Here are 6 best Protein Rich Breakfast one can eat in India:
2 Paranthas with 2 Big Bowl of Rajma and big bowl of Yogurt; Total calories: 980. Protein: 32
Note: This is carb heavy meal, but highly nutritious when compared to eating cereals.
Paranthas have got a bad rep because they are high in calories, but when made with desi ghee/coconut oil can be healthy (avoid cooking in vegetable oils at all cost).
Also note, eating 1000 calories won’t make you fat, eating more than you can burn will make you fat!
Rajma and Yogurt besides having carbs, also have good quality proteins in them.
I eat only 2 meals a day, and eat about 1000 calories in each meal! But if you find eating this much food a bit overwhelming, I would suggest to cut down on the quantities to adjust to your appetite.
Whole egg omelette with Whole wheat bread; Total calories: 650, Protein: 38
Banana Foster Parfaits; Total Calories: 500, Protein: 26g
Please note, calories will differ according to the food quantities. About 250g of Yogurt has about 14g of protein. If you live outside of India, greek yogurts are very common and have higher protein content than normal yogurt!
Paneer Bhurgi with 2 Paranthas; Total calories: 850; Protein: 39g
I know what you thinking, another parantha dish!
Well, as I am writing this post, I suddenly having a craving for paranthas, as I had a solid gym session, and even after having my meal I am still hungry:)
Anyways, paranthas is tasty, and lot of Indians eat it.
Its sad to see how paranthas are being replaced by sugar-laden cereals which offer no nutritious value.
Paranthas (when cooked in desi ghee or coconut oil, and when made with desi atta (flour) you can also mix channa in flour for added protein boost) and eaten with yogurt, paneer, dal, rajma can be a solid high protein breakfast.
Just don’t overeat, and use ghee in limits, and you’ll do just fine.
And don’t forget to throw away those cereals boxes that costs you a fortune and do you no good:)
Also please note, I am not a parantha fan, and I hardly have it, as my body doesn’t do well with too much carbs.
But most Indians, can thrive on a high carb diet (upto 60–70%) of caloric intake, but one need to make sure that the carbs are complex in nature like from wheat, brown rice, beans, lentils etc.
Boiled Eggs, whole wheat bread and cows milk, Total calories: 700, Protein: 40g
Last but not the least,
A protein smoothie has a lot going on besides having whey in it.
I routinely include things like avocados, almonds, blueberries, bananas, coconut oil besides cows milk and whey and this adds up to about 1000 calories and a protein total of 65–70g of protein.
Hope you liked the list:)
Also, do note, you can easily have the leftover of dinner, as your breakfast. Just be creative!