19 Jan 2012

5 Ways To Improve Your Diet Routine - Part 3 of 5


Hello Healthizens!
Hope you are already following the tips given in the previous post:  Prefer to have your bowl of Soup, Salad, Curd /Buttermilk before Meals.

The other points in this series are:
1) Include variety of vegetables in your diet
2) Prefer to have your bowl of Soup, Salad, Curd /Buttermilk before Meals.
3) Munching is good, but only when you munch the right things.
4) Eat a lot of In Season things( fruits and vegetables).
5) All of this should be a component of your meals during the entire day: 
Chapati/  Roti, 1 Big Katori (Seasonal)Vegetable, Dal, Rice, Salad(all seasonal raw veggies, this includes Sprouts too!), Curd/Buttermilk and last but not the least - Fruits

Lets discuss the 3rd point


Munching is good, but only when you munch the right things.


There are a tonn of healthy foods to munch upon apart from Wafers and Chocolates and Cheeselings...

You can munch on

1) Popcorns (without much masala)

2) Roasted (but without salt/masala) Almonds,

3) Walnuts

4) Roasted Chana also known as Daadiya(Gujarati) or Futaina chana (Hindi)

5) Roasted Puffed Lotus seeds (Makhana) with added Salt and Pepper.

6) Roasted Puffed rice (Mamra) alongwith Chanadal with added Salt and Pepper.

7) Roasted Groundnuts (without salt or any other seasoning).

8) Cream cracker biscuits or 5 grain biscuits or Ragi/ Oats biscuits.

9) Instant snacks made from Sweet corn.

10) Raisins (Kishmish)

11) White Til/ Black Til Chikki Or Gazak Or Revdi; preferably made from Jaggery/Gud.(Keeping in mind the winter season that's going on)

There can be many more Healthy choices, All you need is to Look Around.
I shall be posting a detailed article on such Health snacks in some time.

Wafers if made at home (starting from cutting the vegetables to frying them at home) and eaten fresh are definitely far better than the packaged ones. In fact anything that is made at home and eaten fresh is always beneficial to your health because Fresher the Food Better the Digestibility and Hence Better Overall Health!

Remember the key to staying Healthy is Not just eating Healthy but eating at regular intervals.

Do Keep Posting in your queries.

Regards,
Nidhi