawberries and raspberries with a drizzle of Choc Shot. I’m going to try some different combinations in the next few weeks though as the same thing can become a bit boring, can’t it?
The residents of the Isle of Wight are the most likely to enjoy an energy boosting breakfast such as this, with the demand for oats the highest.
Breakfast tribe #5
On-the-go – bakery items, yoghurt drinks and biscuits
It’s not very often that I would go for this kind of breakfast; usually on a school run morning when I will be out all day, or I’m up early for a road trip. Even then, my kind of on-the-go breakfast is along the lines of a cereal bar and a banana. I am quite partial to a croissant or a pain au chocolat though!
The regions of Kent and Essex are the joint top purchasers of bakery items when leading a busy life; again, this is surprising to me as I thought this one would have been London.
Which breakfast tribe do you belong in? Are you surprised by the results?