When you're trying to figure out the ideal breakfast calorie counter, remember the magic number– 400. Whether you're on a weight loss diet or just trying to keep fit, the 400 calorie rule applies to you. According to many dieticians, eating four 400-calorie meals a day speeds up your metabolism and also keeps you feeling full for a longer time. But hey, how can you cook a breakfast that contains 400 calories or less?
To make things easier for you, we have curated a set of 22 wholesome and delicious recipes that can make breakfast the most eagerly awaited meal for you and the kids as well! And of course, they are all under 400 calories so there's no more worrying about extra weight!
Delicious Breakfast Foods Under 400 Calories
When you are trying to include whole grains in your kid's diet, try this recipe that turns whole wheat flour into pancakes. They are also easy and quick-to-make aside from being light on the stomach.
Wheat Pancakes Recipe
Falafels made from chick peas make a yummy filling for a sandwich. This fills your child's tummy with a nutritious protein and carb combo. You can now be assured about your child's attention at school!
Falafel Sandwich Recipe
Fresh Green Spinach Thalipeeth
Thalipeeth introduces your child to a variety of grains and pulses. You can include a variety of flours like ragi flour, bajra flour, etc. to bring in variety. Guess what, you can also also sneak in spinach leaves and make a fresh green thalipeeth to serve with bottlegourd peel chutney.
Fresh Green Spinach Thalipeeth Recipe
Black Bean Burrito
A protein packed whole wheat burrito is what fits in best with your fitness plan. Pack it further with veggies of choice to make it more nutritious. This Mexican food has captured hearts across the world and we are sure it will win your family over too!
Black Bean Burrito Recipe
Baked Beans on Toast
Baked beans are a staple convenience food in the UK, often eaten as part of the modern full English breakfast. Baked beans, as the name suggests, is a dish containing beans - sometimes baked - but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce. Try out this recipe and have a wholesome breakfast to start your day with zest.
Baked Beans on Toast Recipe
Mix Sprout Coriander Dosa With Peanut Chutney
This dosa is a more nutritious take on the traditional rice-urad dal combo. Add sprouts and coriander to your regular dosa to prepare this delicious recipe. Serve it with protein-rich peanut chutney.
Mix Sprout Coriander Dosa Recipe
Tofu, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich
This sandwich is a vegetarian version of the traditional non-vegetarian bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich. Though tofu replaces bacon here, this sandwich fares no less in the taste department!
Tofu, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich Recipe
Rightly called paushtik (or nutritious), these parathas are a wholesome recipe your kids are bound to love. Sneak in as many veggies as you like. Make sure you serve a bowl of curd alongside to enrich these nutrient-rich parathas with protein and calcium too.
Mix Veg Paratha Recipe
Rajma Corn Sandwich
This is a very easy, filling, nutritious and protein rich sandwich. Serve it to your kids with a glass of milk or juice and you are sure their breakfast will satisfy around 30% of the day's requirement of necessary nutrients.
Rajma Corn Sandwich Recipe
Peaches and Overnight Oats
Do you tend to skip breakfast most of the times, since you don't have time to make it? Well, you can prepare your oats a night before with a fruit of your choice. No more missing out!
Peaches and Overnight Oats Recipe
Corn Broccoli Sandwich
The corn and broccoli stir fry packed in these sandwiches can be used in wraps or rolls or as a side dish for rice or chapati. However, when stuffed in toast slices, trust us they taste the best. Replace the creamy cheddar cheese with low-fat feta cheese to remain guilt-free.
Corn Broccoli Sandwich Recipe
Barley Grits Upma
When clubbed with a variety of vegetables, this recipe becomes a healthy, low calorie breakfast option for weight watchers. You just need to pair it with a high protein source like a glass of milk and you are done with your breakfast.
Barley Grits Upma Recipe
Fenugreek Moong Dal Paratha With Yoghurt Cucumber Dip
Moong dal parathas are easy-to-digest and protein packed. When you add vegetables like fenugreek in it, they become healthier and tastier too. Secret tip - couple this paratha with cucumber raita.
Fenugreek Moong Dal Paratha Recipe
Eggplant Panini Veg Sandwich
Whether you're fond of eggplant or not, you are sure to make them over and over again once you make these sandwiches! It is because of the heat of the panini press that these sandwiches get their crunchy, crispy texture.
Eggplant Panini Veg Sandwich Recipe
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
This grilled chicken sandwich is not just yum but also a low-fat-protein-packed recipe for all the health watchers. You can grab an extra bite without the anxiety of too many added calories. Plus, we promise there will be absolutely no fuss getting your kids to eat this!
Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe
Scrambled Egg On Toast Triangles
Sometimes, interesting presentation is all we need to jazz up breakfast. Well, your kids certainly agree! If you want to cut down the calories, do not scramble the egg yolk.
Scrambled Egg On Toast Triangles Recipe
Egg White Omelette Sandwich
You can make an egg omelette sandwich with brown bread slices and the calorie count will still be less than 400! Now isn't that a comforting thought for this traditional, yum breakfast?
Egg White Omelette Sandwich Recipe
French Toast With Berries
Among the most popular egg recipes, French toast is probably the oldest. But this recipe adds the extra zing of berries. There's no beating it!
French Toast With Berries Recipe
Zucchini and Parsley Spread With Toast
The spread that you use for your toast matters a lot. A tasty, fresh spread packed with vitamins and minerals but without fats and empty calories is ideal. Exactly what this recipe offers.
Zucchini and Parsley Spread With Toast Recipe
Soya Stuff Paratha
This paratha stands out for being the complete package of good quality protein, carbs and dietary fibre. A fitness lover's definition of perfection.
Soya Stuff Paratha Recipe
If you keep the dosa batter handy, this can be a quick recipe to make in the early rush hours. Just add to the health quotient by putting in some fresh veggies.
Carrot Tomato Uttapam Recipe
Thepla, a popular recipe from Gujarat, is very popular with kids. Though this rolling version takes a little longer to make than the basic thepla, it provides that very essential change in your routine.
Thepla Pinwheels Recipe
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