Healthy and tasty foods to jump start your day.
Your mum was right. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you eat for breakfast can help to boost your energy level and to make better food choices for the rest of the day. Having a healthy breakfast doesn’t require a lot of time and can be incorporated into your daily routine. The truth is, simply eating the key foods below can give you the energy you need and help to avoid cravings later.
Oatmeal has many positive health effects including the ability to lower a person’s cholesterol level. Although all oatmeal is a great choice to get your day started, steel cut oats contain more fibre than their instant counterparts, making them a healthier option. Add honey or fruit for a bit of extra sweetness. Avoid flavoured oatmeal which contains added sugar which can result in a mid-morning energy crash.
Recipe by Chef Ramya Parameswaran
Experience the goodness of feather-light idlis made of oats. Light up your boring mornings.
3.Dal ka Paratha
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Put leftover dal to some use, stuff it in the dough to roll out these perfect dal parathas.
4.Methi Ka Thepla
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
An all time Gujarati hit, team it with accompaniments of your choice and get the day going!
5.Moong Dal Cheela
Recipe by Chef Kuldeep Panchal
Here are some nutrition packed Indian pancakes. Whip up a batter made of stocked with moong dal, paneer and veggies inside.
Bananas are the perfect on the go fruit, simple, sweet and they come in their own wrapper. Additionally, the potassium in bananas can lower blood pressure, a great side effect to have before heading into a difficult morning meeting.
7. Almond Butter
Almond butter is a great source of protein. Similar to peanut butter, almond butter contains less saturated fats. Almond butter pairs nicely with bananas for a perfect midmorning snack.
Black coffee has added benefits above keeping you awake in the morning. Research has shown that coffee can lower the risk of developing diabetes and cancer. The designer coffee beverages from your favourite bistro may not have the same effect. Adding in large amounts of cream and sugar can negate all of the coffee’s potential benefits and expand your waistline.
9. Greek Yogurt
Greek yoghurt has nearly double the amount of protein as regular yoghurt, allowing you to feel full longer. Look for plain, non-fat Greek yoghurt for best results. Add flavour with granola, cranberries, bananas or other fruit.
Once shunned for their cholesterol, eggs are widely seen as a great source of protein and vitamin D. Vitamin D has been shown to increase bone health and can ward off depression.
Choosing the right type of cereal is important when looking for a breakfast food to take you through the morning. While selecting a sugary cereal may bring you back to your childhood, it is not the right choice for your health. Look for cereal with at least five grammes of fibre and less than five grammes of sugar. You can also add sweetness in a healthy way by adding blueberries or bananas to your cereal bowl.