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Looking for quick breakfast ideas for your family? Here are 10 breakfast hacks that are prompt yet nourishing, saving your time during those busy mornings.
Monday blues came knocking at everyone’s door with the New Year and Christmas break coming to an end. It is time to wake up to the routine of school buses, offices and of course, traffic! Breakfast forms an important meal for the day and now that the holiday indulgence is over, one need to be conscious about the nutritional requirements.
It appears to many of us that, to have a quality breakfast, there needs to be quality time spent in preparing the same. These hacks would not only keep check on your wholesome diet requirements, but also add some variation to your regular idli/dosa/upma/toast. Good news is that these will surely keep you away from the store bought sugar overloaded breakfast cereals.
This recipe is good to try when you are bored of the regular plain rotis but still cannot find time to do stuffed parathas. It gives the goodness of whole wheat and pleases your taste buds with the assortment of Indian spices.
Paneer is a good source of protein and is good to include it in the first meal of the day. This is a straightforward recipe and won’t take much time like the usual sandwiches as this doesn’t involve much of a cooking other than toasting your bread. Kids will love it and keeps one hunger free for hours.
How about a creamy smoothie to get you going? All you have to do is turn your mixie on for a minute and voila, your breakfast smoothie is ready. Smoothies won’t take time in preparing as well as consuming. You can even have it on your way to work.
This comes in handy when you don’t have the regular dosa batter ready and want to try some variation in dosa. Pesarattu is a type of dosa made with moong dal. All you have to do is soak it overnight, grind it into a smooth paste and make dosas. Don’t worry about making chutneys as it will taste good even with some ketchup.
Berries are in season and the time required in preparing it is actually the time required for assembling. You can make this super nutritious by adding your favourite fruits/ nuts and seeds like chia seeds, sunflower seeds etc
Everyone knows how healthy it is include sprouts in our daily diet. One can have them raw or boil it little bit based on how crunchy and raw you like it. You can play around and add your favorite veggies, fruits, nuts, dates and seeds.
The process of preparing this multigrain powder is lengthy, but once you have it in place you can store it in an airtight container and use few spoonfuls of it to prepare your porridge right away. You can make it sweet by adding some milk and jaggery, and also savory by adding salt and buttermilk to your likes. These kinds of health mix powders are available readymade in markets too.
Paniyaram is a low fat variation to otherwise deep fried bondas. All you need to do is to invest in a good quality paniyaram plate and it can be prepared in minutes. If you want a healthier version of it, you can even add oats to the paniyaram batter.
For those baking lovers, you can try muffins too for breakfast! Both Avocado and Quinoa are super healthy and a muffin out of these would be best for your breakfast. You can even prepare them before hand and store them in refrigerator, just reheat it for your breakfast and enjoy!
Dosa is one of the favorite breakfasts in many south Indian homes. This recipe is another variation to the regular rice and urad dal dosas. This is a good tweak to include millets in your diet and making this dosa batter is simple and straightforward.
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