Diwali holidays are filled with all the delicious delicacies, yummiest and newest than ever. And guess you have already let down your guard of eating healthy to munching your favorite festive savories. That’s why we are here to warn you from behind “A moment on lips forever on hips”.
Yes, of course the usual sources of unhealthy food that you eat during Diwali are artificial sugar coated sweets. Laden with tones of ghee and sugar, all the store bought sweets are disaster. Similarly, deep fried foods too don’t miss any chance to increase those extra inches. Making your snacks and sweets at home, rather than buying from market is the best way to control calorie and oil intake from your food and switching to these healthier fat- free alternatives instead. To tackle those craving and urge to eat festival treats we bring you some healthy and tasty guilt-free recipes to enjoy!
- No fry dahi and sprouts puchka: Indulge in your favorite chaat recipe without compromising on your health plan by making these baked dahi and sprouts puchka. Make semolina puchkas in oven and add some sprouts, curd and chutney of your favorite choice.
- Steamed Methi muthia: This healthy and tasty snack recipe is from Gujrati cuisine. Originally it is prepared from chickpea flour but you can try another version of methi muthia by adding oats, jowar or bajra flour. While methi is in during this season, try to make this methi muthia recipe and surprise your guests.
- Fruit layered sandesh: This beautiful eye catchy Bengali dessert is a masterpiece. To prepare this beautiful fruit layered sandesh you need to have fat-free crumbled paneer. For fruits you may use any fruit that is available in your kitchen like pomegranate, apple, kiwi or pineapple. Juiciness and refreshing flavors of fruits goes beautifully with sandesh.
- Crunchy Fruit & Nut Ladoo: A treat to your sweet tooth these crunchy fruit and nut ladoo can be prepared with jaggery and dry fruits like walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds, raisins, peanuts and flax seeds. These delicious ladoos are loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein which make it great for kids. Prepare them in advance for those unannounced guests and untimely cravings.
- Virgin marry: Virgin marry is a non-alcoholic version of bloody marry drink which can be prepared by adding Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce to tomato juice with a little dash of lemon, pepper and herbs. To all the health conscious people out there, this drink is just for you. This delicious drink is definitely going to be a star at any Diwali party.
Over to you
Remember to enjoy any festival thoroughly the first and foremost idea is should be staying healthy. So, say no to those extra sweet mithais and deep fried snacks by switching to these healthier options.