Showing posts with label ageing and health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ageing and health. Show all posts
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Special Dates Milkshake



Here is the secret to a creamy, silky yet healthy Milkshake!
Dates, known to be the most ancient fruit, are jam-packed with iron and loaded with fiber. 

They are considered to be natural weight-loss food. 
Dates Milkshake is an Arabic recipe.



Now, the good news for kids is that, in this recipe, I have added 1 tbsp Nutella.
So, you can imagine how divine a milkshake it has turned out to be! All of you must try this.

Ingredients for a healthy, kids favorite breakfast item:


Milk -2 cups
Dates- 8 nos chopped
Nutella- 1 tbsp (Optional)
Almonds-
Ice cubes- 4-5 (Optional)

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients with milk until smooth. Serve Chilled Topped with almonds.




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Avocado Salad


Avocado Salad

Healthy Salad recipes can be a treat .Experiment this quick Avocado salad with ingredients you prefer like almonds,pine nuts etc.
Avocado contains good cholesterol (HDL) with great taste.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: No Cooking( takes 2 minutes to blanch Broccoli if using)
Serves: 4
Ingredients

1.            Mixed salad veggies- Broccoli,Cucumber,Baby spinach, ,red Onion
2.            1 Avocado , peeled, cubed
3.            Coriander leaves
4.            1 tbs Lime Juice
5.            Salt & Pepper
6.            Garlic- 1 clove
7.            Olive oil- 1-2 tbsp
8.            Strawberries

Blanch Broccoli
Boil water with a pinch of salt and vinegar.
Let broccoli florets blanch in this boiling water for a minute.

Salad Dressing- Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette is a simple yet delicious as well as healthy salad dressing.
Cilantro is one of Nature’s best anti-oxidant foods. In simple words, Cilantro or coriander leaves, protect us from ageing, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, macular degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, and many more.

Notes
•             For another healthy salad visit here.
Method

1.            Cut all the veggies into small cubes. Add blanched broccoli. 
2.            To make Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
Puree coriander leaves, garlic,lime juice, salt ,pepper and olive oil in a blender until smooth.

3.            Top the veggies with this dressing and serve chilled.

Eat Healthy Live healthy .




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Chinese Stuffed Bell Peppers




Today,at this happy occasion, sharing a Party recipe .
Stuffed Bell Peppers,Chinese version.We have many varieties of Stuffed Bell Peppers from different cuisines around the world.We have Spanish,Indian,Italian,Arabic,Mediterranean,Mexican,American and many more varieties with ingredients from their particular cuisine.

Let's go for the Chinese version.I am using potato and white rice as the filling,but traditionally,they use ground pork for this.So,all those vegetarians out there,this recipe is for you and of course,others can replace with pork/beef.
As always,I am not sticking to traditional recipe. I can guarantee the taste,Chinese flavor of the dish and also that this is cooked healthy.
Stuffed Bell Peppers Chinese


Ingredients we need
Bell peppers-Use more than one color (4 nos)
Cooked white rice-1 cup
Cooked &Mashed Potato- 1 cup
Soy Sauce-2 tsp
Oyster sauce- 1 tbsp
Salt & Pepper- to taste
Oil- 1 tbsp
Method Of Preparation

Step1


Cut bell pepper  and remove seeds.Steam it or bake it in preheated oven (at 180 degree C).Steaming them for 3-4 minutes would be perfect.
Step2
For  the filling 
Heat 1 tsp oil .Saute shallots and garlic in this hot oil.

Add in mashed potato and rice.



After adding the sauces,salt and pepper ,mix it well.Check the flavors.Stuffing is ready.
Step 3

Now stuff peppers with the filling,tight.



Now heat a non stick skillet,pour some oil (very little oil is needed).Place the peppers inverted with the top side in oil.
Alternatively,you can place the filled peppers in baking dish ,cover it with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven.

If you are using the stove top method as in the picture above,then after 2-4 minutes cook all sides of the pepper,lightly in the oil and serve hot.
You can even use slow cooker method for the preparation.Then you don't have to steam the pepper beforehand,cook them with the filling for 1/2 to 1 hour.

Kuàilè de yǐnshí...! Happy Eating..!

Nutrition Information and Weight Loss Factor

Capsicum is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants.Red pepper has twice Vitamin C as compared to green.
 Red bell peppers contain more Vitamins and nutrients,also contain antioxidant lycopene.Level of carotene is 9 times higher in red pepper than green.
Vitamin C helps in weight loss.So,incorporating boiled capsicum in your diet ,boosts metabolism ,hence weight loss.
For more info about Vitamin C  refer this post.








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Falafel Recipe

healthy breakfast,falafel

Another simple recipe for weight loss ....

The word Falafel means fritters itself or sandwich filled with it.
Falafel is common not only in Middle East,but also in Greece,Iraq,Egypt,Sudan,Yemen etc.
You can make it very easily and can serve with Pita bread and Hummus, along with any vegetables.

This snack is made with Chick peas, so it’s really low in fat and high in Protein and fiber.
Chick pea contains no Cholesterol.
Key nutrients are Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Vitamin C, Thiamine, Pantothenic acid, Vitamin B and Folate.

Falafel is often recommended for use in weight control programs.
Here ,I have given the full dinner/Breakfast combo recipe.
For Hummus recipe,please click on the pic.


healthy arabic food

Ingredients
Chick Pea or Garbanzo beans- 1 cup
Onion-1 large
Garlic- 1 clove
Flour-2 tsp
Cumin-1tsp
Coriander-1tsp
Salt
Pepper-1/2 tsp
Method of Preparation
Soak Chick peas or Garbanzo beans overnight.
Combine the  ingredients in a food processor. Make it a coarse paste.No need to boil the chick peas.




Form the mixture into small balls, about the size of a Lemon. Slightly flatten.

Fry in 1 tbsp  oil until golden brown (5-7 minutes).
Serve hot with Cucumbers or Lettuce.
You can even fill Falafel in a burger bun if you like instead of Pita bread.
Arabic Bread,Pita Bread ,Falafel



Falafel;Healthy Arabic Food


Serve hot.

Eat Healthy...Live Healthy...






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Broccoli Salad

weight loss recipe broccoli salad


Apart from being a nutritional power house,Broccoli is a natural weight loss food.

Broccoli Facts:
  • is a Cancer preventing food
  • As small as 100 gram of this veggie can provide recommended dose of Vitamin C .
  • It is said that Broccoli shortens the duration of common cold(Since Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C). Now,who said,there is no cure for cold!!
  • Contains both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber.Making it Diabetic friendly.
Selection of Broccoli


Select dark green  or even pale green.Never choose yellow.Greener the Broccoli,more beta-carotene it has.Stalk should be fat and woody.

Healthy Broccoli Salad Recipe
weight loss recipe broccoli salad



 What you need ?

1. Broccoli florets blanched-
2. Olive oil
3.Garlic- 1 clove
4.Sesame seeds- Optional
6.Salt & Pepper
7.Vinegar- 1-2 tsp
8. Honey- 1 tsp
9.Almonds-

How to Prepare?

Make a dressing with Olive oil,vinegar and honey.Whisk well.
Add in salt,pepper and crushed garlic.
Mix well for a minute.
Toss in broccoli and serve topped with almonds and sesame seeds .

ENJOY..


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Summer Smoothie.


Summer drink ,ageing and health,dieting

Scorching hot summer? Let's help our body by consuming more fruits and water especially during summer days.
Here'z a recipe packed with nutrients.
Ingredients
Avocado-1 no
Apple-1 no
Banana-1 no
Carrot-1/2 no
Mango-1/2no
Milk-1/2 cup
Water-1/2 cup
This combination will provide a delicious  smoothie.
Blend all the fruits and carrot together with water (and sugar/honey to taste).
Once everything is properly incorporated add milk and blend well.
Serve chilled.
Live Healthy...!









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World Health Day -7th April.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) observes APRIL 7 as the World Health Day  to draw attention to their priorities for global health.April 7 is also the anniversary of founding of WHO in 1948.
This year their slogan of the day is : "Good health adds life to years".This shows how good health through out life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives.

So,this year 2012,WHO highlights "Ageing and Health" as their theme for Global Health Day. Above picture is 
an 87 year old man jumping head first from high altitudes.

For more details on the topic please read


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