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Breakfast Around the World – What’s on “Their Plates”

I recently read a Today’s Dietitian article that discussed Best Breakfasts From Around the World and loved to see that eggs are a common breakfast food in other countries.  One key difference is the foods the people in other countries eat with the eggs- the eggs have great company-healthy and colorful plates in many instances.

Interestingly enough many of these breakfasts around the world follow MyPlate concepts, but appear to be more balanced than the US breakfast.  I could envision many of these “plates” to easily be half full of vegetables, with a great protein source like eggs, along with fruit, dairy and whole grains.

Breakfast around the world tends to include foods that we, in the US, may not see as common breakfast foods, but are overall quite healthy!  Thanks for the RDs who gave their first hand experiences of the most important meal of the day across the world.  We could learn much from these other countries.  As I leave you today, I challenge you with the phrase:  “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” Adelle Davis

Author: Anna Shlachter MS, RDN, LDN