Countless fast food joints popping up around every corner have swiftly transitioned good ‘ol Pune into food heaven. Alas, the joys of binge eating leave many foodies gingerly nursing growing potbellies.
So this week, get a taste of healthy eating with Soniya Arya Patodia, Founder-Gourmade with Love.
Here’s our curated a list of her gourmet recommendations with the health perks on offer.
Mediterranean Goodness Bowl with Mango and Olives
This Mediterranean goodness bowl is evocative of forever summer. A zero-carb meal, it presents you with Vitamin C and Potassium. The perfect aide to your weight-loss goals, this promises to shed those pounds without you losing nutrition.
What is more that it shall help your locks look lustrous and boost your immune system so you can combat strokes.
Chicken Roulade with Sweet Potato, Zucchini and Onion Sauce
If a peaches and cream complexion is what you covet, this one is for you. High in protein and vitamin E, this also contains Vitamin A in the form of Beta-Carotene. Binge on this for beautiful skin, great vision and a strong immune system.
Handmade Whole Wheat Pesto Spaghetti
If you’ve been tempted to embrace vegetarianism, start with this spaghetti dish. An excellent source of Vitamin A and K, it helps to combat stress while promoting heart health.
The best part is that it helps maintain proper functioning of lungs and kidneys while aiding the formation of white blood cells, bones and teeth.
Indeed, a smart way to consume fewer calories.
Grilled Cottage Cheese with Broccoli and Creamy Spinach
A low carb yet calcium rich dish, this meal is high in fiber and Folate. Containing Vitamin B6 and Phytonutrients this helps you improve your heart health and aid in weight-loss by speeding up your metabolism.
Ward off those fractures for this meal encourages bone health while keeping your blood sugar levels low.
Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad with Purple Kale
Delightfully high in fiber, this dish is enriched with vitamin A and C goodness. Sans any carbs, this antioxidant rich dish is high in Folate with very few calories. Idyllic to ward away illnesses, this helps boost the immune system and has even been known to prevent dementia while lowering blood pressure. Whether you want to minimize risk of cancers or ulcers, this chicken and avocado salad helps you and fortify your liver.
Ultimately, Soniya believes no one single dish can help in weight-loss or achieving your health goal. “It takes a lot of dedication and disciple to ensure your body is getting the right nutrition.
Always consult an expert before consuming or cutting-out certain foods from your meals,” she cautions.
#Views expressed in this column are the authors.