“What to cook?” is a perpetual dilemma we face, almost every day. In our interest to cook healthy, we sometimes forget the most basic dishes, including vegetarian recipes of India. Here are 5 dishes you probably didn’t know were healthy.
- Vermicelli with veggies
Packed with proteins, iron, fibre, calcium and other vitamins and nutrients, vermicelli cooked with vegetables could be the healthy breakfast or snack option that you’ve been missing. Dietary fibre from the veggies helps in cleaning the digestive system while cooking in vegetable oil will help reduce LDL. To add good cholesterol in your foods, throw in some walnuts and almonds.
- Sabudana khichdi
The good old sabudana khichdi has a number of health benefits, that you probably didn’t know about. A good source of protein, tapioca helps with muscle building and strengthening. High in iron and calcium, it is one of the vegetarian Indian recipes that makes for a wholesome healthy breakfast. The carbohydrates in tapioca will ensure a sufficient dose of energy.
- Avocado sandwiches
Health experts suggest one should avoid white bread, but not whole wheat or multi-grain bread. Avocado sandwiches are a quick and easy fix for a healthy breakfast, snack or lunch. What’s more? Avocado is a great source of folate – a nutritious monounsaturated fat (MUFA), which boosts good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol (LDL). High in fibre, avocado keeps a check on cholesterol (HDL) and bread is a good source of healthy carbohydrates.
A tip to up the health quotient: Use Nutralite instead of regular butter.
- Chickpea paratha
Studies have found that chickpeas can help in lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases. How? Chickpeas help in reducing LDL. A healthy and delicious way to include chickpea in vegetarian Indian recipes is chickpea parathas. Spreading a spoonful of Nutralite on the paratha will have the added benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) and MUFA, which fight bad cholesterol.
- Soya rice
Preparing tasty and healthy soya is possible. Replace white rice with brown rice; add soya chunks and veggies to the rice and a dollop of Nutralite Garlic and Oregano on top. Soya is filled with healthy nutrients: fibre, proteins and omega 3. It is cholesterol-free and contains low saturated fat.
Prepare these dishes with Nutralite and make them a part of your daily diet, for super-healthy vegetarian recipes of India.