Staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is boring and challenging for everyone, and the increased anxiety can cause people to abandon their healthy eating intentions resulting in junk snacking on whatever is around.
So this is also the time when instead of gorging on comfort food, eating a balanced and varied diet will help you develop more immune power to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With a little thought and planning, you can continue to make good food choices and maybe even boost your mood and immunity.
The most important meal of the day is eating ‘breakfast like a king’. Breakfast helps to jumpstart your metabolism. Try to eat healthy carbs which digest slowly and make you feel full for a longer time – include whole grain, beans, vegetables.
Must include fruit and vegetable intake along with traditional food like – dhokla, moong ka chilla, millets, idli or dosa, can be consumed wherein the ingredients will also be available at home.
We belive that this is the most important time to eat healthy and stay healthy, Jaipur Beat brings you some healthy options to kick start your morning a healthy way-
Nuts- Nuts are high in fat, low in carbs, and a great source of several nutrients, including vitamin E, magnesium, and selenium and are loaded with antioxidents. The best part is Nuts have been shown to promote weight loss rather than contribute to weight gain.
As long as you eat them in moderation, nuts make for a tasty addition to a healthy and balanced diet.
Wheat Pasta- To have a healthy breakfast doesn’t mean to have a boring one. The die hard pasta fans can have wheat pasta instead of white pasta as the white one is made of refined carbs, meaning it has been stripped of many nutrients during its processing. Just add some bell peppers and broccoli to make it more tasty.
After eating this, we bet you will ditch the rich cheesy pasta available in cafes’.
One of the healthiest Indian breakfast, Poha is a wholesome meal and also a good source of carbohydrates and iron, rich in fibre, and full of essential vitamins. We are missing all those Poha thelas in different parts of our city but this dish is certainly something which can be prepared easily by every one at home.
Make it more appealing by adding chopped onion, tomotoa, pomegranate and coriander leaves.
Bread Breakfast- Start your day with ultimate bread breakfast. There are many ways to create healthier breakfast sandwiches that still include the carbs you crave, but are piled high with veggies, and healthy fats. This delicious, easily breakfast recipe is perfect for a busy family, where you just can’t go wrong! Though White bread is good too but it simply misses out the goodness of brown or whole wheat bread.
Sprouts Salad– Add these tiny balls of nutrition to your breakfast. The best part is they are easy and cheap to grow and, and thus offer additional environmental benefits by avoiding pesticides and type of food additives.
Last but not the least is to add some portion of fruits or fruit juices with your breakfast.
Tip- Eat everything in moderate amounts.
Summary– A healthy breakfast is important, especially because it is supposed to keep you energised till lunch time. It also boosts your metabolism and keeps your blood sugar levels stable.
Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!