Breakfast the most important meal of the day, having a healthy breakfast is of utmost importance a person’s daily routine. Every day, when we wake up, we prepare for the day’s fight. We have to prepare for the challenges and the hardships of that the day has to offer us. So in order to begin the day with a good note and to fight the turmoils of the day, something is necessary. This ‘something’ is the breakfast, which provides us with the fuel for kick-starting the day.
After not eating anything for about 6-8 hours, it is quite essential for us to break our mini fast. Thus, for this very same reason, sometimes this meal is also termed as the tastiest of all, for when a man is hungry, everything seems delicious, right? Also, having a proper breakfast ensures weight loss for people with excess weights. Breakfast not just benefits physically, but it also helps with inculcating the basic moral values and ethics. So here, we present you the best and the healthy breakfast with which you could start your day!
Milk – Bread – Butter
This traditional breakfast is the easiest to make and also the easiest to be consumed. In a world where people barely have their breakfasts, this trio would be a perfect blend for your day’s starting. Milk has calcium, proteins, potassium and many other essential nutrients which help in the growth of the body. Bread and butter, are an excellent source of starch, fats and carbohydrates. Thus together this meal provides a wholehearted breakfast at the ease of yours.
This typical traditional South Indian food is probably one of the best and one of the healthiest breakfast. When eaten with the ‘Sambhar’ & ‘Coconut chutney’ the breakfast provides us with iron, calcium, helps in maintaining fat, and above all has an amazing taste. Made with semolina or suji, the Rava dosa is also one of the healthy breakfast for an individual.
Poached Eggs & Bread
If you are a non-vegetarian then you should definitely try out this healthy breakfast recipe. The poached eggs and bread provide a perfect blend of proteins fats and carbohydrates, which would provide you with enough energy for the day. Along with these, it would be extremely beneficial for you if you could add some tea or coffee into your meal for an antioxidant.
Oats and Cornflakes
Perhaps another easiest, self-made breakfast, which is preferred by all age groups. The whole wheat cereals are extremely beneficial for the body and the milk for the nourishment of bones. Nowadays, these cereals are consumed with cashew, almonds, walnuts, and many other dry fruits which help to maintain high fibre and roughage in the diet and also helps as an antioxidant.
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How To Make Cheesecake At Home
We all are going through tough times right now, be it physically or mentally. But there’s never an option to say no to some good food! We cannot go out and eat but the least we can do is, test our cooking skills at home. So, are you also stuck at home and craving some cheesecake?
Here’s how you can make an incredibly delicious and easy Cheesecake!
JUST FOLLOW THE SIMPLE STEPS
1: Bringing the Ingredients to Room Temperature.
The first step before you jump into making the cheesecake is to take the ingredients out a few hours before and ensure that these are brought down to room temperature. This will allow the cheesecake to bake perfectly.
2: Making your very own Graham Cracker Crust
For the classic cheesecake recipe, you can stick to the basic graham cracker crust. Also ensure that the crumbs of the graham cracker are finely ground. You can use a blender or a food processor so as to do this. After this, you need to mix all of your grounded crumbs with melted butter, granulated sugar and pinch of kosher salt.
Moreover, you can also pre-bake your crust which might lead to a crispier and sturdier graham cracker crust.
3: Make the Filling for Cheesecake
As mentioned in the first step, ensure that you bring your ingredients to the room temperature. Moreover, this will prevent your batter from being lumpy. Another tip is do not over mix the cheesecake or it will lead to incorporation of too much air into the filling and cause it to crack while it gets baked. Over baking too can cause cracks.
You will need 4 packages of cream cheese for this cheesecake recipe. Now, spread the filling on top of the crust and smooth is out with an offset spatula or spatula.
4: Baking the Cheesecake
It is considered one of the hard steps, but is pretty easy. We can bake it using the water bath method. This method allows you to insulate the cheesecake so that the outside of it doesn’t bake too quickly and the final result is a perfectly baked and moist cake.
To bake your cheesecake in water bath, you first have to double wrap the bottom of the pan in foil so that water doesn’t leak and cake doesn’t get soggy.
Moreover, fill 3/4 of cheesecake pan with very hot water. Carefully place your cheesecake into oven and bake it for 60-70 minutes. Check it at 60 minutes and the outside should be set.
5: Chilling the Cheesecake
After getting the cake out of the oven, allow it to cool at room temperature for almost an hour. Then cover it with foil and chill it in refrigerator for 6 hours. Additionally, overnight is preferable.
Remove it from refrigerator and if any condensation has built up, take a paper towel and dab the moisture off.
On the other hand, you can also make pancakes at home! Checkout the post-Different pancakes recipes to try at home.
Fun Ways To Reuse Waste From Fruits & Vegetables
It is an obvious fact that vegetables and fruits are healthy food and should be included in our daily diet. They are not only tasty but also provide us with important nutrients on a daily basis. In the process of consuming them, we create a lot of organic waste. It’s a fact that we’re all collectively responsible for food waste. Producers discard items which don’t fit the market profile in appearance, distributors and supermarkets sort and throw away food themselves. Last but not least, we consumers toss anything out that isn’t good anymore or whatever we think can’t be used. Why not reuse them?
This is quite often the case with wilted greens and leftover peelings. Vegetable scraps, which you can reuse a lot more easily than you’d think. Vegetable scraps like pumpkin seeds, carrot peels and radish leaves don’t often make it onto our plates. Most of the time they end up in the garbage. Do they really need to? We’ll show you some creative ways to reuse vegetable scraps leftover in the kitchen.
Make Chips From Potato Peels
The best part about the humble potato is that it is extremely versatile. You can use potato peels to make some crisp chips. Soak them in the water for at least 20 minutes. Take them out and let them dry; once they are dried, add some seasoning like garlic powder, salt and pepper or red chilli powder. If you wish to bake them, then drizzle some oil and bake them in a preheated oven. If you wish to fry them, just toss them in a pan full of pre-heated oil and voila! Your perfect evening snacks are ready to be devoured and of course, you didn’t waste anything!
Make a Broth or Soup
The process is simple and very forgiving. Save up vegetable scraps like carrots peels or limp veggies that have spent a bit too long in the fridge, and collect them in a freezer container. When you have enough saved up, you can make broth! In general, consider the balance of ingredients and recognize the difference between things you don’t want to eat. Play around with flavours and ingredients to find out what you like. Take those piles of leftover veggie peels and off-cuts and make yourself a tasty vegetable broth. You can use carrot, cucumber and asparagus peelings or even onion skins.
Turn Vegetable Scraps into a Smoothie
You can simply and easily process leftover veggie scraps (those which you can eat raw) right down into a smoothie. Mix together in a blender adding some water and any additional fruits, herbs, spices or a bit of ginger according to taste. Some kitchen scraps that go great in smoothies are radish, carrot, beet root and daikon radish leaves, withered leaves of lettuce and herb stalks, etc. You can also make use of fruit past its freshest point. Now you can gain extra nutrients from those peels.
Reuse Lettuce Stalks As Salad Dressing
Whip up a lean and tasty salad dressing by reusing leftover lettuce stalks, leaf veins or radish. You can also use daikon radish, carrot and kohlrabi greens. Simple purée these together and add your vinegar, olive oil and seasoning or any other ingredients that fit your taste and you’ve got yourself a delicious salad dressing. You can even flavour your salad dressing based on your choice.
Orange peel Face Masks
Orange peels are known to keep your skin healthy and so you will find them being used in a variety of face packs. You don’t have to throw them away in any case. Just reuse the tangy and slightly bitter orange peels to flavor cakes and desserts, or use them to add a sour tinge to your cocktails. You can also make candied orange peels. This is not only applicable to oranges but any other fruit of your choice.
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Hibiscus Tea: The Secret To Blooming Health
Hibiscus Tea is made using the petals of the Hibiscus Flower. It lowers your blood pressure, blood sugar and aids in weight loss. Consumed both hot and cold, it is a caffeine-free alternative that can be taken individually or added to caffeinated tea. The antioxidants in the tea can also help reduce cell damage in your body.
Preparing Hibiscus Tea At Home
Step 1: Drying Petals
You can either buy Dried Hibiscus leaves (loose or in tea bags) or prepare them yourself at home. Separate the calyx and the flower from the stem. Then Remove the Seed Pods from the Calyx and separate the leaves.
Step 2: Steeping in Water
You can directly use the leaves procured above for your tea or you can use them later. They can be used all dried out as well. Steep the hibiscus leaves in hot water for about 5 minutes. If you want a stronger flavour, steep for 5 minutes.
Step 3: (Optional)Adding Other Flavours
Variants in the market include lemongrass along with the hibiscus leaves. You can also infuse the tea with cinnamon for added benefits. Hibiscus does not contain caffeine, however, you can add it to your black tea. To tackle the tart flavour of hibiscus, try adding natural sweeteners.
Make it Iced
Refrigerate the hibiscus leaves along with mint, lime, cinnamon in a jar of water. Your drink will be ready after 8-10 hours. Remember to separate the leaves and cinnamon sticks before serving.
- Hibiscus tea cannot be taken by pregnant women.
- It does not react well with certain kind of medications including those of malaria.
- It is always wise to inform your doctor about its consumption.
- Diabetics should be careful as a high consumption might lower blood sugars dangerously
Alternating the consumption of this tea along with other herbal and non-herbal teas will give a fresh burst to your life.
Time to sip health!
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