15 July, 2016

A healthy twist to the normal diet - WTFOW #day 6

Everyone is going health conscious these days. People changed a lot, don't you think?
Many started drinking green tea, avoiding rice in the nights, moving to organic and more traditional varieties etc., It's contradictory, but I am observing a tendency towards Junk food like burgers, pizza and coke and also a tendency towards organic and low carb diet. Even though we are very health conscious, we cannot get away with the craving for tasty high-calorie food. I was thinking, how good it would be to add a healthy twist to our normal diet.

Here are some options that I found:

1. Oats dosa

Dosa (a pancake made from fermented batter) is a very common breakfast in South India. Usually, we use 1 cup of urad dal and 2 cups of rice for the batter. But, to give a healthy twist, we can add 1 cup of urad dal, 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of oats. I tried it and couldn't see any difference in consistency or taste, so works for me :-)

2. Vegetable salads

There are two types of salads that i try - cooked and uncooked.

Cooked: I use potatoes, tomatoes, french beans, carrots and capsicums to boil in a pressure cooker with one or two whistles. Then, I fry chopped garlic cloves, green chilies in olive oil, mix them with the boiled vegetables and squeeze lemon juice. This made my salad taste better. Have you ever tried this?

Un-cooked: We don't have many options to make the uncooked salad. We can try changing the types of vegetables and using a low fat dip/ dressing. I use spinach, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, capsicum, cherry tomatoes. I haven't tried yet but we can prepare a dip with greek yogurt, minced garlic, minced parsley and grounded black pepper.

3. Chicken Soup

I have learned recently to prepare chicken broth which can be used as a base for chicken soup. I pressure cook chicken, ginger, garlic, Indian spices (very less), broccoli, celery sticks, capsicum, coriander leaves, coriander powder, salt, and pepper. Filter this and store it in freezer as broth. Whenever I want to make soup, I boil this broth with chicken pieces, vegetables of my choice with a handful of oats(to get thickness) , salt, coriander powder, and pepper. Isn't it simple for dinner?

Do you also add any easy healthy options to your diet? Do let me know in comments. Would be happy to implement :-)

Until next time,

Linking this to Write Tribe Festival of Words - Day 6.

Ps:All images from google labeled for non-commercial reuse.


  1. Good list there. Tried Oats dosa and Oats idli. Works out well. So does whole wheat dosa.

    1. Whole wheat dosa is interesting.i never tried ramya

  2. I like oats dosa and in my version, there is rolled oats, tomatoes and onions with salt and turmeric. I call it oats omelette. :)
    I like poha too. It's healthy and simple.

    1. Wow oats omlette. Will try that Parul.

  3. Never tried oats dosa before. I'll try it. :)

  4. Because my husband and I follow an older version of the Weight Watchers diet, we already incorporate a lot of veggies and fruit into our diet, along with whole grains. It's the right thing to do, we feel, for everyone.

  5. Love this, Mahathi. Just my kind of food! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I keep just reminding myself to eat whole foods as much as possible and avoid the processed food that is so easy to obtain. I can grab an apple or peach easier than a slice of pizza.

  7. Truly, over eating, while not working out, will make you put on weight; regardless of what time that you eat. At whatever point I am eager around evening time, similar to my propensity with different suppers during the day, I attempt to choose something that is normal in nature. SF weekly


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