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Putting ‘Breakfast’ Back Into B&B

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Putting ‘Breakfast’ Back Into B&B

October 21
20:07 2013

Many businesses already offer items such as porridge, wholegrain breakfast cereals, fruit and low-fat yoghurts, but with a few tweaks even the ‘Full Scottish’ could be transformed into a healthier meal, as Lumsdaine House in Linlithgow has demonstrated. As the only B&B in Scotland to have achieved the healthyliving award plus, the highest level of recognition for healthier catering, Lumsdaine offers a top quality, health-fuelled breakfast including fresh fruit salad, scones, brown bread, low-fat yoghurt and seasonal fruit such as strawberries during the summer.

Owner, Margaret Millican, is proud of their commitment to providing healthier choices: ‘We grill instead of fry items such as bacon, tomatoes and mushrooms, and we only offer scrambled, boiled or poached eggs – never fried,’ she says. ‘We’re trying to promote things that people wouldn’t usually make for themselves, and we’re doing things a little differently to your average guesthouse. We don’t even have saltcellars on the tables!

To apply for the healthyliving award plus, businesses must have held the standard healthyliving award for a full two-year term and prove they have further strengthened their commitment to healthier eating.


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The healthyliving award is encouraging B&Bs across Scotland to put healthier options on breakfast menus, and one such business near Linlithgow is doing just that…

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