Breakfast is our fuel, our instant energy booster! It is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It gives us energy and fuel to kick-start our day on a healthy note. Many health experts and nutritionists always recommend having a protein-packed breakfast for a healthy beginning of our day. A healthy breakfast meal must comprise foods that supply our body with energy we require to deal with hectic work hours. Many of us opt for various kinds of greasy foods and rely on sugary, highly caffeinated drinks in the morning - however, all of these may hamper your weight loss goals.
Mornings are usually busy and we are pressed for time to prepare healthy breakfast. But, by correcting a few simple breakfast mistakes, we can be on our way to making better and healthy decisions for an energised day. There are various protein-rich food options that you can try adding to your breakfast meal to make it healthy and nutritious. Protein is one of the essential nutrients that must be included in your diet daily; moreover, it helps in building and retaining muscle mass.
There are many ways you can include protein-rich foods in your breakfast - from eggs, paneer and tofu to quinoa, almonds, seeds et al. But there is one more way of adding protein to your diet; it is by preparing protein-rich parathas! Paratha is one of the popular Indian breakfast meals that has gained its popularity not just in the subcontinent but also in various western countries. Dal is one of the best sources of plant-based protein. You must have seen your mom making various new dishes using last night's leftover sabzi. The game in preparing these protein-rich dal parathas is just the same. Use your leftover dal and just sneak it in your parathas. You can pair these delicious dal parathas with green chutney and a chilled glass of masala chaas.
Here's a recipe of leftover dal paratha by Mumbai-based YouTuber Alpa Modi that she shared on her channel 'Something's Cooking With Alpa'.
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