Spinach And Chickpea Pitas

By Nmami Agarwal     11-Sep 2018

Spinach And Chickpea Pitas

This spinach chickpea sandwich is a perfect nutritional package for your heart, christened with all the vitals required to keep your heart pumping and fill your hunger cravings. It takes hardly a few minutes to prepare with listed ingredients and can be great at dinners. Plus, you can have that grand Mediterranean meal feeling while having it.

Nutritional Value
Spinach is an extremely beneficial vegetable laden with high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C and K, folic acid and calcium. Antioxidants in it pitch in for good health of eyes and vital in preventing cancers. Spinach also helps in bursting the stress out. Chickpea is decent in protein and fibre content who work synergistically to slow digestion helping in controlling your appetite. They are also a great source of plant-based proteins. Being rich in Magnesium and Potassium, Chickpeas boost heart health and also aids in regulating blood sugar.

Ingredients

  •  Red onion, very thinly sliced- 20g
  •  Red wine vinegar- ½ tsp
  • Virgin olive oil- 5g
  •  Garlic, very thinly sliced- 2 cloves
  • Low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed- 15g
  • Spinach, thick stems discarded- 30g
  • Pita bread, halved and toasted- 4 Pcs
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  •  Greek yoghurt, for serving

Course: Dinner.
Calories: 172 kcal
Protein: 5.2 grams
Fat: 6.6 grams
Carb: 23 grams

Method:

  •  Combine onion and 1 teaspoon oil in a bowl and let it be for some time until its ready to use, with some intermittent tossing.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring in between until starting to turn golden brown for 1 to 2 minutes. Add chickpeas, half the spinach and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook, tossing, until beginning to wilt, about 1 minute. Add the remaining spinach and continue cooking, tossing until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes and then remove from heat.
  •  Fill the pitas with this delicious mixture and top it with some onion.
  • Serve with yoghurt, if you wish.

Over to you:
This meal takes into consideration the health of your heart and ends your day with optimum nutrition and that’s how it becomes one of the best serves on your table. So, how about trying it this weekend?

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of

coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple

sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value

Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally

occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric

acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

40 grams Goan rice flour

¼ fresh coconut

1 tablespoon Jaggery

1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut

Pinch of cardamom powder

Nuts (optional)

Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal

Carbs- 28.6 grams

Protein- 1.9 grams

Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert

Method

First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom

powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your

hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

Over to you

Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for

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Amla scientifically called Phyllanthus emblica or more commonly Indian gooseberry. It can be put to innumerable uses like in culinary, shampoos, hair oils and in ayurvedic medicines. This amla churna or powder can be put to many uses like it can be taken with water for wonderful results, make amla tea using this powder, add it to curries, or consume with lemon and honey.

Nutritional Values

Amla has high contents of ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) flavonoids, Ellagic acid and Gallic acid. It helps in reducing blood sugar level in the body. High in digestive fibre content. Prevents hair loss and greying of hair. Helps in curing sore throat and prevents constipation.

Ingredients

200 grams amla

Calories- 116 kcal
Carbs- 27.4 grams
Proteins- 1 gram
Fats- 0.2 gram

Methods

After through washing, cut and dry the amlas in direct sunlight for few days till they are completely dry.

After the juice is evaporated completely, transfer the dried amla in a grinder and blend it coarsely.

Sift the amla powder through a sieve to achieve smooth powder.

Voila! Your home made amla powder is ready.

Store this powder in an airtight container.

Use every day as needed.

Over to you

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