With increasing workload and too little time, most of us find ourselves rushing every morning, conveniently skipping the most important meal of the day– Breakfast. It’s tempting to spend ten extra minutes sleeping rather than making breakfast. But did you know that by skipping breakfast you miss out on a huge amount of calories and nutrition required for the day?
Making breakfast needn’t be a time-consuming affair. With some basic skills in the kitchen you can whip a quick and Healthy breakfast in as less as ten minutes. Read on for a few tasty breakfast ideas for busy professionals that will give a healthy start to your day…
Pancakes are easy to make and are one of the most popular breakfast items all over the world. You have the option of combining as many ingredients you want, making it one filling breakfast. For an oatmeal pancake, you have to blend together one cup of oats, one banana, one cup of milk and one egg together and then cook one dollop of batter at a time until both sides are golden brown.
Another super fast and easy item, sandwiches are so easy even a child can make them. For something a little different, try the egg and tuna sandwich. All you have to do is scramble an egg, season canned tuna with salt, pepper, and mayonnaise, and then place it between two toasted whole wheat breads. You can also replace the tuna with any leftover chicken you might have in the fridge.
For a high protein breakfast, there’s nothing quite like veggie frittatas. All you have to do is beat eight eggs with one cup each of chopped onions, peppers and mushrooms and cook the mixture in olive oil (you can use any vegetable oil). When the egg is almost done, just fold the frittata in half and your breakkie is ready.
A filling and nutritious meal that hardly takes time to prepare, a bean burrito is perfect for keeping hunger at bay till lunchtime. Spread two cups of canned beans and shredded cheese on a tortilla wrap and heat it for thirty seconds. Add the salsa sauce just before wrapping it, and your breakfast is on your plate.
This Mexican dish is easy and quick and very filling. Scramble one egg and one egg white in 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. Add one cup baby spinach and sauté until just wilted. Put egg-spinach mixture on a 10-inch whole wheat tortilla, along with shredded cheese and 1/4 cup salsa (you could use tomatoes instead of the salsa). Just roll up and enjoy your breakfast.
Peanut Butter Smoothie
If you don’t even have ten minutes to spare, a smoothie is for you. For a high-protein smoothie that keeps hunger away, blend peanut butter, a cup of yoghurt, a banana, and other fruits if you want to. Put in ice cubes if you like your smoothie chilled, and then churn it all up. This is a breakfast that can also be had on the go!
The next time you’re too busy to make breakfast, use these easy recipes and make yourself a healthy meal for a healthy day ahead!