6 Zero-Oil Breakfast Ideas To Start Your Day
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and one should never skip it. It gives you the energy to kick-start your day and also protects you from various chronic diseases like diabetes. The morning meal must be packed with all the essential nutrients required for the overall health of the body. Due to our busy schedules, we usually prefer a light and easy breakfast that can be quickly prepared in the morning.

Paratha, idli, aloo-puri, chilla and poha are some of the breakfast dishes that are popular in our country. These dishes are extremely delicious but are prepared with a good amount of oil, which can be inappropriate for people who are following a strict diet. But do you have to compromise on taste if you are looking for a healthy breakfast? Not really. There are many yummy dishes that can be prepared without oil in very little time.

From fruit salad to oats porridge, here are six breakfast dishes that can be prepared with zero oil: 

Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is a delightful medley of seasonal fruits combined with various flavourful spices and herbs like chaat masala, mint leaves, and cumin powder. Typically made with a mix of watermelons, papayas, pineapples, bananas, strawberries, oranges, and apples, this sweet and savoury salad can be customised to suit individual preferences. And since it is summer, you can also serve it chilled.

Sattu Breakfast Drink

Sattu drink is a nourishing beverage commonly consumed during the summer in many parts of India. Made from roasted gram flour, this slightly nutty drink offers a wholesome start to the day. The finely ground sattu powder is mixed with water or milk, along with a dash of lime juice, salt, and spices like cumin and black salt. You can even add finely chopped onions, ginger, and coriander leaves to enhance flavour and add a light crunch. This refreshing drink is known for its high protein content, fibre, and essential minerals.

Rava Idli 

Belonging to South Indian cuisine, idli is a popular breakfast in the country that is made with a fermented rice batter. But this version of idli is made with semolina along with a few finely chopped veggies. This recipe is oil-free and does not require any fermentation. It can go well with any of your favourite chutneys or mixed vegetable sagoo.

Chana Chaat 

If you are looking for a protein-packed dish to start your day, there is nothing better than this spicy and tangy chana chaat. Made with boiled chickpeas, or chana, it features a variety of veggies like onions, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes, and capsicums. Chana chaat is seasoned with lemon juice, salt, chaat masala, and other flavourful spices. You can get a good dose of carbohydrates, fibre, and protein in a single portion to kickstart your day with a punch.

Vegetable Sandwich 

Sandwiches are a popular choice for breakfast across the world. Made with a variety of ingredients, it can be prepared according to your taste and preferences. To make this healthy vegetable sandwich, combine your favourite veggies, including cucumber, lettuce, and carrot, with seasonings like salt, lemon, and pepper in a bowl, layer it between two toasted breads, and enjoy. It is light on the palate, refreshing with a crunch, easy on the stomach, and gives you the energy to carry on with your day at ease.

Oats Porridge

Oats porridge is a nutritious and comforting dish that is made from oats cooked in water or milk. It is a popular choice for those seeking a healthy and filling start to their day. Oats porridge can be customised with various toppings such as fruits, nuts, honey, or cinnamon, adding both flavour and additional nutritional benefits. After a workout in the morning, this can be a guilt-free bowlful to dig into for a satiating meal.