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Delish Breakfast Bowls For A Healthy Start
Three easy and fuss-free recipes to kick-start your day
It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick-starts your metabolism and gets your energy levels up. But with a hundred chores to do and work deadlines to meet, most of us don’t get enough time to prepare an elaborate breakfast.
Here are three quick meal ideas to make your mornings stress-free.
Muesli, banana and yogurt
Super easy to make and absolutely yummy, this cold breakfast is perfect for hot summer days. While muesli provides energy-rich complex carbohydrates, iron, B-complex vitamins and fibre, banana is a powerhouse of nutrients and antioxidants, while probiotics-rich yogurt keeps your digestive system healthy. Add some nuts and a dash of honey, and you’re off to a fabulous start.
How to: In a bowl, take one cup of low-fat yogurt. Add half a cup of muesli, a small banana sliced, some chopped nuts (if you are using plain muesli) and a teaspoon of honey. Enjoy cold. You can add some sliced strawberries or pomegranate too, if available.
Apple, cinnamon, oatmeal porridge
A wholegrain food, oats are packed with numerous health benefits. It is rich in soluble fibre that helps prevent constipation, keeps your heart healthy and your weight in check. With milk, you get your calcium dose for the day and apples are a great source of vitamin c and fibre. A pinch of sweet, anti-inflammatory cinnamon is all you need to make your breakfast healthier and tastier.
How to: Heat a teaspoon of butter in a pan and lightly toast 1 chopped apple. Add half a cup of oats, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and roast for a minute, then add a cup of milk. Cook for a few minutes until it becomes porridge consistency. Garnish it with some chopped nuts.
This wholesome one-pot breakfast made with dalia (broken wheat) is low in fat and high on fibre, minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates. It’s also easy to digest. The everyday spices pack a flavourful punch to the healthy breakfast bowl.
How to: In a pressure cooker, pour one tablespoon of ghee, add a teaspoon of jeera and let it crackle. Add 1 finely chopped onion and saute till soft. Add a chopped green chilli and 1 teaspoon of chopped ginger and saute for a few seconds. Add one cup of chopped mixed vegetables of your choice and saute. Add 1 cup of rinsed dalia, four cups of water and salt as per taste. Stir well, close the lid and pressure cook till 12 whistles. Open, add a pinch of garam masala, mix well (this is optional). Garnish it with chopped coriander and serve it hot.