Eating a nutritious breakfast gives you energy and sustenance to tackle whatever activity the day has in store for you. It’s important you have a healthy breakfast to kick-start your metabolism and burn calories throughout the day. It is essential for weight maintenance. Also, make it a point to ensure your breakfast is mouth-wateringly delicious because, come on, we need to satisfy those taste buds!
We have picked 7 scrumptious breakfast dishes that are easy to make and packed with nutrients so you have the best start to the day.
1. Fruits, Cheese, and Nuts
Grab a tiffin box. Throw in some pieces of sliced apple, sliced bananas, a few grapes, a chunk of cheddar cheese, and a handful of protein-rich walnuts or almonds. You have a nutritious breakfast ready-to-go in less than 5 minutes!
2. Adai Dosai
Adai Dosai is a breakfast dish from Tamil Nadu. It’s delicious and is usually served with chutney. The batter is made from a number of high-protein cereals namely toor dal, moong dal, and chana dal along with rice. Make them like your usual dosais – thick, thin, soft, or crisp to suit your taste.
Recipe – bit.ly/AdaiDosai
3. Homemade Instant Oatmeal
Customized instant oatmeal packets are great for anyone who has to rush to work! Take a few zip lock bags, pre-pack with some wholegrain oats and fill with some add-ins of your choice such as apricots, raisins, dates, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon powder, or flax seed powder. For anyone with a microwave or hot water at their disposal, these packets are great to have for a quick breakfast.
4. Dry Fruits Milkshake
Filled with nuts and dry fruits, a glass of this milkshake is a great source of protein, calcium, and fibre. Soak some peeled almonds, pistas, and cashews in water for 45 minutes to an hour. Strain the water, add a few dates and figs along with the softened nuts and blend well with 2 ½ cups of milk. Add a dash of cardamom powder for extra flavour. Here you have a creamy and delicious breakfast shake!
Recipe – bit.ly/DryFruitsMilkshake
5. Oats Egg Omelette
Savoury oatmeal! Prepare as usual but add a pinch of salt and pepper instead of sugar. Top off with shredded cheese, sliced red peppers, onions, and a fried egg. For those who prefer a spicer breakfast option.
Recipe – bit.ly/SavouryOatmeal
6. Breakfast Salad
A salad for breakfast might not seem the most appetizing dish but once you try this recipe you’ll change your opinion! Packed with delicious and nutritious sausages, eggs, and veggies, this is a great way to start your day. Toss chicken sausages, boiled baby potatoes and red chillies in a pan of olive oil. Place them on a platter with a couple of fried eggs after cooking. Serve with a salad dressing of sliced red peppers, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and basil.
Recipe – bit.ly/BreakfastSalads
Another dish from Tamil Nadu, the Uttapam is a simple but tasty dish. Whisked together with rice, urad dhal, and spices to make a creamy batter, the Uttapam is topped with tomatoes, onions, and curry leaves to leave a mouth-watering taste.
Recipe – bit.ly/Uttapam