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The importance of having a good breakfast every day cannot be stressed enough. To learn more about what makes the most important meal of the day so important, check out these resources:
WebMD.com has a page discussing why skipping breakfast can be harmful to your health.
English muffins almost always trump toast in the battle of the breakfast breads. Visit LIVESTRONG.com to find out why.
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Last updated 7 months ago
Whether you are at home or a breakfast restaurant, there are few foods that satisfy like a hot, steaming stack of fluffy pancakes, oozing melted butter and soaked through with maple syrup. There is also a great deal of fascinating facts to learn about this breakfast treat. Learn more by reading below:
What is a Pancake?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a pancake is “a flat cake made of thin batter and cooked (as on a griddle) on both sides.” Americans are most familiar with pancakes made from flour, a leavening agent, fat, a liquid, and sometimes eggs and flavorings. Many cooks often add other ingredients, such as fruit, to add extra flavor. Today, pancakes are eaten all over the world in various forms, including French crepes, Russian blini, Indian poori, and Hungarian palascinta.
The History of the Pancake
Like many popular foods today, the history of the pancake is still shrouded with mystery. However, archaeologists have found an ancient Roman recipe that closely resembles pancakes in a cookbook dating back to the fourth century AD. The cakes in this recipe were fried and served with honey and pepper. Pancakes have likely been eaten in North America since well before the founding of the 13 colonies. This was a simple mixture of cornmeal, water, and emulsifiers that was fried in fat and dubbed “Indian cakes” by colonists. These cakes became a staple of the American pioneer diet in one form or another, most often made with buckwheat flour or cornmeal. The word “pancake” did not catch on until the late 19th century, when the newly-named treat became a staple of the American breakfast table.
We make amazing pancakes at The Good Eggs. Each one is made from a scratch-made batter and cooked on our griddle at the perfect temperature to produce a very thin crust and a light, fluffy middle. Our pancakes are served with real, house whipped butter and a choice of house Maple Syrup or Arizona Honey Organic Agave Nectar, 100% Maple, Caramel, Chocolate or sugar free syrups are also available . Like us on Facebook to egg-plore more and discover our specialty pancake of the month or call us today at (888) 721-6862.
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It is an unfortunate fact that only 40% of Americans get a proper breakfast each morning. The consequences of skipping breakfast over the long run can be dire. Here are just three reasons why you should make it a goal to eat breakfast every morning:
It Can Help You Lose Weight
According to numerous studies, breakfast plays a huge role in helping you lose weight. One of the most notable of these studies was one conducted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in which researchers examined a group of people who always ate breakfast, and another who never ate breakfast. Their research revealed a shocking conclusion: those who never ate breakfast were over 400% more likely to become obese. Your body goes into a sort of hibernation mode when you skip breakfast, meaning that anything you eat at lunchtime will be conserved by your body and stored as fat.
It Helps Kids Do Better in School
A good breakfast before school is not just your kids’ first meal of the day – it is an energy source to give them the fuel they need to get through a day of learning. Studies indicate that kids who skip breakfast don’t do as well in school as their peers who eat in the morning. If your kids are always in a hurry, even the simplest and quickest breakfast can make world of difference, such as a banana and a glass of milk, a piece of whole-wheat bread with peanut butter, or a zip bag of cereal that they can eat on the bus. Just watch out for high-carb foods like bagels. A St. Louis University study found that eating bagels and cream cheese can make you feel even hungrier than when you first woke up.
You can always egg-spect a delicious and nutritious breakfast from The Good Egg of Phoenix and Tucson. Our calorie counts are clearly listed so you can decide to eat as hearty or health as you desire. From classic eggs and bacon to hearty omelettes and scrambles, our menu is sure to please everyone! Call us at (888) 721-6862 or like us on Facebook to inquire more about our hearty food and healthy options.
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Next to water, coffee is by far the world’s favorite beverage, with over 330 million cups consumed per day. Yet many people wonder if coffee is actually good for them.
In this video, nutritionist Joy Bauer discusses the pros and cons of drinking coffee. Surprisingly, the coffee itself is not a high-impact food—it’s usually the cream and sugar that ratchet up the calories and fat count.
The Good Egg Restaurants of Phoenix and Tucson are proud to serve the freshest coffee. We use an egg-clusive blend of Pan American beans roasted in Az just for the Good Eggs. Like us on Facebook to inquire further or call us at (888) 721-6862 today.
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A good breakfast has long been considered the most important meal of the day. Many people today don’t realize the evolution of breakfast over time, from its humble beginnings as survival food to its status today with countless choices for all who eat it. Continue reading for a look at the history of the first meal of the day:
The modern-day evolution of breakfast in America has its roots in pioneer times. The pioneers were masters of survival, knowing that they had to stretch out their limited food supplies as far as possible. It became the trend to eat a large meal in the early morning, to keep them going until dinnertime. This meal was largely based on cornmeal, be it simple cornbread, pancake-like hoecakes, or leavened corn dodgers. Bacon or salt pork—salt-cured pork belly—was sometimes served alongside the bread with coffee or tea.
The Victorian Era
In the early 1900s, income began to swell and housewives began to find themselves with more leisure time. This gave rise to the Victorian breakfast, which we would now consider brunch today. To reflect an elevated social status, Victorian breakfasts were very elegant, and could consist of items like asparagus, poached eggs, English muffins, lamb chops, and orange juice. Artisanal cheeses and crackers were sometimes served with coffee after the main meal.
The Spread of Cereals
The cereal craze in America began in the 1880s, when oats became available for purchase in individual boxes. Oatmeal was a popular component of a Victorian breakfast, but with the invention of quick-cooking oats, it no longer had to be cooked for eight hours. Boxed breakfast cereals first caught on in 1894, when Will Keith Kellogg created cornflakes. His invention would later spur the founding of the Kellogg Cereal Company and make cereal an essential component at any breakfast table.
At The Good Egg Restaurants of Phoenix, we take pride in preparing every single breakfast dish from scratch, using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. From eggs and pancakes to creative omelettes, our menu has something for everyone! Call us at (888) 721-6862 to learn more about what we offer.