5 Indian breakfast dishes that will help you lose weight
Diet food need not be bland and boring. Here are 5 Indian dishes that you can eat for breakfast if you're trying to lose weight
When you're trying to lose weight, what you eat matters the most and you have to be very careful about the foods that you eat, especially when it comes to oily and spicy Indian food.
Fitness experts and dieticians says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and one that should be full of important nutrients.
However, diet food need not be bland and boring. There are many Indian recipes that are not only tasty, but also laden with essential nutrients and vitamins. Here are 5 Indian dishes that you can eat for breakfast if you're trying to lose weight:
1. Moong Dal Chila
If you're conscious about what you eat, then Moong dal is your best friend. Moong dal chila can be a yummy breakfast recipe and one that is loaded with 8gm dietary fibre and 6gm of protein and also packed with Vitamin C and Iron.
And one chila contains only 100 calories, which means that you can safely consume two moderate-sized chilas for breakfast. The recipe is also quite simple. Soak a cup of green moong dal overnight and grind it into a fine paste in the morning.
Add the masalas of your choice along with some jeera seeds and green chillies. Heat the pan and pour a teaspoon of batter and make a nice round chila with the help of a ladle. Enjoy with ketchup or green chutney.
2. Homemade Oats Upma
Diet food need not be boring and if you are advised to eat only oats by your dietician, you can easily make delicious upma in 5 minutes.
One cup of homemade oats upma contains 200 calories, 30 gms carbs and 6 gm protein plus loads of fibre that will keep you full for a longer time.
And, it is no rocket science to make it. Just make it like regular upma and use oats instead of rava. You can also dry roast the oats before for an even better taste.
3. Scrumptious Masala Omelette
Eggs are perhaps the best source of nutrition and protein for the diet conscious. Masala omelette made with 2 egg whites contains only 88 calories and is loaded with 7.7 gm of protein. You can have this anytime of the day for some extra energy and a healthy dose of protein.
Now, don't expect me to tell you how to make an omelette! However, you can add mushrooms, tomatoes and other vegetables of your choice for taste.
Continue reading to read about more interesting breakfast recipes for the diet conscious!
4. Homemade theplas
Theplas are a staple in Gujarati households and are prepared from wheat flour, fenugreek leaves and other spices. One thepla contains about 90 calories and only 7.2 gms of carbs.
You can make them in minimal oil and easily have around two theplas for breakfast with a bowl of curd or mint chutney. Know how to make them here.
Perhaps your best bet, one cup of dalia contains negligible fat and 125 calories only. Besides, its fibre content keeps you full for a longer period of time. You can either have it as a traditional broken wheat sweet porridge or dalia or can even make it as a upma if you prefer savoury dishes.
Besides this, it is advisable to walk for 40 minutes to an hour daily and decrease your carbs intake as your day proceeds.
You must also minimise your tea and coffee intake and instead stick to healthier drinks such as buttermilk and coconut water.
[Calories source: myfitnesspal]
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