Friday, 12 January 2018

Healthy hogging in winter


We generally feel hungrier in winter as body burn more calories through the day to keep itself warm. Eating seasonal grains such as bajra, makki, jowar, seasonal fruits and veggies provides the optimum nutrition in winter and help quick fix your hunger too. Include fresh fruits and vegetable juices/soups/nuts/berries/salads this winter and stay healthy and fit.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Is protein bar making you fat? let's find it out


Myth-replacing meals with protein bars help lose wt.
Fact: protein bars are loaded with sweetners (sugar in any form),preservatives,artificial colour and even oil and fats.so replacing meals with protein bars as the main source of food will inevitably lead to weight gain.Even from health point, its not a good option over healthy meal.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Oats strawberry cake

This time celebrate your Christmas and New Year with this amazing sweet treat which is yummy,healthy,low in calorie and and just right for your party mood.
Oats strawberry cake
Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3/4 cup 
Instant Cooking Oats - 1/2 cup
Baking Powder - 1 .5 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Cinnamon Powder - 1/4 tsp
Unsalted Butter - 4 tbsp
soaked and pureed dates-1/2 cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Baking soda-1/4 tsp
Nuts – 5-6 almond.
Milk - 1 cup
For garnishing
Strawberry-4
Sugar free nautra-1 tbsp
1 tsp jaggery
Water-1 tbsp
Grapes-(black and green)7-8 (cut into halves)
Method for strawberry sauce-
Cut strawberries into small pieces. Take a pan on medium heat. Add strawberries, sugarfree natura, jaggery and water. Mix properly .Cook for 5 minutes. Now strawberries are properly cooked .Allow it to cool. Make smooth paste in grinder. Sauce is ready.
Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Take a cake pan and grease with oil and dust it with flour, coat it on all sides, Tap off the excess and set aside, Bring milk to a boil. Pour this over the oats and mix well. Set aside for 30 mins. Sieve flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon well and set aside. Take butter in a bowl, pureed dates and whisk it well. Add in baking soda, vanilla and oats and mix well. Now add in the flour mix and fold gently. Add in the nuts and fold gently. Spoon this into the pan and bake for 25 to 35 mins. Check it with toothpick for done. Remove it and cool it down. Spread strawberry sauce over it and decorate with grapes. Cut it into squares and serve.
wish you all Merry Christmas and A very happy New Year !

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Quick weight loss tips to get party ready

Its party time-Christmas and then new year. All of us want to flaunt our slinky party dresses and must be looking for some quick weight loss tips at this last minute call.Here is our easy and quick wt. loss guide to help you ease out.
1.Cut on your portion.fill up your mid meal times with fruits,yoghurts or salads.
2.Forget about winter chills,you must sweat out so burn your calories with sort of vigorous exercise.
3.Cut down on carbs-eat lean meats,sprouts,salad,eggs.
4.High protein and high fibre diet will keep you full for long.
5.sip some warm herbal tea/green tea/hot black coffee after meal to boost your metabolism.
6.skipping meal is not a good idea.Work on your meal timings.Try to shorten your eating window from 12 hours to 9-10 hours
7.Get a good breakfast of whole cereal and protein which will keep you active throughout your day.
8.Get a good night sleep to beat the stress out.
9. Drink sufficient warm water to debloat your body.
10. Eat small healthy meals,exercise and dance for quick weight loss.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Planning to run the marathon ? Read on our nutrition guide.

Training for marathon starts 4-5 months prior to the event.It involves running 4-5 days a week,stretching and muscle strengthening exercises.So, your diet must provide you required nutrition to pump energy in you and help build strength.60-70% of your daily requirement of calorie should come from carbohydrates and rest from lean proteins,healthy fat and fibre.Also consume 15-20 gms of protein for muscle repair 2-3 hours before run. Staying hydrated is a must.So,sip on fluids during the run.
After the run,hydrate immediately and within 1 hour consume proteins and carbohydrates.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Sweet potato,carrot ,ginger soup

As weather is changing now and we all want to have something warm and filling food in the evening,we have a nutritious and delicious soup recipe for you.
This soup has the right balance of sweetness and punchy ginger 
Its like sunshine in a bowl.
Ingredients
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
200 carrots, peeled & roughly chopped
200gms sweet potato, peeled & roughly chopped
1 tsp fresh ginger, peeled & grated (use a little more if you prefer a hotter flavour)
1 litre veg stock
Salt & pepper to taste.

Method
Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and cook gently for 6-7 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add the carrots, sweet potato and ginger. Stir together and cook for a minute or two.
Add the stock, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Season well to taste. Blitz in a food processor until smooth.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Healthy and yummy sweet treat


Prepare healthy and yummy dessert at home for festive treat without any negligence to your resolution of being fit.when you find no way to avoid sweets,its always better to choose healthy and nutrient dense sweets over high calorie sweets.Beetroot halwa is one of the best choice over all other sweets in terms of nutrition.
beetroot halwa
ingredients serving 2
beet root -2 medium( peeled and grated)
grated dried coconut-1 tbsp
2 small green cardamom powdered
2 tsp desi ghee
20 gms jaggery
5 -6 almonds sliced
method
In a pan heat desi ghee and add beetroot to it.Cook untill soften,add jaggery,grated coconut and again cook for 5-6 minutes untill the jaggery mixed well and gives a sticky texture.Sprinkle cardamom and garnish almonds over it and mix well.