Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes for PG Residents
Okay, so this idea of a healthy breakfast is the “most important meal of the day”? Yeah, that’s kinda outdated. If you love your breakfast, that might be a major bummer. But there’s some good news. As long as you keep it healthy (not parathas with butter or sugar-loaded cereal every morning), breakfast will still have a huge role to play in your life.
The bottom line is, you know nutrition is important. And so do we. The proof of that is the healthy meals we provide to all our residents at Stanza Living residences. And we believe a nutritious diet should be a part of everyone’s daily calendar, Stanzen or not. But given your hectic schedule, it might be hard to squeeze those macro and micronutrients in. So we’ve put together a few healthy breakfast ideas you can easily make in under 10 mins. They’re a great way to kickstart the day. And to keep your body functioning at the top for the remaining 23 hours and 50 minutes.
Healthy Breakfast Ideas While Living in PG
Here are some quick recipes for breakfast when you’re running short on time:
- Scrambled eggs
- Egg Bhurji
- Avocado Toast
- Sprouts Salad
- Fruit Salad and Yogurt
- Bread Upma
- Peanut Butter and Banana Toast
Don’t like cooking your own meals? You won’t need to if you stay in a Stanza Living PG.
An easy-to-make healthy breakfast, Poha is nutrition-packed with subtle flavours. The Maharashtrian specialty is extremely rich in proteins and fiber. You can also add some chilies and peanuts to bring some crunchiness. It can be made in under 10 mins and will become your morning buddy. Especially if you’re breaking up your long-term relationship with those extra calories.
Breakfast without eggs? Come on. One form of eggs or another is found on breakfast tables around the world. Especially scrambled eggs, since it’s super beginner-friendly. You can never go wrong with the simple version of it. But if you want to Masterchef it up a bit, you can always try Gordon Ramsay’s special recipe with milk and butter for that extra gooey-ness. Even if you mess it up, Ramsay won’t be around to go %#^$%^# on you.
If you’re not a fan of the western variant, but can’t do without the protein from eggs, definitely try this recipe. Add some cumin seeds with oil and a few slices of tomatoes, onions, and green chilies. And of course, eggs. There, you have gone, from Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled eggs to Jaikishan Egg Corner egg bhurji, in minutes.
We can’t talk about quick recipes and not mention a bowl of oats. Be it the porridge version with milk (avoid the sugary instant oats though). Or a savoury style plate of oats with some green veggies. You’ll be full for hours. And hopefully won’t reach for a packet of cookies before lunch.
It may sound a little boujee but hear us out. Ripe avocados, salt, pepper, and bread. That’s all you need for this super-easy breakfast recipe. Just scoop the fruit inside a bowl. Add some salt, pepper, or any dressing you want to add. Mix it about till your hand hurts (see, exercise for your arms too lol). Then toast some bread and spread the mixture on it. And it looks so good, you can totally post a picture on the gram. #healthyeating
All our gym bros would know this healthy breakfast idea. Just soak some sprouts overnight. You can boil them if you want to, but why complicate things? Add some veggies and lemon juice, maybe some pomegranate seed, and munch on it while working. Or bingeing a series. Thankfully, bingeing on sprouts is not unhealthy for you.
Fruit Salad and Yogurt
If you’re on a weight loss journey, skip those flavoured versions with added sugar. Get yourself some low-fat plain Greek yogurt. Add in some bananas, apple slices, blueberries, chia seeds. If you have a long day, you can even top it up with some cornflakes or granola. The best part of this dish is that you can customise it in a hundred different ways. So healthy doesn’t become boring.
A twist to the classic South-Indian Upma, this version is becoming really popular in tiffin centers across South India. To make this at home, toast the bread lightly for it to become crunchy and slice it up in cubes. Add tomatoes, green chiles, onion, and garlic, according to your taste. And there you have it – a new way to eat plain, boring bread.
Before you get too excited, we’re not talking about a cheese slice between two slices of bread. This quick recipe is what sandwiches are supposed to be – tasty, healthy, affordable and of course, easy. Just switch your regular white bread with a multigrain or whole wheat version. And add some veggies, boiled chicken, and boiled eggs. It’s a good way to get all the nutrients. And an even better way to avoid greasy, unhealthy food for the rest of the day (because you’ll be too full to even think about it).
Peanut Butter and Banana Toast
Some days, you just feel lazy. You’re not feeling too experimental. And you just want the hunger pangs to go away. On those days, you can’t go wrong with the peanut butter and banana toast. Like, how can you? It’s just three ingredients. And they’re all in the name!
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FAQs on Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes
What is the Quickest Healthiest Breakfast?
Well, we’ll have to go with a bowl of oats or a plate of fruit salad. They’re not as fast as eating cereal straight out the box, but they’re definitely healthier.
What is the Healthiest Indian Breakfast?
One word – Idlis! They are low in calories, lightweight, and easy to digest. Just make sure the sambar you have them with has got plenty of veggies.
What Should you not Eat for Breakfast?
You might think that drinking a glass of juice is healthy. But let us tell you that your packaged juice is less fruit, more sugar. Not a good idea to load your body with sucrose, first thing in the morning.
What are the Best Foods to Eat in the Morning for Gut Health?
We suggest you eat some yogurt daily since it contains a good balance of protein and carbohydrates. And your gut’s best friend, probiotics.