Most nutritionists swear by the fact that eating breakfast can aid in rapid and long-term weight loss but if packing in the carbs is not something you prefer, here are seven low-calorie but delicious breakfast options to choose from.
Eating a nutritious breakfast is an important cornerstone in the journey to fitness and losing inches. Having a protein packed, low-carb breakfast is one of the determining factors to ensure that you lose your inches in a healthy manner, without any extreme measures. Hence, we bring to you some delicious breakfast ideas for you to try at home – that are low in calorific count, packed with nutrition and still delicious.
Keto Egg Muffins
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Make a large batch of these egg muffins in the oven and add veggies of your choice for extra flavour. This quick breakfast option also works well as a packed dish to carry with you and eat on the way to work. Add all kinds of ingredients ranging from cherry tomatoes, spinach, ham, cheese or even some grated paneer for extra protein.
A great vegetarian option, adding fibre-rich veggies to your cheela keeps you full for longer while also making for a solid breakfast. Enjoy the cheela stuffed with some paneer or tofu and eat it with a vibrant green mint chutney, for added flavour and vitamins. Mint chutney also aids in digestion, keeping your stomach feeling light.
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Make these protein pancakes gluten-free or with a healthy alternative for madia (millet flour, buckwheat flour, amaranth flour) and eat with fresh fruits. Drizzle some honey or pure maple syrup for a sugar-free alternative to have for breakfast. What’s more? Your kids will love it too!
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An all-time favourite for weight watchers, chia pudding cups can be made in advance so you don’t have to spend time in the morning rushing to fix breakfast. Switch up between options like fresh seasonal fruit like mangoes and jamun, or add a large scoop of protein powder. You could also add almond butter, dry fruits and nuts for some textural variation as well as flavour.
Egg White Omelette
High in protein, egg white omelettes are one of the best ways to experiment and have fun trying out different combinations of ingredients. Although egg white omelettes can seem quite bland, playing around with different stuffings like mushrooms, corn, broccoli or leafy greens give you a combination of protein and vitamins needed to aid your weight loss.
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A delicious vegan replacement to eggs, make a spicy tofu scramble with leafy vegetables and spices, for lots of added flavour. Depending on how you’re feeling, switch up the ingredients to make Indian or Italian versions of the scramble and enjoy with some sliced avocado and grilled tomatoes on the side.
Add a healthy scoop of peanut butter and sliced bananas to your bowl of oatmeal for a sweet start to your day. Prepare a jar of overnight oats for a cold treat during the summer and add all kinds of superfoods like flaxseeds, cranberries, dried apricots and acai for some extra fortification. You could also switch up with warm spiced oatmeal on colder days to have some variation.