With countries going under lockdown because of the novel coronavirus, we all are being forced to stay at home - thankfully, in the company of loved ones. This tends to change the rhythm of life. With work-from-home policies in place, and schools and universities shut, isolation and loneliness are of utmost concern. For many people, cooking can be like therapy that soothe jangled nerves, heal broken hearts and cure boredom, insomnia, and anxiety. Cooking is a great destresser because it serves as a creative outlet. Cooking can be considered as a sensory experience with aroma, taste, touch, visual delight and even sizzling sound coming into play (got your back!)
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. Breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also gives you the energy you need to get things done and helps you focus at work or at school!
Mornings are usually the most stressful hours of the day. You wake up, finish some chores, get ready quickly and rush for work or are busy packing your kids off to school. In the midst of all the madness, our breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day, often gets neglected or perhaps skipped all-together. But since now because of the lockdown, the majority of the people are working from home. Hence we are trying to make sure that you never miss breakfast again with some super easy and quick breakfast options.
So read on-
The following coconut milk pancakes in addition to passion fruit and banana topping could not be simpler yet mouth-watering(you can thank me later people!). They are perfect for breakfast with your loved ones during the quarantine period.
Bananas, eggs, flour, sugar, and butter.
Mix flour, eggs, sugar, mashed banana. Throw it in the butter greased pan and cook it! Serve it hot with some honey or maple syrup along with fresh fruits.
This Vegan Breakfast Potato Casserole filled with crunchy golden spuds and chewy vegan sausage, dipped in an all creamy, cheesy lip-smacking cashew sauce, has plenty of flavor and nutrition to get your day off to a great start!
Potatoes, Italian sausage (vegan of course), Cashews
Chop an onion, couple of cloves of garlic, and crumble or slice some vegan sausage. Add some smashed potatoes. Serve hot with some creamy, cheesy lip-smacking cashew sauce.
Stuffed peppers can always be considered as welcoming breakfast options for your family especially during this Quarantine period. This traditional Mexican dish is not only a tasty and filling meal but is also healthy and is usually low calorie too (drooling already?!)
Peppers stuffed with a bean burrito mixture that has kidney beans, chili powder, tomato, and sweet corn, and topped with the classic cheese sauce is a deadly combination and “oh so good”!
This delicious meal just perfects on their own but we recommend serving them with harissa potatoes (You can thank us later!)
Bell Peppers, olive oil, garlic cloves, onions, chilli powder, black beans, and sweet corns.
Chop an onion, couple of cloves of garlic, and crumble or slice some vegan sausage. Add some sweet corns and chilli powder. Stuff it into half cut Bell Peppers. Top it with the classic cheese sauce. Serve hot.
No breakfast is complete without a toast recipe which is both healthy and refreshing at the same time! The following mouth-watering delicacy has the refreshing crunch of cucumbers in addition to the creamy, fiber-rich fruit (remember, avocado’s a fruit?). Complete it with a glass full of fresh fruit juice (refreshing!)
Cucumber, Avocado, Basil Leaves, and Bread Toast
Slather mashed avocado on each bread slice. Place chopped basil leaves and cucumber slices. Complete it with a glass full of fresh fruit juice.
The fresh herb pasta can be considered as vegan simplicity at its best with the traditional Italian twist. You are assured that you have done something right when the whole family and the loved ones are licking their fingers in unison from something as simple as boiling pasta and sizzling fresh herbs and garlic in a little olive oil.
This lovely and fragrant pasta cuisine will be able to grab your attention the minute the fresh herbs and garlic hit the olive oil (drool-worthy indeed!) Your kitchen will begin to smell like you have been transported to the streets of Tuscany, Rome, or Florence, or whatever famous Italian destination dwells in your imagination!
Pasta, Basil leaves, rosemary, garlic cloves, olive oil
Boil the Pasta. Sautés the herbs and the garlic cloves in olive oil. Mix the boiled pasta and sautéed herbs. Serve Hot.
This traditional power-packed high-protein breakfast is just what you need to kick-start your day. It is also really easy and quick to put together. So smack your lips over simple and easy to prepare scrambled eggs tossed in mild spices with chicken sausages. Enjoy it with a slice of bread or two!
Eggs, Chicken Sausages
Fry some chicken sausages. Prepare a scrambled egg in a pan, toss in some mild spices. Enjoy it with a slice of bread or two.
Not in the mood of the usual fare? Then this Quinoa Lentil Salad is perfect for you and your family. This interesting salad for breakfast has a wholesome mix of quinoa, carrots, cauliflower, lentils, pomegranate, and sweet lemon (mosambi) juice. An all-in-one breakfast meal is a perfect way to start your day!
Quinoa, carrots, cauliflower, lentils, pomegranate, and sweet lemon (mosambi) juice
Chop all the vegetables. Mix it well with Quinoa in a glass bowl. Top it with some pomegranate seeds. Enjoy it with a glass full of refreshing mosambi juice.
Breakfast kick starts your morning and lots of things depend on how you feel in the morning. To be metabolically refreshed and one’s personal fulfilment is very important to start the day off. It is very important for good health and better concentration throughout the day. And with so much going on in one household these days, sense of contentment and satisfaction is very crucial.
So please don’t ignore the first meal of the day and try the above mentioned yumilicious recipes