It is mid-week already and we are rushing through the week to meet quite a few deadlines. I am guessing such is the case with everyone out there. To add to the work deadlines we also have parenting deadlines to meet. Oh wait, are there really any parenting deadlines because it’s a never ending job. So let me rephrase that to school deadlines. In all this chaos we definitely do not want to impact our food habits. This momma has tried so hard to set a healthy breakfast routine which she definitely does not want to spoil. So I am going to put out three simple and healthy recipes for which you can prep in advance and your breakfast is sorted.
Overnight Soaked Oats
I am guessing this has to be a family favorite for quite a few. It is tasty, healthy and very easy to prepare. You can add fruits to these and even add peanut butter too. You can top it off with dry fruits too. May be sneak in some Choco-chips for the little man and it’s a win-win for everyone.
Oats – Use the raw old fashioned oats. Do not use the ready to eat ones. The consistency comes out the best with rolled oats.
Milk– You need the milk for the liquid part. This helps with the soaking of the oats and makes the oats really soft. If you want you can opt for plant based milk or even low fat milk.
Chia Seeds – This is my favorite part. These are packed with goodness, nutrition and also give the oats a good texture.
Yogurt – You can use the Greek yogurt too. This gives the oats a little tanginess and creamy texture.
Sweetener – You can add honey or maple syrup. I sometimes add jaggery powder too.
Toppings – You can add chopped fruits or dry fruits. I like mine with apples, blueberry, almonds and some walnuts. Crunchy and creamy texture together.
You need to take the ingredients in a big bowl or a mason jar in the following proportion.
- 1 part oats
- 1 part chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp. of Greek yogurt
- 1 part milk (same as the oats)
Mix all of the above in the same order. You can add more milk if you like. Mix it well to ensure there are no lumps. Chill in the fridge overnight. Next morning grab the bowl, add your favorite toppings, sweetener and you are good to go. Wholesome and yummy, together in a bowl for sure.
Sweet Potato Chaat
This tangy and a little spicy mix along with the sweetness of sweet potato makes for a great snack option. I prefer having it for breakfast as it keeps me full till lunch plus sweet potato is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre.
- 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, boiled and chopped.
- 1 -2 medium spicy green chilly
- 5 -6 curry leaves
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/3rd cup of crushed peanuts
- 1 tbsp. ghee or oil
- Salt to taste
- For Garnish – Coriander leaves
Heat oil or ghee in a pan. Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them splutter. Now add the curry leaves and chopped green chilies. Give it a quick stir. Now add the sweet potato and add the salt. Toss it well. Let the sweet potato get a little crisp. Keep stirring in between to avoid sticking to the pan. Now add the crushed peanuts and give it a good stir. Garnish with coriander. Add a dash of lime juice if you want. It is indeed yummy in my tummy.
Fruit Bowl and Eggs.
This one is easy and nutritious and the bub loves it too. The best part you get to add whatever fruits are available at home. You can prepare it as an overnight fruit bowl too.
- 3 fruits chopped (use whatever is available at home)
- 2 Tbsp. chopped nuts.
- 2 Tbsp. of Greek yogurt or plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp.Chia Seeds – Optional
- 2 Boiled Eggs.
Take all the chopped fruits in a bowl. Add in the nuts, Greek yogurt and chia seeds. Let it sit for a while and your fruit bowl is ready. If you want you can prepare this and keep in overnight for all the juices to soak in. You can serve this fruit bowl with boiled eggs. Add a slice of toasted multigrain bread if you want.
These three recipes are very easy to prepare and keep you full for a long time. Do try them out and tag me on Instagram.