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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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Whole Wheat Vegetable Burger
Recipe# 4068
02 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Spicy cutlets made with broken wheat and vegetables are stuffed between nourishing, fibre-rich whole wheat buns, to make a low-fat treat packed with nutrients like protein, calcium, iron and vitamin A. The cutlets in this Whole Wheat Vegetable Burger are cooked on a non-stick tava with minimal ....
Hara Bhara Kebabs
Recipe# 3490
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
A healthy vegetarian version of kebabs with a tasty blend of ingredients. The spinach adds to its vitamin a content while contributing very little to the carbohydrate levels. The green peas add bulk and fibre to this dish. Roll these kebabs in whole wheat bread crumbs to make them more nourishing th ....
Tandoori Mushrooms (  Cooking with 1 Tsp. Oil)
Recipe# 3555
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yum yum, nom nom, unbelievably this delicious starter is made with just a teaspoon of oil! Low-cal, protein-rich mushrooms are cooked in lip-smacking tandoori style. The velvety mushrooms are coated with an aromatic masala and kasuri methi with a little help from low-fat milk, which also adds some c ....
Garlicky Methi Dhokli
Recipe# 5641
14 Mar 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
All of us love having dhoklas for breakfast or with our evening tea, but on busy days we wish there was a faster alternative. Lay your worries to rest with these easy-to-make Garlicky Methi Dhoklis, which are named so because they are thinner than the regular dhoklas. Although it takes around 15 min ....
Paneer, Cucumber and Dill Toast
Recipe# 5655
11 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No-fuss, just fun… and of course good health too! This quick recipe just involves mixing the ingredients, and topping a whole wheat toast with them. What makes the Paneer, Cucumber and Dill Toast so attractive is the thoughtful combo of ingredients. Cooling cucumber goes well with calcium and protei ....
Khumbh Ke Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35021
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a wonderful combination of mushrooms and oats that is jazzed up with the flavours of green chillies, coriander, onions and pepper. Low in calories, rich in protein, this is a perfect choice even for the health conscious.
How To Sprout Moong, Mung Beans
Recipe# 40323
17 Dec 19

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by Tarla Dalal
how to sprout moong | healthy mung beans sprouts | how to sprout mung beans at home | how to make sprouts | with 23 amazing images. Healthy Mung Beans Sprouts is ....
Swadisht Vegetable Cutlet
Recipe# 3558
25 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cutlets with a teaspoon of oil? Well, here you go. You will fall head-over-heels in love with the amazing flavour and perfect texture of this Swadisht Vegetable Cutlet. Made with an assortment of veggies like carrots and bottle gourd, this ....
Healthy Bean Quesadilla
Recipe# 22260
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Quesadillas are a wonderful anytime snack. Handy tortillas packed with our favourite fillings, they can be made into a very satiating and tasty one-dish meal . Yet, there is the niggling worry that maida makes the tortillas unhealthy. Here is a healt ....
Toast with Spinach Dip ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35019
23 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Break away from standard spinach recipes, and try new, innovative combinations! the infusion of paneer and milk adds a rich dimension to this nutritious dip. Serve with brown bread, and watch your guests quieten in admiration.
Phudina Gobi
Recipe# 5657
14 Mar 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The famous Phudina Aloo needs no introduction. An extremely most popular starter, it is well-known for its irresistible flavour and also notorious for the amount of starch in it. Here, we have tweaked this favourite recipe to make use of healthy cauliflower instead of potatoes. Phudina Gobi makes an ....
Chick Pea and Soya Tikkis ( Healthy Heart Recipe)
Recipe# 5544
23 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
On rainy days, nothing gives greater joy than standing next to a hot and steaming tava on which delicious tikkis are being cooked. When the oil vapours, thick with the aroma of the tikki’s ingredients reach your nostrils, your appetite shoots up! Yet, the fact remains that the traditional tikkis are ....
Mini Pizzetas
Recipe# 5549
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pizzas are usually considered to be calorie-laden. Now, here is a healthy version, made with only 1 teaspoon of cheese per pizza and a whole lot of veggies, yet maintaining the authentic pizza taste.
Lapsi Methi Muthias
Recipe# 3557
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Another fibre rich snack that abounds in iron and vitamin A. These delectable muthias are sure to keep you 'full' for a long time. These are slightly more crumbly than regular muthias because of the broken wheat, but I guarantee you will love them.
Sprouted Moong Chaat
Recipe# 3553
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
We usually associate chaat with unhealthy fried foods or ones that have been cooked using loads of oil. Sprouted Moong Chaat is a healthy variation which has all the flavour and none o ....
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Spinach Dumplings in Pumpkin Sauce
Recipe# 5592
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The steamed spinach dumplings are usually served in a rich cheese sauce, almond sauce or butter sauce. For a healthy combination, this has been substituted with a low cal, yet creamy pumpkin sauce. Make sure to add all the dumplings and the sauce to the whole wheat spaghetti just before serving.
Soya Sesame Khakhra ( Healthy Heart)
Recipe# 5547
23 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
This crisp, oil-free snack is a perfectly healthy answer to sudden hunger pangs. Made of wholesome soya and wheat flours dotted with iron-rich sesame seeds, the Soya Sesame Khakhra is so satiating it will keep you going right up to the next meal. It abounds in all necessary nutrients but is sans fat ....
Cauliflower Methi Roti, Healthy Gobi Methi Roti, Heart Friendly
Recipe# 5285
17 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Methi and cauliflower add an interesting little twist to the traditional plain jowar rotis. The healthy rotis along with a bowl of low-fat curds and khichdi makes a comp ....
Nachni Khichu
Recipe# 5281
16 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nachni khichu recipe | ragi khichu | Gujarati nachni khichu | healthy red millet snack | with 16 amazing images. Nachni Khichu is a tasty and healthy delicacy whi ....
Buckwheat Dhokla, Kutto na Dhokla
Recipe# 22348
14 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lots of nutrition comes to you in the form of this stomach-friendly dhokla. The batter is easy to make – just measure the buckwheat, mix it with curds and let the batter soak for 2 hours. The non-fermented batter also makes this Buckwheat Dhokla a good option for those suffering from acidity. Ju ....
Club Sandwich
Recipe# 22284
23 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This truly unusual combination of whole wheat toast and traditional Chilas makes a satiating snack. Mint and Onion Chutney adds an extra zing to this layered vegetable club sandwich with a difference. Make it the next time you are seeking a fusion of the east and west!
Palak Methi Puris
Recipe# 3563
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These low calorie puris are a great way of disguising dark green leafy vegetables. Palak and methi are both very good sources of vitamin A which is necessary for maintaining a healthy vision and glowing complexion. Though baked only with 1 teaspoon of oil and not deep fried, these puris are really ....
Paneer and Baby Corn On Skewers
Recipe# 22258
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Now, this is what one would call a colourful and flavourful dish! the marinade is what makes this recipe unique. Use any vegetable of your choice, serve to your guests and win abundant praises. As this is cooked without oil, it is both nutritious and low in calories. In case skewers are not availabl ....
Tofu and Vegetable Satay ( 100 Calorie Snack )
Recipe# 33234
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Protein laden tofu is known to speed up weight loss by increasing non-fat body mass. When marinated with veggies in thai green curry paste, it gets a distinctly thai flavour.
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