You know what they say when you're trying to slim down a bit (or considerably) NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST! Well, I'm afraid I'm going to have to repeat that piece of advice today. I've noticed most people who claim to be doing everything to lose weight, are actually not eating a healthy breakfast, or worse still, skipping it altogether! If your excuse is that you don't know what's good for you or what you should eat, here are some healthy and totally delicious desi breakfast options that aid weight loss. Include these nutritious breakfast ideas in your daily diet and watch the inches slide off you ;)
A soft, fluffy 2-egg omlette made with the tiniest amount of olive oil (three cheers for healthy!) is the perfect way to start your day. A good healthy tip would be to skip the slices of bread and choose a light moong-dal chhilla instead!
Proteins? Check. Fibre? Check? Good taste? Check! Made with just a few Indian spices, the aromatic dal khichdi is a super healthy and equally delicious breakfast option for those who want a hint of masala early morning.
Not everybody may be fond of dalia, but the truth is that it's low in fats and cholesterol and quite high in iron, fiber and carbs. It's really simple and quick to make; and if you just add a dash of lime, it tastes way better than anything else!
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This popular Maharashtrian breakfast is my personal favorite. Poha is light on the stomach but filling at the same time so you can eat that extra portion without worrying about a bloated belly. (Psst, but if you do have a bloated belly problem, try this water).
Made with semolina and vegetables, upma is a popular south Indian breakfast/snack dish that is devoured by all. Minus the ghee, and substitute it with fat-free margarine, if you want a slimmer waist. This could easily be the healthiest breakfast you eat.
A classic south Indian staple that's a favorite of people all around the country! Idli is made with fermented rice; and the best part is that it is steamed making it easily digestible. A great source of carbohydrates and protein it fills you up in minimum calories.
Everybody loves a good crispy, healthy dosa! A richer cousin of the idli, dosas make for a yummilicious breakfast option for people seeking to lose weight. However, ensure your dosa isn't loaded with oil, butter or potato!
This is a yummy crepe made with wheat flour, sugar, egg, that is flavoured with cardamom and saffron and stuffed with roasted dry fruits! My mouth is already watering! Wonder how something this tasty could be so healthy…
Whole wheat kheer:
Another Maharashtrian dish that is usually made during Ganesh Chaturthi, whole wheat kheer is the healthier version of rice or rava kheer.
So there you have it, folks! Now you'll never give excuses for skipping breakfast anymore, not when it's so delicious!