BE THE CHANGE TOWARDS A HEALTH FRIENDLY DIWALI
Fitterfly - Team Nutrition
- Posted On October 19, 2017
Diwali marks the epitome of color, happiness and joy for all. The mouth-wateringeasy Diwali sweets like motichoor-ladoos or gift-wrappedchocolates are too attractive to resist. Children tend to go binge onDiwali snacks and sweetson the run during play-dates, keeping a track of junk in their tummy can really be a task.
All it takes to ensure a healthy Diwali arethese 5 easy Fitterfly festive tips.
1. NO SUGAR NO CRY
Sweetness remains key ingredient for a Happy Diwali. Just replace Sugar with Natural substitutes. Let sugar not dig into your child’s beautiful teeth & fill them with dental cavities. Use natural fruit sugars like dried dates, date powder, date honey, jaggery, apricots and raisins in your sweet preparations. Relish easy Diwalisweets made from natural sugars coming from carrots,pumpkins and other fruits. Sounds interesting isn’t it??
Go guilt free & happy tummy.
2. HOST WITH GUJIA FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY :
The most popular finger food for children at home and for visiting guests isthe traditionally made “Karanji popularly known asGujia.Turn your chef caps active to make nutritious yet traditional recipes by baking the Gujia instead of frying. Stuff them with dried fruits like raisins, dates,cashews, omega -3 rich walnuts and flaxseed powder for sweetening. Mix pumpkin and watermelon seed powder in multigrain dough mixture over refined flour to make your Gujia more nutritious.
Serve with happiness, low calorie, high confidence.
3.SAVOURY SNACKS CAN BE HEALTHY TOO :
Yummy, lip smacking Mathris and Chaklis are relishing but unhealthy too when covered with hidden oil during frying. Give it a healthy touch. Substitute your regular traditional flours with healthy millet flours like Amaranth, Ragi, Jowar or pulse flour combinations for the same salty snack. Add touch of red chili and goodness of other spices to it. Now bake it instead of frying.
Save oil, save yourself
4.HEALTHY COOKING MATTERS TOO :
Deep-frying most commonly used to make Indian traditional delicacies can be replaced with nutritious ways of cooking. Baking, steaming, dry roasting, popping or puffing are innovative healthy methods that can be used for recipes like Popcorns, Makhanasetc., thusretainingboth taste and nutritive value of the delicacies.
Healthy method for a happy Diwali. Try it.
5.AERATED BEVERAGES VS NUTRITIOUS BEVERAGES :
Along with sweet and savory snacks, comes a throat-cooling beverage handy. Most commonly picked beverages by children are aerated drinks and sugar coated prepacked milkshakes. Cold pressed carbon dioxide with exorbitant amount of sugar not only brings in empty calories but also excess acid thatcan prove harmful to the body. Why pick something unfriendly? Choose a mixture of milk or yogurt with fresh cut fruits and diced dried fruits to make a delicious milkshake, smoothie, ice-creams or paddle pops for children and adults this Diwali.
Let us not forget, natural foods are gifted to us by nature.
Wishing all my readers a nutrisome &Healthy Diwali!!!!
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