Quick to Prepare Healthy Recipes
In this post, I am putting together, the recipes, of all the food updates that I keep sharing on the fb page.
Let me start with something that I made today morning. I find it a very quick to make, yumm, filling and healthy breakfast. Abhishek calls it rock sandwich. I am not sure why? . Umm! So there we go: rock sandwich.
Mix butter milk or raita and suji (semolina) to make a thick batter. To this batter add salt, black pepper, onion, cucumber, tomato. Mix all the ingredients and apply the batter on one side of a wheat or multigrain toast. Now apply a little oil on frying pan and bake both sides of the bread.
I had it with litchi and mint chutney on the side
2. Mango Lassi
Well the season of mango dolly is here. We cannot and should not skip this fruit especially not skip it in the name of diet. Seriously can you do that? I cannot. Eating this fruit is the need of the summers else the skin and eyes will feel strained. It has Vit A and good carbs you see .
Mango lassi is very simple to make. It is made just the way we make mango shake. The only difference is to mix the mango pulp with curd. Basically stir the normal lassi with some mango pulp and you have this refreshing drink How much time does it take? Umm.. may be 3 mins
3. Half fry Toast
This may serve as a breakfast cum good post workout meal. Put whole wheat bread in toaster. Meanwhile, ready a hot frying pan with half a spoon butter or oil on it. Use 1 egg per toast to make a half fry. Can sprinkle some onion, tomato and capsicum from above. Sprinkle some salt, black pepper or chunky chat masala , whatever you like . It take hardly 5 mins to prepare this toast
4. Roasted Chickpeas
This snack is amazing for those who have salt cravings. Abhishek likes to have something salty for his evening snack. He use to munch on chips earlier. So I was looking for a better salty snacking option for him. Something that I could store in a box so that he can have it whenever he wants. I am yet to make the chiwda, peanut namkeen. So this roasted chickpea thing came quite handy. To prepare it, all you to do is take chickpeas(chola), wash them, rinse them and then roast them. Simple as that
You can add some desi ghee or oil to the chickpeas when you roast them. Can add salt later or at the time of roasting. It requires 30-40 minutes of roasting.
I love milk. But I cannot have it bland. Milk with some flavor added to it is the most refreshing snack for me esp when I come back home from outside. Infact I find it the best post office/pre workout drink. It can make you run 5 miles extra. The way to make my version of thandai is not the way we make typical thandai as that is a very rich drink. What I do is I soak some almonds in water over night. When I have to make thandai I peel the cover of almonds and churn them in a grinder with cardamom and jaggery. When I get a paste of all these things, I just add milk to this paste and churn it again. And the drink is ready. Yumm yumm
6. Parafait (Shrikhand)
This is a very common health food here in US. Basically this is a no added sugar version of our shrikhand.
Take hung curd, add granola/museli or cereals to it. We can have it like this or can add some more raw ingredients to it like peeled almonds, other nuts, grated coconuts, sliced fruits etc. Basically no sugar or pulp of any fruit we add to it. This is a really filling breakfast. It has calcium, vitamins, fats, proteins, energy and most of all it has taste Try it some time
7. Fruit Platter
Here comes the best fast food in this world . The only effort they need is purchasing them from the market. You have it means just go and grab it *fast food*
You know if somebody asks me what is the best food for my skin. Then I always tell them that it is the Vit C. Vit C is the best anti oxidant, anti aging and a lot more. A month before my wedding, during my pre bridal, I use to carry 3-4 bottles of lemonades with me to shopping and parlor. The water and salt in the drink kept me hydrated. The lemon in the drink provided me vit C. And the sugar/honey in the drink gave me energy to carry on my work.
Honestly, it is the best drink in this atrocious summers. It also maintains the ph level of the blood. So it is kind of a natural detox drink Carry some lemons or a concentrated lemonade in your bag. Whenever you get some cold water, make your detox drink
I was continuously posting snacks and breakfast ideas on fb when Ankita asked for some healthy and quick dinner suggestion. In a flash, I had khichadi in my mind . Khichadi with hing, zeere ka tadka in desi ghee is the most wholesome food that can ever be. Pickle or chutney and curd on the side makes it the healthiest and yummiest dinner ever. Don’t you agree?
On a serious note. I should not tell this quick fix but still telling it in whispers . Whenever you feel bloated and want to see some weight loss quickly then have moong dal khichadi for dinner, max by 7-8PM. Eat nothing later. Dinner should be a pack up meal always. Try it for a week and see the difference
10. Chocolate Balls
This snack is for sugar cravings. In which instead of using sugar, we use dates. It has raw cocoa, dates pulp and grated coconut.
Mix all the three and make balls out of them. See so simple
The green drink in the picture is what I got from an organic store. It has so many greens. To me, it was like an absolute green treat. I loved this organic food brand. I was so impressed by their food options that I started discussing, with the sales girl, each and every item that was available there. I don’t know whether the attendant got impressed or irritated but she gave me booklets from this organic brand, which has information on how to make these things at home. I got so happy that I gave her a hug . I will share the recipes soon
This much for today. Please keep sharing your recipes too
Also want to share that I have my first meditation class in the evening today and 2 other classes on yoga and ayurveda. I am so looking forward to them and will definitely share my experience here.
For those who grudge that we do not get time to prepare food at home. Think again, is it the time crunch or the laziness that allows you not to prepare things for yourself at home?
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