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Healthy Heart Starters Snacks recipes


Last Updated : May 18,2020



स्वस्थ्य हार्ट संबंधित स्टार्टस् और स्नेकस् - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Healthy Heart Starters Snacks recipes in Hindi)
સ્ટાર્ટસ્ અને સ્નૅક્સ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Healthy Heart Starters Snacks recipes in Gujarati)

Healthy Heart Veg Starters | Snack Recipes

healthy heart starters. healthy heart snack recipes. This is one section that is sure to sweep you off your feet! You would never have even imagined, even in your wildest dreams that it is possible to make such a large variety of low-cal, low-fat, heart-friendly starters and snacks. You will realize after trying these recipes like the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki, Healthy Bean Quesadilla, etc., that is all boils down to choosing the right ingredients and right cooking methods. Replacing refined flours with wholesome ones, rich dairy products with low-fat ones, starchy veggies with high-fibre ones, and deep-frying with shallow-frying, steaming or baking, are all some of the tricks used to make heart-friendly but delightfully tasty dishes. When served with apt accompaniments, these scrumptious, heart-friendly starters and snacks will make your heart race with delight!

Healthy Veg Starters, Steamed Snack Recipes

Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla
Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla

It’s very hard to achieve a perfect balance of macronutrients - Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats in snacks, but Palak Methi Muthia has it all just in right amounts. This recipe is also amazingly rich in Fibre, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Vitamin C, Folic acid, Calcium and Magnesium, all of these work together to maintain a better heart health. Enjoy your high tea time with this Garlicky Methi Dhokli, where health benefits of garlic include promoting heart health. Dal Pandoli is a gujarati snack an Indian dumpling which is soft and will just melt in your mouth. A high protein snack with a good combination of heart health promoting nutrients like Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Thiamine in unbelievably good amounts.

Healthy Veg Starters, Non-Fried Snack Recipes

Stuffed Ragi PancakesStuffed Ragi Pancakes

Almost all Indian snacks are laden with oil and thus not suitable for heart health. Cook nourishing snacks like Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada which is prepared without deep frying the vadas and adding ingredients like oats and low-fat dahi that make this snack a calcium packed yet low cholesterol. Chana Dal Pancakes recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin A rich vegetables and protein rich curds which enhance its taste apart from adding nutritive value to the recipe. Healthy Moong Chaat is a vitamin C and protein rich snack that can be tossed up in a jiffy and is perfect for maintaining good health. Addition of low-fat curds peps up the chaat and increases its nutritive value.

Try our other recipes for snacks like Masala Vadai, Lehsuni Matki Palak Tikki, Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap and so on…

What causes your heart to not work correctly?

There are 5 basic reasons why we have heart issues.

1. Belly fat : The more belly fat you have, the higher the risk of a heart attack. This shows wrong food habits, bad quality vegetable oil, sugar, maida, cornflour excess etc create this problem. High blood pressure in a major problem for your heart and also uncontrolled diabetes. Your diabetes is not solved by just popping pills. You need to change the way you eat. Wrong foods eaten lead to the inflammation of the arteries of your heart. Blockages in the arteries Blockages lead to heart attack and that is so easy to fix as simple as eating healthy. Remove inflammation in your body. 

2. Eating processed foods : Avoid junk food and follow simple basic home cooked food. Stay away from refined vegetable oils. Opt for unfrefined oils like olive oil, coconut oil. You could also have cold pressed peanut oil in your cooking as that is available in India.  Eat a healthy pyaz wali bhindi sabzi instead of going for a deep fried option. Also remember to wash your hands before you eat as they can carry infections. Your hands have opened doors, pressed lift buttons etc where others with infection may have touched them before. Thats how a virus can spread. 

3. Always be active and get your exercises in : Yes, want a healthy heart then put in the effort. Even if you have a one hour workout and you are sitting for the next 9 hours, then your one hour workout is almost useless.  Inactivity, sedentary lifestyle or sitting too long is the number one cause of inflammation and poor blood circulation in your system. Your heart needs two things, the right nutrients (eating wisely) and oxygen and both these are carried by your blood circulation. Blood circulation happens with movement. If your are in your office, then try and sit on a stool without a back rest and that will make you use your core and fire up your body. That is why we find new age workers wanting to stand at times the whole day while working at their desk. 

Blood circulation is at its lowest when we are sitting or sedentary. 2 hours of watching TV may reduce heart healthy by 13% to 15% says Harvard study. There is a way to watch TV. Get up from your TV or pause and walk around or even better do some basic exrecises while watching TV. If you had an active day then nothing will happen by watching TV for 2 hours.  

4. Smoking and Stress : The two s's. Common senses is stay away from your puff. Regarding stress, more stress makes more cortisol which creates more inflammation. That swells your arteries over time and leasds to a heart attack. Sort your stress out. 

5. Lack of sleep : Your body needs 8 hours sleep. Sleep depravation and inflammation are linked with one another. If you are sleep deprived, then you are compromising your heart health. Stress is also a big issue for heart attack. More stress makes more cortisol which creates more inflammation. 

 

Happy Cooking!!!

Enjoy our healthy heart starters. healthy heart snack recipes below.

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Healthy Moong Chaat
Recipe# 36411
25 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Appetizing moong sprouts, onions and tomatoes topped with cooling dahi, this Healthy Moong Chaat is loaded with nutrients like iron, fibre,
Homemade Almond Milk Made with Soaked Almonds
Recipe# 42192
19 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome almond milk made with soaked, unpeeled almonds is easy to make and also cost-effective compared to commercial brands. We trialled different methods before arriving at this awesome one, which gives a good taste and consistency. Don’t peel the soaked almonds. Just blend them with a ....
Multi Flour Idli, Healthy Multi Grain Idli
Recipe# 40994
18 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
multi flour idli recipe | healthy multi grain idli | multi flour idli recipe is a healthier version than traditional idli as there is no parboiled rice used in the recipe. healthy multi grain idl ....
Multi Flour Chakli, Baked Snack Recipe
Recipe# 41963
12 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chakli is a jar snack that evokes pleasant memories of vacations spent with cousins at grandma’s place raiding the many snack jars in the pantry! Over time, many of us have almost given up on these simple pleasures due to health concerns. Here is a healthy baked version of your favourite munchie ....
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada
Recipe# 39719
03 May 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian snacks, especially the savoury ones, have a knack of making one overeat, only to feel guilty later. Not if you make them the smart way, at home. Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada is one such brilliant snack – a non-fried version of dahi vadas, which can be enjoyed without any guilt! Fibre from ....
Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34732
01 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
We have made a quick and healthy version of the lip-smacking rajasthani snack by dressing up protein and iron rich besan and methi leaves in enticing, tangy flavours. All the fibre makes this a good choice for diabetics too.
Oats and Poha Chivda
Recipe# 22296
01 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
healthy oats chivda recipe | oats and poha chivda | how to make healthy oats poha chivda | with 18 amazing images. Oats and Poha Chivda is made from dry roasting oats and poha. Then a tempe ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
01 May 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
24 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
quinoa upma recipe | vegetable quinoa upma | veg Indian upma | how to make quinoa upma | with 26 amazing images. Quinoa upma recipe is a truly healthy recipe made ....
Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2931
23 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These nutritious idlis are slightly heavier than the regular idlis as the batter is not fermented. They are very nutritive because of the combination of 3 dals and vegetables like methi, green peas and carrots. These are great for an early pregnancy boost and being an excellent source of iron, fibre ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
21 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
buckwheat dosa recipe | kuttu dosa | healthy Indian buckwheat crepes | instant buckwheat dosa | with 15 amazing images. buckwheat dosa known as
Nachni Dosa
Recipe# 1694
20 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
ragi dosa recipe | nachni dosa | finger millet dosa | healthy ragi dosa | with 28 amazing images. Ragi dosa also known as nachni dosa ....
Baked Oats Puri
Recipe# 39887
12 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Puris , plain or stuffed, baked or fried, are a snack that Indians cannot live without! Here is a version that you can binge on, without any guilt. Made using fibre-rich oats, the Baked Oats Puri is flavoured with sesame seeds, garlic ....
Thepla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 630
12 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Gujarati plain thepla | thepla recipe | healthy sada thepla | with 19 amazing images. Gujaratis love plain thepla just as much as a fat kid loves chocolate. Theplas
Oats Moong Dal Tikki
Recipe# 35288
12 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
oats moong dal tikki recipe | moong dal tikki with oats | healthy oats moong dal tikki | with amazing 23 pictures On a diet or wanting to eat super healthy Indian snack? ....
4 Flour Dosa, Mixed Flour Dosa
Recipe# 40159
12 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
flour dosa recipe | mixed flour dosa | jowar bajra ragi and whole wheat flour dosa | healthy four flour dosa | with 28 amazing images. Our 4 flour dosa recipe is ....
Mini Low-cal Pita Pockets  ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35015
04 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pockets of joy to pep up your parties! pita bread made with whole wheat flour and filled with chickpeas patties are teamed up with healthy bread mayonnaise and veggies for a wholesome, low-cal experience. While regular pita pockets contain approximately 250 calories, these contain only 123 each.
Oat and Raisin Cookies ( Healthy Heart and Low Cholesterol Recipe)
Recipe# 5548
30 Mar 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats are a great substitute for low-fibre maida and raisins are the least fat containing dry fruits, making these cookies healthy and tasty. Raisins also lend their sweetness to the cookies, reducing the required sugar content. These cookies can be enjoyed by people with heart related diseases in mo ....
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap
Recipe# 7467
30 Mar 20

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by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
Mini Nachni Pancake
Recipe# 38989
10 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous Mini Nachni Pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition! Loaded with iron and calcium, these toothsome pancakes will help start your day on an energetic and exciting note. Remember however tha ....
Cabbage Jowar Muthias
Recipe# 3554
06 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
cabbage muhtia recipe | Gujarati cabbage jowar muthia | healthy kobi jowar muthia | kobi na muthiya | with 22 amazing images. cabbage muhtia is a
Baby Corn Phudina ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34734
28 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One-dish-suits-all! mint and coriander add an interesting colour and flavour to the crunchy baby corn. Plus, by sautéing instead of deep-frying, we have zapped off the excess calories and pepped up the nutrient-content.
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
23 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Did you know that fermented items tend to worsen acidity, or even cause it? Hence, idlis, dosas and such items made with a fermented batter are best avoided by those suffering from acidity. This Nachni Dosa is a delicious alternative made with ragi and without rice. The batter is not fermented, ....
Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey
Recipe# 42215
14 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Some veggies and fruits make very tempting and satiating snacks because they have a wonderful taste and texture, especially when laced with tangy and spicy sauces and seasonings. Here, we have made one such snack with Brussels sprouts. The Brussels sprouts are seasoned with salt and pepper, bake ....
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