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The logic behind bringing out this series is to not to not make each meal oil free, rather, of the 4-6 meals you consume every day, ensure that one or two comprise of zero oil recipes…then which meal to make zero oil is absolutely your choice. Here’s a vast range of 44 Zero Oil Soups, Salads and Snacks that have been made healthy not only by using low fat alternatives for the ingredients but also by using different cooking styles like steaming, roasting, baking, and using non-stick cookware. This ensures you enjoy both your regular food and good health together without compromising on taste.
Soups, as we often don’t realise, are liable to contain a lot of hidden ingredients like fat-laden cream, milk, butter, fried noodles, bread croutons etc. We can reduce the calorie-count and boost the nutrition content of these soups by using low fat milk and milk products, which are as tasty as their conventional counterparts, vegetable stock, corn flour etc. This book contains a variety of soups such as Soyabean Vegetable Soup, page 18, Sweet Corn and Capsicum Soup, page 30 and Green Peas and Mint Soup, page 32 etc. to suit Indian and international palates.
On first look, salads too seem very healthy, but oily dressings can undo the very intention of eating salads! In the collection of salads in this book, I have used a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables and substituted oily dressings with healthier alternatives made using lemon juice, low fat curds, fruit purées, and such. Revel in the goodness of really healthy salads like Fresh Garden Salad, page 36, Summer Salad, page 43, and Mexican Mista, page 51.
Snacks, no doubt, are thought to be a weight-watcher’s greatest enemy. But that’s because most snacks that we reach out for—whether chips or fried foods or roadside chaat—are more often than not full of calories and lacking in the health-factor. In this book, I reveal a less-known secret to you… that with a little care, thought, experimentation and know-how, you can make healthy versions of most popular as well as lesser-known snacks! This collection of recipes includes healthy versions of snacks like Oil-free Vada Pav, page 64, Momos, page 68, Kothimbir Wadi, page 91, Dal Pandoli, page 95 etc.
Feast on these without any guilt! Wish every meal in your life to be happy and healthy!