Want a Healthy Breakfast? Cut Out the Bread – Eat This Instead

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Want a Healthy Breakfast? Cut Out the Bread – Eat This Instead

If you’re a busy Indian living in cosmopolitan India, you haven’t much time to figure out your breakfast options – and we empathise. Sandwiches and parathas are usually your most convenient, easy-to-go breakfast options.

It’s time to move on and make the meal more interesting. After all, not all of us like bread – brown, white, multigrain or what-have-you.

For you, the adventurous eater, therefore, here are some bread-less breakfast options!

Eggs are rich in protein and are quick to make. (Photo: iStock)


Boiled, poached, scrambled or the good old omelette, the varieties are so many! Even a lot of vegetarians aren’t averse to these protein-rich delights. They barely take 5 minutes to prepare, and can be twisted to suit anybody’s taste.

Poha is a non-fried and healthy option for breakfast. (Photo: iStock)


A national specialty, no Indian household has stayed bereft of this scrumptious savoury. Top it with lemon, chutney, pickle or ketchup and you have an epic Indian masterpiece. Non-fried and healthy (unless you top it with bhujiya), poha can be prepared in 15 minutes (that is if you chop the veggies before hand).

Porridge is easy to make and can be accompanied with fresh fruits and chopped nuts. (Photo: iStock)


This barely takes minutes to prepare, and hardly requires any ingredients. A bowlful of health, you can have with it fruits or a salad.

Idlis are healthy and taste very good. (Photo: iStock)


This can’t be dished up instantly, unless you have leftover batter or have purchased one from the market. You can either prepare the idli fresh in the morning, or use leftovers from the previous night. Make it Chinese style, or serve it with chutney.

Upma is very low on oil and calories. (Photo: iStock)


This ain’t a personal favourite, but if mom’s words are golden (and they usually are), this is one of the healthiest Indian breakfast options. Low on oil and calories, upma can be had for breakfast or even packed as a mid-day snack. We’ve got two different recipes for upma here.

A bowlful of fresh fruits is refreshing as well as detoxifying. (Photo: iStock)


Nothing is more refreshing than starting your morning with a bowl of assorted fruits. Top the salad with dry fruits to give it an extra crunch and you’ve got yourself a delicious bowl of wholesomeness.

Yogurt is packed with protein and is very good for digestion. (Photo: iStock)


What’s better than beginning the day with a protein high? Available in a varied range of flavours, yogurt can be mixed with fruits and berries to give you a power-packed punch, early in the morning.


(A blog for the urban Indian, Lettuce Review aims at putting foodie tales and culinary travel stories from India on the global map. Follow them on @lettuce_review and say hello at

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