One of first thing you get to hear from any doctor about planning a diet, will be about how important your breakfast is. There are couple different opinions on whether one should eat heavy or light for their breakfast. Breakfast means exactly what it says, breaking the fast that one takes from the dinner to the next day morning, which is about 7 – 8 hours.
It must be some 15 years back when I this dietitian, who prescribed to the fact that breakfast should not be heavy. The only that was allowed was Tomato juice. The reasons she cited was, since you already enforced a fast on the body, the moment you introduce food, body tends to accumulate and store maximum calorie possible. The tomato juice was supposed to be drunk over a 15 minutes period, making sure the body gets used to the sudden supply of nourishment.
The same dietitian whom I met again recently has changed her views and now advises one to eat some sprouts along with the juice. The food has to be light and yet filling.
This Jowar Drink that Athamma makes is very filling. It takes time to break down to glucose and tastes great too.
Whole Jonna/ Jowar – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Curds – 2 tbsp
Method to prepare:
Wash and soak the jonna in water for a day. Then shade dry the jowar. Grind it in a mixer to a coarse grains. This is more like rava.
This can be stored and used when required.
Take required amount of rava and add 2 times it’s water and bring to boil.
Curds or Milk can be added to this for drinking. Adding curds with salt makes this a great way to start the morning.
You won’t feel the hungry pangs for quite a while.
Diabetes Diet/Management: Srivalli, Champa, Harini, PJ
Kid Friendly Recipes: Kalyani, Shylaja, Veena
Seven Days of Soup:Usha, Sowmya
30 Minutes Meals: Priya Suresh
Seven days of Cakes: Anusha