Cold spinach salad.
Cold spinach salad.

Breakfast in Office: Cold spinach salad and more

Eating healthy is neither boring nor troublesome. Use these quick recipes to power pack your breakfast for office

Cold spinach salad

Method

Blanch 500g spinach in hot water. Squeeze it dry. Make a dressing with 50ml white wine vinegar, 20ml olive oil, a pinch of mustard powder and mix well with the spinach. Add cucumber and carrot, 50g each. Season and serve.

Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate, New Delhi

The goodness factor

Spinach delivers multiple nutrients, including manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamins B2 and K, and helps increase vitality.

-By Kavita Devgan

Paneer satay with peppers and broccoli.
Paneer satay with peppers and broccoli.

Paneer satay with peppers and broccoli

Method

Cook 40g Thai curry paste, 10g kaffir lime leaves, 20g lemon grass, bird’s-eye chili and garlic for 2 minutes. Add 5ml soy sauce, 10g brown sugar, 5ml lime juice, 5g red chili flakes and 20ml coconut milk. Marinate 100g paneer and stir fry on a non-stick pan with 50g blanched broccoli and 30g diced pepper.

Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate, New Delhi

The goodness factor

Paneer offers casein, a slow-digesting milk protein that helps keep you full.

-Kavita Devgan

Sprouts-chickpeas salad with pomegranate.
Sprouts-chickpeas salad with pomegranate.

Sprouts-chickpeas salad with pomegranate

Method

Mix 50g each steamed moong dal sprouts, boiled chickpeas and pomegranate, and 20g each chopped onion and tomato. Toss them lightly. Add 10ml lemon juice, 1 chopped green chili, salt and chaat masala to taste. Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.

Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate, New Delhi

The goodness factor

Sprouts are packed with fibre, protein and iron.

-Kavita Devgan

Wholewheat flour pancakes
Wholewheat flour pancakes

Wholewheat flour pancakes

Method

Mix 150g wholewheat flour, a pinch of baking powder, salt, cinnamon and 50g sugar in a bowl. Add 2 eggs and 80ml milk and mix well. Lightly spray oil on a skillet and pour the batter. Flip once and serve drizzled with honey.

Nishant Kumar Choubey, corporate chef, The Roseate, New Delhi

The goodness factor

Wholegrain flour is packed with protein, fibre, vitamin B and antioxidants. Honey helps regulate blood sugar.

Kavita Devgan

Parfait

Method

Concoct a breakfast parfait with layers of 150g yoghurt, sliced fresh fruit (50g strawberries, 1 banana, 1 kiwi), 2 tbsp crunchy cereal and 1 tbsp mixed roasted seeds (pumpkin and sunflower). Top with chopped roasted almonds and walnuts, 1 tbsp each.

The goodness factor

This combination of dairy, cereal, fruits, seeds and nuts delivers a perfect balance of carbohydrates, protein, fibre and good fats.

From the book ‘Don’t Diet! 50 Habits Of Thin People’ by Kavita Devgan

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