Saturday, February 15, 2014

Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

All of us know that having a healthy and nutritious breakfast is essential to our body. But, in today’s world everybody is hard pressed for time. Most of us do not have time to eat breakfast, let alone preparing it ourselves. So, presenting to you a few healthy recipes for breakfast, along with the preparation time in descending order:

  • Idli + Chutney – 20min
  • Dosa + chutney – 20min
  • Plain parantha + a bowl of nuts – 15min
  • Palak/Pudina paratha – 15min
  • Poha – prep time: 15min
  • Egg noodles – 15min
  • Veg sandwich/burger – 10min
  • Pongal - 10min
  • Pudina rice – 10min
  • Raagi malt + a bowl of corn flakes – 10min
  • A bowl of oats + 1 banana – 3min
  • A bowl of muesli + 1 apple – 1min

Note: The preparation time specified above is for two people. Choose an item depending on the time you have.

A few tips:
  • Never drink coffee or tea on an empty stomach. Not even herbal tea
  • Eat or drink something healthy within 15min of waking up.
  • Prefer a whole fruit to its juice.
  • Have your breakfast within 2 hours of waking up.

Courtesy for the tips: The book - Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, by Ruzuta Diwekar

Friends, if you have more ideas, please share in the comments section. My sister, Sowmya, has one to add. @Sowmya: Waiting for your inputs.


  1. I would prefer a glass of milk and a Carrot, it's pretty good. You can even try having carrot milk after you wake up but if you are time constrained, go with the former one. You can munch a carrot even while travel to your college/work place. Adding dry fruits to this diet is also a good option.

    1. Thank you, Sowmya. Personally, I am not a big fan of raw carrots. But others might find this tip useful.

  2. Omg..U seriously make paratha in just 15 mins....Kudos to U...!! I tried methi paratha last sunday and I literally took 2 hrs to make them!

    1. @Maddy: When I was new to cooking, I too took a lot of time. I have improved now. If it's for only 2 people, making parathas in 15min is fine.