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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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