A balanced breakfast contains fruits and vegetables as well as protein and vitamins like fiber and potassium

Nicole Ganglani | Art by Sai Shah | Source photos courtesy of  Majah Resuello

You’ve probably heard time and time again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day even though many often skip it because of lack of time. An obvious solution is to look for recipes that are easy to prepare. Recipes that are healthy and well-balanced are those that contain fruits and vegetables and are rich in protein, fiber and potassium. So we asked dancer and fitness instructor Majah Resuello to share some of her go-to breakfast meals so you can skip unnecessary junk and sugar before starting your day. 

 

Smoothie bowl

“Your body needs nutrients every morning, which you can get from fruits. These smoothie bowls are a healthier alternative when you’re craving something sweet in the morning,” says Resuello.

 

Ingredients: 

2 bananas

1 dragon fruit

1 mango

Granola

1 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter

Mixed nuts

Chia and/or flax seeds

Your choice of fresh fruits for toppings

Directions:
  1. Slice pieces of banana, dragon fruit and mango the night before you plan to eat the smoothie. Make sure to chill the fruits in the freezer overnight. 
  2. On the morning itself, cool down the fruits before blending them together.
  3. Pour in a bowl then add your toppings.

 

Zucchini egg toast 

According to Resuello, eggs are high in protein and only contain 72 calories while the bread is a good source of carbohydrates to fuel the body.

 

Ingredients:

Whole wheat sourdough bread

1 large zucchini 

1 large egg

Directions:
  1. Grate the zucchini and mix in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle some salt and leave it for five to 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan, add olive oil and form the grated zucchini into a pancake (not too thick).
  4. Make a small hole in the middle using a spoon then crack the egg into the hole.
  5. Cook until golden around the edges.
  6. While cooking the egg, toast the bread. Place zucchini egg on top.

 

Stir-fried chicken and veggies

Resuello says that using chicken breast is a good source of protein as well. 

 

Ingredients: 

450 grams chicken breast

1/4 baby corn

1 small carrot

1/4 green beans

1 small zucchini 

1/2 broccoli

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup soy sauce

Black pepper, to taste

Sugar, to taste

Directions:
  1. Cut chicken breast into cubes and sprinkle some pepper and salt.
  2. Heat the pan, drizzle olive oil and then fry chicken cubes until golden brown. Once done, set aside.
  3. To make the sauce, mix soy sauce, black pepper and sugar.
  4. Once the sauce starts to boil, add chicken cubes and wait for about five minutes.
  5. Lastly, add chopped vegetables.

 

Omelette broccoli

 

Ingredients:

Two eggs

3-4 oz of fresh broccoli

Directions
  1. First, boil the broccoli with a little salt 
  2. Beat two eggs in a small bowl 
  3. Heat pan and place the egg
  4. Put in the broccoli once egg is cooked
  5. Lastly, fold the omelette filled with broccoli and flip 

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