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Low Calorie / Weight Loss recipes
Many would agree that the most difficult aspect of weight-loss is dealing with the misconceptions! How does one filter the good advice from the bad, the practical suggestions from the impractical ones! Swimming headlong into the world of dieting without arming themselves with the right information, people often end up going overboard with their weight-loss measures. They strictly avoid their favourite dishes, go on crash diets, and end up spoiling their health and appetite in the long run!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind while following a low calorie diet.
· Adopt healthy lifestyle practices, and cook and eat smart.
· Accompany it with the required amount of exercise.
· Modify the recipes by replacing the high-calorie ingredients with low-calorie ones!
· This involves not just replacing the ingredients, but also tweaking the cooking methods and procedure in small ways, in order to retain the nutrients while ensuring the authentic taste.
· Do not completely abstain from oils, dairy products etc. will lead to various deficiencies and diseases in the long run. Instead choose it wisely. Opt for olive oil as much as possible and choose Paneer over cheese always.
So, the goal of a good diet-plan is to understand the role of each nutrient in the diet, make sure all of them are included, and at the same time produce the meal in such a fashion that it has minimal calories. That is precisely what we have done in this section on Low Calorie Recipes.
This section includes newer and more innovative recipes. It has variants of traditional dishes as well as new ones, covering the whole gamut of the meal spread, ranging from soups and snacks to desserts. Try out recipes such as Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi, Almond Bread, Baked Oats Puri, Carrot Garlic Chutney, Eggless Chocolate Pudding and so on, and feel free to experiment on your own too.
Plan your balanced meals from these recipes, which are 'smart' rather than just low-cal, and enjoy good health!
Stay fit, stay slim! Wish you a happy and healthy cooking experience.
Ragi Sheera by Tarla Dalal
This sheera truly overflows with calcium, and that too at a low calorie count. Indeed, what a wonderful way to satiate your sweet tooth. Nutritious ragi flour together with a single tablespoon of ghee makes five servings of this delicious cardamom flavoured dessert. However, since the Ragi Sheera ma ....
13 Apr 17
Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad by Tarla Dalal
Be prepared for an adventurous experience packed into a salad bowl! The Mixed Sprouts Fruits and Veggie Salad has a little bit of everything, giving your palate a dynamic experience, with different flavours and textures.
It is very satiating and ideal for weight-watchers as it includes a wise mi ....
03 Apr 17
Black Eyed Bean Salad, Chawli and Mixed Vegetable Salad by Tarla Dalal
Yet another exciting way to include black-eyed beans in your salad, this salad is a sure-shot winner with everybody. It combines cooked chawli beans with crunchy and juicy veggies like capsicum, lettuce, tomatoes and onions.
A squeeze of lemon adds tang to this recipe while a sprinkling of peppe ....
03 Apr 17
Tomato Basil and Feta Cheese Salad by Tarla Dalal
Cheese and tomatoes always get along very well together because of their contrasting textures and flavours. The soft but earthy flavour of cheese complements the tang of tomatoes, and they bring out the best of each other.
In this amazing salad, the duo is enhanced further by the addition of bas ....
29 Mar 17
Hydrating Energizing Smoothie by Tarla Dalal
This Hydrating Energizing Smoothie translates into joy for every cell of your body! With the vibrant colour of spinach, a tempting tinge of basil and the ever-popular fruity flavour of bananas, this smoothie is a sure-shot hit with everybody.
Avocadoes give it a really luscious mouth-feel while c ....
28 Mar 17
Peanut Butter Coconut Balls, Healthy Dessert for Weight Loss by Tarla Dalal
If you can pass by this yummy dessert without tasting it, then there is something wrong with your sweet tooth!
Made of peanut butter and coconut with a dash of cocoa, these balls are rolled in desiccated coconut to get a flaky texture and irresistible visual appeal.
The good news is that the ....
02 Feb 17
Oatmeal and Spinach Crêpes with Ratatouille Stuffing by Tarla Dalal
Crepes are delicious thin pancakes that are popular in French
cuisine. While Crepes are usually made with maida, here we have made it heart-friendly using oats and whole wheat flour.
The Oats and Spinach Crepes with Ratatouille Filling is also loaded with veg ....
06 Jan 17
Kanch Moong Dal by Tarla Dalal
A no-fuss recipe from the Bengali
repertoire, Kanch Moong Dal is a delightful, mildly spiced dish that you can make anyday.
This traditional recipe is made with just a teaspoon of oil, and derives its flavour from a tempering of red chillies and seeds.
23 Dec 16
Oats Methi Muthia by Tarla Dalal
This recipe proves that you can make healthier versions of almost any dish by throwing in a few thoughtful ingredients – like oats in this case.
Using oats and methi to make the popular Gujarati
snack makes it a wonder dish for
09 Nov 16
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously luscious peanut butter made at home with unsalted peanuts is a great source of monounsaturated healthy fats. Yes, that means it is actually good for you! Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. Coconut oil, added to the peanut butter to get a nice nutty taste, gives you healthy f ....
04 Nov 16
Oats Mooli Roti, Zero Oil Oats Mooli Roti by Tarla Dalal
, and Mooli Roti is amongst the first choices that come to your mind. This very popular North Indian breakfast dish has been tweaked slightly in this recipe, by including oats flour along with whole wheat flour, to boost the fibre conten ....
01 Nov 16
Tandoori Paratha by Tarla Dalal
The well-thought-out choice of spices in the stuffing is sure to delight your taste buds. This healthy variation of Tandoori Paratha is a sure hit!
Oil is usually added to the flour to make a smooth and soft dough, but to curb the use of oil, Low-fat curds have been added which also produces the ....
01 Nov 16
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis.
Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
01 Nov 16
Grated Cauliflower with Peas by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower has an innate charm, which pleases people of all age groups if prepared properly. Its subtle flavour is not only pleasing to the palate, but also works well with varied ingredients and spices, as you will see in this delicious preparation of Grated Cauliflower with Peas.
Fiber-rich g ....
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