When you want your breakfast to be like king but cannot afford time to cook in jiffy, what do you do? What is the first thing that you feast on after the morning ritual of lemon water with honey?
You are what you eat, so compromising on the most important meal of the day will cost you dear. Given here are simple, easy and quick-to-cook healthy Indian breakfast ideas that should be a part of your fitness regime.
What Should An Ideal Breakfast Contain?
Your body remains in the fasting mode for 8-10 hours (at night) so your breakfast should be as healthy and as early as possible. You should never skip the breakfast and should not take it after 7 am. Also, make it the lightest yet the healthiest meal of the day. Ideally, the first feast of the day should have:
- Proteins (that can keep you fill for the long time)
- Whole grains (for fibers, vitamins and minerals)
- Insoluble fibers (such as contained in seeds, nuts fruits and veggies)
Cholesterol content should be strictly avoided. So, it is better to limit high-fat choices like sausages and bacon. These foods are linked with high risk of heart diseases and cancer.
5 Healthy Indian Breakfasts That Are Easy to Quick and Contain All the Essential Nutrients:
Most of the people prefer having fruit juices in the breakfast. Instead of fruit juices, try having whole fruits. This will give you complete nutrients including the fiber and roughage.
The goodness of wholegrain (rice) along with nuts and veggies, make it a fantastic Indian breakfast that is absolutely easy to cook and satiating. Take this along with a glass of whole milk to have a complete breakfast.
Takes 5-6 minutes
You need peanuts, coriander and curry leaves, lemon, cumin, mustard seeds, one big onion and boiled potatoes. Heat olive oil and roast the peanuts. Set them aside. Keep poha in the strainer and rinse it with warm water until it becomes soft. If it does not get soft, sprinkle some water but take care that the poha should remain intact and separated. Mix salt to taste and pinch of turmeric in the poha. Heat 2tbsp of olive oil in the pan, add mustard seeds when they begin to splutter add cumin seeds and heat till they change color and crackle. Add chopped onions and chopped boiled potatoes. Heat till they become golden brown. Add poha and peanuts now. Cover the lid and cook in low flame for 1-2 minute. Garnish with coriander and curry leaves when hot.
Goodness of whole wheat fibers in the form of brown bread and veggies. This mouth-watering recipe is easy and quick to cook.
Takes 5 minutes
Cut brown bread into small even pieces. Roast the bread in 2 tbsp of ghee till it turns golden brown. You can remove the outer crust of bread but this is optional. Heat oil in pan, add the mustard seeds and wait till they begin to splutter. Add ginger, onions, curry leaves, ginger and saute them. Now add chopped tomatoes, sambhar and turmeric powder and add salt to taste. Add the roasted bread pieces in this and mix it till they are well-coated with this mixture. Serve when hot.
Goodness of proteins in the form of black gram daal and good carbs in the form of sewaiyan that keeps you satiated for a long time.
Takes 8-10 minutes
Put bambino sewaiyan in the pan and stir till it turns golden brown. Keep it aside. Put the oil in pan. When it is slightly heated, put mustard seeds, black gram daal (lentil) and green chilies. Add chopped tomatoes and salt to taste. Add one cup of water and add sewaiyan to it when it begins to boil. Cook for 3-5 minutes until it softens. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Serve when hot.
Other than healthy Indian breakfast, there are other breakfast ideas which are super healthy and takes no time. One of the ideas of having wholesome feast in the morning is to take spinach and tomato omelet with two loafs of whole-wheat bread. Take this with along one glassful of whole milk or just pour boiling milk on oats and garnish it with nuts. Always remember, the best time to take fruits is in the morning.