VALENTINE SPECIAL

Valentine’s day doesnt mean celebration with boyfriend or girlfriend , hubby or wify its a seadon of love , its my first Valentine’s Day with my son , I have planned super healthy day not only for myself but both my valentine my son vivaan and my hubby .

Let me share few ideas and tips for ull to gift loved one gift of health.

* FRUIT HEART ( SOUNDS LIKE SWEETHEART ❤)

– Cut in sweet little heart shapes.

– Fruits like kiwi , pineapple , apple , watermelon, muskmelon etc .

-U can use small heart cookie cutter for this.

– Skew the fruit which is cut in heart shape .

– Prepate a dip –

*Plain curd

*Yoghurt

*Creèm cheese

*Fresh cream

*Custard

* My personal favourite melted chocolate either white / dark or simply mixing milk and dark works good .

From Dietitian Foram’s desk :

How about adding:

*Paneer or a tofu.

*Make a nice platter with raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, grapes etc .

*For kids add marshmallows .

NUTRITIOUS PORRIDGE FOR NEW MOMMIES

NUTRITIOUS PORRIDGE FOR NEW MOMMIES

Ingredients:
Rajgira flour (amaranth flour) – 1 tbsp

Kuttu flour (buckwheat flour) – 1 tbsp

Ragi flour (finger millet flour) – 1 tbsp

Jaggery, grated – 1/4 cup

Ghee (clarified butter) – 2 tsp

Ajwain (bishop’s weed) – 1/2 tsp

Dry ginger powder – 1/4 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1/8 tsp

Water – 2 cups

Milk – 1 cup

Salt – 1 pinch
Instructions:
In a saucepan mix together all the flours.

Add water, grated jaggery, salt and mix well without any lumps using a balloon whisk or with your finger tips.

Place the saucepan on the stove and cook over medium flame till comes to a boil.

Simmer the flame completely and cook for 5 to 7 mins stirring continuously till the porridge thickens considerably.Heat a pan, add ghee and let it melt over low flame.

Switch off the stove.Immediately add ajwain, black pepper powder, ginger powder and roast for few seconds in the heat of the ghee itself.

Pour this tempering over the simmering porridge and mix well. Take the pan off stove.Add milk and mix well.

Porridge is ready.Serve hot or warm.

BEST FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS

Try it and enjoy

PEANUT BUTTER BRICK

For toddler and adults

Peanut butter brick
This recipe also has a powerhouse ingredient…you know what …yes

Channa! You can’t taste them, but its in there…

Ingredients:

– 1 cup cooked Channa(chick peas)

– 1/2 cup peanut butter

– 1 large banana

– 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

– Pinch of salt

– 1 tbsp coconut oil

– 2 tbsp honey/maple syrup/pancake syrup

Instructions:

1. Combine all ingredients and blender until completely smooth.

2. Scoop into a air thight I prefer steel over plastic container

3. Freeze until firm.

4.As coconut,has melting
nature its best stored in the freezer.

From dietitian Foram desk:
You can top it up with dark chocolate sauce or chocochips and nuts

Milk and Jaggery

Age group 1year +
Milk and jaggery individually have many health benefits for the body and when combined becomes super drink .

Let’s see the benefits of drinking milk with jaggery :

*Have it at night before bed and it helps destress and you get sound sleep .

* Like milk, jaggery also helps in nourishing your bones and muscles. It is suggested that consuming milk with jaggery reduces joint pains and bone problems.

*Improves digestion , best home remedie for problems like indigestion, constipation, intestinal worms etc. as it regulates your digestive system and bowel movement.

*Many of the ladies suffer with stomach pain during and before period, taking 1 tsp of jaggery daily can releive the premenstrual symptoms and pains.

*Reduce pregnancy anemia-A glass of milk with jaggery helps pregnant women to fight against anemia

*It gives you ravishing skin and hair, Both the jaggery and milk plays a pivotal role in the beauty of skin and smooth hair.If this combination is included in the diet, you can get a glowing, fresh skin as well as smooth healthy hair..

OATS COCO DELIGHT

Oats , as soon as u read oats only thing that comes to your mind is porridge, or over nite oats jar etc . I have come up with oats coco delight.

OATS COCO DELIGHT:

Ingredients:

– ½ cup oats

– 1 Tbsp cocoa powder

– 1 Tbsp peanut butter

– 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

– 5-6 spoon Choco chips

– Honey to taste

– Topping- chocolate syrub, nuts and berries

How to make ?

Once your oats are cooked, simply stir in the remaining ingredients and top it up with lots of chocolates chips nuts and berries.
From dietitian Foram desk:
Add fruits and seeds to make it little more healthier.

HEALTHY BITE

Ingredients

1/4 cup flax seeds, roasted

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup almonds, powdered

1/3 cup gur (jaggery), grated

2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)

Method:

*In non-stick pan, add the sesame seeds, flax seeds and almonds and roast over a slow flame till they turn light golden in colour.

*Remove and keep aside to cool.

*Heat the ghee in the same pan, add the jaggery and simmer over a slow flame while stirring continuously, till the jaggery melts and caramelizes and forms a hard ball when you add a drop in a bowlful of cold water.

*Remove from the flame

*Add the roasted mix and stir thoroughly.

*When slightly cool, roll in round balls or ♡ shape .

From dietitian Foram desk:

▪Make it more crunchy by adding walnuts and peanuts and pumpkin seeds.

▪ To make it chewy add raisin, berries and chocolates chips or prunes

GREEN POPSICLE

Do you feel its Impossible to make your kids eat greens?

I found these Popsicle’s to be the yummiest way to slurp down a whole bowl of spinach in no time.

We often tell our kids to eat healthy, ourselves binging on unhealthy packet food .

KIDS EAT WHAT ADULTS EAT is what I always feel ,
For Nutritious popsicle:

*2 cups of fresh coconut milk
*1 big bowl of chopped spinach
*2 tablespoons of vanilla
*1 tablespoon of honey.
*Blend smooth and freeze

For the chocolate topping

*1 brick of cooking chocolate melted with full fat milk in a double boiler.
*Coat the frozen pops and stick in some chopped nuts.

From Dietitian Foram desk:

This popsicles are powerpacked with many vitamins and minerals and not to ferget the not to ferget Cerry on cake is our choclate topping with nuts .
Why not add more greens and reds too like our beetroot , carrot, kale, broccoli,cilantro , mint etc.

Ajwin + Haldi Milk

Ingredients

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) -1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder (haldi) - a large pinch
  • Milk-1 cup

Method

  • Heat the milk and keep aside.
  • In a non-stick pan, heat the ajwain and stir it continuously till it is almost browned.
  • Add the turmeric powder and stir it for another second or so.
  • Add the warm milk to the ajwain and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Pour into a glass and serve immediately

Amla Honey Shots

Ingredients

  • Amla, deseeded and chopped roughly- 4 pieces
  • Amla crush-1 tsp
  •  Star anise (chakri phool)- ½ TSP powdered
  • Honey-1 tbsp
  • Crushed ice-4 tbsp

For The Garnish

  • 4 star anise (chakri phool)

Method

  • Combine the Indian gooseberry, Indian gooseberry crush, star anise powder and 1½ cups of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Strain the liquid and keep aside.
  • Combine the strained liquid and honey and mix well in a mixing glass.
  • In each shot glass, place 1 tbsp of crushed ice and pour equal quantity of the juice over it. Serve immediately garnished with a star anise on the rim of each glass.

Anti-Cholestrol

Ingredients

  • Orange, separated into segments-1 medium sized
  • Papaya, cut into pieces-1/4 medium sized
  • 1 banana, cut into pieces
  • Crushed ice to serve

Method

HOPPER / JUICER

  1. Blend the bananas to a purée in a blender and add to the juice.
  2. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it.
  3. Serve immediately.

 

MIXER / BLENDER

Juice all the ingredients except bananas.

  1. Blend all the ingredients using little water (if required) till smooth.
  2. Strain the juice using a strainer or a muslin cloth.
  3. Add some crushed ice in 2 glasses and pour the juice over it. Serve immediately