Suman Agarwal is a nutritionist, and here she explains not only why breakfast is important but also some easy ways to grab breakfast on the go for working professionals.
A healthy breakfast sets you up for a good day by fuelling your body with energy, so that you can stay alert and productive. But what makes breakfast healthy? To get the most out of your breakfast make sure to include a good serving of protein along with fats, carbohydrates and fibre.
While starting your day with a healthy bowl of breakfast is essential, it is not always easy to sit down and have a satisfying breakfast every morning. Especially, for working professionals who have so much to do before rushing off to work. These quick and nutritious breakfast ideas will have you covered for the whole week so that you never have to skip it because of your busy schedule.
Breakfast Ideas For Busy Mornings
There are various breakfast options to choose from, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.
Eggs On Toast:
This is one of the easiest and quickest breakfasts that working professionals can make. What’s more, is that it is high on nutrition. Eggs can be cooked quickly and in a variety of ways including sunny side up, scrambled, omelette, akuri, and more. On a day when you are in a hurry, you can simply place the omelette between two slices of toast and carry it with you for a hassle-free breakfast on the way.
Overnight oats are a healthy, time-saving breakfast that will have you out the door in minutes. All you have to do is soak the oats in a bowl of milk the night before and refrigerate. The next morning you only have to pack the soaked oats in a tiffin box or a travel mug, and you’re ready to leave. Grab a fruit for extra fibre.
Thepla With Moong:
If you love thepla, then you have a great breakfast option to carry with you to work. Make sure to include some delicious cooked moong to give you enough protein as only thepla and chutney may not be sufficient.
Upma And Poha:
Two of the favourite vegetarian breakfast, these are not only quick to prepare but are also a very tasty option. However, both upma and poha are low on protein. This can be easily supplemented by adding a serving of yogurt (dahi) or a glass of buttermilk (chaas) with your breakfast.
Paneer is nutritious, tasty, and filling. Cook the paneer with a few spices and add some veggies like capsicum, tomatoes, peas and beans. Put the filling in a sandwich and grill. You now have a complete breakfast that is easy to pack or eat on your way to work.
Khakhra And Yogurt:
Khakhra, a go-to option for working professionals, is crunchy and delicious but not a complete breakfast. Add a bowl of yogurt or a glass of buttermilk, and you increase your nutrition intake quite a bit.
Sandwiches are probably the most convenient food that working professionals can bank upon. They are especially useful if you are travelling and need to get breakfast at the airport or even the railway station. You can choose from non-veg sandwiches like chicken and egg or something vegetarian like a vegetable or cheese sandwich. You can even make a sandwich at home and carry with you.
Steamed idlis combined with a lentil (dal) called sambar makes for a healthy and complete meal with all food groups. What’s more, sambar is rich in protein!
Breakfast is an important meal, use these tips to make it both healthy and delicious.