One of the most frequently asked questions i've been getting is, "what can you eat for breakfast thats local?".
I certainly asked myself that question when I first did the challenge back in march, and sort of learnt as I did it, and found that although a banana smoothie which I so often had was off the list, I had quite a few other tasty and healthy options available!
So here are my top five Local Jersey breakfast, which canters to vegans and non vegans alike!
For vegan, make it with jersey onion and garlic, potato, gurnesy mushrooms (techiancally local), and parsley.
I'm not very experienced with these, as I prefer a cold breakie, but loads of recipes online, which are super simple. which I'll give a go and post about.
(I could easily live off all the jersey figs for breakfast)
free range egg on Jersey toasted loaf
If you eat eggs, then theres no shortage of breakfast to choose from.
Have them poached, fried, scrambled on your favourite jersey baked bread.
Juicing or smoothie
This is my go too, as it fits perfectly with my diet and life style.
I personally don't eat dairy or meat but love fruit and veg, and juicing or making a smoothie makes the best use of them to give me what I need in the morning!
I like cucumber, carrot, celery juice, or cucumber juice smoothied with strawberries, theres loads of different combos.
Jersey yogurt with berries and honey.
Great summer breakfast, as all berries are out, and of course plenty of yogurt to choose from.
also with some jersey melon would go down a treat.
If your not keen on dairy, then why not put a berry and fruit bowl together for breakfast.
bacon and sausage roll
Great one from all the meat eaters out there, plenty of pork this island has to offer.
pair with jersey tomato ketchup and vienna roll.
great one for protein, can also get some veggies, or bacon in there if you like, great with jersey cheese.
I think this is more of a lunch for me, but I know some people like it for breakfast.
not the most health conscious choice, but great with some local berries and honey on top,
for a guilt free weekend treat.
or if thinking to much for the morning why not just normal toast with some locally made jam?
So thats some breakfast ideas that can canter for everyone, let me know whats your favourite and if you got anymore to add. I'm always looking for the most local healthy ways to live, so more ideas are welcome!!
I want to list a few more recipes before the challenge week to help people get a clearer view of what they can make.
Fish and chips
With so much fish to choose from, as well as an abundance of potatoes! as well as lots of herbs like parlsey that go amazing with fish!
roasted butternut squash soup!
I love soup so much and we can make so many different ones here, from whey soup to leek and potato, tomato, the list goes on.
I love making use of all the cabbage thats grown here, not just for slaw, but it can been popped into a jar and fermented, its so tasty and super healthy for the gut.
All you need is jar, cabbage and salt, simple.
Mussels and Oysters
with an amazing abundance of these surrounding us, amazingly tasty and full of natural goodness.
cooked in white wine from le mare vineyard and garlic from the local farm shop.
Jersey eggs, milk, veg, cheese. salt. got your self an omelette!
Grilled corn on the cob with butter, Jsy sausages in a jersey baked bun, Jersey grown peppers and onion on a kebab stick.
Vegetable Stir fry
All locally grown veggies, i.e peppers, onion, garlic, broccoli, etc. with the chilli kitchen relish as a sauce, with cauliflower rice, perfect local gf vegan stir fry.
Yogurt with berries and honey
delicious, easy, breakfast or sweet treat! (heating the berries and mashing them makes a great compote)