Breakfast, the first meal of the day is the most important one, say nutritionists. According to them if you skip your breakfast your metabolism becomes slow, resulting in weight gain. In fact, celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwaker says that you must eat something within 15 minutes of waking up, to boost your metabolism. It is not a good idea to indulge in greasy food during breakfast. Take a pick from these healthy options.
Muesli with curd and fruits
You have to do very little here. Take 5-6 tbsp of ready-made muesli, add curd, chopped nuts and fruits and eat. But before buying muesli ensure that it does not contain added sugar and has more rolled oats than corn-flakes.
Savory Oatmeal With an Egg
Take oatmeal to a whole new level by making it savory. Prepare as usual with milk or water, but add a pinch of salt and pepper instead of any cinnamon or sugar. Then top with an over-easy or poached egg and sprinkle on a little cheese for an extra tasty kick.
Honey brown bread toast
Toast your bread crisp. Drizzle half a spoon honey on both sides, sprinkle some white pepper powder, chopped nuts and eat.
Egg white veggie omelette
In a bowl add 2-3 egg whites, chopped tomatoes, onions, green chillies, 3 tsp semolina and salt and pepper to taste. In a non-stick pan, drizzle one tsp olive oil and pour the egg mix. Cook on both sides. Serve hot.
Toast two slices of brown bread. In a bowl take 3-4 tsp grated cottage cheese. Add 1 tbsp powdered brown sugar and mix well. Cover it with another slice and grill for 2-3 minutes.
Sweet chili bread
Take 10 cloves of garlic, 3-4 tsp red chili powder, 2-3 tsp sugar, salt to taste, 1 tsp olive oil, one small chopped tomato and grind to a fine paste. Take one tsp of this dip, spread it on a slice of bread, top it with another slice and grill for 2-3 minutes. You can store this dip in the refrigerator for over a week.
Finely chop onion, bell peppers, tomato and green chili. Add 4 tsp yoghurt, ½ tsp olive oil and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Now, spread this mixture over brown bread and grill.
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Smoothies are a perfect on-the-go snack any time of day. Blend frozen bananas, peanut butter, soy milk, Greek yogurt, honey, and a few ice cubes. If this is a morning snack, keep it in a tight-sealing container and throw it in a gym or work bag. For an afternoon boost, prep it the night before and freeze. Remove in the morning, and it will be thawed and ready to enjoy after lunch. Tip: Add a scoop of your favorite chocolate or vanilla protein for an extra protein boost.
Stuffed Apple Surprise
This is a perfect pick for apple season. Cut 1 apple in half and remove the core (plus a bit of the extra flesh around the core). Drop 2 teaspoons nut butter between the two holes, and sprinkle in 1 teaspoon oats or granola. Wrap up the whole apple in foil or plastic wrap to save for later or enjoy as is.
Cornflake Crunch French Toast
Preheat oven to 200°. Put cornflakes into a food processor; pulse until fine, and set aside. Whisk eggs with milk in a bowl; add vanilla extract. Place bread slices (2 at a time) into batter; let soak for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, and melt butter. Coat 1 slice of bread on both sides with cornflake crumbs; cook for 2–3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bread, and serve with pure maple syrup and fresh fruit