It's an adage "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.'' Many experts and nutritionists around the world have said that a healthy breakfast is a key start to the day. Do you know why? Because breakfast is one the most important meals of the day and for a good reason. This meal fuels us after a break of eight to ten hours, it helps kick-start metabolism and preps up for the day. Skipping breakfast can be detrimental to your weight loss plans. If you are hungry throughout the morning, you are most likely to munch into fat, greasy and calorie-laden food that comes your way for lunch.
One of the healthiest practices to stay away from all these calories laden food is to consume a filling and protein-rich breakfast. While for non-vegetarians, it's egg and chicken, for vegetarians there are a lot more options such as paneer, soya, moong dal and more. While speaking about moong dal, this lentil is dubbed as one of the best sources of plant-based protein. It can be used in making a gamut of recipes for lunch, dinner and even for breakfast. Wondering what those recipes are? Read on.
Here's A List Of 7 Protein-Rich Moong Dal Breakfast Recipes To Try From:
1. Moong Dal Paratha
Let's kickstart the list with this one. Parathas are a crowd pleaser when it's about having a filling breakfast. This moong dal paratha is laden with protein and all things delicious. Pair it up with a bowl of curd and there you get your breakfast meal ready to be savoured. Find the complete recipe here.
2. Moong Dal Sandwich
Cheesy, filling and indulging to the core, sandwiches make for a perfect breakfast recipe. This particular sandwich recipe is made with ingredients like soaked moong dal, cinnamon, red chilli, cloves, mustard seeds, hing, salt, grated coconut, coriander leaves, green chillies-ginger paste, onion, lemon juice and more. Try this recipe, click here.
3. Moong Dal Cheela
Cheela is a perfect breakfast option that can be made within 15 mins. This particular recipe of moong dal cheela has moong dal batter, cooked on a tawa from both sides, without oil, along with crunchy cashews, diced cottage cheese, cabbage, capsicum and onion stuffed in between. Ps: you can use any veggie according to your choice. For the complete recipe, click here.
4. Moong Dal Upma
Love south Indian cuisine? This meal would perfectly fit the bill for you. It is popularly known as Pasi Paruppu upma of south Indian cuisine. This recipe will offer you everything that you need for a power-packed meal. Find the recipe here.
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5. Moonglet Or Moong Dal Omelette
Next up is this veg omelette recipe. This 'moong dal omelette' or moonglet is a good way to start your day on a protein-packed note. In addition to moong dal, the moonglet also packs the goodness of onion, tomatoes and capsicum. For the complete recipe, click here.
Soft, fluffy and savoury, uttapam along with chutney makes for a super indulgent meal. Besides being delicious, it's super nutritious as well. Here we bring you a recipe that includes protein-packed yellow moong dal and some healthy vegetables, making it ideal for a well-balanced meal. Click here for the recipe.
7. Moong Dal Dosa
Moong dal dosa is also called as 'Pesara Dosa' or 'Pesarattu' in Telugu. 'Pesara' stands for moong dal and 'Attu' means dosa. Unlike the classic dosa that contains urad dal, pesarattu contains moong dal in its preparation. It is generally eaten during breakfast in Andhra Pradesh. For the full recipe, click here.
PS: soak moong dal a day prior to save time and effort while making breakfast.
That's it! Try these power packed meals and let us know how you liked them in the comment section below. Happy Cooking!