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PCOS High Fibre recipes


Last Updated : Jul 10,2018



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High-fibre recipes for PCOS

Fibre helps in lowering blood glucose levels and is especially beneficial in a PCOS diet where it helps in combating insulin resistance by slowing down digestion. Fibre helps provide roughage to the system to speed up the passage of food and to prevent constipation. It keeps you full for long hours and avoids unnecessary bingeing.

Add these fibre-rich foods to your diet:

Veggies and greens: Vegetables like carrot, capsicum, pumpkin and tomatoes, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach and fenugreek contain a high amount of fibre and nutrients. They are low in calories and can be had in the form of salads or subzis. Try recipes like Masala Cauliflower with Green Peas and Mushroom and Green Capsicum Subzi.
Nuts and seeds: Consume fibre-rich nuts and seeds such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, almonds and pistachios. Try yummy and healthy treats like the Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip and Kokum and Chia Seed Drink.
Wholegrain flour: Go for whole wheat bread and products made of whole wheat flour instead of eating products like white bread and naans, which are made of maida. Looking for a whole wheat snack recipe? Try Whole Wheat Methi Khakra. However, add bread to your diet only occasionally.
Wholesome cereals: Try including cereals such as oats, barley, jowar, bajra and broken wheat instead of white rice to ramp up your intake of fibre. Kickstart your day with a fibre-rich breakfast of Jowar Upma or Jowar and Vegetable Porridge.
Fruits: Fruits are full of nutrients and antioxidants and are important in a PCOS diet. Consume whole fruits such as apple, pear, chickoo and guava with the skin, for your daily dose of fibre. You can also have fruits in the form of smoothies or juices. You can also try a mix of vegetables and fruits like the Palak, Kale and Apple Juice.

Keep away from these foods:

Baked products: Tasty though they are, cookies, biscuits and pastries are up to no good as they contain a high amount of sugar, maida and saturated fats like butter, with no fibre at all.
Highly-processed flours and grains: Avoid eating white rice and white bread.
Strained juices: Avoid straining juices because that will remove the fibre. Try consuming unstrained juices along with the fibre, or eat a whole, unpeeled fruit like apple, pear or guava.


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Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
25 Aug 18

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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 ....
Garlicky Oats and Vegetable Soup
Recipe# 4223
16 Dec 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This sumptuous mixed vegetable soup has sharp accents of onion and garlic, which make it quite an exciting start to the meal. In one smart turn, this soup is thickened with rolled oats rather than starchy options like corn flour or plain flour. This not only makes the soup healthy and fibre-ri ....
Lehsuni Bajra Aur Kaddu ki Roti
Recipe# 5582
26 Mar 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Wholesome and satiating, the Lehsuni Bajra aur Kaddu ki Roti is a perfect choice for those days when you are hungry enough to eat up everything in your larder but do not have enough time to cook! Just enjoy these tasty garlic flavoured bajra rotis with a bowl of low-fat curds and salad and your meal ....
Aliv Nutri Paratha
Recipe# 35092
18 Oct 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aliv or garden cress seed is a real treasure-trove of nutrients, and a must have in every kitchen. This little-known Indian food is one of the best vegetarian sources of iron, and is worth including in the diet, whether as a powder or in seed form. This delicious Aliv Nutri Paratha is a great wa ....
Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad
Recipe# 40748
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds. Apple adds a nice fruity note to the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sprouted Moo ....
Jowar Upma
Recipe# 39749
14 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green p ....
Buckwheat Pancakes, Kuttu Pancake Diabetic Snacks
Recipe# 22269
18 Mar 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes are favorites across the world. In this Indianised version, the not-so-common buckwheat combines with sour low-fat curds and bottle gourd to make iron and fibre-rich pancakes. Have it along with Green Chutney or
Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi
Recipe# 7463
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi is a lip-smacking dry subzi that combines beautifully with phulkas fresh off the tava! The benefits of fibre-rich cluster beans are enhanced by the introduction of flavour-imparting garlic, which also keeps blood sugar and cholesterol levels under control.
Stuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi Roti
Recipe# 22275
18 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious rotis are made out of nachni and whole wheat flour, and stuffed with a flavourful vegetable filling. The succulent filling adds softness to the nachni rotis, making them more enjoyable. The combination of karela and cauliflower gives a well-balanced flavour and texture to the stuff ....
Broken Wheat Upma, Healthy Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 4650
13 Oct 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Broken Wheat Upma, as the name suggests is a nutrient-rich wheat based upma. While the broken wheat brings in loads of dietary fibre and energy, carrot and green peas bring along a wealth of nutrients, especially vitamin A. The veggies also add crunch to an otherwise soft upma. You may also add ....
Jowar and Vegetable Porridge
Recipe# 3544
08 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
If you're bored of the regular breakfast dishes, try this new healthy recipe made using jowar. Jowar is a nutritious cereal with plenty of protein, iron and fibre. The vegetables improve its vitamin A, fibre, folic acid and iron. This vegetable porridge accompanied by a fruit is sure to keep you sat ....
Clear Soup with Mixed Vegetables, Heart Friendly
Recipe# 5538
29 Jul 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A comforting and nutritious soup, loaded with the goodness of veggies like red pumpkin, spring onions and spinach. Mushrooms add their magical texture to this soup, while ginger lends its zingy flavour. This satiating yet light soup is made without any fatty or cholesterol laden ingredients, b ....
Mushroom and Green Capsicum Subzi
Recipe# 39688
19 Mar 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
There are times when you whimsically combine some odd ingredients, and it turns out so great you want to keep repeating the combination. Mushroom and green capsicum, is one such example! They get along very well together in this Mushroom and Green Capsicum Subzi, which wins in taste and nutrition. M ....
Masala Cauliflower with Green Peas
Recipe# 6424
07 Jul 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here goes, another example to show that healthy foods can be very tasty too. This fabulous recipe makes use of cauliflower and green peas, along with other complementary veggies like onions and a coconut-based masala. Cooked with little oil, this tempting, aromatic subzi makes for guilt-free eating!
Hariyali Mutter
Recipe# 6431
21 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
There are dozens of ways of cooking mutter, but this one truly tingles the tastebuds thanks to dominance of coriander in the masala. Hariyali Mutter comprises healthy ingredients and cooking methods, thereby strengthening the heart and controlling blood glucose levels too.
Whole Wheat Methi Khakra
Recipe# 822
12 Feb 16

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by Tarla Dalal
It is easy to ask somebody to give up unhealthy snacks, but it is quite difficult to achieve the goal! Instead, try treating yourself and your family to healthy short-eats like this Whole Wheat Methi Khakhra, which is so tasty that you will naturally lose your craving for junky snacks! Khakhra, the ....
Palak, Kale and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40527
11 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Kale is considered by experts to be one of the most nutrient-dense ingredients in the world, and fortunately for us, it is tasty too, especially when you choose the mildly-flavoured, small-leaved variety. Here, we have made a mouth-watering Palak, Kale and Apple Juice, which has a very balance ....
Flax Seed Crackers with Beetroot Dip ( Healthy Snack)
Recipe# 39907
24 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet. While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas, raita, etc., here we present a very inno ....
Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup
Recipe# 7437
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Bright red and flavourful, this soup is ideal for diabetics. Capsicum contains vitamin A and folic acid, an antioxidant that helps to fight the free radicals that otherwise attack healthy cells and lead to complications. Oats being high in fibre helps to lower blood glucose levels. A soup of the duo ....
Cous Cous Salad, Healthy Cous Cous Salad
Recipe# 22289
16 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Couscous is a traditional North African food, quite similar to semolina and broken wheat, which is cooked and combined with veggies and other ingredients to make hearty salads . Here is a lip-smacking Couscous Salad, made with brok ....
Kokum and Chia Seed Drink
Recipe# 41719
28 Apr 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Chia seeds are the latest fad when it comes to juices. Juice lovers across the world are experimenting with the magic of chia seeds as these give a wonderful mouth-feel, bringing some of the excitement of all-time favourite falooda into a simple juice! In this delectable and refreshing drink, we ....
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