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Last Updated : Feb 22,2018
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!
8 Tips to Follow a Low Calorie Veg Diet
1. Adopt healthy lifestyle practices, and cook and eat smart.
2. Eat coloured fruits and vegetables. They are loaded with Antioxidants and loads of disease fighting properties.
3. Exercise daily. That is a must. You must try and pick up a sport you love or try and exercise with friends. Yes, use the Gym also even if you are 70 years old.
4. Modify the recipes by replacing the high-calorie ingredients with low-calorie ones! Note if you are fit and lean, the you can have healthy high fat food. It will keep you feeling fuller and satisfied for a longer time. So you can opt for full fat paneer or curd.
5. 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 a it is good in Omega 3 fatty acids and choose Paneer over cheese always.
6. Eat small frequent meals every 2 to 3 hours. Thats a must. If you are working keeps some healthy snacks by your side or carry them if you are out of the house for a long time.
7. Try and get some Protein, Fat, Carbs in all your meals. For Vegetarians, have your dal, paneer, curd to top of your protein.
8. Homemade food is the best and the healthiest. Cook your food and you know what you are putting into it. Avoid deep frying your food and stay away from packaged food which will solve 80% of your problems. Importantly, cut sugar consumption as it causes immediately inflammation in your body which can last for 4 to 6 hours and stores as fat immediately. Watch out for soft drinks, candy, chocolates etc.
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.
01 Nov 16
Besan Paratha, Zero Oil Besan Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Roasted besan has a rich and appetising aroma, a property that is usually used well in the realm of sweets. However, we have innovatively used roasted besan along with taste givers like ginger-green chilli paste, as the stuffing for whole wheat parathas.
This simple yet tasty Besan Paratha is al ....
23 Nov 15
Cannelloni by Tarla Dalal
Cannelloni is a homemade pasta, generally prepared with plain flour and a rich garnish of cheese. Here is a healthy 207-calorie version of this tasty main course, prepared with whole wheat flour and low-calorie mozzarella cheese. The cannelloni sheets, stuffed with spinach and low-fat paneer, radiat ....
23 Nov 15
Chinese Stir- Fried Vegetables by Tarla Dalal
Chinese Stir-Fried Vegetables, typically, Chinese cuisine uses a lot of oil in its stir-fried preparations, which makes the food unhealthy. Less oil has been used in this stir-fried preparation, which brings out the flavour of the vegetables with the Chinese flavourings. A truly guilt-free one-dish ....
23 Nov 15
Curd Shorba ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
Who would have ever thought of making a shorba out of the humble curds? Here, we have conjured up this magical soup using low-fat curds, tomatoes, cucumber and onions to keep the calorie content less than 100. The high protein and calcium content of this shorba is a good way to build strong bones to ....
23 Nov 15
Healthy Green Chutney ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
A great accompaniment for any starter or farsan, this green chutney is laden with potent antioxidants that fight free radicals. Perk up the taste of snacks like Chola Dal Panki or Moong Dal Dhoklas with this yummy chutney.
26 Nov 12
Low Fat Curds by Tarla Dalal
Curds are a nutritious addition to your diet. They are easier to digest than milk and when accompanied with dishes like parathas, biryanis etc. , curds complement the protein present in cereals and make it a complete protein. Use this low fat version of curds as an accompaniment to a main meal or in ....
16 May 08
Low Fat Paneer ( How To Make Low Fat Paneer) by Tarla Dalal
Low fat paneer made from low fat milk and low fat curds contains more protein and calcium than full fat paneer. This recipe yields 1 cup of grated, crumbled or cubed paneer. Using curds instead of lemon juice not only gives more amount of paneer comparatively but also renders it soft. Use freshly ma ....
23 Nov 15
Moong Dal Dhokla ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
Moong Dal Dhokla, is rich in zinc, folic acid, iron and protein. Adding veggies further increases the fibre, folic acid and iron content substantially. This suavely flavoured, zero-oil, popular Guajarati farsan is great for people who are counting their calories. Devour this any-time snack with heal ....
28 Jan 15
Moong Dal with Spinach by Tarla Dalal
Though prepared in various different ways across the country, Moong Dal with Spinach is nevertheless a favourite combination in desi cooking. Here, we have made a low calorie version of this delicious iron-rich dal. This recipe is chock full of nutrients, as spinach brings protein, garlic has anti-b ....
23 Nov 15
Nutritious Mini Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Now is the time to wipe off the misconception that tasty pizzas are unhealthy, and healthy pizzas are never tasty! This recipe transforms the international favourite into a healthful snack by using whole wheat flour instead of maida to create the base, and replacing cheese with an innovative low-fat ....
12 Oct 16
Almond Berry and Coconut Cake, For Fitness and Weight Loss by Tarla Dalal
The Almond, Berry and Coconut Cake is a dashing treat for the palate, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture and splendid flavour. This unique cake is made with almond flour, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and honey, unlike run-of-the-mill cakes that are made with maida and sugar.
Your body ....
14 Mar 18
Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri by Tarla Dalal
For many, the aroma of bhakri cooking on the tawa is reminiscent of home-cooked food! Here, we introduce you to a totally off-beat Almond Bhakri. As you will surmise from the name, the Almond Bhakri is quite a rich treat, but it is healthy and gluten-free too, so anybody can go for it.
14 Mar 18
20 Sep 16
Almond Flax Bread with Eggs, Gluten Free by Tarla Dalal
A loaf without wheat? Unbelievable but true, and absolutely awesome too. Behold the Almond Flax Bread with Eggs. This is a really unique snack, which tastes great and is chock-full of good health too.
It is gluten-free, which means that even gluten-sensitive people can enjoy it. Rich in protei ....
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