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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!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while following a low calorie diet.

· Adopt healthy lifestyle practices, and cook and eat smart.

· Accompany it with the required amount of exercise.

· Modify the recipes by replacing the high-calorie ingredients with low-calorie ones!

· This involves not just replacing the ingredients, but also tweaking the cooking methods and procedure in small ways, in order to retain the nutrients while ensuring the authentic taste.

· 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 and choose Paneer over cheese always.

So, the goal of a good diet-plan is to understand the role of each nutrient in the diet, make sure all of them are included, and at the same time produce the meal in such a fashion that it has minimal calories. That is precisely what we have done in this section on Low Calorie Recipes.

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.

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Recipe# 33053
20 Aug 09

 
Healthy Sheera ( Weigth Loss After Pregnancy ) by Tarla Dalal
Healthy sheera is loaded with nutrients - whole wheat flour, nachani and soya are three flours that are protein rich, while almonds and jaggery add iron. Since i have used only 2 tsp ghee, it is definitely guilt-free. Remember to use a non-stick pan to avoid sticking.
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Recipe# 8693
16 May 08

 
Makhane ki Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Rich in protein and calcium, makhana or fox-nut combines beautifully with low-fat milk to make a creamy and delicious kheer. A lacing of nutmeg powder and saffron lends an aesthetic touch to the Makhane ki Kheer, making this a memorable dessert that lingers on your taste buds. Makhana is also a grea ....
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Recipe# 6206
22 Apr 16

 
Melon Punch, Musk Melon Black Grape Drink by Tarla Dalal
Here's a happy cleansing drink that will protect your skin from the harmful toxins and make it glow! Melons have high content of water and thus act as diuretic hydrating our body and eliminating toxins from our body. Besides melon's diuretic and cleansing power, its seeds are just as good. Ri ....
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Recipe# 34729
17 Nov 10

 
Mini Soya Paneer Pancakes ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Mini in size; maxi in health! these quick-to-make mini pancakes combine three fibre-rich flours with coriander and paneer, making them so nutritious and delicious that your loved ones will gobble them up without any trouble.
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Recipe# 6209
14 Sep 16

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Cucumber Cooler by Tarla Dalal
This simple, all-natural and cooling juice, sans sugar or syrups, is guaranteed to win your heart with its soothing mouth-feel and refreshing flavour. Just muskmelon and cucumber juiced in a hopper and garnished with cucumber sticks, the Cucumber Cooler will appeal to your palate while also helping ....
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Recipe# 33033
20 Aug 09

 
Garlic Roti, Lehsun Roti 
by Tarla Dalal
Whether a simple unleavened Chapati or a spongy leavened bread, garlic is always a great value-add. Here, we have made a delicious roti of multiple flours like wheat, jowar and bajra, fortified with oats, and flavoured with fresh green garlic and spice powders. The ....
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Recipe# 6199
11 Jan 12

 
Instant Energizer, Carrot Apple and Orange Drink by Tarla Dalal
Jam-packed schedule? This is an ideal drink to boost your energy and to keep you on your toes all day. Carrot Apple and Orange Drink is super-rich in antioxidants viz. vitamins A and C, folic acid and fibre which protect against heart disease and certain types of cancers. As an added bonus, car ....
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Recipe# 35073
18 Oct 10

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Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
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Recipe# 4631
25 Jun 14

 
Masoor Dal and Paneer Soup 
by Tarla Dalal
There is nothing more soothing than a bowl of protein-rich curry soup on a cool day! Masoor dal being an incomplete grain, it is important to combine it with protein-rich ingredients like paneer, to make a complete, nourishing soup. With tangy and flavourful ingredients, the soup also scores high in ....
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Recipe# 39894
14 Mar 15

 
Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa 
by Tarla Dalal
Uttapa with rice is tasty but common! When you feel like cooking something exotic, try this whole grain uttapa made with bajra and of course some rice and urad dal too. You will thoroughly enjoy the unique flavour and crisp texture of the Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa, while also benefiting from the iron ....
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Recipe# 5655
14 Mar 15

 
Paneer, Cucumber and Dill Toast 
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 ....
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Recipe# 40527
25 Nov 15

 
Palak, Kale and Apple Juice 
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 ....
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Recipe# 1436
25 Nov 15

 
Crispy Spinach and Paneer Open Toasts by Tarla Dalal
Lose yourself in the special texture and flavour of these Crispy Spinach and Paneer Open Toasts. Being an open toast, this dish gives you an opportunity to experience and enjoy the unique texture of the spinach and paneer spread, which is applied on the crispy bread toasts. The creaminess ....
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Recipe# 3589
26 Nov 12

 
Nutritious Garlic Naans 
by Tarla Dalal
Try these whole wheat flour naans and believe me you will never again be tempted to eat unhealthy plain flour (maida) naans which we have all been eating. Garlic due to its dominant flavour is usually omitted in many dishes but when combined with soya and wheat flour, it is transformed into a delic ....
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