Archive for the ‘Healthy Eating’ Category

Healthy Lime Soda Recipe

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Pregnancy cannot get more beautiful with this very relaxing fizzy drink that will instantly pep your mood up!

Key Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 bottle of club soda, 1 large lime, ice cubes

Extract the juice from the lime in a glass. Add sugar, ice cubes and soda. Stir and gulp!

Nutri-check: Lemons are rich in Vitamin C, B and Magnesium! It also is anti-alkaline and non-acidic!

Healthy Kabab Recipie

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Show off that toned waistline while you proudly binge on food. Try this power-packed protein kebab and chuck the calorie-metre away!

Key Ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoon of cornflour, 3 bread slices, 1 cup of granulated & softened nutri-nuggets, 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste, ½ teaspoon of garam masala powder, red chilli powder and salt (as per taste)

To begin with, soak the slices of bread in water and squeeze the water out well. Now, mix the wet slices with the granulated nutri-nuggets, along with the rest of the ingredients. Arrange for grills and insert the lumps of the mix, like kebabs. Freeze it for a while. Check that the lumps should look stiff by now. Fry the lumps in oil and serve!

Nutri-check: Nutri-nuggets are highly rich in protein.

Corn Snack Recipe

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Let us talk food. And when it comes to snacking, it better be something interesting and quick! The following recipe is another Chaat-story that can solve all your hunger issues right away!

Key Ingredients: Pinch of chat masala/ amchur(powdered mango), 1 medium-sized raw mango(peeled and grated), 1 ½ teaspoon of lime juice, a small pinch of red chilli powder, salt as per taste, 1 big cup of canned corn kernels, 1 tomato (finely chopped), 1 onion (diced), few sprigs of cilantro, 1 small carrot (cleaned and chopped)

Toss the ingredients well in a bowl and indulge in the newly-found nirvana!

Nutri-check: Fibre is all it has along with liminal amounts of Vitamin C and an absolute fat-free zone!

Healthy Fruit Kebabs

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Let this food recipe be another of your nutritional trips without compromising on your taste buds. This fruit salad incorporates the best of the bunch. Let us pledge for a healthy eating for life!

Key Ingredients: 1 banana cut into four pieces, 1 pear peeled and cut into four pieces, 4 dates (seedless)

Side Ingredients: 2 tablespoon tomato puree, ½ teaspoon pepper, pinch of cumin powder, 2 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon honey

The oven has to be preheated at 150°-180°C. Mix the side ingredients well. Arrange the fruit pieces on two skewers and drench it with the side ingredients. Rotate the skewers well so that all the fruits can marinate in it well. Bake it for a few minutes at a moderate temperature. Ready to serve!

Nothing can beat this health-punch. The tomato puree will offer a tangy flavour and honey will surprisingly add a sweet twist to it!

Nutri-check: Bananas and dates are rich in vitamin, protein and dietary fibre.

Navratra Health Friendly Recipes

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Festivals are designed in such a way that people tend to overeat and continue relishing on festivities for days at stretch. But have you ever thought that to your dismay, the weighing machine might point out to your being a little overweight post the festivity period.

And after all, what’s the point if you have to slog your way towards getting back in shape? You have an option of keeping calorie accumulation at bay even while you consume rich-in-taste variety of food.

So, we bring to you one such recipe which will cut down calories by creating a negative calorie effect.

Co founder of Cafe Amaltas, Dietician, Himanshu Kapoor gives out a secret calorie cutter recipe – Chilla made of buckwheat flour or kuttu atta.

Ingredients

Buckwheat flour or kuttu ka atta.
1 grated radish.
1 tablespoon of yoghurt.
Water
Salt or vrat salt.
Green chillies.
Method

1.Make a batter by mixing buckwheat flour with water and yoghurt.
2.Add salt as per taste.
3.Then add grated radish to it.
4.Pour the batter on a non-stick pan and spread it just as you do when you make a dosa.
5.Flip it over when it is cooked from one side.
6.You can serve the chilla with either curd or tomato chutney.
Himanshu Kapoor says, “Chilla prepared with buckwheat flour is a great option because in preparation we add radish. Apparently radish is high in fibre content and tends to create negative calories in the body.”

So, if this chilla can take calories off and away from you for days following Navratras, why not give it a try? Celebrate Navratras with this chilla recipe to begin with because it is not only a lip-smacking recipe but nutritious too. You can also make dosa with buckwheat flour.