7 great breakfast ideas for the week ahead

Eat well in the morning to start the day right. The importance of a nutritious breakfast cannot be overemphasized. Bangalore-based pastry chef Avin Taliat, founder and director of Lavonne Academy of Baking Science and Pastry Arts, shared some ideas with Business Today.

Monday | Granola bowl

Weekends are usually cheat days when it comes to food, so everyone should focus on eating healthy during the week. Start your workday with protein-rich foods to keep you full and energized. You can choose a convenient and nutritious “oat granola bar” or a “granola power bowl”, which is a mixture of granola, yogurt, fresh cut fruit with a drizzle of honey.

Tuesday | Fruit-chia pudding or parfait

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Nothing can go wrong with a quick, easy parfait filled with berries or seasonal fruit. Adding chia seeds can unleash the goodness of protein, fiber and Omega-3s. You can add nuts for good fats and oats for high fiber. This is a breakfast option for eating on the go.

Wednesday | Sourdough bread with hummus and mushrooms

Turn crackers into healthy teeth with a few simple changes. Grab a ragi or semolina cracker and top with healthy plant-based spreads like hummus and a sprinkle of roasted mushrooms. You can also eat beetroot, spinach or basil sprouts or mashed eggs. Use sourdough bread, which acts as a prebiotic and helps maintain a regular, healthy digestive system.

Thursday | Cold fruit salad with fresh herbs and candied walnuts

A bowl of seasonal fruit is always the best way to start the day. Mix it with herbs and nuts. Combined with the anti-inflammatory properties of herbs and the richness of nuts, a fruit-based breakfast will keep you energized throughout the day.

friday | A crispy bacon, egg and cheese sandwich with mustard and mayo

Alternatives to this might be egg and green stuffed avocado toast or peach and rosemary focaccia bread. There is no specific time to eat a sandwich. You can always start the day with a high-protein sandwich and fat from plant-based fats like meat, eggs, or avocado. Fillings and toppings can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

Saturday | Vegetable sandwich with sun-dried tomatoes

This is an easy, healthy breakfast for any day of the week. This is a crunchy, delicious sandwich with the high nutritional value of fresh vegetables and the sweet and spicy taste of sun-dried tomatoes. Use any bread.

Sunday | Seasonal cocktail

A rich, fruity smoothie with chopped fruit, granola and honey. End the week with a fruit, granola and honey smoothie. It’s the best way to end a week or start a week. Choose seasonal fruits for smoothie bowls as they are a good source of fiber, protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates to start the day.