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13 Healthy Breakfast Recipes To Start Your Day Right!
Last Updated : Oct 25,2018
13 Healthy Veg Breakfast Recipes To Start Your Day Right!
It is rightly said that one should have breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper. A healthy breakfast , ideally had within an hour of waking up, gives a good start to the day, and provides you with the energy and nutrients to hop into the day joyfully.
A good breakfast need not essentially be a large spread. After all, who has time to prepare an elaborate breakfast early in the morning? Contrary to common misconceptions, breakfast can be a simple meal, but one that is loaded with a combination of carbohydrates, protein, fat and fibre. Simple though it might be, it is important that breakfast is tasty because it raises your spirits and makes you march out with a smile!
All the recipes choosen have ingredients with a low glycemic index which will not push up your insulin or blood sugar to high levels. That will enable weight loss and make your body burn fat quickly and more efficiently.
Ingredients used in healthy breakfast
Here are some such breakfast options like Cabbage Dhokla , Oatmeal Almond Milk with Apples, Avocado and Feta Mash and many more that are easy and quick to prepare, yet nutritious and tasty too. They will be a delightful way to start your day!
13 healthy breakfast recipes to start your day right!
Palak Methi Muthia represents perfection in flavour, nutrition and visual appeal. The flavours of spinach and fenugreek balance each other very well in these steamed iron and folic acid rich dumplings, which get a further boost in aroma from the tempering of mustard and sesame seeds. Palak Methi Muthia makes a delicious treat when served with nutritious green chutney.
Tasty and fluffy dhokla is always known to be a versatile dish, which can be prepared with varied flours and by adding additional ingredients like veggies, corn, etc. This scrumptious Cabbage Dhokla stands out from others in the equal use of grated cabbage and besan in the batter, an interesting move that adds a lot of crunch to the fluffy dhokla! You will enjoy this multi-textured delight, flavoured with a traditional, aromatic tempering, and served with green chutney.
Carrot and cabbage are a wonderful combination due to their contrasting colours, which look good against each other. Here is a sumptuous sandwich made with this super duo supplemented with a tasty high fibre chutney. The veggies and whole wheat bread, all fibre rich, make sure you feel satiated and content for a long while. Plan ahead and make the chutney the previous night itself, so that you can quickly put together this sandwich for breakfast.
This low-calorie combination of easily available carrot, tomato and beetroot provides large doses of fibre and vitamin a, and is a perfect way to kick start the day! the lovely colour makes it especially appealing to kids.
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and protein rich curds to enhance its taste. Grated ginger and green chillies add the much-needed spice to the pancakes. Cook these pancakes over a slow flame as the chana dal is coarsely ground and will take a while to cook well.
Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green peas. Of course, a small portion of rava is used to improve the consistency. You can also add vegetables like carrots and tomatoes to add to the taste, crunch and nutrient quotient. Like with most millet-based foods, it is essential to serve the Jowar Upma immediately.
Vibrant mint and dill leaves add not just colour but also abundant nutrition to the Minty Soya Roti. The iron and folic acid in these ingredients work together to improve your haemoglobin levels. The dough for this flavourful and aromatic roti has further been fortified with soya flour, so you get more fibre, iron and protein too.
A combination of rice flour and whole wheat flour ups the health quotient of these ragi rotis. Embellished with vegetables and flavoured with cumin seeds and curry leaves, they make a wholesome breakfast
For a healthier meal, roll them out very thinly and serve with dal
Traditionally, chila is a thin pancake made of gram flour, but this nutritious chila uses a healthy combination of jowar, whole wheat and maize flour making it a great source of protein and vitamin A. You could also create your own version by combining other flours. Enjoy it with coriander garlic chutney.
Although the original idli itself is quite nutritious, this innovative version is even more wholesome and filling. Oats idli replaces rice with oats, to help reduce the fat content and keep cholesterol levels in check. You can also add some boiled veggies to the batter to enhance the fibre content further. These idlis can be prepared any time, since the batter does not require to be fermented. However, this also means that the idlis will not rise when cooked, so don’t worry when you see a flat outcome. Enjoy these idlis fresh and hot with green chutney and sambhar.
A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating!
Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours like whole wheat, bajra, jowar and nachni. Since the batter is fermented, it becomes easier to digest, and also gives a nice texture that is both crispy and fluffy.
The 4 Flour Dosa is a wise choice for diabetics, but we recommend having it with a small portion of sambhar only, to avoid excess fat from coconut chutney.
For a tasty and diabetic friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, check out our collection of Diabetic recipes
of toast and this Avocado and Feta Mash will make sure your day takes off on a very zesty note!
While spring onions add a peppy crunch to the cheese and avocados, tomatoes and lemon juice add a brilliant tanginess to the mash. A garnish of roasted almond slivers adds a nutty crunch, rounding off the flavours and textures very well indeed. The best part is that this Avocado and Feta Mash needs no cooking, so it can be prepared easily for breakfast or as a quick snack to have when you are suddenly hungry.
The Oatmeal Almond Milk with Apples is as easy as easy can be. Can you think of anything simpler than adding all the ingredients to a jar, mixing and refrigerating?
Well, that’s all it takes to make this healthy vegan breakfast. You need to refrigerate it for 4 hours at least, but can comfortably keep it for 6-8 hours, so you can even make it the previous night and stash it into the fridge, to relish the next morning.
With the amazing mouth-feel of chia seeds, the nutty taste of oats and almond milk, the rustic sweetness of dates, a joyful tinge of peanut butter and the fruity pleasure of apples, this is one truly amazing and healthy breakfast.
Oats and chia seeds are fibre-rich and that makes this a truly healthy breakfast. Protein-rich almond milk
makes this recipe suitable for lactose-intolerant
folks as well. We have used maple syrup for sweetening, but if you are not vegan, you can go for honey as well.
Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie
or Avocado Coconut Milk Vegan Smoothie
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