The fact that fancy diets are difficult to follow is because they try to eliminate all ingredients that are well accustomed to our taste palate. It’s important to follow a diet that helps in reaching our fitness goals in a flexible and comfortable manner .
However, making major changes in diet can sometimes Seem very overwhelming. Instead of making big changes , it may be better to start with a few smaller ones, by tweaking regular cooking styles, chapathi , curries, dal and soups be a welcome change and add value to every day nutrition .
- Power of protein
The leftover watery residue after making curd or paneer is a quick digesting class one protein that human body can easily absorb and can benefit of . Instead of throwing it, use it in kneading dough for chapathi, or add it to dals ,vegetables curries ,soups and even for cooking rice and pasta.
- Power of fibre
Food rich in fibre helps your body to dispose off toxins, regularise bowel movements, lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Adding multiple grains like Jowar, Baja, oats , ragi, legumes in our flour or batter doubles up its nutritional value and fibre content. The same can be done if you are fond of baking cakes and cookies . The more the number of different kinds of grains in plate , the healthier it is.
- For the sweet tooth
There is a great way of having our favourite icecreme, make it frozen fruits at home with no added sugar. Fruit with natural pulp like banana, mango, chikoo, coconut cream or papaya can be frozen and blended to make creamy ice cream. Berries , nuts or chocolate can also be added to enhance the flavour. Juicy fruits like orange, watermelon , sweetlime , kiwi are great option for popsicles.