Soy sauce for breakfast? Why not!

22. März 2024

Whether you're an early riser or a morning grouch – many people love breakfast. For some, it forms a leisurely start to the day; for others, it can be quick. Some like it savoury, others sweet. It can be hot or cold, simple or sumptuous. The possibilities are almost endless.

So where do you stand? Are you in love with traditional breakfasts, or would you like to rediscover them with unique and healthy ideas? If so, let Kikkoman inspire you!

Colourful breakfast variety

In our fast-paced times, while the first meal of the day may have lost its significance for some, the variety of options has steadily increased. Influences from all over the world, brunch offerings in cafés and food trends all play a role. What is clear is that you don’t have to settle for the ordinary when it comes to breakfast! Do it your way - whether it's traditional fare or something more unusual, the main thing is to keep it interesting.

Whoever takes a peek beyond their own backyard will find a world of endless flavours waiting to be discovered. In Brazil, starting the day with cake and fruit is popular, while in France, dunking croissants in café au lait is a tradition; in England, bacon, sausages, beans and fried eggs reign supreme; and in Costa Rica, beans are mixed with rice. In Japan, a favourite breakfast includes miso soup, rice, pickled vegetables, raw eggs or egg dishes and grilled fish. And as you might imagine, soy sauce also plays a part in enhancing the experience. Feeling hungry yet? Here are some out-of-the-ordinary breakfast suggestions:

Fancy something sweet with the superfoods cacao and raspberries? Then we recommend this tempting rice dessert: Chocolate rice pudding with raspberry sauce.

How about substituting scrambled eggs with tofu as a vegan breakfast option? This flavour-packed, crunchy toast dish will leave you wanting more: Toast with tofu scramble.

For an Asian breakfast on the go, try this delicious treat: Vegetable and mushroom-filled bao buns.

Perfect for a Sunday brunch, savoury pancakes with creamy mozzarella and smoked ham: Dutch Baby with burrata and prosciutto.

Kickstart your day with an energy boost

Many nutritionists consider breakfast the most important meal of the day. Historically, this was certainly the case because physically demanding work required plenty of energy in the morning. But even for a day at the office, a hearty breakfast provides essential nutrients and boosts performance and concentration. Furthermore, the metabolism is most active between 6 and 9 in the morning. That's why it's advisable to eat high-quality food during this time to get the day off to a good start.

What does a good breakfast look like?

If you're aiming for a diet that's as nutritious and diverse as possible, the first meal of the day is a great way to achieve this effortlessly and enjoyably.

Wholemeal bread rolls, for example, keep you full for longer and contain more nutrients than white flour products. Low-fat and protein-rich products such as yoghurt, cream cheese, cottage cheese, cheese and eggs are also suitable. How about an omelette with feta, cabbage and mushrooms? Delicately seasoned with Kikkoman Soy Sauce, of course.

Lovers of muesli or porridge can also incorporate plenty of goodness here. Both oat flakes and fresh fruit contain important minerals and vitamins. Unsalted nuts and grains are a great source of healthy fats, while psyllium husks and flax seeds provide fibre. And let's not forget superfoods like millet, blueberries, goji berries and cocoa. A creative idea for a comforting, warm breakfast is this millet porridge with coconut milk and bananas. By the way, it's best to start the day with a glass of warm water and only enjoy tea or coffee later.

Tips for a healthy breakfast in daily life

Of course, as well as being healthy, breakfast should also be delicious and easy to integrate into your daily routine. How about collecting your favourite recipes and creating your own breakfast cookbook? This helps with planning the week, buying groceries in advance and eating a balanced breakfast instead of hastily buying some sweet pastry from the bakery or reaching for unhealthy snacks later in the morning. Wherever possible, take your time over breakfast. The slower you eat, the quicker you'll feel full. Plus, the enjoyment is greater, and you'll have a more relaxed start to the day.

As ready-made muesli mixes often have high sugar content, it makes sense to prepare your own. The desired sweetness can easily be achieved with honey, maple syrup or dried fruit. Whole grain fruit crumbles are also a crispy and delicious temptation! 

After all these inspirations, we wish you lots of fun experimenting and always a great start to your day!

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