Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Ironically, it is also skipped the most. One extra snooze, scrolling through social media feeds- we tend to make endless excuses. But do you know why breakfast is important? What the benefits of a balanced breakfast are? How does a nutrient balanced diet help you reach your fitness goals?
A healthy breakfast keeps you energized. It prevents cravings. It boosts metabolism. It powers your brain too! Furthermore, if adequate portions of protein and fibre are added, the benefits keep increasing. High protein foods ensure a fitter you. High protein Indian foods repair muscles, strengthen hair and nails, give supple skin, and keeps you charged. And here is exactly how high protein breakfast for vegetarians does this.
Benefits of High Protein Vegetarian Breakfast-
- Stabilizing Blood sugar levels
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) eating a high protein vegetarian breakfast helps control blood sugar levels. High protein Indian breakfast ensures sustained energy throughout the day. A balance of protein, carbohydrates, and good fats will also prevent fluctuations in blood glucose levels.
Dosas are a common Indian breakfast. However, rice is a simple carbohydrate. They cause a massive spike in blood sugar levels. These spikes result in energy crashes that are detrimental in the long run.
Prolicious Millet Dosa mix is a better alternative. Made using millets, this premix has double the protein as compared to regular dosas. Sustained energy and stabilized sugars are key benefits.
2. Regulating appetite
A study by the NIH showed that eating a high protein diet increases satiety. The reason being adequate protein consumption provides continuous, balanced energy throughout the day. It prevents hunger pangs and cravings.
You can now relish a healthy dessert without going off track. Make kheer with Prolicious 2X Protein Millet Vermicelli.
3. Muscle Maintenance
Our bodies go through daily wear and tear. This is increased if you lift weights, do yoga, resistance train, running, or any activity. Insufficient protein consumption causes muscle loss. This lowers the metabolic rate.
Ensuring a minimum of 1 gram protein per kilogram helps maintain or gain muscle mass. Some examples of foods with high protein are paneer / soya bhurji, oats smoothie, peanut butter toast, etc. But if you’re under a time crunch, Prolicious Thins are tasty, high protein Indian foods.
4. Sustained weight loss
A study by the NIH revealed having more protein (from natural, whole sources preferably) can help one lose up to 5 kg in almost 12 weeks (about 3 months). A high protein breakfast for vegetarians reduces cravings for midnight snacks. Veg protein rich foods are balanced with protein and fibre.
Oats are a favorite breakfast for people trying to lose weight. Oats are high in fiber and complex carbohydrates. They are also a powerhouse of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. However, they fall short on protein. This may cause you to overeat or feel hungry again before lunchtime.
Prolicious offers a tasty and healthy alternative- the High Protein Oats Chilla Premix that has over 26% protein. This quick-cooking protein vegetarian breakfast is best paired with mint chutney.
5. Metabolic boost
The benefits of a high protein breakfast for vegetarians are endless. Active or sedentary, protein is a component of our meals that indirectly helps lose weight. Increasing the protein content speeds up metabolism. A higher metabolic rate means more weight loss. A study by the NIH showed that more protein helped burn 80-100 more calories.
High Protein Recipes for Weight Loss
The following section has some vegan High Protein Ideas for Breakfast-
Dosas are a common breakfast food. They are tasty but not balanced in terms of nutrition. Rice dosas are high in carbohydrates and lack proteins and fats. This imbalance of nutrients leads to massive spikes in blood sugar levels. Such fluctuations are detrimental overall.
For a well-rounded, balanced serving of dosa, try Prolicious Millet Dosa mix. It has double the protein compared to regular dosas, making it a protein rich breakfast.
Vermicelli is another carb-heavy breakfast. Adding vegetables increases the fibre content. Additionally, the quantity of food is also increased without adding too many calories.
To make it a protein rich breakfast, simply swap your regular vermicelli with Prolicious Millet Vermicelli. Made using millet and peanut flour, this vermicelli has 10 grams of plant protein in a bowl!
Wondering how pancakes made it to the list of ideas for a healthy breakfast? Prolicious did it! One serving of this high protein pancake mix gives more than 16 grams of premium quality protein.
Add some fruits and nuts for more fibre, fats, and protein.
4. Tofu Paratha
Tofu paratha is a filling, healthy breakfast recipe. Heavenly but healthy, this is the ultimate high protein weight loss breakfast. Adding tofu makes these parathas lower in calories and weight loss friendly. Two tofu parathas provide around 20 grams of protein in under 370 Kcal.
This keeps you full until lunchtime!
5. Dalia Khichadi
This one-pot low calorie meal is the perfect high protein weight loss meal. It is packed with nutrients. Moreover, this has a great balance of all three macronutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Not only is this a soul-satisfying meal, but it also keeps you energized for hours.
Daliya has a glycemic index of 41, and any score under 55 is considered good for sugar management.
While some tend to skip breakfast, others have meals that are loaded with sugars, carbs, and fats. To ensure you have a satisfying, filling, high protein vegetarian breakfast, try Prolicious range of breakfast mixes, that are made with better ingredients.
PS- we made weekend cheat meals healthier with our High Protein Pancake Premix. It has got the same great taste with double the protein.
Alternatively, you could also try Prolicious High Protein Pancake mix that has twice as much protein as your regular pancakes.