Rice is the most common food crop of the developing world and the staple food of more than half of the world's population. Nine out of every ten people can’t do without eating rice at least twice in a week, especially as breakfast.
However, even though rice is very easy and fast to prepare, there are other breakfast ideas you can try. They are easy to prepare and nutritious as well. So, other than eating rice every morning, here are other healthy and nutrient-dense foods you can try.
1) Akara/Moi-moi and Pap
Akara/Moi-moi and pap are one of Nigerian's native and perfect balance of carbs and protein for a healthy and filling breakfast. Made from beans and other ingredients like pepper, onions and other things that you may wish to add, Akara/Moi-moi will not only fill your stomach, but will also offer your body with countless nutritional benefits.
2) Boiled Plantain And Stew
This combination is another perfect way to start your day. Boiled plantains are nutritionally very similar to potato, but contain more of certain vitamins and minerals. They're a rich source of fibre, vitamins A, C, and B6, and the minerals, magnesium and potassium.
3) Bread/Yam and Eggs
Regular consumption of an egg-based breakfast will provide your body with protein and several important nutrients, which will help to promote fullness and help you eat fewer calories. Yam and bread are also nutrient-dense and will increase satiety and reduce lunchtime food.
4) Bambara Beans Pudding (Okpa)
Okpa is a traditional Nigerian food very popular in the eastern parts of Nigeria. It contains numerous nutrients, ranging from fibre, proteins, vitamins and minerals, and this is because none of the nutrients are lost during the processing of the nuts into flour or the cooking of the pudding since the steaming method is predominantly used. So, if you are looking for something new and healthy to eat as breakfast, you can add Okpa to your diet.
5) Potato Porridge
Potato porridge is a very colourful and nutritious meal prepared using different kinds of potatoes. Potatoes are a good source of fibre, which can help you lose weight as well as keep your cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check. They are also full of antioxidants that work to prevent diseases and vitamins that help your body function properly, and also keep you full for longer.
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Article Reference: healthguide.ng; thepretendchef.com
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