Mungdal and carrot chilla

Once again a great combination of protein with vegetable, a chilla is easy to make and handy. This recipe is good source of protein and vitamin A. Plus green mung dal is good source of dietary fibres too  and carrots provides starchy carbs and various antioxidants. Phytonutrients of carrot protects against cardio vascular disease and dietary fibres will not allow cholesterol accumulation. So what are we waiting for lets have it!!

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Baked paneer Koftas in Spinach Gravy

Very popular combination again, spinach and cottage cheese – paneer. This combination is a nutrient powerhouse, why?? Let me explain in detail, paneer a rich source of protein , calcium, Vit A & vit  B12. Spinach is the rich source of carotene from which our body makes vitamin A. Plus it is rich source of Iron, calcium and fibers. So many nutrients in one dish,, have it with paratha and it will fulfil 2/3 of your daily quota of nutrients.

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Drumstick and Bottle gourd Soup

This soup is extremely low calorie and zero oil yet very tasty and nutritious. Both drumstick and bottle gourd are easy to digest and have protective characteristics. This can be given babies too , avoid extra salt and pepper and add a dash of ghee or butter and your baby would love it. Lets see how to make it.

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CholaDal Crepe

Crepe is a thinly spread pancakes, known as dosa in Indian subcontinent. A healthy food is the one which is the balance combination of complex carbs, lean protein and healthy fat. This crepe consists of chola dal – complex carbs and lean protein. It will make your tummy full for longer and satisfy your taste buds. Eat along with fresh coriander chutney and have zest!!

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Broken wheat Khichdi

Khichdi is one of the wholesome food, which is easy to digest, yet filling, good to taste, easy on pocket and easy to make too. You don’t need any mastery over kitchen to make good khichdi, just add some water & salt with goodness of grains and khichdi is ready. Today lets see one variety of the popular mung dal khichdi. Those who wants to avoid rice at night this is the good choice. This variety contains lots of fibre as we are using broken wheat and plus it contains easily digestible protein of yellow mung dal.  Its a power food for babies too, you can give this khichdi over 6 months and above. Add some veggies of your choice and serve it with curd will make it a complete meal in itself.

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Baked beans on Toast

Very easy to make, this recipe is another healthy option for breakfast as it is the combination of complex carbs and protein. Tin of baked beans is available in almost any part of the country so if you are bachelor and want to make healthy breakfast yourself, this one is easy  and yummy option. Lets see how to make it.

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Corn & onion Grilled sandwich

Want to make something in jiffy, this sandwich can be one of the best options, for breakfast or evening snack. This sandwich can fulfill your hunger pangs and give you energy. When your child comes home hungry, give them this sandwich and expect them to ask for more!! While making for your child dont forget to add a cheese slice,  it will provide calcium and protein of a glass of milk.

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Dal tomato soup

our all time favorite soup is made more healthy, addition of dal increases  essential protein content of the soup. Tomatoes are very low in calories still very nutritious as they contains the anti oxidant lycopen, which is well known for its anti aging properties. Here we have made this soup very low calorie but if you want to make this for kids, you can add cream, butter and garnish it with cheese.

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Milano Minestrone Soup

An authentic Italian healthy soup, that makes a meal in itself. As we know that to make a meal balanced we need to have carbs, protein and fat in it, this soup contains everything, Pasta fulfils the carbs portion, Beans fulfils the proteins and olive oil gives best essential fat, plus its tomato based soup having goodness of antioxidant lycopen and fibres and minerals from other veggies. Its quick and easy, yet yummy and nutritious.

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