Nutritional Facts of Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi, Calories in Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi

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How many calories does one serving of Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi have?

One serving of Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi gives 232 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 44 calories, proteins account for 37 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 150 calories.  One serving of Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi provides about 12 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

Click here to view.  Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi recipe. This quick and easy, no-fuss dish brings together three of your favourite ingredients – spinach, cottage cheese and green peas. A tempering of everyday ingredients and a dash of common spice powders gives the trio a fantastic taste, which combines beautifully with Indian breads of all kinds, be it rotis or phulkas .

This quick everyday subzi is a little watery because the spinach is cooked as such and not blended, but nonetheless it tastes too good for you to even think about the consistency. Relish it fresh off the pan!

Is Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Spinach (Palak) : Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone.  Raw spinach is very rich in insoluble fibre, 25% having soluble fiber and 75% insoluble fiber.  Spinach is good for the heartdiabetics and eyes. Read this on the 17 benefits of spinach and why you should eat it. 

2. Paneer : Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesPotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure and contraction of blood vessels, resulting in improved heart health and reduced risk of heart attack. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you?

3. Green Peas : Green peas are good for weight loss, good source of vegetarian protein, has insoluble fibre to relieve constipation. Legumes like green peas, cow peas, mung, chick peas and kidney beans have a cholesterol lowering effect. Green Peas are rich in Vitamin K which aids in bone metabolism.  Is green peas good for diabetics and see full benefits of green peas

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi  ?

Yes, BUT cut the amount of oil used and use low fat paneer in the recipe. Legumes like green peas, cow peas, mung, chick peas and kidney beans have a cholesterol lowering effect.

What is a healthy accompaniment to the Subzi? Have healthy rotis or parathas.

We suggest a bajra roti, jowar rotiradish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.

Basic Ragi Roti, Nachni Roti

Basic Ragi Roti, Nachni Roti

Healthy paratha recipes like yellow moong dal and spring onion paratha made with whole wheat flour + yellow moong dal. Paushtic parathas is another option. 

Yellow Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha

Yellow Moong Dal and Spring Onion Paratha

Can healthy individuals have Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi  ?

Yes, healthy. 

8 Pointers to get healthy on a Indian diet

1. Eat healthy and say yes to good home cooked food. Prefer whole grains like oatmeal, quinoa, buckwheat, barley and healthy flours like bajra flour, jowar flour, quinoa flour, wheat flour etc. rather than refined ones like maida. Have healthy Indian fats like ghee, coconut, coconut oil in your diet.

2. Opt out of junk food, packaged food, deep fried foods. Prefer steamed snacks and other non-fried snacks. Check out some Healthy Indian Snacks. Remember to eat small frequent meals through the day as that will keep you always full and prevent your blood sugar from dropping. By starving your body through some diet, will not help you one bit. In fact, dieting will make you binge on 2 to 3 meals which is not good. 

3. Have 4 to 5 servings of vegetables and 2 to 3 servings of fruit is a must. Follow the logic of a vegetable in each main meal of the day and a fruit in-between meals. Check out a few Healthy Indian Soups and Healthy Indian Salads  recipes using this food group.           

4. Cut down on sugar and salt in your diet and pick honey ( very small amounts) or dates to sweeten your food. Slowly cut the sugar habit as this is not going to happen over night. Sugar  is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. 

Salt and blood pressure. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the main reasons for high blood pressure is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes. 

This is not true. Bajra and jowar are rich in potassium and critical for those with High Blood Pressure as it lessens the impact of sodium. Eating more Potassium Rich Foods will remove more sodium from your body through urine. So include the basic bajra roti and jowar roti in your daily diet to have with Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes

5. Befriend a few healthy seeds and nuts like chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts and almonds. 

6.  Sprouts are called ‘living food’. They are high is most nutrients and easy to digest as well. Let them feature in your meals at least thrice a week. Also Read : All Benefits about Sprouts

7.  Exercise 45 minutes every day. No excuse. You can walk fast, run, do weights, play your favourite sport or go to the gym. No activity reduces muscle tissue which will lead to muscke loss and all kinds of problems with that. 

8.  Sleep early and get up early. Get your body into rhythm and it will function best. Sleep helps your body to recover and makes you look much younger. Also getting good sleep prevent muscle loss. 

Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi is high in

1. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

2. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

3. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

4. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones. 

5. Vitamin A : Vitamin A is crucial for healthy vision, cell growth and healthy skin. 

6. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 232 calories that come from Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi?

Walking (6 kmph) = 1hr 10 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 23 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 31 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 40 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy232 cal12%
Protein9.2 g17%
Carbohydrates11.1 g4%
Fiber5.1 g20%
Fat16.7 g25%
Cholesterol0.6 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A4977.3 mcg104%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.2 mg18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.4 mg3%
Vitamin C28.1 mg70%
Vitamin E1.7 mg11%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)107.9 mcg54%
MINERALS
Calcium271.8 mg45%
Iron2.8 mg13%
Magnesium67 mg19%
Phosphorus171.1 mg29%
Sodium53.5 mg3%
Potassium206.1 mg4%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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