Healthy Breakfast – HTV https://htv.com.pk Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:01:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 6 Healthy Breakfast Options when You Don’t Want Eggs https://htv.com.pk/recipes/6-healthy-breakfast-options-dont-want-eggs Thu, 29 Mar 2018 04:43:18 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=24609 6 Healthy Breakfast Options when You Don't Want Eggs

The most important meal of the day often begins with eggs, there are absolutely hundreds of ways you can incorporate eggs into a breakfast,

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6 Healthy Breakfast Options when You Don't Want Eggs

The most important meal of the day often begins with eggs, there are absolutely hundreds of ways you can incorporate eggs into a breakfast, fried, boiled, in a sandwich etc. however, there are many among us who either do not like eggs or just want something different in their breakfast. So, for all of you out there who just want something different this morning here are some options to help you replace the egg breakfast.

1. Banana Cookies with a Hint of Cinnamon

Banana Cookies with a Hint of Cinnamon

Eating cookies can be a quick and easy breakfast, depending if those cookies provide the same levels of energy needed from the breakfasts.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups oats
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Firstly, preheat the oven at 350°F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Take a spoon full of dough and place it on the baking tray.
  4. After 15 minutes, take the tray out of the oven.

2. The Green Breakfast Drink

The Green Breakfast Drink

This breakfast drink will make you feel full, give you a burst of energy and make you healthy all at the same time. This green drink is full of antioxidants and nutrients the body needs.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of frozen fruits (any, as required)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Use honey as a sweetener

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Blend till smooth, take out in glass.

3. Banana and Yogurt Frozen Bites

Banana and Yogurt Frozen Bites

Using any kind of fruit with yogurt is a great breakfast, not only it is delicious, but it is also healthy. Here is a recipe to kick start your morning with a frozen dessert.

Ingredients:

  • Bananas (or any other fruit)
  • Greek yogurt (any flavor)

Directions:

  1. Take the yogurt out in a bowl.
  2. Slice the bananas and place it in the bowl.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Take each piece of banana and place it on a tray and in the freezer.
  5. Enjoy in the morning.

4. Banana and Ginger Smoothie

Banana and Ginger Smoothie

Bananas are in season every month in Pakistan, so make the most of it and enjoy this banana surprise that will make your mornings full of sunshine.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 150 grams yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ tea spoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tea spoon of vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend till smooth.

5. Watermelon Shake

Watermelon Shake Healthy Breakfast Options

This is the season of watermelon and a great chance to incorporate this watery fruit into your breakfast. It is simple, easy and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup chopped watermelon
  • ¼ cup of fat-free milk
  • 2 cup ice

Directions:

  1. Put watermelon and milk in blender.
  2. Blend for 10 minutes.
  3. Add ice and blend for another 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Keeping adding ice and blending until desired result.

6. Apple Pie with Oatmeal

Apple Pie with Oatmeal Healthy Breakfast Options

Try this apple pie made with apples of course and oatmeal. Everything the body needs is packed in this breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced then cut into smaller sizes
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple sauce

Direction:

  1. Combine milk, oatmeal, cinnamon in a pan and stir until milk is absorbed.
  2. Add in apple sauce.
  3. For a soft texture of apples add now or later for a bit of crunch.
  4. After 15 to 20 minutes of cooking, take it out.

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5 Delicious Ways to Add Eggs to Your Breakfast https://htv.com.pk/recipes/5-delicious-ways-add-eggs-breakfast Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:42 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=19414

Eggs are a superb source of solid fats and protein to keep you feeling full. Research uncovers eating eggs can get individuals in shape, since they contain only 75 calories yet 7 grams of protein each, at the same time fulfilling and satisfying appetite.

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Eggs are a superb source of solid fats and protein to keep you feeling full. Research uncovers eating eggs can get individuals in shape, since they contain only 75 calories, yet 7 grams of protein each, at the same time fulfilling and satisfying appetite. In addition, one egg just has 5 grams of fat, and offers iron, vitamins, and minerals. It also has disease fighting carotenoids, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which may bring down the dangers of macular degeneration—the main source of visual deficiency in elders.

Egg Breakfast Recipes

Eating fried eggs each day can be boring. Break the monotony and change up your breakfast choices. Here are 5 delicious ways to cook egg breakfast.

1. Twist to Scrambled Eggs

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Presumably the most run of the mill approach to cook eggs is to scramble them. Make sure the stove is on low flame, and allow the eggs to begin to set before scrambling. To make them softer, have a go at adding a bit of yogurt for each two eggs, before emptying the blend into the skillet to scramble. To flavor up your fried eggs, add your most loved veggies or cheese.

Scrambled Eggs with Feta (serves 2)

  • Cooking Spray
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • Pepper to taste.

Directions:

  1. Heat the oiled pan, sauté onions, then pour in eggs and stir.
  2. When eggs look near finished, add the cheese, tomatoes, and pepper.

2. Egg Poaching

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Poached egg is most likely the low-fat alternative to enjoy eggs. There is likewise no additional fat from margarine or cooking oil.

Easy poached eggs: (Serves 1)

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Shallow saucepan with cover and spoon
  • Pepper to taste.

Directions:

  1. Bring water to boil in the pan and add vinegar.
  2. Crack each egg one at a time into a small cup, put the cup near water and drop the egg into the pan.
  3. Gently push the egg whites closer to the yolks with the spoon.
  4. Turn off the heat, cover, and let it sit for about 4 minutes, until egg whites are cooked.
  5. Lift the eggs out of the pan, add pepper, and enjoy with a piece of whole-wheat toast for a simple yet delicious breakfast.

3. Refresh your Omelets

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Making omelette is super simple and one of the most ideal approaches to get inventive with eggs. Conceivable fillings run the extent, chicken, mushrooms, peppers, any sort of cheese and so on.

Spinach and goat’s cheese omelet recipe (serves 1)

  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1/2 Tablespoon goat’s cheese
  • 2-3 eggs
  • Olive oil
  • Pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Beat the eggs with the water, pour into a heavy non-stick skillet and allow the eggs to spread across the pan and set.
  • Add the spinach and cheese to one half of the pan, and sprinkle pepper on top.
  • Use a spatula to fold one side over.
  • Rotate the omelets as needed, until ready to serve.

4.  Bake the Eggs

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The best complementary option for fried eggs is preparing them, which is pretty simple. Simply split, maybe a couple, eggs into a heating dish covered with nonstick shower, and sprinkle some pepper or other flavoring on top. At that point, pour one tablespoon of water over the eggs and heat 325 degrees F until the egg whites are totally set (around 12 minutes). You can garnish your heated eggs with cooked spinach, salsa, crushed cheddar and diced tomato.

Baked Eggs and Herbs in Portabellas (serves 2)

  • large eggs
  • 2 medium portabella mushroom caps
  • 2 Tb chopped fresh chives
  • 1 Tb chopped scallions
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil cooking

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, line a cookie sheet with foil, and coat with a thin layer of cooking spray.
  • Rinse & dry the mushroom caps and top of the stem.
  • Sprinkle each cap with ground pepper and about half of the herbs.
  • Crack two eggs into each, bake until the eggs are set (25 to 35 minutes). Let cool for five minutes, spread the rest of the herbs on top and add pepper to taste.

5. Making it Sunny with eggs

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While it is a standout among the most prominent ways, making Sunny Side eggs can be hard in light of the fact that it is simple for the yolk to run excessively. Precisely and equally break eggs into the skillet and spot in the stove for around four minutes.

Easy Sunny Side up Pizza (serves 1-2)

  • 1-2 pieces Naan whole-wheat bread
  • 4-5 Tb feta or goat’s cheese
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Herbs to taste

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Top the Naan evenly with cheese, then spinach and tomatoes.
  • Add pepper and herbs and slide in the oven until fully baked and cheese is melted (20-25 minutes).
  • When the pizza is almost done, cook the eggs and add one or two on top of the pizza.
  • Bake for about 2 more minutes. (OR you can crack the egg directly on the pizza and bake for about five minutes).

 

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20 Foods to Eat and Avoid on an Empty Stomach https://htv.com.pk/nutrition/20-foods-to-eat-and-avoid-on-an-empty-stomach Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:14:14 +0000 http://htv.com.pk/?p=29465

It may not always be right to eat what we feel like! The first thing we eat in the morning sets forth the course of the day. Certain foods may wreak havoc with your gut if eaten on an empty stomach. Believe it or not, there are some foods that seem healthy, but we really […]

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It may not always be right to eat what we feel like! The first thing we eat in the morning sets forth the course of the day. Certain foods may wreak havoc with your gut if eaten on an empty stomach.

Believe it or not, there are some foods that seem healthy, but we really shouldn’t be eating on an empty stomach. However, we have a list of foods for you to avoid, and some alternatives to ensure your start to the day is healthy and satisfying.

Foods to Eat on an Empty Stomach

1. Eat Oatmeal

eat oatmeal on an empty stomach

Oatmeal is one of the best and healthy foods to start your day with. Oatmeal creates a protective coating around the lining of the stomach. This prevents hydrochloric acid from damaging stomach walls. It also contains soluble fiber, which lowers cholesterol levels and improves digestion. Oatmeal will also keep you full longer.

2. Eat Whole Grains

Whole grains contain complex carbohydrates, which are part of a healthy diet. The best time to eat it is early in the morning, so you can spend your day burning off those carbohydrates. Whole grain toast is the most common example.

3. Eat Eggs

eat egg on an empty stomach

Eggs are a very filling and healthy breakfast item. Whether you like your eggs scrambled, poached or boiled, they have been shown to significantly cut your daily calorie intake.

4. Eat Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits on the planet. They are low in calories, improve memory, improve blood pressure and circulation and boost metabolism. Their benefits are augmented when consumed as a breakfast food. You can put them on oatmeal, eat them in a fruit salad, or just pick at them.

5. Eat Nuts

eat nuts on an empty stomach

Nuts are not typically thought of as a breakfast food item, but they are rich in healthy fats and protein. If eaten at breakfast, they can improve your digestive health by normalizing the pH levels of your stomach, decreasing the risk of ulcers and excess stomach acid.

6. Eat Watermelon

Watermelon is an excellent option for those who desire their fruit fix in the morning. It provides you with a good amount of fluid when consumed on an empty stomach, and improves the health of your eyes and heart, due to its high levels of lycopene.

7. Eat Honey

eat honey on an empty stomach

Honey helps awaken your immune and digestive systems. Honey has been shown to help with lazy bowel syndrome (a type of constipation) and other stomach issues. It also acts as a cleaning agent by ridding the body of harmful viruses and bacteria.

8. Eat Cornmeal Porridge

Cornmeal porridge flushes out toxins from your system. It normalizes microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans, and keeps you feeling full and satisfied for a long time.

9. Eat Papaya

eat-papaya on an empty stomach

Papaya releases a powerful enzyme called papain, which is thought to aid digestion and reduce the risk of colon cancer by clearing free radicals from the digestive area. Papaya is also very high in fiber, vitamin E, and vitamin C, all very necessary for healthy food digestion.

10. Eat Fresh Fruit

Fruit is an incredibly healthy food group: packed with vitamins, nutrients, fiber and water. Incorporating fruit into your diet, the proper way, allows your digestive system to reap more powerful benefits through vitamin intake and improved digestion.

Starting your day with fruits helps you detoxify your system, supplies you with a great deal of physical energy, can aid in weight loss and provide the needed energy and focus for other life activities.

Here is the list of the best foods to eat in the morning.

Foods to Avoid on an Empty Stomach

11. Avoid Puff Pastry

Think twice about a continental breakfast. Croissants, usually moist and very rich in fat, might sound like a tempting start to your day, but they contain yeast, a type of microbe that irritates the lining of the stomach that may cause flatulence.

12. Avoid Citrus Fruits

don't eat citrus-fruits on an empty stomach

Although this may not apply to everyone, citrus fruits such as grapefruits and oranges can irritate an already inflamed lower esophagus (muscular tube connecting the throat with the stomach) and may need to be limited or avoided, especially when having them on an empty stomach.

13. Avoid Carbonated Drinks

Soda consumption is one of the leading causes of obesity in people, but even sugar-free carbonated benefits are not recommended on an empty stomach. Drinking them in the morning can damage respiratory passages and reduce blood supply to the stomach, making food digest more slowly, which can cause constipation.

14. Avoid Spicy Food

dont eat spicy food on an empty stomach

Eating spices and chilies on an empty stomach may irritate the stomach. This can lead to acidic reactions and cramps. They are hot in nature and can trigger indigestion.

15. Avoid Raw Vegetables

This one is especially for those who are diet conscious and believe that salads are great anytime of the day. Raw vegetables or a salad may not be the best thing to eat on an empty stomach. They are full of coarse fiber which may put an extra load on an empty stomach. They can also cause abdominal pain when eaten on an empty stomach.

16. Avoid Yogurt

dont eat yogurt on an empty stomach

The primary reason to avoid eating yogurt on an empty stomach is, because the benefits of the lactic acid bacteria found in yogurt is rendered ineffective due to the high acidity of stomach acid. Therefore, you gain very few of yogurt’s health benefits when consumed first thing in the morning.

17. Avoid Sweets

Eating sugar boosts insulin levels, which in turn significantly increases the load on pancreas that has just woken up, which may lead to diabetes.

18. Avoid Tomatoes

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If you are suffering from acid reflux or stomach ulcers currently, avoiding tomatoes is a must. Tomatoes may taste great in our omelets, but they contain very high levels of tannic acid, also increasing acidity in the stomach and worsening your reflux symptoms.

19. Avoid Coffee or Tea

Although it might be part of your morning ritual, make sure you’re pairing your morning caffeine fix with something else! Consuming tea on an empty stomach can sometimes cause nausea and stomach discomfort. Coffee on an empty stomach can further increase stomach acidity and worsen symptoms of gastritis.

20. Avoid Bananas

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Bananas are one of the best known diet foods. It satiates, assists in relieving constipation and is considered by some health experts to be a superfood. However, bananas contain high amounts of magnesium and potassium which can lead to an imbalance of magnesium and potassium in blood if you eat bananas on a completely empty stomach. Bananas are a prime example of eating the right food at the wrong time.

Check out the worst breakfast foods to start your day.

Ensuring our stomach’s acid levels are normal and healthy, protecting our stomach and getting the proper nutrients can significantly influence the rest of our day, as well as our long-term health. Knowing what foods protect your stomach and what foods may harm them will help to shape your future health.

Note: We also advise that you should give your digestive system some time to start functioning after long hours of sleep and should eat breakfast at least one hour after you wake up.

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