How can I Make a Healthier Version of My Favourite Noodle Dish?

How can I make a healthier version of my favourite noodle dish?

Noodles are everybody’s favourite and very easy to cook. But they have high maida content and thus cannot be healthy to eat every day. Many people might be on a diet and not even get the chance to eat it once a week or a month. But if you love noodles and do not wish to miss out on them for diet do not worry. There are many healthier noodle version recipes available. And in today’s article, we will share some of them. Some things which you need to take care of in these recipes are that your noodles are not made of maida and you are using sauces of the right content. 

1. Jar noodles 

Jar noodles By Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Ingredients 

  1. Sesame oil 
  2. red chilli 
  3. Lime juice 
  4. Garlic chopped 
  5. Whole wheat noodles 
  6. Groundnut oil 
  7. Red bell pepper 
  8. Edamame beans ( optional ) 
  9. Beansprouts 
  10. Carrot 
  11. Spinach 
  12. Onions 
  13. Coriander 

STEP 1 – Start by adding water to a big saucepan and bringing it to a boil. Noodles should be added and cooked for 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft. Drain, then allow cooling. 

STEP 2 – Heat the groundnut oil in a sizable nonstick pan (or wok) over medium-high heat. Add the red pepper when it is hot and simmer for 2–3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes after adding the courgette and edamame. Take the food off the fire, put it in a bowl, and let it cool.

STEP 3 – Season the dressing after whisking the ingredients in a small bowl or two jars if bringing it with you to work.

Step 4 – The cooled veggies, including beansprouts, carrots, spinach, crispy onions, and coriander, should be placed on top of the noodles in two jars or plastic containers. Just before eating, add the dressing.

2.  Pad thai noodles 

Pad thai noodles Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Gloves 

Peanuts 

Spring onion 

Tofu 

Vegetable oil 

Sweet chilli sauce 

Imli juice 

2 limes 

Flat noodles 

Recipe 

STEP 1 – Prepare the noodles as directed on the package. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, tamarind, and hot sauce. Place aside.

STEP 2 – Fry the tofu for 5-8 minutes, or until it turns brown all over, in 1 tablespoon oil in a nonstick frying pan or wok. Place aside.

STEP 3 – Stir-fry the asparagus with the remaining oil until it is tender. Add the garlic, beansprouts, and spring onions. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the sauce, rinsed noodles, and a little salt. Add the tofu, then fully heat. Serve with lime wedges, coriander, and salted peanuts.

3. Singaporean noodles 

Singaporean noodles Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Onions 

Coriander

Egg noodles 

Beansprouts 

Soy sauce 

Curry paste

Broccoli 

Sunflower oil 

Garlic 

Ginger 

Red pepper 

Chicken 

Prawns 

STEP 1 – The noodles should soften after being placed in boiling water. All of the veggies, excluding the beansprouts and onions, should be stir-fried with the garlic, chilli, and ginger in a big nonstick wok while the other half of the oil is heating. Add a little water to the wok and cover it to generate some steam if the broccoli won’t soften.

STEP 2 – Place the vegetables on a dish and add the remaining oil to the wok before quickly stir-frying the chicken and prawns until they are just cooked through. Add the curry paste to the pan after setting it aside with the vegetables. Add 150 ml of water and the soy sauce after a brief period of stirring. After allowing to bubble, stir in the drained, softened noodles and beansprouts.

STEP 3 – Add the coriander and spring onions to the wok along with the veggies, chicken, and prawns. Serve with lime wedges after a thorough tossing over the flame.

4. Rice noodles 

Rice noodles Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Sesame oil 

Brown rice noodles 

Soy sauce 

Chinese spice powder 

Honey 

Capsicum 

Spring onions

STEP 1 – A frying pan with half the oil in it should be heated to medium. Add the tofu when it is hot and cook for 5 minutes on one side. Fry for three more minutes after turning. Cook the food for an additional 10 minutes, stirring it frequently. Be careful to scrape up any stuck-on food. If it crumbles a little, don’t worry; the pieces will crisp up. Transfer to a platter and maintain heat.

Step 2 – In the interim, prepare the noodles per the directions on the package. Drain then set apart. Mix 12 tbsp oil, tamari, five-spice, and honey to make the dressing. 3 The pepper should be cooked for one minute in the remaining 12 tbsp sesame oil in the frying pan before the onions and pak choi are added. 3 minutes of tossing together, or until barely wilted Mix thoroughly after adding the noodles and half of the dressing. After fully heating, divide among 4 bowls. Add the tofu and the remaining dressing on top.

These were some of the recipes which you can as a healthier version of regular noodles recipe. 

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What are Vegetarian Food Ideas to Add to a Wedding Menu?

Weddings are a big affair in India from decoration to food items everything is looked after with great care. In India, around 39% of the population prefers vegetarian food; thus, at weddings, you have to keep the option for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. In this article, we will talk about all the choices you can keep on a wedding menu for vegetarian guests. 

Here is the list – 

1. Paneer Tikka 

Paneer Tikka Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Ah! This is everyone’s favourite. Paneer is one of the most used ingredients in vegetarian food and let’s face it the majority of the public loves paneer. Paneer tikka is a great option to keep at a wedding, almost the whole preparation can be done prior and when the guests arrive only the roasting part of it is left. Though it is a little expensive option you may also add a lot of vegetables in it like capsicum, tomato and onion. You can even add boiled potatoes to the recipe as it increases the quantity and guests might find it new from regular paneer tikkas. 

2. Pani Puri 

Pani Puri Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

This is the most famous dish at weddings. It is common but for Indians, this is a must-have dish at all weddings. If you don’t keep it there will be definitely some relatives gossiping about your food menu. Pani Puri is a very easy-to-go option as well and caters to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Whole preparation can be done prior to the wedding, only the serving part remains when the guests arrive. You can have potato and ragda as the filling option and of course 2 types of water, one that is made of mint leaves and another one made out of Imlis. You can have two workers serving Pani Puri, one can keep filling the puris with potato and ragdas and another one can keep filling the water and serve it to the guest. 

3. Chinese 

Chinese Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

You get a lot of options in Chinese. And by adding Chinese to your menu you can say that you had a multi-national cuisine at the wedding. In Chinese, you get options like Manchurian, Chinese bhel, noodles, manchow soup, paneer chilly, veg crispy etc. Chinese is a good option because it can be cooked in large quantities so the caterer won’t have to cook it again and again. So supposedly if you are keeping Manchurian on the menu, the dry balls can be pre-made, vegetables will be pre-cut when the guests start arriving the caterer will just have to fry all of them together in sauces and it will be ready in a matter of few minutes. 

4. Italian 

Italian Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Another cuisine to add to your menu is Italian. You can keep pizza and pasta under this section. Red and white pasta would be sufficient and for pizza, you can have all the basic vegetables such as onion, tomato and capsicum as the topping. Pasta is a very easy-to-cook dish with all the preparations done pre hand and pizza would be a great option if you get a large oven which can bake a lot of pizza in one go. Italian cuisine is appreciated by both the younger ones and the elders as well.  

5. South Indian cuisine 

South Indian cuisine Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

This is generally found in the breakfast menu but with the changing trends, many people keep it in lunch and dinner menus as well. You can have dosas with a variety of fillings. Instead of keeping the normal Idli, you can keep Thatte Idli which will be something unique to your guests as well. You can also have pineapple sheera as one of the dessert delicacies again something which is not found in regular weddings. 

6. Main Course 

Main Course Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Under the Main course, you can have different types of bread such as Tandoori roti, Naan or even stuffed kulchas. For Sabzi you can go with 3 dishes with gravy and 2 dry sabzis. For siders, you can have dal dry or dal makhani and of course raita. Jeera rice or pulao can be served as well to make your menu more vast. 

7. Dessert menu 

Dessert menu Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

You need to have dessert at a wedding. Desserts are there on every celebratory occasion, it marks the happiness at every wedding. And also it is part of the three-course meal. You can have halwas, ghewar, sweets, cakes etc. as options. Ice creams are always great options. Flavours like chocolate, dry fruits and strawberries can be kept. At Indian weddings, you will also find falooda kulfi as one of your options and it is loved by the guests. In Halwa, if you are hosting a winter wedding trust us your guests will appreciate Gajar ka Halwa more than anything! 

8. Beverages or drinks 

Beverages or drinks Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

In beverages, you can have different types of juices and shakes, such as watermelon juice, pineapple juice, kiwi juice, etc. A Strawberry shake will be appreciated as well. 

So here was a list of ideas which you can have for vegetarians at a wedding. 

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What is the Healthy Meal for Dinner?

Dinner is one of those meals in the day when every dietician, nutritionist and doctors say to eat light and healthy food. What We describe as a “food hangover” happens after eating a really huge, extravagant dinner. Eating a huge, high-sugar or high-fat meal at night overwhelms your digestive system. Your body doesn’t get enough sleep during the night, which causes it to be slower the next day both physically and intellectually. Keeping a balance in this situation is crucial. Every night, consume a small, healthy dinner that includes carbs to see how quickly you fall asleep. The next day, you’ll feel upbeat, joyful, and full of life. Additionally, it will help you shed some weight as you go along by clearing your intestines. 

Here is what you can have in your dinner

1. Protein fulfilled –

Protein fulfilled Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

You have to eat dinner, eat food items which are packed with protein. You can consumer pulses, eggs, chicken, milk, paneer, etc which consists huge amount of protein. Sprouts and beans are also known for the protein power they have. Dishes you can make for protein are – Fried dal, boiled eggs, paneer paratha, hot milk, chicken masala, etc. 

2. Vegetable on your plate –

Vegetable on your plate Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

It is important that you keep track of your veggie intake because there are many vegetables out there which are high on all the nutrients present out there. You can make vegetable salads with all the vegetables high in nutrients and even add other fillings to it such as milk or tofu. Vegetables are light on stomach as well so it will help in eating a lighter dinner as well. 

3. One-pot dinners –

One pot dinners Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

There are many options such as rice and pasta which can be made in one pot. They are healthy as well as can be made easily. For rice you can use brown rice, and for pasta you can use whole wheat pasta. Upma and poha can be eaten for dinner as well. 

Here are some recipes which you can use for a healthy meal dinner

1. Poha 

Poha Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Yes, we all know that poha is a breakfast recipe but there is no rule that it cannot be eaten in night as well. It is a very easy-to-cook dish and can be made in 10 minutes and lets not forget how light and healthy it is. 

Ingredient – 

  1. Poha 
  2. Onion 
  3. Potato 
  4. Tomato 
  5. Curry leaves 
  6. Peanuts 
  7. Mustard seeds 
  8. Green chilli 
  9. Salt 
  10. Lemon 
  11. Corriander 
  12. Sugar 
  1. First rinse the poha thoroughly. After washing it remove all the water and let it be for 10minutes. Add salt , lemon and a little bit of sugar to the rinsed poha. 
  1. In a pan add oil and let it heat, once it is heated add mustard seeds, green chili, and peanuts to it. Saute them for 30 seconds. After which you need to add onion to it and saute it for 2 to 3 minutes. Add turmeric and salt to onion. And saute for 1 minute again. 
  2. Next step is to put potato and fry it until the potatoes are soft and easily breakable and eatable. 
  3. Next you have to put tomatoes in it saute them only 2 minutes make sure that the potatoes remain in solid form and do not turn mushy. 
  4. Once it is done you have to add poha to the vegetable mixture , mix the poha for 2 minutes add coriander leaves to it and tada your poha is ready! 

2. Bhindi ki Sabji and roti 

Bhindi ki Sabji and roti Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Ingredients 

  • Bhindi 
  • Jeera 
  • Onion 
  • Dhaniya powder
  • Red chilli powder 
  • Salt 
  • Turmeric 
  • Garam masala 
  • Oil 
  • In a pan heat oil and once it is heated add jeera to it. Saute the jeera.  
  • Add onion to the oil and saute until golden brown. 
  • Add bhindi to the pan with salt and turmeric. And saute the bhindi for atleast 5 to 7minutes.  
  • Once the bhindi is cooked add other masalas such as red chili and dhaniya powder. 
  • Saute for 60s and add garam masala to the vegetable. Saute for 30s and tada your bhindi is ready. 

3. Aloo pyaaz 

Aloo pyaaz Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Ingredients 

  • Potato 
  • Onion 
  • Jeera 
  • Dhaniya powder 
  • Red chilli powder 
  • Salt 
  • Jeera powder 
  • Garam masala 
  • In a pan heat oil and once it is heated add jeera to it. Saute the jeera.   
  • Add onion to the oil and saute until golden brown. 
  • Add Potato to the pan with salt and turmeric. And saute the potato for atleast 5 to 7minutes.  Until it is soft and unbreakable
  • Once the potato and onion is cooked add other masalas such as red chili and dhaniya powder and jeera powder. 
  • Saute for 60s and add garam masala to the vegetable. Saute for 30s and tada your Aloo pyaaz is ready. 

Here were some of the recipes which you can cook in your dinner time and are healthy as well. It all depends on usage of every product. You can make your item healthy by using less oil and masalas. 

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What are Some Good, Healthy Recipes that can be made in Large Quantities?

Sometimes you want to make food which can be made easily in large quantity as well, is healthy and does not take much of your time. You may need it for gatherings or just that you want to cover 2 meals by cooking only one time. If you are looking for such recipes well do not look ahead here are some recipes which can be easily made in large quantities. Of course, you have to tweak the ingredients according to a number of people you are having or how many times the meal is going to be served. For eg – You are cooking rice for both day and night meals so you may want to double the quantity of what you were only going to cook for day time. 

So here some of the recipes which can be easily made in large quantities – 

1. Pulao 

Pulao Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Rice is indeed on the ingredients which can easily be cooked for larger amount of people. And when you make pulao out of it, instantly becomes healthy. Here is a quick recipe for pulao – 

Ingredients – 

  • Bayleaf 
  • Cloves 
  • Cardamom 
  • Green chilli 
  • Mustard seeds 
  • Onion 
  • Cabbage 
  • Carrot
  • Capsicum 
  • Beans 
  • Dhaniya Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Turmeric powder 
  • Red chilli powder 
  • Pav bhaji masala/Pulao masala 
  • Boiled rice 

Recipe 

  • The first step you need to do is boil rice according to the number of people you are having. Make sure the rice is only 80% cooked and not overcooked. 
  • While the rice is boiling you can start preparing the vegetables. 
  • In a kadhai, put some oil and once it is heated put bayleaves, cloves, cardamom and mustard seeds in it and saute for 30 seconds. 
  • After which you have to put onions and saute them for at least 1 minute, once the onion is done you can put rest of the vegetables and saute them for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Once the vegetables are sauteed you have to put haldi and salt according to taste, and saute vegetables for another 30seconds to 1 minute. 
  • Once this is done start putting rest of the powdered masalas like red chili powder, dhaniya powder, and pav bhaji masala or pulao masala. 
  • Coat all the masalas thoroughly on the vegetables. Once this is done you can add garam masala and mix it with the vegetables do not sautee the vegetables too much after putting in garam masala. 
  • Now that your fried vegetables are ready add rice to them and squeeze lemon in it. Mix it well. 
  • Tadaa your pulao is ready to eat. 

2. Pasta 

Pasta Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Pasta can be made in huge quantities as well. Here is the recipe for white sauce pasta – 

  1. Boiled Pasta 
  2. Maida 
  3. Milk 
  4. Butter 
  5. Cheese 
  6. Capsicum 
  7. Carrot 
  8. Baby corn 
  9. Oregano 
  10. Chilly flakes 
  11. Kali Mirch 
  12. Salt 

Recipe – 

  1. Your first step is to boil the pasta. Take a huge utensil fill 80% of it with water and keep it for boiling. Add a spoon of oil to the water as well. Once you see bubbles forming in the water that is your cue to put pasta in the water. And let the pasta boil. Do not overcook the pasta. 
  2. While the pasta is boiling prepare white sauce. 
  3. In a kadhai put some butter and let it melt. Once the butter melts put maida in it and mix both of them together. Make sure that maida does not burns and it does not turns brown in color. Mix both of them together max to max 2 minutes on low heat. After this is done start adding milk to the maida and butter mixture. Keep mixing while you are pouring the milk so that less lumps are formed. Once you have poured the milk staring whisking the milk if you have normal non electric whisker or a big ladle will also work. Let the milk boil and get thick to form in sauce. Add salt , kali mirch, oregano and cheese to the mixture and white sauce is ready. 
  4. Coming to vegetables you need to saute vegetables in butter for only 2 to 3 minutes and put oregano, salt, chilly flakes, and kali mirch in it. 
  5. Now that the vegetables are ready to mix it with white sauce and once the pasta is boiled pour the pasta in white sauce and voila your alfredo pasta or white sauce pasta is ready! 

Here were 2 recipes that you can make in large quantities and are healthy as well. 

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What is the Most Popular Food in the World

Food is a big part of a human’s life because that is what gives us a significant amount of energy to work every day. It is necessary to have at least 3 meals every day so that you can function correctly. A human consumes a variety of food items and every country has its own taste and own signature dishes. But have you ever wondered what are some of the food items which are popular all over the world? Well, these food items have to be common all around the world and are used in day-to-day life. If you are curious to know what the most popular food in the world keep on reading – 

1. Rice 

Rice Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

No kidding rice has to be the most popular food in the world. First of all, it is consumed in every continent and of course, it is very cheap compared to other grains available. It is easy and quick to cook and let’s not forget it is also healthy to eat and quite fulfilling. According to reports, rice is the daily food or staple food for over 3.5 billion people which means half of the earth! 

2. Eggs 

Eggs Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Eggs also have the same story as rice. You will not find a single country where eggs are not made. On top of that, every country has their own style to make eggs and some of the cities are known for how they cook and make eggs. Eggs are so popular because of how versatile they are. They can be cooked at any time of the day and you can cook them however you want. Some like it scrambled while others like it boiled. Eggs are one of those food items which can be easily personalized.  Also again it comes with a lot of nutrients one of the biggest ones is protein. 

3. Bread 

Bread Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Bread is also one of the most popular food around the world. We think the main reason for it is that even if you just eat bread as it is still pretty fulfilling and easily edible. You can cook a lot of items with bread and have bread with a lot of gravies and other dishes such as pasta or in India you can have it with pav bhaji. Earlier bread was perceived as a breakfast item which is true till today but now it is also seen as more than a breakfast product. Sandwiches can be eaten at any point in the day because you can make the filling of it according to how much your appetite is. 

4. Potatoes

Potatoes Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Potatoes are like the cherry on the cake for everything. Potatoes can save any dish from ruining and let’s not forget how they fulfill your hunger. Potato can be used in a lot of dishes such as aloo paratha, aloo gobi sabzi, aloo pakora, vada pav, etc.  

5. Apples 

Apples Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Apples are one of the fruit items which make it on the list. Yes, it might be revolting but apple is eaten by way too many people especially if they are going out somewhere. Because it has a lot of nutrients so it cannot be missed by any of us and we have to include it in our diet.

So here were some of the most popular food in the world.

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Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health

Eat Complete The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health

There is no secret meal that can guarantee a bright mind as you age, just as there is no miracle drug to stop cognitive decline. The most crucial tactic, according to chef Mohit Bansal Chandigarh, is to maintain a balanced diet that contains plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and dairy products. Choose healthy fats like olive oil or canola over saturated fats and try to obtain your protein from fish and plant sources.

According to chef Mohit Bansal Chandigarh, the nutrients that are greatest for your heart and blood vessels and your brain are the same ones. These foods include:

VITAMIN K


Leafy greens like kale, spinach, collards, and broccoli are full of minerals like vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta carotene that are good for the brain. These plant-based diets may reduce cognitive decline, according to chef Mohit Bansal Chandigarh.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Good unsaturated fats, are plentiful in fatty fish and have been associated to decrease blood levels of beta-amyloid, the protein that collects in harmful clumps in the brains of Alzheimer’s infected person . Try to eat fish at least twice a week, but stick to low-mercury species like pollack, salmon, cod, and canned light tuna. If you don’t like fish, talk to your doctor about taking an omega-3 supplement or opt for land-based sources of fatty acid, such as flaxseeds, avocados, and walnuts.

Flavonoids

 According to chef Mohit Bansal Chandigarh, flavonoids, the natural plant pigments that give berries their vivid colors, also aid in memory improvement. Women who eat two or more portions of strawberries and blueberries each week can postpone memory loss by up to 2.5 years.

Potassium

Your daily cup of coffee or tea may provide benefits beyond just a temporary improvement in focus as they are rich in potassium. Participants who drank more coffee performed better on assessments of mental acuity. According to chef Mohit Bansal Chandigarh, caffeine may also aid in the consolidation of fresh memories. The next day, more people who had consumed caffeine were able to properly identify the pictures.

Magnesium

Nuts are a great source of protein and good fats, and one variety, in particular, may help with memory. An increased walnut intake can enhance cognitive test results. Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, is abundant in walnuts (ALA). Omega-3 fatty acid-rich diets have been associated with lowered blood pressure and cleaner arteries. That benefits the heart and the brain.

Most weight-loss plans have the same characteristics: They concentrate on tracking or restricting macronutrients—the number of calories consumed in carbohydrates, protein, and fat—by employing a variety of strategies. This reasoning is based on the fact that calories are present in just macronutrients (short for macronutrients). Does this imply, however, that other nutrients—calorie-free ones like a few vitamins and minerals—have no significant bearing on weight loss? In no way.

VITAMIN D

The amount of vitamin D consumed wasn’t a major issue until around 15 years ago. We believed that most people experience enough production from sunshine, which mostly benefits bone health. Low vitamin D levels are thought to increase the risk of obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Although the link between low levels of vitamin D and chronic inflammation is not entirely understood, it is known that vitamin D is related to body weight.

Regardless of the technique, the majority of us could use extra vitamin D, and some research even suggests that taking supplements might speed up the reduction of body fat. Since vitamin D is not often found in foods, many medical specialists advise taking supplements to achieve your daily requirements.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C isn’t typically linked to weight reduction.It is more frequently praised for boosting health and avoiding sickness. But since vitamin C is an antioxidant, it is even more crucial for those who are fat or overweight who are attempting to reduce weight. This is so because weight gain of any size can produce inflammation, that in turn enhances the generation of free radicals. This results in a chain reaction of hormonal and metabolic changes that can promote further weight gain.

Antioxidant requirements to prevent inflammation-related weight gain. Due to higher free radical generation research indicates that overweight people have higher requirements

CAROTENOIDS

Carotenoids, a group of physiologically active substances that includes beta carotene, lycopene, and lutein, are what give some fruits and vegetables their red, orange, and yellow colour. Higher intakes of foods high in carotenes were linked to lower body weights in individuals, according to a study that compared phytochemical consumption to body weight.

By decreasing inflammation, the antioxidant activity of carotenoids also contributes. This is because insulin resistance and hormonal dysregulation, two outcomes that encourage weight gain rather than weight reduction, are linked to systemic inflammation. So it appears that eating a lot of foods high in carotenes may aid in weight reduction .While also scavenging free radicals that may cause cancer and other disorders.

Compounds that the body cannot or does not produce sufficiently are considered essential nutrients. The World Health Organization states that these nutrients, which are essential for growth, health, and disease prevention, must come from the diet.

Despite the fact that there are several necessary nutrients, they may be divided into two groups: macronutrients and micronutrients. The main dietary components that provide your body energy are protein, carbs, and fat.

PROTEIN

Not only in the fitness world, protein is experiencing a moment but for healthy health, protein is necessary. The building blocks of the body are provided by protein, and not simply for muscle. Protein is everywhere in every cell, including the skin, hair, and bones. It is generally required for bodily upkeep, health, and growth. Protein makes up all of your hormones, antibodies, and other vital components. The body only uses protein as fuel when it is absolutely required.

Different amino acids make up proteins. Our body produces some amino acids. While other important amino acids can only be obtained from the diet. You don’t have to consume all of the amino acids at once, which is good news. Your body uses the meals you eat during the day to produce full proteins.

CARBOHYDRATES

Don’t let low card trend dupe you. A healthy body needs carbs to function. According to chef Mohit Bansal Chandigarh, carbohydrates feed your body, especially your brain and nerve system, and guard against sickness. Your daily calorie intake should be 45 to 65 percent made up of carbohydrates. Remember that the type of carbs you eat counts before reaching for white bread or spaghetti. Carbs come in a variety of healthful forms. Choose whole grains, legumes, and dietary fiber-rich produce over processed grains and sugar-added goods.

MINERALS

Like vitamins, minerals aid in sustaining the organism. They are crucial for maintaining healthy bones and teeth and controlling your metabolism. Also for staying adequately hydrated, among many other bodily processes. The most often used minerals include calcium, iron, and zinc.

In addition to supporting bones, calcium aids in muscle contraction and relaxation, appropriate blood pressure maintenance, and nerve signal transmission. While zinc strengthens your immune system and speeds up wound healing. Iron helps the production of hormones and red blood cells.

WATER

Without food, you can go for weeks, but without water, you can only go for a few days. Every system in your body depends on water in some way. You are primarily composed of it. Your body weighs around 62 percent water.

Water enhances your mood and body health. It functions as a lubricant and a shock absorber in the body. Additionally, it aids in hydrating the body, carrying nutrients to cells, eliminating toxins, and preventing constipation.

Even a slight case of dehydration can leave you feeling exhausted and harm both your mental and physical capabilities.

The best approach to ensure that you receive enough of these six vital nutrients, as well as phytonutrients. The healthful compounds in vibrant plants that prevent illness is to eat a diversified rich diet. This diet should include fruits, vegetables, nutritious proteins, and fats, and whole grains. These macronutrients and micronutrients are essential for maintaining your body’s health and regular operation.

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What is Considered Bad Food but is Actually Very Good For you?

So many food items in the market have different motives in the human body. Some are merely for taste, some are for health and some are depicted wrongly.  Science has evolved a lot and food items which once considered bad for health are now seen in the green light and can actually do good for you. Obviously, every coin has two sides and food which is good for one might be bad for another. Nutrients and vitamin needs are subjective for everyone.  

Here are some food items which are considered bad but are actually very good for you – 

1. Red meat

Red meat Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Red meat is vilified because it has a lot of saturated fat, but it also contains a lot of essential elements, such as protein and iron. The key is to select your items carefully and prepare them mindfully, as opposed to completely forgoing them and feeling starved. Purchasing lean and low-fat meats, for instance, and blending meat options like premium ground beef with finely diced mushrooms can result in healthier yet as satisfying meatballs, meatloaf, or taco fillings.

2. Cheese

Cheese Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Yes, you read it right. Cheese has been the villain in our lives, at least for moms. Because of how bad it has been portrayed. Again cheese is very subjective for everyone. For people fighting obesity, cheese is a no-no, but there are many people who are in constant need of calcium. In addition to having calcium, fat, and protein, cheese frequently also comprises vitamins A and B12. Small levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which aids in the fight against inflammation, weight gain, and heart disease, can be found in high-fat cheeses like Brie and cheddar. 

Potatoes

Potatoes Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Because they are on the starchy side of the spectrum and are best known for being turned into harmful foods like french fries and chips, potatoes frequently go unnoticed as a choice for a nutritious lunch. In fact, potatoes include a number of vitamins and minerals, such as potassium and vitamin C. Additionally, they provide a fair amount of fibre, particularly when eaten with the skin on. A balanced, healthful dinner can easily incorporate potatoes if they are prepared and flavoured properly. 

Bread

Bread Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Although bread is a carb, not all carbs are bad for us and don’t necessarily lead to weight gain, despite what the general public believes. A few types of bread are great sources of complex carbohydrates, fibre, B vitamins, iron, and magnesium. Pick whole wheat bread with a high fibre content to get the most for your money. When eating bread, make the toppings healthy. Peanut butter with mashed berries and cinnamon, tuna salad with mashed avocado, and sandwiches stuffed with veggies are all quick and incredibly healthy ways to enjoy your carbs. 

Fruit Juice

Fruit Juice Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Fruit juices have a reputation for being less nutrient-dense and more sugar-filled, but as long as it’s 100 per cent fruit juice, it may be a component of a healthy diet. When fresh fruit isn’t readily available, drinking an 8-fluid-ounce is a tasty way to get your daily serving of fruit. However, you shouldn’t drink all of your fruit in juice form because it contains less fibre than whole fruit and drinking too much of it can increase your calorie intake. 

So here were some of the food ingredients that are depicted wrong but can benefit you a lot. 

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Which is Better for you, Bajra or Jowar? Why?

Jowar and Bajra are one of the most fruitful cereal grains for your body and have replaced wheat when it comes to nutritional food and diet. Bajra and Jowar have different sets of benefits for your body and it is necessary for you to know whether Bajra or jowar is needed by your body.  

Here are some benefits of Jowar and Bajra – 

1. For jowar – 

jowar Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
  • Aids in improved digestion

Jowar contains a lot of fiber—about a 48percent of what our bodies require each day. Fibre gives the faeces bulk, which facilitates easier transit through the digestive system. Jowar aids in digestion, preventing problems including gas, discomfort, constipation, and diarrhoea.

  • enhancer of immunity

Jowar contains calcium, magnesium, and copper, all of which aid in the growth of robust bones and tissues. Iron is another element found in jowar that aids in the growth of red blood cells. All of this aids in bolstering our defences.

  • best for those who are allergic to gluten

Gluten can be found in foods manufactured from wheat and barley. Those who are gluten sensitive may have digestive problems.

  • Good source of protein 

22 g of protein may be found in one cup of jowar. Protein aids in cell regeneration in addition to providing your body with energy. 

  • Bestfriend for people with sugar 

Jowar induces a gradual rise in blood sugar levels since it is a complex carbohydrate that is metabolised slowly. This makes it a fantastic option for those who have diabetes and who have diabetes and for those who want to lose weight.

2. For Bajra 

Bajra Mohit Bansal Chandigarh
  • Aids in weight loss – Bajra, which contains complex carbohydrates, is absorbed gradually from our gastrointestinal tract, increasing fullness while guaranteeing a steady supply of energy. By doing this, overeating and bingeing in between meals are reduced. 
  • Fits your stomach better – The insoluble fibre in bajra serves as a pre-biotic in our stomachs and helps keep our digestive systems in good shape. Meals with insoluble fibre are more filling and result in an earlier feeling of fullness, which helps prevent overeating. Insoluble fibre is also crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system and avoiding constipation.
  • Bajra promotes heart health – Due to its superior magnesium content, bajra is beneficial for those who suffer from heart disease. Magnesium can aid in the prevention of two cardiovascular disease risk factors: diabetes and high blood pressure. According to studies, magnesium helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and prevents stroke.
  • Power Packed with iron – Small levels of iron and phosphorus are present in bajra. Iron is a crucial vitamin for energy, memory, and cognitive functioning. Suppose you have anaemia (iron deficiency). In that case, you know that low iron levels can make you feel weak and weary because they prevent oxygen from reaching your tissues and cause carbon dioxide to build up. Foods high in iron are crucial for your health. 

Here were some of the benefits which can you decide whether your body needs more Bajra or Jowar. 

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What are Some Easy and Healthy Veggie Dips that don’t require any Cooking or Baking?

Sometimes during munching, you need veggie dips with you to get that extra edge to your munch time, and not always you want to work with the microwave or with the stove because it takes time and energy. Here are some dips you can make instantly without worrying about working on a stove or microwave. Basically, the recipes require minimal cooking and no baking!

1. Tandoori dip

Tandoori dip Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

3/4 cups of hung curd
• 1/2 cup tomato slices
• 14 cups finely minced coriander
• One tablespoon tandoori masala
• A little sugar
• Salt as desired

All you need to do is get a blender and mix all the ingredients together and tada your tandoori dip is ready. It can be eaten with chips, nachos or even samosas.

2. Kakdi dip

Kakdi dip Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

1 cup of hour-long strained yogurt
• 1 cup chopped, peeled cucumber
• 1 minced garlic clove
• 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill (sua)
Lemon juice, 2 teaspoons
• Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Again all you have to do is just mix all the ingredients and stir them properly. It is a very refreshing dip, especially in summer you will just love it. It can be enjoyed as a side or with any munching item.

3. Pudina Dip

Pudina Dip Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

1-tablespoon lemon juice
• Chopped coriander, 5 tablespoons
• 2 tablespoons of mint (pudina) leaves, finely chopped
• 2 chopped and deseeded green peppers
• 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
• 2 tbsp. finely chopped celery
• 2 grated garlic cloves
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• Salt as desired

You need a blender and put all the ingredients together at once and blend it for 30 to 40s. And your dip is ready. Enjoy it with chappatis, pakodas, the chilla, etc.

4. Spinach dip

Spinach dip Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

1 teaspoon of oil
• 1.5 tbsp. finely chopped onions
• 1/2 teaspoon finely minced green chilies
• 1 cup of spinach, roughly chopped
• One-fourth cup of shredded cottage cheese (paneer)
1/4 cup of milk
• Taste-tested salt and pepper

This dip is definitely a treat that should be enjoyed as a filling for sandwiches, We promise you it will be one of the tastiest sandwiches you will have and takes no time to make.

5. Greek Yoghurt made from mint

Greek Yoghurt made from mint Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

hung curd, 1 1/2 cups
• 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander
• Freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 tablespoons
• Two cloves of minced garlic
• Half a teaspoon of cumin powder
Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
• 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper

You just have to mix all the ingredients together and freeze it.

6. Peanut dip

Peanut dip Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

hung curd, 200 grams
• One tablespoon of raw peanut butter
• A tablespoon of maple syrup
• 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon powder (dalchini)

In a bowl, combine each item.
Serve the dip with sliced strawberries, apples, pears, bananas, or grapes.
Put the leftovers in the refrigerator.

Here were some of the dip recipes which you can instantly make with minimal cooking.

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Paneer Recipe without Onion and Garlic

Paneer is one of the favourite ingredients among Indians no matter whether a person is non-vegetarian or vegetarian. Paneer is relatable to everyone. With Navratri going on in India, many people eat veg food with no garlic and onion and if you have run out of dishes to make without onion and garlic don’t worry as paneer is here for your rescue. 

Here are paneer recipes without onion and garlic – 

1. Paneer Butter Masala – 

Paneer Butter Masala | Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

Ingredients – 

3 tomato, roughly diced; 2 tablespoons butter; 3 cardamom or elachi pods;

1 inch of cinnamon

a single bay leaf or tej patt

Half a tsp cumin or jeera

1 inch-long ginger (finely chopped)

1 green pepper (slit

1/4th  teaspoon turmeric

Half a teaspoon of lal mirchi 

a cup of milk

Half a teaspoon of coriander powder

1/4 teaspoon sugar

to taste salt

1/4th cup cashew paste (prepared by blending 10 cashews)

9 cubes of cottage cheese or panner

1/4 teaspoon garam masala

Half a teaspoon of dry fenugreek leaves or Kasuri methi (crushed) 

Recipe – 

First, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a Kadai.

Half tablespoon jeera, 3 cardamom pods, 1-inch cinnamon, and 1 bay leaf should be sautéed till fragrant.

Moreover, include 1 green chilli and 1 inch of ginger. Good sautéing

subsequently add tomato puree and fry until sides begin to release oil.

Additionally, add 1/4th tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp each of chilli powder, coriander powder, sugar, and salt.

For one minute or until the spices are well cooked, sauté on low heat.

Add 1/4 cup cashew paste and 1 cup milk while maintaining a low flame while stirring frequently.

furthermore include 9 panner cubes.

Cover the pot and let it simmer for 5 minutes, or until the panner is thoroughly cooked.

Add 14 tsp garam masala and 1/2 tsp crushed Kasuri methi after that. Mix well.

And there is your paneer butter masala without onion and garlic ready. You can serve it with naan, parathas or even kulchas. 

2. Paneer Bhurji 

Paneer Bhurji | Mohit Bansal Chandigarh

1 litre of full-fat milk

4 tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid

Three green peppers

1 teaspoon ginger

1.5 tsp. Oil

1/tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp Haldi

Coriander Powder, 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder, 1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon red pepper powder

3 tablespoons grated paneer

1-leaf coriander

1 Kasuri Methi 

Heat the milk in a bowl after adding the citric acid.

After some time, remove the water from the bowl in the pan and use a sieve to separate the paneer.

Now combine tomatoes, green chillies, and ginger that have been diced in a grinder and process the items.

Put some oil in a pan and then add the tomato paste.

Add salt, haldi, coriander, cumin, and red chilli powder after sautéing the vegetable until it becomes red.

After combining all the ingredients, stir in the paneer.

Thoroughly combine the masala and paneer.

Add the paneer water, Kasuri methi, and coriander leaves.

Bring the mixture to a boil after a thorough sauté.

Mix with a dash of garam masala.

Serve hot with a sprinkle of fresh red peppers.

These were 2 top recipes which you can make without onion and garlic and are easy to make as well. 

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