22 Oct 2012

Menu Card Of The Day - Durgashtmi

Hello Healthizens!

Okay so its Durgaashtmi today and I guess many of us must be fasting right?

Case File No 4

My yesterday's post made a few friends of mine call me up and tell me its very easy to say that include a variety of foods during fasting. But how should we include that variety?

Why don't you give us options? What to eat how to eat? What all to include?

So here is the Menu Card for the day (which I am eating)

1) Singhada atta and Rajgeera atta roti.

Dough made using Boiled grated potato and Boiled grated Arbi (Elephant's foot) and powdered roasted groundnuts and powder of roasted til (sesame seeds). Fresh home made ghee applied on rotis.

2) Alu tikki

Ingredients: Boiled grated potato, Raw carrot, ginger, powdered roasted groundnuts, coriander leaves, Black pepper powder, Roasted cumin seeds, Sendha namak, Singhada atta and Rajgeera atta.  Made on nonstick using very less Groudnut oil.

3) Kaddoo ki kheer

Ingredients: Raw pumpkin (green one and the smaller in size so thats its tender), Milk, sugar, elaichi powder. 

4) Lauki ki sabzi

Ingredients: Lauki (Bottle gourd), jeera(cumin seeds for tempering), groundnut oil, roasted cumin seeds, green chilli, ginger, lots of coriander leaves, Curd.

5) Mattha/Curd as such

Fresh home made curd, pudina/ ginger, sendha namak, black pepper, roasted ground cumin seeds.

6) Lauki ka raita and/or Kakdi ka raita (I have made both)

Ingredients: Grated lauki (slightly steamed) and/or cucumber grated, curd, roasted cumin seeds, black pepper, sendha namak, coriander leaves.

7) Slightly seasoned and cooked Shakarkand (Sweet potato)

Ingredients: Grated Sweet Potato, cumin seeds and sesame seeds for tempering, groundnut oil/ghee, coriander leaves, lemon juice as per taste. Can add green chilli and ginger as per taste.

You can also make kheer or have roasted sweet potato.

8) Sabudana khichdi

Ingredients: Sabudana (Sago) soaked overnight, roasted ground groundnuts, sesame and cumin seeds for tempering, ghee/groundnut oil, green chilli, lemon juice, black pepper, dessicated coconut, coriander leaves and sendha namak.

You can also make Sago kheer if you have a sweet tooth.

9) Green chutney 

Ingredients: Coriander leaves, ginger, sendha namak, lemon juice (to taste)

10) Coconut chutney
Ingredients: Dessicated Coconut (soaked overnight), ginger, coriander leaves, powdered roasted groudnut, green chilli and curd.

Am done with the cooking and eating of this.

Hope this helps!

Takecare          Eat Well 
Stay Healthy     Stay Happy SHINE!

21 Oct 2012

Being Aware About Fitness - Part 1

Hello Healthizens!

Being aware about fitness - Can start anytime .. Right Now.. This very second and then can continue till ages... at times it may have gaps due to some or the other reasons, but we have to make sure the gaps do not put a dent on our fitness levels.

Case File No 3

I often see people stating (Now that Diwali is approaching I am specially putting up this post) 

"Humne socha hai Diwali hone ke baad se Dieting shuru karenge" 

"Navratri mein pooja paath zyaada hota hai and then vrat mein sab starchy food hota hai toh navratri ke baad exercise karenge"

"Its wedding season so I thought to give a break to the usual Healthy food and indulge a bit"

Please Rethink.. Does this happen with you?

Once you gain weight and loose flexibility and feel lethargic and tired and are detected with certain abnormalities in your medical reports you feel 

Working out and being on a Healthy diet (which I really doubt) would solve everything!

Its almost always just Diet than a Healthy Diet.(which could include all the varieties of crash and whatever you feel is good to eat - type diets or have learnt it over a period of time from your well wishers - type of diet) 

Yes it may be possible in case of celebrities and their kids but don't forget the fact that they have an entire team of Doctors, Physiotherapists, Dieticians to take care of them, 
which is generally not there in your case.

What is more important than being on a Healthy diet is to enjoy the Healthy Diet and the Exercise routine..

Because if you are not enjoying it you won't continue it for long, and that would be all the more damaging for the body. (yo-yo weight pattern)

I know its not easy to change your preferences but tweak the healthy food options according to your tastes (Just make sure they do not become unhealthy then :) )
Or the easier and long lasting option is - Develop a taste for Healthy foods

The key is always being aware bout fitness..always and always.
Do one healthy thing every day

Some points to remember: 
  • Workout (morning or evening). 
  • Have fruits (quantity=soup bowl) in the morning If not that anytime during the day (preferably before evening).
  • Eat green leafy veggies.

Hope this helps!

Takecare          Eat Well 
Stay Healthy     Stay Happy SHINE!

19 Oct 2012

Health Tip No 1

This weekend especially this Sunday - Plan out something for yourself and your family's HEALTH! 

Get up Early... 
Go togther for exercise(walking running jogging) 
Have Nariyal Pani, 
Have a good homemade Breakfast (take everyone's help in it, so that they feel involved!) 
Play some game like Ludo, Carrom, Scrabble, Quiz etc 
Have Homemade lunch, 
Play Sing n Laugh out till you are drained.. 

Have an early Dinner n Sleep early.

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and How did you feel about it!

Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

17 Oct 2012

New Feature - Health Tip

Hello Healthizens!

We are introducing a new section on the blog and that's precisely a celebration for the completion of 10,000 page views on our blog!
'Health Tip'

This feature would be a mix of insights that I have gained in the past few years 

a) Out of my studies 

b) Out of experience

c) Out of solving the curiosities of my Clientele which often happens to be the friend circle who usually tell you where they go wrong.. and so it becomes easy to solve their queries.

d) Advices of a few Medico friends (Homepathic, Ayurvedic and Greek Medicine practitioners) and also tips by my Mum which happens to be a combination of advices by my grannies.

And Yes!! Every tip that I give shall have its reason too!

Delighted to start a section for the Good Health Seeking Population!


Stay Healthy Stay Happy Shine!!!