The health and fitness world has undergone a revolution of sorts in the past few years. From wanting a size zero figure and wanting to fit into the smallest of dresses, people are now more concerned about getting fit and healthy. As per leading nutritionists, more and more people are now visiting Nutritionists and requesting for healthy eating options instead of just wanting to lose weight.
From Keto diets to Veganism, people are exploring all sorts of alternative diets to find a healthy eating pattern that suits their lifestyles. Whatever diet you might decide to choose for yourself, an age-old adage never fails to hold for anyone trying to be healthy – ‘Eat breakfast like a King!’
A study based on a large population, reveals that individuals who make breakfast the largest meal of the day were more likely to lose weight than those who make lunch or dinner their largest meals.
So here we have some breakfast alternatives for you, basis the most popular diets being followed by people all over the world.
- The Keto Diet
One of the most ‘trendy’ diets these days, a Keto diet is a low carb, high fat diet with numerous health benefits. Focusing on eliminating carbs from your diet, this can be a little tricky to follow for Indians for whom roti & rice are a staple part of their diets. But with many options of buying keto snacks online these days, it becomes relatively easier. A great breakfast alternative for those on this diet can be:
Fried eggs with cheese & butter, with a Peanut Butter Smoothie!
Two sunny side up eggs, cooked in almond butter, with a sprinkle of parmesan & cheddar on top, what could be tastier? Serve with a side of baby spinach and you have a gourmet meal on your hands.
Peanut Butter Smoothie
1 Cup almond milk
2 Tbsp Organic Peanut Butter
3 ½ Avocado
4 Crushed Ice
Blend it all together!
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- Vegan is In!
A diet that’s all the rage these days because not only is it kind to all animals, it helps in actually protecting the environment by reducing our carbon footprint. It includes eliminating all animal products including milk & dairy products from our diet.
One of the simplest and healthiest breakfast options. Add a twist to your regular Poha recipe by adding nuts like almonds, cashews and flax seeds to your Poha to make it more wholesome.
Also known as the caveman diet, this recommends eating as the ancient hunters & gatherers did, heavy on proteins & low in carbs. It basically eliminates all processed foods along with dairy, gluten, grains, refined sugar etc. from your diet. It generally consists of lean meats, fruits, fish, veggies, nuts, and seeds. A healthy breakfast option?
Scrambled eggs with avocados, strawberries & nuts!
Make your favourite dairy-free scrambled eggs and top it with avocados & berries, along with nuts for a hearty meal.
- Gluten – Free
Now a lifestyle for many people, gluten-free diets have become a rage all over the world thanks to the many benefits of not eating gluten. Again, it becomes slightly difficult for the Indian palate, considering that our meals are incomplete without roti for many. We recommend having quinoa for breakfast if you’re following a gluten free diet.
Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
- Take 1/2 cup Cooked quinoa
- Add 1 cup almond milk
- Add strawberries, bananas and other fruit, of your choice
- Top with nuts & seeds.
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