HEALTHY INDIAN BREAKFAST TO START YOUR MORNING

Breakfast is needed a very important meal. Good breakfast energy you up and gets you ready for the day. In general kids who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school and eat healthier throughout the day. Without breakfast people can get irritable, restless, and tired.
Below are some breakfast’s quotes showing importance of breakfast.
All happiness depends on a restful breakfast.

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One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.
A yummy and healthy breakfast can bring the most productive day.
Breakfast is the first food of the day and hence also the most important food.
Thus breakfast should never be skipped and it should be healthy. Your breakfast items should be healthy, tasty and satisfying. Don’t over-eat but remember that your stomach has been empty the entire night. Eat till you feel relatively full, not completely full. Also eat comparatively easy to digest foods as your digestive juices have been on a break all night and eating very heavy food will send your stomach in a down-spin leaving you with a very full feeling and gas all day. Also remember that you are eating fruits always eat them on an empty stomach or else they remain bad inside and lead to health issues.

Day wise planning for breakfast

Monday – This is most often the most boring day of the week. Your week is just beginning and you’re low. On Mondays, eat breakfasts that are light and yet cheer you up. Also, if you’ve had a late night on Sunday, best to have a happy yet restful breakfast. Here’s some option for Monday.

Moog dal chilla –


Moog dal is extremely nutritious and easy to digest. Add vegetable to the chilla with less spice to make more tasty and filling.

Thepla


Made with fenugreek leaves and whole wheat dough, this traditional Guajarati breakfast is extremely healthy as it is roasted and has the goodness of greens. Pair it with some healthy coriander and mint chutney instead of sauce or pickle and voila! Perfect breakfast ready!

Tuesday – The second day, you’re feeling slightly better as the dread of Monday is finally over. In India, most people fast on Tuesday and hence, coming up with tasty recipes for Tuesday breakfast is quite a task. Most people just have an apple or some fruits and cake off. But just because you’re fasting, there’s no need to ignore health and have fun experimenting.

Rajgira ki puri

No, you do fry them. Bake them or roast them till crisp. Add some date chutney with pomegranate seeds and finely chopped apples on top with a hint of green chillies if you like and relish like your sev-puri

Sabudana khichadi

The typical, traditional Indian fast food. Add coarsely crushed peanuts with potatoes to the khichdi to make it more nutritious and tasty.

Wednesday – Now that Wednesday begins to roll around, your spirits rise too. Just 2 days to go and it will be Friday. Wednesday is slightly celebratory in moods and hence, you want something that’s sure to go well with your peppy mood. Also after the fasting done on Tuesdays you really want something delic

Dhokla

Not the yellow version but the white variety. White dhoklas are extremely healthy, nutritious and tasty. If making at home, go easy on the baking powder or eno and the don’t dip them in oil. Instead, pair them with a mix of tamarind and coriander chutney and enjoy the magic.

Hakka sevai

Instead of your regular noodles, take your sevai or vermicelli and make it the hakka noodles way with less oil and more veggies. You can also add some urad dal and chana dal the tadka to give it more of an Indian twist.
Thursday – Another favorite day for Indians to fast. And here while we give you normal, regular foods, you can substitute them with your fast-food alternatives and enjoy! It’s not that difficult really. Just experiment a little and you should have fun recipes to share and hog

Parathas

Have delicious stuffed parathas with curd and some chutney in the morning. Go easy on the butter or replace it with fresh. Homemade white butter instead of the salted one.
Friday – This is probably the happiest day of the week .the weekend is finally here. The drudgery about to end. Fridays call for yummy, happy dishes and here’s what you can enjoy on Friday.

Dosa/uthappam

The favorite Indian pancake. Dosas and uthapams are very healthy. Add some onions and tomatoes to your uthapam to make it healthier. Alternatively, you can also add boiled potatoes to your dosa to make it a masala dosa.

Misal Pav

Contrary to popular belief, missal pav is extremely healthy as it has pulses. Just don’t add the oil and spice mix or add it in moderation. Namely eat usal pav. Also, replace the pav with Indian bhakri.
Saturday – You’re lazy to cook as its Saturday but it is important to have something healthy and not skip breakfast. Opt for quick to eat and easy to digest foods as Saturdays are relatively slow and lazy.

Rava upama

Easy to make and tasty to eat. Add some onions, peas, carrots and urad dal to your upma to make it tastier and healthier.
Sunday – The laziest day of the week, Sunday calls for quick to make yet heavy foods as Sunday breakfast often turn to brunches. What is quick to make, can be enjoyed in bed and yet give you that satisfaction?

Poha

The Indian favorite and staple. Poha makes for a great Sunday breakfast item. You have many versions like the kande pohe or the aloo poha. Add peas and some roasted groundnuts to the mix and top it with grated coconut for a wholesome brunch.
An easy to make light dish to start the healthy day. Poha is flattened rice which is extremely popular in south India. Due to its healthy and light nature, it is also getting very popular across India.

Idli

Little fluffy puffs of rice and urad, idli is extremely healthy and nutritious. If you do not have time to make the sambhar, just stock some gunpowder at home or some molaga podi and pair with idli.
Traditional Indian breakfast recipes

Poha

An easy to make light dish to start the healthy day. Poha is flattened rice which is extremely popular in south India. Due to its healthy and light nature, it is also getting very popular across India.
Parathas –

Parathas are all time favorite north Indian breakfast. Everyone knows that the secret to a healthy day is a healthy breakfast. Even the doctors approve that eating breakfast regularly makes a person healthy. Parathas are the most famous breakfast items from north India. Aloo paratha for the weekends is a must.

Omelette

Be it the street side vendor or the home cooked one, this extremely popular combination of bread and eggs is much loved in the entire country.

Idli sambhar

Idlis are the breakfast recipe from south Indian food menu. Tastes best with coconut chutney or sambhar and fresh juice. Which is not heavy on the stomach and is loved by all.

Upma

Upma is one of the popular dishes from south India but its health benefit has attracted eye balls from across the nation.

Bread butter jam


This was our favorite breakfast as a kid. And everyone who grew up in the 90s loved this in our school’s Tiffin boxes.

Sandwich

Simple toasted bread with mashed potato filling and chutney can make your tummy full.

Conclusion:

Few ingredients you can use in your recipe
Soya : soya is an excellent source of protein. Almost 35 per cent of its calories come from protein. If you are a vegetarian then do include this in your meals. It is also good source for fiber and minerals. A quick and easy to make recipe using soya is soya dosa. It is healthy with a twist to the usual dosa.

Nachani: Also called ragi, nachani has a number of health benefits and it does not have much fat. If you are on a weight loss diet then this is a good option for you. Nachni is also a source of iron and fibre. People suffering from diabetes can also benefit from eating dishes containing nachni. Try making pancakes for breakfast.

Sprouts: sprouts are relatively easy to make. All you need to do is take a handful of pulses and sock them overnight. Drain them and put them in a muslin cloth and leave it for a few hours. It takes time but not match effort is needed. Once the sprouts are ready, you can add chopped onions and tomatoes and eat them or try making poha with mixed sprouts. Sprouts are loaded with benefits. They are a rich source of minerals and essential vitamins and since they are raw, they do not lose any of their plant nutrients.

A serving of a whole-grain carbohydrate, a serving of a dairy or high calcium food, and a serving of fruit. A high protein serving like meat or an egg is fine as long as it doesn’t add too much fat calories. A bowl of high fiber, multi-grain cereal, lots of strawberries, and low fat milk an apple , nonfat yogurt, fresh blueberries and a slice of whole what toast with fruit spread , fresh fruit salad. Take the all supplements with breakfast because taking supplements with food reduce the chance they’ll upset your stomach, and improve the absorption of minerals.

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