Amidst the lockdown and quarantine situation nation-wide, people are storing enough groceries at home to avoid stepping out. Like rice, atta and pulses, it is also very important for us to stock some breakfast essentials at home to make the first meal of the day quick and easy, especially for the ones who are managing both ‘work from home’ and household chores single-handedly. Some of the easiest breakfast options can be bread and butter, poha, upma, muesli bowl, oats porridge et al.

Breakfast is often dubbed as the most important meal of the day, it provides energy to the body to go on for the whole day. But since we are mostly pressed for time in the morning, a lavish breakfast becomes an impossible idea most of the time. Hence, some essential food items and the go-to recipes come to the rescue.

Here Are Some Essential Food Items You Must Have At Home:


Most of us cannot start our day without a hot cup of tea. Hence, it is one of the first essentials one must have at home. If you want to save time, just get instantĀ tea bags.


Some people prefer starting their day with coffee, not tea, to get that caffeine kick. Caffeine provides instant energy to move ahead for a hectic day. Hence, you may prefer keeping a coffee jar at home too.


What is the easiest breakfast you have ever put together? Bread and jam is the answer for most of the people. All you need to do is, toast the breads, spread the jam and have it on the go.


If you want to give a healthier start to the day, cornflakes could be a great option. Milk and cornflakes has been a great combo for all since long.

Peanut Butter:

Peanut butter, for many, is a healthier option to spread on bread. The nutty taste and the crunch can add a kick of flavour to your regular breakfast. Add it in peanut butter-jam (PBnJ) sandwich or in your favourite bowl of smoothie and relish!


OatsĀ is known to be high in protein and rich in fibre. These healthy properties of oats make it a perfect food item to start the day with. From masala oats to porridge, you can make several types of dishes with oats that are quick and easy.


Muesli is an oatmeal dish based on rolled oats and ingredients like grains, nuts, seeds and fresh or dried fruits. Hence, a bowl of muesli can provide all the necessary nutrients your body needs and can keep you going for the whole day.


A bowl of dalia can also be a good option for a quick breakfast. Loaded with dietary fibre and protein, this ingredient is also healthy and aids weight loss. All you need to do is, boil dalia is milk, garnish with fruits of your choice and indulge!


Upma has always been stated as one of the quickest and healthiest breakfast recipes. Loaded with veggies and goodness of sooji, this meal can be your go-to option during a hectic morning. Sooji (or semolina) is known for its zero cholesterol and high protein content. It also aids weight loss.

Keep these essentials at home and make your life a bit easy. Stay healthy, stay safe!

About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.

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