Missed your breakfast again on a busy morning? Don’t run out the door on an empty stomach. Try these on the go breakfast ideas that will not only save you time but will also give you a healthy start to the day.
1. Breakfast Burrito
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Always keep multi-grain tortillas handy for a quick breakfast burrito. Whip up an omelette in a pan and heat 1 tortilla in another. You can add some chicken pieces, herbs and fresh greens to the omelette if you like. Take it off the heat, put a cheese slice on the tortilla and add the filling. Wrap it neatly and secure with an aluminium foil. Now you can just head out the door with the breakfast in your hand.
Nutritional Value: The Burrito gives you enough carbohydrates and proteins to power you through the day.
2. Berry Bowl
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Eat your heart out without feeling guilty. Make a berry and nuts mix with all your favourite ingredients. You just need to take them out of the fridge and pantry and transfer onto a bowl. Drizzle some strawberry sauce and some fresh herbs to pack in a punch of flavour along with good calories.
Nutritional Value: Berries are rich in anti oxidants and are the perfect morning food. The nuts contain essential fats that are best consumed in the morning to get an energy burst.
Courtesy: Blue Door Cafe
3. Oats Vegetable Cheela
Prep Time: None
Love pancakes? Have this low calorie nutritious desi version instead, from Innerchef. It’s packed with flavours of roasted oats, tomatoes, onions and coriander. You’ll get a fruit bowl, yoghurt and pickle on the side to get a perfect dose of roughage for the day.
Nutritional Value: Oats are digested slowly, so you’ll feel full longer.
4. Sugar Free Smoothie
If you are getting late for work, just pick some fruits and veggies and throw them in a mixer. The spinach and banana smoothie is our favourite. You can freeze some foods ahead that will come to your rescue in times like this. Get the banana out of the freezer. Take 1 cup spinach, 1/2 cup almond milk and honey to taste. Blend them together in a mixer. Pour it in a take away cup and you’re all set for the road.
Nutritional Value: Spinach will give you your daily dose of vitamins and anti oxidants. Whereas banana is a complete food packed with nutrients. It’s better to use almond milk instead of regular one, as it doesn’t have cholesterol.
5. Egg Wraps
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Give a makeover to the same old fluffy omelette with a skinny egg wrap. Beat a few eggs thoroughly and spread them as a thin layer on a pan. Take it off the heat when it’s cooked without breaking it. Now get your favourite sauces, greens, cheese from the fridge and slather them on one end. Roll it up and your egg wrap is ready.
Nutritional Value: It’s a delicious approach to a healthy egg breakfast if you don’t have time for a sit down meal of oozy and gooey eggs.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Have some left over chicken from last night? Wash the excess gravy, break it into small pieces and toss in a pan with some oil, salt and pepper. After it’s warmed up, remove it and heat two bread slices on the same pan to soak up its juices. Now in a bowl, add some mayonnaise, pesto and fresh greens. Mix it with the chicken pieces and place it on the bread. You can also include tomato slices for extra flavours. Sprinkle fresh cheese on the top.
Nutritional Value: A chicken meal covers half your daily protein requirements. It also gives a good boost of Vitamin B-6 that keeps your metabolism moving throughout the day.
7. Egg White Omelette
Prep Time: None
This is a meal both high on taste and health. Wake up to this Australian style 4 egg white omelette with sauteed bell peppers & onions from Innerchef. The sides are equally delicious – a focaccia bread, hash brown and rainbow fruit bowl.