Healthy breakfast alternatives Health
When it comes to healthy breakfasts, we shouldn’t be afraid to think outside the box and get our vacation off to a nutritious start by swapping unhealthy breakfast foods for smart alternatives. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Anshi Saxena, founder of Colocal, says, “Instead of reaching for sugary cereals and processed breakfast foods, try making smoothies or organize a plate of fresh fruits and vegetables. Choose granola that is sugar-free and made fresh at home. Combine it with yogurt and mix in some berries or your favorite fruit for a hearty, delicious, nutrient-dense meal.”
She said: “Choose fresh multi-grain bread and spread it with peanut butter that has no preservatives, additives or sugar. Chocolate is full of antioxidants, and nuts contain Omega 3, which is lacking in many Indian foods. Choose a chocolate spread that contains nuts, no preservatives or added sugar, spread the chocolate on your bread or dollop it on your granola, and you’ve got a guilt-free chocolate breakfast. For a healthier alternative, choose vegan milk for your coffees and teas. Not only are they a healthy alternative to your favorite breakfast, but they’re also incredibly tasty. Start your morning off on the right foot with these Smart Swaps, and you’ll have an active day ahead.
According to Sheetal Saxena, founder of Athyeka Cafe, South Indian food can be a great alternative to your favorite breakfast. She said: “Swapping sugary cereals and pastries for nutritious and delicious South Indian options like idli, dosa or upma is a great idea to start your day off right. Idli and Dosa are two of the most popular South Indian breakfast dishes. Both are made from fermented rice and lentils and are excellent sources of gut-healthy probiotics. It’s a unique and wholesome addition that is usually missing from English breakfasts.”
He said, “Having a South Indian breakfast has several benefits for your body, mind and spirit. Packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, these traditional foods will keep you energized throughout the day. Adding healthy sides like chutney, sambar and pickles can make the dish even more appetizing and tasty. South Indian food is a great way to change up your breakfast routine while still getting the food and flavor you crave.