Healthy Breakfast Recipes

How to make healthy ragi Upma

Ragi is a nutritious whole grain rich in fibre, calcium and iron. Its gluten-free nature and low glycemic index make it suitable for regular consumption, promoting digestive health and overall well-being.

Ragi comprises a vast array of key nutrients like B-complex vitamins, iron, calcium, antioxidants, proteins, fibers, sufficient calories and useful unsaturated fats. 

Ragi is best food for weight control, diabetes,Prevents Skin Damage,Boosts Hair Growth

Ingredients :-

Ragi flour -1 cup

Mustard seeds -¼ tsp

Chana dal- 1 tsp

Onion, chopped 1 tbsp

Carrot, chopped -1 tbsp

Beans, chopped -1 tbsp

Green chillies, minced -½ tsp

Curry leaves a few

Oil-1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves, chopped a few

Lemon juice – ½ tsp

Water -1-2 cups

Serving Size: 1 Bowl

Procedure:

  • Take ragi flour in a large bowl and add salt.
  • Now, slowly add the 1/2 cup water in small batches and rub it into the flour.
  • Add 1/2 – 1 cup more water gradually as needed. The texture must be grainy and damp.
  • Place this ragi mixture in a steamer bowl and cover it with a plate.
  • Steam for 10 minutes, after 10 minutes remove from the steam.
  • Crumble the steamed ragi and set aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil and add curry leaves, mustard seeds, and onion, cook till transparent in color.
  • Then add the chana dal and stir well.
  • Add the carrot and beans and cook till it softens.
  • Now, add the crumbled flour to the vegetables and keep stirring well to avoid lumps.
  • Cook it for some time and garnish it with some freshly chopped coriander leaves and lemon on it.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Value Of Ragi Upma

Carbs-22 gm
Fat-5 gm
Protein-4 gm
calories-153 cal

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How to make easy Quinoa Tofu/Chicken salad for easy lunch or breakfast to carry

Quinoa is a “super grain” because it is loaded with fiber, antioxidants, several vitamins, and minerals. It is rich in manganese, folate, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin B1.

Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids, and protein are high in quinoa. It is good for heart health, boosts gut health, and is good for skin and hair. Quinoa helps in reducing inflammation, improves cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

This recipe is easy to cook and tempting.

Ingredients

1.Quinoa -boiled               1 cup

2.Plain Curd-2 tbsp

3.Cucumber –chopped ¼ cup

4.Onion-chopped 2 tbsp

5.Cherry Tomatoes- chopped 1/4 cup

6.Cucumber, Shredded 2 tbsp`

7.Black pepper, ground to taste

8.Salt to taste

9.Basil leaves, chopped-2 tbsp

10.Dill seeds-1tsp dil

11. Lemon juice-1 tbsp

12.Feta cheese-2 tsbp

13.Tofu or salmon -1/4 cup cooked

Serving Size-1 Bowl

 Procedure:

1.Firstly In a small bowl or jar, Take curd,shredded cucumber,lemon juice,salt ,dill seeds and pepper and Mix well

2.Now add onion, tomato, cucumber ,Feta cheese ,cooked Quinoa,cooked tofu /salmon and Season with basil leaves

3.Mix all together and serve it.

Nutritional Value Of Quinoa Tofu/Chicken salad

Carbs-23 gm
Fat- 12gm
Protein-10 gm
calories-236 cal

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How to Prepare Sourdough Bread at home

Sourdough bread is not only tastier than regular bread, but it is also healthier and simpler to digest. This healthier sourdough bread with 100% sprouted whole grain flour is packed with seeds for extra vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats. Because of the incorporated superfoods, this bread is one of the most nutrient-dense on the market. It’s also quite yummy. This bread is robust, has a delicious nutty flavor, and has great texture with all of those seeds. This recipe is ridiculously simple and vegan!

Sourdough is known for its characteristic tangy flavor, chewy texture and crisp, crackly crust. From a health standpoint, it dominates when compared to supermarket loaves. The naturally occurring acids and long fermentation help to break down the gluten, making it more digestible and easy for the body to absorb. And it tastes darn good!

Ingredients For Sourdough Bread at home-

Himalayan pink salt -2 tsp

Room temperature water 1 ¾ cups

Unfed starter from fridge 2 Tbs

Sunflower seeds – ¼ cup

Pumpkin seeds – ¼ cup

Black sesame seeds – ¼ cup

Hemp seeds – ¼ cup

Ground flaxseed – ¼ cup

Recipe For Sourdough Bread at home –

Method Mix all ingredients mentioned under dry mix thoroughly.

Add warm water, slowly kneading continuously until soft for about 10 minutes. Cover and allow to rise for an hour until doubled in size. Punch and kneel again.

Grease a loaf pan with butter, shape the dough into a loaf, and place it in it.

Simultaneously, for any remaining dough, sprinkle with topping.

Bake for 1 hour at 400°F until the top crust turns golden brown. Cool and remove. Slice them and enjoy every bite loaded with nutrients.

Macros – 1 Slice

  • Calories: 92 kcal
  • Protein: 3.8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 18 grams
  • Fat:  0.6 grams

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Steel cut oats & Moong Uttapam : high protein high fibre breakfast recipe

Steel cut oats & moong uttapam is a very yummy and healthy recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are many types of recipes prepared from oats. Steel cut Oats moong uttapam is one of them. It is a very healthy as well as an easy breakfast option. You can eat them for lunch or dinner as it is full of dietary fibers & high in plant protein.

Additionally, keep you full for a longer time and helps in weight loss. This recipe is a wonderful combination of important minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Steel cut oats & moong  uttapam is low in fat and high in flavors. You can eat it with pudina chutney, coconut chutney, or raw mango chutney.

Steel cut oats are basically oat groats that are cut into half by large steel blades. Steel cut oats have also been called pinhead or coarse cut oatmeal. They are generally less processed than other kinds of oats. These are considered as one of the healthier grains in the world, with many advantages to the health. Apart from this, there are many benefits of oats. It can lower the risk of heart disease by regulating LDL cholesterol level. 

Well, Insulin sensitivity is also improved and it helps reduce the blood sugar levels. This is why this whole grain is quite appropriate for those people that are suffering from diabetes and excessive blood sugar problems.

Moong dal is extremely light and high on protein and fibre, it keeps untimely hunger pangs at bay. Presence of these two nutrients- protein and fibre – make moong dal an effective option for weight loss.

INGREDIENTS OF STEEL CUT OATS & MOONG UTTAPAM:

  • 1 Cup Steel cut Oats (soaked for 3 hours)
  • 1 Cup Moong dal (soaked for 3 hours)
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • Water as required
  • 1 chopped Onion
  • 1 chopped Tomato
  • ½ chopped Capsicum
  • ½ tsp chopped Green Chilies
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp coconut Oil
  • 5-7 curry leaves
  • ¾ tsp crushed Ginger
  • ½ tbsp Coriander Leaves

Method to make Oats & Moong  Uttapam:

  • Firstly, Grind soaked moong dal and steel cut oats.
  • Then add asafoetida, ginger paste & curry leaves to the mixture.
  • Now mix all the ingredients and add water to make a thick batter.
  • Keep the batter at rest for 10 minutes.
  • Now, add onion, tomato, capsicum, green chilies, and salt into the batter.
  • After that, heat a non-stick pan and grease it with little oil.
  • Then spread the batter on the pan evenly and cook from both sides until turned golden brown.
  • Finally, garnish it with coriander and serve hot with any chutney you like.

Macros of oats moong uttapam (1 ):-

Calories: 124 kcal

Carbohydrates: 15.7 g

Protein: 5g

Fat: 5g

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Veg Quinoa Pulao

Quinoa Poha – easy to make Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Veg Quinoa Poha is very healthy. It is a very rich source of protein, fiber, iron, and this Poha is great gluten-free.

Quinoa Poha is a flavorful healthy Indian-style one-pot dish made with quinoa and fresh-cut vegetables in an Instant cooking pan on stovetop. It can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and is a great lunch box recipe for kids and adults. Quinoa Poha is Vegan and Gluten-Free.

This Poha might seem tedious, but it’s actually as easy as cooking any type of rice. This colorful quinoa Poha is an easy, delicious meal prepared in less than 30 minutes that is low in calories and fat, and very filling especially if you are in a weight-loss program.

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Ingredients to make Quinoa Poha

  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 5-7 curry leaves
  • 1.5 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Coriander for garnishing

 Method of preparation:

Heat oil in the cooking pan.

Add cumin seeds & mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add curry leaves and saute for a few seconds.

Now add onion & tomatoes, saute it for a minute.

Season it with salt and Saute for a minute.

Now add turmeric powder, chili powder. Let it cook for a minute.

Add cooked quinoa to the sauteed veggie mixture. steam for two minutes .

Open the lid, mix it nicely.

Add lemon juice and coriander. 

Macros of quinoa poha (1 cup):-

Calories: 184 kcal

Carbohydrates: 25.7 g

Protein: 5g

Fat: 7g

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How To Make healthy Spinach carrot smoothies

This is detoxifying recipe that provides a good midday energy boost that tastes great.

It is high in B Vitamins, as well as Vitamin A, C, and K,iron and magnesium.

This smoothies good for eye, hair and skin health.

They help add glow to skin.

Ingredients:-

  1. Spinach, chopped -1 cup
  2. Carrot, chopped and boiled- 1, large sized
  3. Ginger, grated  -1 tsp
  4. Water -1 cup

Serving size:1 Glass

Procedure:

1. Firstly cook carrot in 1 cup of water until tender.

2. Let Carrot cool, keep water in it.

2. Blend all ingredients with the cooking water in a blender until smooth.

3. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Value Of Spinach Carrot Smoothie –

Carbs-25 gm
Fat- 4 gm
Protein-5 gm
calories-153 cal

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How to make healthy Ragi Uttapam

Ragi Uttapam is a simple, healthy, gluten-free recipe from the South Indian cuisine. It  is very healthy and easy to make breakfast.

Ragi is a powerhouse of proteins, minerals, and amino acids. It is also rich in calcium and iron and antioxidant. 

This is gluten free and good for weight loss

Ragi helps in relaxing the body naturally.

Ingredients:-

1.Onions,Finely chopped -1/4 th cup

2.Ragi (nachini/red millet ) flour -1/4 cup

3.Rice Flour -1/4 cup

4.Low fat curd -1/4 cup

5.Green Chili,Finely chopped- 1/2

4.Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp

5.Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp

6.Curry leaves -3-4

7.Asafoetida ( Hing)- a pinch

8.Coriander leaves, chopped-1 tsp

9.Salt to taste

10.Oil-1/2 tsp

Procedure:

1. Combine the Ragi flour,rice flour, onions,coriander,curd,green chilies, salt and water in bowl and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency

2. Keep aside for 2 hours to ferment

3. Now take one pan, heat 1 tsp oil in small pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

4.When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves and hing and saute  for few seconds.

5.Pour This tempering over the batter and mix well.

6. Now Pour a spoonful of the batter onto the pan each and cook them on both sides using 1/4 tsp of oil.

Nutritional Value Of Ragi Uttapam –

Carbs-32gm
Fat-5gm
Protein-6 gm
calories-195 cal

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How to Make healthy Jowar Upma

 Jowar is one of the five top cereal crops in the world rich in protein, iron, and fibre. Jowar also has great antioxidants properties and is also gluten-free.

This recipe is easy to cook and nutritious.  jowar upma is healthy due to its high fiber content, which aids digestion and promotes satiety.

This recipe is an ideal food to diabetic and celiac patients.

Ingredients

1.Jowar Seeds-2 cup

2.Onion, finely chopped- 1

3.Carrot, finely chopped -1

4.Green peas -1/4 cup

5.Roasted Peanuts -2 Tbsp

6.Ginger , grated-1 inch

7.Garlic , crushed-2 cloves

8.Green Chilli-2 chopped

9.Lemon juice-2 tsp

10.Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp

11.Rock Salt- as per taste

12.Black pepper powder-2 tsp

13.Oil -2 Tbsp

14.Water-4 cups

15.Coriander Leaves, finely chopped

Serving Size: 1 Bowl

Procedure:-

1. wash and soak Jowar pearls overnight or for at least 6 – 7 hours in water.

2.Drain the excess water. Place the Jowar into the pressure cooker along with 4 cups of water and salt.

3.Pressure cook for one whistle, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

4.The Jowar will continue to cook in the pressure that exists in the cooker.

5.Open the lid of the pressure cooker, you will see the jowar pearls have chewy texture. So you will need to add a little more water and allow it to cook through for some more time.

6.Steam the vegetables and keep them ready to make the upma.

7.Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat and saute the chopped onion, garlic and ginger for a couple of minutes until it is soft.

8.Once the onion turns translucent, add the peanuts and saute for another couple of minutes.

9.Now Add the steamed vegetables, turmeric powder, jowar, salt and black pepper. Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste.

10.Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid, reduce the heat to low and let Jowar Upma cook for about 5 minutes.

11.Turn off the heat and drizzle lemon juice over upma

12. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot, with chutney(optional).

Nutritional Value Of Jowar Upma –

Carbs-15gm
Fat-3gm
Protein-3 gm
calories-99 cal

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How to Make healthy Barnyard Millet Upma

This is easy healthy and tasty recipe .This dish is also know as oodalu uppittu in south India.

Barnyard Millet has the highest dietary fiber and iron content compared to all other millets and cereals like rice and wheat.

It is rich in fibre and minerals like calcium, copper and iron which is essential for maintaining a healthy and fit body.

This dish is ideally be consumed during the winter season.

Ingredients:-

1.Barnyard millet (Samak) Rice -1/2 cup

2. Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp

3.Cloves- 2

4.Black peppercorn -3

5.Cardamom, green- 2

6.Peanuts, roasted-1/2 tbsp

7.Ginger, minced -1/4 tsp

8.Green chilli-1

9.Potato, boiled-1/2 cup

10.Desi ghee-1 tbsp

11.Rock salt (sendha namak)-to taste

12.Cashews, roasted-10

13.Coriander leaves, chopped-1 tbsp

14.Lime juice-1 tsp

Serving Size: 1 Bowl

Procedure:-

1.wash and soak sama rice or Barnyard millet for 30 minutes

1.Place a pan on medium heat and pour ghee into the pan.

2.Once the ghee heats up, toss in cumin seeds, cloves, black peppercorns, and green cardamom pods, and stir.

3.Now Add roasted peanuts, minced ginger, and green chillies. Sauté for 30 seconds.

4.Now add boiled potato, and cook for about 1 minute.

5.Add sama rice /Barnyard Millet (and stir to coat well with ghee and spices, about 3 minutes.

6.Pour in 300 ml (1¼ cups) water, add rock salt (sendha namak), stir, then cover and cook till the water is absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes.

7.Use a fork to fluff the rice.

8.Add fried cashew nuts, coriander leaves, and lime juice.

9.mix the upma properly and then remove from heat.

10.Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot

Nutritional Value Of Barnyard Millet Upma –

Carbs-17gm
Fat-4 gm
Protein-3 gm
calories-103 cal

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