This year, make eating breakfast a resolution you’re not going to break. If a race against the clock is your obstacle to a healthy breakfast, then have no fear. Niti Desai brings you an alternative - a power breakfast! “It’s a quick snack with a good combination of carbohydrates and proteins sans elaborate preparations. It ensures a good supply of energy and nutrition to the body, and at the same time is sumptuous and healthy,” explains Niti.
BETWEEN THE BREAD
Whole wheat bread is a good source of carbohydrates. You can complement it with a good source of protein for a super breakfast.
Cheese or peanut butter make a tasty sandwich and is a cinch to prepare.
An omelette is very energizing.
Paneer on toasted bread makes a relishing treat.
Niti’s winning power breakfast options:
IN A BOWL
High fibre cereals or muesli with skimmed milk is one of the easiest and healthiest options for breakfast. Skimmed milk is 100% fat-free, and cereals contain protein and carbohydrates that supply energy.
Add some fresh fruits like berries or nuts to make your breakfast nutritious and crunchier.
Oats and milk can be mixed in a bowl and quickly popped into the microwave oven. Seconds are all you need to prepare this wholesome breakfast.
Give your breakfast a traditional touch with a bowl of steamed sprouts and a pinch of chaat masala.
Blend your favourite fruits with yoghurt and whip up a yummy smoothie. Smoothies are low in fat and keep you well hydrated. Experiment with different flavours and you will never tire of these delicious concoctions.
FIVE QUICK BREAKFAST OPTIONS
Baked beans on toast.
Fresh fruit and a glass of milk.
Oat/ ragi biscuits with cream cheese.
Greek yoghurt (thick curd) with carrot sticks or fruit.
Chicken bacon roti wrap.