What is a Healthy Breakfast???

Posted: October 18, 2010 in FROM AUSTRALIA

Hi Everyone!
It’s certainly great to be back and to see you all again.
This week we have “Healthy Breakfast Day” so I have lots of information for you about this topic which I hope you will find interesting and informative.
It is always so good to read your comments and I will give you some questions to think about.
So what do Australians eat for breakfast?
The simple answer is cereal, milk and bread if we think of the items that are mostly consumed, but if you want more detail, here is the real story….
In Australia many people say breakfast is “the most important meal of the day”, so we tend to eat a big breakfast just like in the UK and USA but there are many possibilities and variations in size and ingredients-and this can depend a lot on the weather as in summer it is very hot and in winter it is very cold, so breakfast changes according to this. We often call it “a heavy” breakfast or “a light” breakfast.
Even though I live in Spain, I still eat a big Australian breakfast (heavy or light).
As I said before,there are many options, but here are some typical examples:
1. Fruit salad, with or without yoghurt

2. Pancakes with honey, golden syrup or lemon and sugar (some people eat them with bananas, blueberries or other fruit)

3. Cereal (cornflakes, weet-bix, rice bubbles, muesli..) with milk

4. Sliced toasted bread served with a spread, often Vegemite, peanut butter, jam or marmalade and butter

5. “Bacon and eggs” (bacon is fried and eggs can be fried, scrambled or poached) served with buttered toast and very hungry people can have a “Full English Breakfast” which is bacon and eggs plus:
mushrooms, baked beans, sausages, tomato, toast, hash browns (fried potato cakes) orange juice, coffee, tea…

6. “Smoothie” (a liquid breakfast made by blending together milk, fruit, yoghurt and fruit juice)

7. Porridge (boiled oats in water or milk or both) served with milk and brown sugar or honey

Drinks consumed at breakfast are normally tea, coffee and juice.

My questions for you are:
1. Which Australian breakfast do you prefer?
2. Which breakfasts do you think are heavy? Light?
3. Which breakfast is the healthiest? Unhealthiest?
4. Are there any of the breakfasts you would like to try? Which one/s?
5. Is there any new vocabulary you need to look up in the dictionary?

You can have a look at more photos by typing the breakfast name into “Google Image”-lots of good photos and you can see different ways they are eaten.

Enjoy Healthy Breakfast Day!!


  1. aylín garcía says:

    I really like all the brekfasts, they are very appetizing.I would like to try some of them.

  2. Alba Hernández Castañeda says:

    Bacon and eggs for breakfast?? Oh my god!! I think it is too heavy for a breakfast!!

  3. carlos diaz encinoso says:

    the breakfasts look good,but bacon and eggs in the brekfast no, thank you.

  4. Mª del Pilar González García says:

    Bancon and eggs… but what do you say? It’s the best! haha! I was joking! I prefer fruit salad with yoghurt, it’s very delicious!

  5. Marcos says:

    mmm, the smoothie is a good breakfast to start the day

  6. Jon says:

    I like everything but…the porridge…¡NO!

  7. Omar Rodriguez says:

    Smoothie is delicious!! but … bacon whit eggs.. it´s very heavy and curious xD

  8. Jennifer says:

    If i have this breakfast, i don’t know what happens to me

  9. paula trujillo hernandez says:

    ohh…pancakes…I think they are delicious with chocolate.I would like to try them.
    “Bacon and eggs” is a horrible and really heavy breakfast.

  10. Claudia Herández Oramas says:

    Wow! These breakfeasts look very delicious.=D
    I´m hungry…. *¬*

  11. maria says:

    My favourite is fruit salad with yoghurt but the others are good too.

  12. Celia Díaz Brito says:

    Pancakes and smoothie look so good! But I’d like to taste all of the australian breakfasts.

  13. Carlos H.H. says:

    Hi! That’s all, you only said we have to comment something, you didn’t say what we have to write…

    I think that of the comments is really absurd.

  14. Raquel says:

    When I went to Scotland, for breakfast I ate once bacon with egss and it’s very good but it was too heavy for breakfast. So I prefer the fuit salad with yogurt that I sometimes do it at home! 🙂

  15. karla valenzuela says:

    I’ts very interesting and curious the breakfast of Australian.I like it!

  16. anya lima says:

    I don´t understand why everybody hates bacon and eggs. I ate them last year and it´s a very tasty food… But I prefer a fruit salad or a smoothie!!

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