Holi is just around the corner and it is incomplete without delicious snacks and healthy traditional recipes!
We all have seen how our mothers started preparation for making various mouth-watering dishes for the festival.
It’s a stated fact that celebrating Holi would never be deemed complete without indulging in some heavenly Holi treats. Be it those festive Gujiyas, soul-chilling Thandais or general Indian snacks such as samosas, Dahi vadas and so on. Everything adds a little more to the festive vibes.
Many health-conscious people tried hard to ignore the lip-smacking dishes due to their diet chart and avoid the traditional food of Holi.
If you are also one of those health-conscious people then try out these healthy dishes that would not put a dent in your weight loss goals.
Check out super amazing healthy dishes that anyone can eat this Holi season:
1.Oats and Green Moong Dal Dahi Vada
Oats and Green Moong Dal Dahi Vada Recipe are an easy to make and even easier to digest recipe perfect for Holi snack. It might require an overnight’s prep, however, the result will be super tasty and zesty. Not only the use of sprouted moong dal saved us from an entire day of regret but the presence of low-fat curd makes the delicacy hard to resist with no extra guilt.
2.Healthy Almond Milk Thandai
Getting high on sugary delight is surely not so healthy. Toppling down some fun is good enough, but not at the cost of your hard-worked fitness regime. Instead, keep it well on the fun part, just loose out the fat and fab from it. Use sugar alternatives like honey, jaggery or stevia sugar, go with almond milk, oat milk for protein and vitamin E, and ultimately use poppy seeds as the key ingredient.
This nutty berry blast thandai is great for those who cannot have the traditional spicy Thandai. Blend it all nut milk (of your choice), fresh strawberries, vanilla essence, a pinch of a spice of your choice (cinnamon or cardamom) and natural sweetener. Finely Diced strawberries for garnish.
3.Malpuas But Healthy
If the thought of Malpuas is making you worry about your fitness resolution, then this healthy malpua recipe which is a storehouse of gluten-free, fibre-rich oats flour will save your life. It’s fairly simple and tastes as good as the original one. Make use of soy or almond milk instead of the regular one and jaggery or stevia instead of sugar to make the delicious Malpuas. This dish is not healthier, but work brilliantly when it comes to flavour…. creates something that takes decadence to another level.
4.Healthy Besan Laddoo
Besan Jaggery Ladoo, low fat and healthy, made without sugar, oil or milk.
Yes, it is a guilt-free sweet which can be enjoyed without worrying about those extra calories. Gram flour or Besan is a highly nutritious ingredient that has plenty of health benefits. It has a high amount of minerals such as iron, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium as well as vitamin B-6 and thiamine.
Check the recipe here: https://detoxpri.in/2020/08/19/sweetchickpeaflourballs/
5. Vitamin Corn Salad
For all, you weight watchers who want to avoid all the fried treats, let’s toss-up up some healthy vitamin-rich salad for you. It is not just wholesome and nutrient-rich but also a treat to your taste buds. Throw in all the veggies in a salad bowl and then add some pulpy mango into the mix. coriander leaves. This healthy and hearty salad can cheer you up instantly.
Check the recipe here: Corn and Raw Mango Salad
With a quirky menu like this, your holi party is going to be fun enough even if you decide to skip the balloon fights and greasy synthetic colours. If you still want to indulge in them we can’t complain cause – Bura na mano Holi hai!!!
Post Holi Detox: 7 Easy Diet Tips To Cleanse And Recharge Your Body
1. Follow a diet which is low in sugar and fat but rich in protein, complex carbohydrate and fiber. Fixing a calorie goal can be a good way to exercise control.
2. Have homemade curd, buttermilk, yoghurt and other probiotic drinks to keep the gut healthy. Fill your stomach with coconut water, lemon water and fruits.
3. Avoid alcohol completely, even caffeine must be consumed in moderation(1 cup of tea/coffee in the day). Rather you can consume herbal teas like chamomile tea, peppermint tea, hibiscus tea etc.
4. Do not forget to work out or go for your walk on the day of the festival. Working out is important. Working out will not only help in the removal of unwanted toxins but will also help you in losing the water you have retained due to binge eating and alcohol consumption.
5. Give yourself a break from highly processed foods that contain high levels of sodium, sugar and unhealthy fats. Sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, negatively affect your weight and health in many ways.
6. Substitute vegetable oils with good oils such as olive oil, coconut, and flaxseed oil, etc. Olive oil is one of the healthiest oils you can buy.
7. Drink enough water as you are looking to detoxify your body. Add flavour to your water by adding fresh fruits, lemon wedges, mint leaves and herbs. You could try combinations like strawberry and mint, pineapple and ginger, orange and mint, cucumber, lemon and mint leaves, apple and cinnamon etc.
Holi is a celebration of the vibrancy of life itself.