Healthy Turkish Breakfast – Oxymoron or not
I promised before I will write one post only about Turkish Breakfast and here it comes. It is one of the pillars in understanding Turkey and Turkish culture 🙂 Believe it or not. Read about whether we can call Turkish Breakfast healthy, what it consist of and why I would recommend it to everyone.
Does the term Healthy Turkish Breakfast exist, the question is now?
Whether something is healthy or not depends on many different factors. There are different theories that suggest that something is healthy, while on the other hand, another group of scientists will say that same thing is not healthy. So, what is healthy?
I can speak for myself and I have been a passionate reader and researcher about health and healthy habits for yeas now. After struggling with some health issues myself, I came to the conclusion that our health is not only dependent on what we eat, but also it is about how we feel while we eat and how we feel generally in life. Happy and content people usually have fewer health issues than depressed people.
And to try and make a long story short, maybe Turkish Breakfast is not the healthiest thing in the world in terms of quantity and quality of eaten food, but let me assure you, your body will not suffer if you include this type of breakfast once a week (taken that you don’t suffer from any serious health issue) and I am sure your soul will thank you for it.
What is Turkish Breakfast about
Well, it is one big and long ceremony of connecting with the ones you are enjoying the breakfast with, talking and catching up on things while eating a variety of tasty and wonderful food. If with friends on the weekend, breakfast can take really long time, while drinking litres of Turkish tea.
What is eaten during the breakfast?
The list is long. There are things that are a must at every Turkish Breakfast. These include: olives (black and green), cheese (white), eggs (omelette or boiled eggs), tomato, cucumber, bread (usually white bread) and Turkish tea.
The additional things that usually are part of the mentioned “breakfast with friends and family on the weekends” 🙂 include also sujuk (dry, spicy sausage), butter, different kinds of cheese, börek (wonderful, tasty pastry), honey, tahini-pekmez mixture and different kinds of pastry, like simit, for example.
Try and enjoy
Enjoy the photos and dream about this lovely thing called Turkish Breakfast 🙂 I hope you will have a chance to enjoy it with your loved ones around the table. There is no better start to the day than that. After finishing breakfast sometimes we sit for hours with our friends and family, talk and get lost in the day
that much that when we look next time at the clock it already came time for another meal, so we would think fast and make something quickly to eat, so we can sit again at the table and enjoy food and talk all over again.
I know, it sounds like a lot of food, but if you eat it with people who give you love and relief from everyday hectic life, then no need to worry, a body will happily digest all the food you enjoy and your soul and heart will feel the calming benefits of it throughout the week.
Have you ever tried Turkish Breakfast? How are breakfast habits in your country? Is it similar to Turkish Breakfast or something completely different? Share your comments in the comment box below, I’ll be happy to hear from you.
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