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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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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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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Healthy Munchurian

Munchurian is a delicious dish from Chinese cuisine, it does contains lots of veggies yet we cant consider it to be healthy cause it is deep fried. All the deep fried food not only add fat too the food, but also it generate free radicals in our body which promotes cancer. Lets see how to avoid deep frying and yet make the dish same tasty but most importantly healthy!! Continue reading “Healthy Munchurian”

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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Mung Dal Tosties

How to make some traditional chillas interesting? We can put them in between bread and can make sandwiches, but how about making toast? Crunchy from one side and soft yet crispy on the other side.  If we look at the nutritional value, its a perfect meal in itself, wheat bread is the complex carb and mung dal is a lean protein – the best combination to control fat accumulation and provide energy to body. Plus its a good snacking option for tiffin box and kids will love them too. Lets see how to make it.

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Veg Hummus wrap

A very simple and very low oil recipe. With goodness of protein from chickpeas & wholesome rotis plus salad can fulfil daily dose of nutrients. This combination makes it a perfect meal in itself. How better you can use your left over rotis to make a yummy & delicious snack. Lets see how to make !!

Soaking time: overnight

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: NIL

Serves: makes 4 wraps

Ingredients:

For hummus:

Chick peas: ½ cup (soaked overnight and boiled)

Curds: 1 tbsp

Salt: as per taste

Olive oil /oil: 1 tsp

Lemon juice: 1 tsp

For Salad:

Cabbage/lettuce: ½ cup shredded

Carrots: ½ cup shredded or cut in long stripes

Spring onions: ½ cup thinly chopped (with greens)

Capsicum: ½ cup thinly chopped or striped

Chat masala: 1 tsp

Lemon juice: 1 tsp

Salt : as per taste

Olive oil/oil: 1 tsp

Process:

  • To make hummus spread, take boiled chick peas, oil, lemon juice, salt and curds in a blender and blend to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  • Take onions, cabbage/lettuce, capsicum, carrots and mix well, now add salt, chat masala, lemon juice, oil and toss well.
  • Now take a roti, and place it on a dry surface. You can lightly roast the rotis on hot griddle.
  • Then take ½ to 1 tbsp of hummus spread and spread it on a roti. Now place a tbsp of salad and roll it tightly.
  • Repeat the process with another 3 rotis.
  • Serve with tomato ketchup / coriander chutney.

Nutritional value:

Energy: 141 cal

Carbs: 25.6 g

Protein: 4.3 g

Fat: 4.5 g

Dal Dhokli

A balance diet is the one, which consist of balanced combination of Complex carbohydrates, lean protein, healthy fat and vegetables. One of the complete meal in itself and a yummy pure gujarati dish. Yes it contains dhoklis made up of whole wheat, plus the dholklis are swimming in pool of dal, a lean protein and traditionally potatoes, are added to it making it  a wholesome complete meal in itself. Lets make the yummy dal dhoklis.

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Bhakhri

Lets make one more wholesome basic bread from Gujarat, its popular in one or another form in almost all regions of Gujarat.  Breakfast, lunch or dinner, it accompanies every dal and veggies.  There are mainly two varieties of it, in west region of gujarat , its  roasted in clay griddles and made bit thick and crispy, while in northern  and southern  gujarat, its small in size, thin and roasted on regular griddle making it thin and soft..if we talk about its nutritional profile, then its rich in fibers so in many ways good for heart, though it has most of the carbohydrates but the complex one, so its slow rising and good for diabetic people too.

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