Another widespread trend is the large Israeli breakfast, composed of cheeses, salads, olives, distinctive Israeli bread, juice and coffee .another tasty breakfast option is Shakshuka, a tomato and egg based dish brought to Israel by immigrants from north Africa. Israel's loaded-down breakfast tables are based in the country's Biblical heritage: in Genesis, the patriarch Abraham and his wife, Sarah, set the standard for Jewish hospitality by searching out travel-weary guests, strangers, to be lavishly feted in their tent.
In Israel, lunch is the principal meal of the day, served at noontime when children return home from school. A favourite kids meal would be Shnitzel, bread crumbed chicken breast fried in hot oil and chips! Most Israelis eat lightly in the evening, with dinner possibly consisting of dairy products, salads or eggs. Like in Europe, however, bread is often a part of every meal of the day; this, perhaps, might interest "low-carb" dieters, since Israelis, especially the young, are among the most fit in the Western world!