Never Miss Breakfast Again!

To kick your day off to a healthy start, try these easy options

Naorem Anuja,Naorem Anuja Updated: Aug 9, 2020 11:32:39 IST
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Breakfast is widely considered the most important meal of the day, but it is also the one we are most likely to miss. Morning nutrition is vital as it replenishes your glucose levels and boosts energy levels, so you can start your day right. Here are some quick, nutritious breakfast ideas for your busiest mornings.

Eggs

This superfood, packed with disease-fighting nutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin, is a power packed breakfast companion. Offering seven grams of high-quality protein, a single egg is 75 calories, which makes it a great choice for those looking to eat right. Whether you whip them into a veggie-loaded omelette, or bake them into muffins, eggs are a smart and versatile choice to fuel your jam-packed day.

Quick tip: For easy scrambled eggs, coat a microwave-safe mug with some cooking oil or spray and crack two eggs in it. Add salt and pepper to taste and scramble with a fork. Microwave for 45 seconds, flip the partially cooked eggs, cook for another 45 seconds and serve.

 

Oats

This health hero is packed with fibre, helping you stay full longer. Oats also help lower cholesterol levels and keep your heart fighting fit. This nutrient-dense grain is gluten-free, making it a great option for those with gluten intolerance. You can cook them into a porridge or add into the batter for traditional Indian breakfast favourites like chillas, dosas, idlis or uttapams. While choosing oats, remember that the less-processed varieties are more nutritionally dense, although this doesn’t mean that instant oats are a poor choice.

Quick tip: For a power breakfast that you can prepare in advance and take it to go, the night before serving, put the oats in a jar and pour in milk/water and soak all night. Next morning, add in fruits of your choice, a dash of cinnamon and top off with honey.

 

Fruit and yogurt bowl

Both fruit and yogurt are understood as components of a healthy diet. Fruits are an abundant source of antioxidants, which scavenge free radicals from the body, as well as prebiotic fibres and polyphenols, which promote digestion. Yogurt is an excellent source of protein and, as a fermented food, contains more added benefits than milk. Ease your mornings by stocking up on these natural, no-fuss, nutrient dense foods.

Quick tip: Blend a fruit of your choice along with yogurt for a quick and delicious breakfast fix. Add in a spoonful of flaxseeds or chia seeds to pack in omega-3 fats into your smoothie.

 

Southern comfort

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Traditional South Indian foods like dosas and idlis are a great breakfast option, delivering a punch of carbohydrates and proteins. Made from fermented cereal- and legume-based batter, the lactic acid bacteria and yeasts add to the nutritional profile of these breakfast meals. The fermentation process makes these foods rich in probiotics, aids easy digestion and boosts the immune system. What’s not to love?

Quick tip: If you are pressed for time, opt for ready-made batter. This can considerably cut down prep time. Traditional South Indian foods like dosas and idlis are a great breakfast option, delivering a punch of carbohydrates and proteins. Made from fermented cereal- and legume-based batter, the lactic acid bacteria and yeasts add to the nutritional profile of these breakfast meals. The fermentation process makes these foods rich in probiotics, aids easy digestion and boosts the immune system. What’s not to love?

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