As we make our way into 2018, there'll be more than a few of us who want to try to lose weight over the next few months, and that might mean cutting down on the food we love the most. Although I'm a massive fan of sushi, burgers and fried chicken, in my opinion, there are few types of cuisine which consistently hit the spot as well as breakfast food.
Typically, we don't have time to eat much in the early hours of the morning, but that's why brunch was invented; and to that end, you've got eggs, bacon, hash browns, pancakes and more to enjoy. But one food expert says that there's something you should be eating for breakfast that isn't on any brunch menu, and we're definitely intrigued.
Meet Jason Bull, the sales director for Eurostar Commodities and the managing director of Bite UK, a business dedicated to providing delicious healthy snacks and wholefood staples. He knows more than most about nutritious eating, which is why it's a surprise to learn that he recommends that we start eating pizza for breakfast.
Of course, we all love pizza, but for breakfast? You'd think the grease and cheese would render this more of a lunch or dinner treat than anything else, but Jason highlights another aspect of pizza that's fantastic for getting you up and running ahead of the long day ahead: “Typically, with breakfast being the most important meal of the day, you need carbs within that."
Jason also reminds us that although we're not too keen on morning cheesy goodness in the States, pizza is "a different culinary concept" over in its hometown of Italy, and says that it's specially made to be as nutritious (and delicious) as possible for a nice breakfast before work.
"In the Roma region for breakfast they eat what’s called Pizza Impala which is a pizza where you get 90 per cent water into it if you use the correct flour. It’s very light, aerated and very crispy, and they’ll put low fat meats, raw vegetables and low fat cheese and things like that on top of it.Then they’ll sell it by the slice and you’ll pay by weight, so that’s what they’ll eat for breakfast, as opposed to the kind of pizza that we would typically eat in the evening."
Looking ahead to the year 2018, Jason Bull says to expect a pizza revolution, with tons of effort being put in to market pizza as more of an all-day food. At the forefront of the healthy eating industry, Jason also says that colorful pizzas aren't going to be that far away either.
“Pizza bases made from vegetable flours will grow and feature strongly in 2018, tying in with the gluten free trend that will continue to grow using natural ingredients. These alternative flours are made from beetroot and spinach, creating a stand-out purple or green pizza base which tastes delicious and will satisfy the most discerning healthy eater and hungry kids alike."
After a very interesting and stressful 2017, there are a ton of people around the world wondering what this year will bring. I don't know about you, but if I was able to start my day with pizza, then I'm sure I can handle whatever the next 12 months has in store.