6 healthy ways to kickstart your day

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should certainly be healthy but that is no reason for it to be dull. Here are 6 recipes that are healthy, tasty and make a great out of the box breakfasts that will make sure your day starts with a bang. 


Break bread with Fresh herbs and spicy bread loaf 


Few things can beat the joy of freshly baked bread for breakfast. Begin your day with this ‘green chutney loaf’ made with fresh coriander, mint and chilli. Replacing refined flour with multiflour or whole wheat gives you plenty more fibre and no gluten. Add in a sprinkling of antioxidant rich mixed seeds like sesame, flax, and melon seeds. If you want to bake sweet bread instead we recommend you try our full proof tutti fruity buns recipe. 


Have a super day with superfood quinoa 


Begin your day with this savoury super food. Basically ‘dahi chawal’ with quinoa instead of rice so it means lesser cooking time, lots of protein, anti-oxidants, a high quality energy source that won’t mess with your blood sugar levels. The addition of yogurt makes it rich in probiotics, calcium, vitamins and minerals essential for good health. Another great breakfast idea is to top flavoured quinoa with a fried egg in this fried egg quinoa recipe.


Breakfast salad with Watermelon, olive and feta


A salad for breakfast..? Why not! Try this watermelon and feta salad which is a perfect combination of sweet melon balls and tart feta cheese lifted a notch higher with a fresh herb dressing. Watermelon helps prevent kidney disorders, diabetes and heat strokes while feta is loaded with calcium and Vitamin B12 so this is a good salad through and through. 


Beauty with brains breakfast coucous yogurt and date parfait

Dates and couscous soaked in a sweet orange syrup topped with creamy yogurt and pistachios to make a beautiful breakfast parfait. It provides you with proteins, helps sustaining energy and aids muscle building after exercise. Perfect food for today’s health freaks. You can also try this yummy breakfast cereal parfait. Don’t miss out on adding nuts like walnuts and almonds – which re great brain food.

Gujarati Fusion with poha dhokla 


Pressed rice and semolina together make these instant dhoklas which are not just tasty but also pack a health punch. With a perfect tempering of mustard seeds and asafoetida served along with a spicy coriander chutney it satisfies your craving for a Gujarati breakfast without using high calorie staple - gram flour. Alternatively try this healthy broken wheat and oats dhokla 


The best of both worlds with Peanut Butter Toast with Fried Egg 


It might sound like an odd combination, but this sweet savoury mix of peanut butter toast and eggs is actually a match made in heaven. Crisp multigrain bread slathered with a thin layer of chunky peanut butter and topped with a fried egg (with the perfect wobbly yolk) Completed with a crisp rocket and tomato salad. High on protein and carbs, along with a glass of juice this is a body builder’s breakfast and for people who are always on the go.

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Recommended recipes-

Spicy Breakfast Cereal Mix,  Kale and Tomato Eggs Benedict,  Oats with dried fruits,  Egg Fried Quinoa,  Breakfast Couscous Yogurt and Date Parfait,  Besan Methi Cheela With Cheese,  Vegetable Upma,  Rava idli

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.