Breakfast is the first meal of the day. Breakfast is commonly referred to as the most important meal of the day.
In India, there are at least 25 types of Indian breakfast each consisting of over 100 food items. India has 29 states and each state have its own different specialties and items for breakfast. Therefore we don’t have any standard Indian breakfast, it varies from people to people.
Is Breakfast Important??
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Yes, Breakfast is very important and is the most important meal of the day. Don’t over-eat but we should keep in mind that our stomach was empty the entire night. We should have easily digestive foods in your every meal. It keeps you fresh and active.
Top Healthy Indian Breakfast
1. Masala Omelette/Egg Bhurji
As we all know the egg is the important source of protein.
Having egg Bhurji or masala omelet in your breakfast while adding some onions, capsicum, tomatoes and some masala’s will give you a great taste and more importantly it’s healthy. An egg contains 6 gms of protein approx which fulfills your protein requirement in a meal.
2. Besan Cheela
Made from gram flour this dish is usually eaten in combination with curd,tomato ketchup, or mint chutney is an instant, nutritious, low calorie, protein-rich recipe ideal for breakfast and snack time.
Cheela can be a part of a weight-loss diet since it is low in calories and is also a good vegetarian protein source.
Besan chilla 70gms
3. Idli Sambar
It is the staple food for South Indians. Idli is prepared from rice ( Idli rice) soaked with black lentils overnight and fermenting it after grinding.
It is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, fats, amino acids, and fiber. The plus point is it doesn’t contain any saturated fats and cholesterol.
It is digested easily and rich in iron content. To enhance your taste we can have idli sambar with coconut chutney.
2Idlis + Sambar
Poha is a complete meal. It is a rich source of carbohydrates, iron and rich in fiber and most importantly is gluten-free. It is known to be good for people having diabetes, heart problems.
Poha is the best option for people allergic to wheat products.
It is an Indian superfood for weight loss due to its dietary fiber content.
Dalia is a rice source of protein and is even helpful for gaining muscle mass. It is made of wheat, therefore easy to digest and is full of nutrients, vitamins.
It is even recommended by doctors for patients as it has high fiber content and is even a light meal.
Oats are incredibly nutritious and are antioxidant. They contains a powerful soluble fiber called Beta-glucan. It is a good source of protein.
Oats can improve blood sugar levels and can even lower cholesterol.
Oatmeal is very healthy, even makes your stomach full and even helps in losing weight.
Upma is made of wheat Rava is surely a healthy breakfast option.
It is rich in protein, vitamin B and iron. Adding veggies to the Upma not only makes it tastier but also healthier.
It is usually served with coconut chutney or lime pickle to enhance the taste.
Cornflakes are made up of corns. They are thought to be healthy as they are easy to digest. They can be eaten with milk and can be topped with some nuts or fresh fruits.
Cornflakes should be accompanied with fat-free or low-fat milk.
Cornflakesmilk- 1 bowl
Breakfast is the most essential meal of our day. We can’t afford to miss breakfast as we know our stomach is empty the entire night. To remain healthy we need to cut down our quantity ratios of the food items.
As mentioned the healthy food options, doesn’t mean we can have it in any quantity, we must keep the check on the portion of our meal, that’s the most important.
Moreover, we can add fresh fruit juice or buttermilk in our meal to enhance our meal.