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Make JUNK FOOD healthier!!!!!

Discussion in 'Healthy Living' started by shakambari, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    So what...

    We love to indulge in junk food

    but our body does not like them -Thats the problem...

    So let me share some of my ideas to make junk food/fast food/starchy food /dine outs

    healtier and tastier too!!!!

    1. We all love noodles

    To make it healthier Mix loads of veggies into your plate of noodles in the ratio 1:1.

    Go for ATTA noodles instead of Maida noodles.

    Sprinkle a helping of roasted flaxseeds on your plate of noodles.


    2.Chaats-In fact they make a healthy snacking option provided-

    You double up the onions/grated carrots ,Coriander leaves etc.

    Restrict the potatoes,fried puris ,sweet chutney and sev.


    3.Burgers are fine and healthy provided you grill the patty, add a few

    more salad leaves,and go in for a wholegrain bun.


    4.Desserts-Lessen the cream laden helpings. Be liberal with fruits and

    nuts.

    When binging on a cake -cut off the icing... It saves 60%the extra

    calories.


    5.Chips and crispies- Avoid deep fried ones -substitute them with

    roasted or baked crispies.

    Substitute fries with air popped corn minus butter.

    Kaara pori(murmura), roasted papads,microwaved vadaams,

    boiled masala peanuts and sundal make good

    munchies.


    6.When you go to eat out ,have a snack at home before you leave for

    dinner/lunch.You tend to binge less .

    When you dine out never miss the salad-always skip the dessert.have a

    hearty meal.This way you take in lesser calories.


    7.Never shop in a super market on an empty stomach.You tend to

    load your cart with yummies.

    Always buy extra helpings of fruits. This keeps your cravings for junk

    under control.


    8.Avoid aerated ,fizzy drinks-have smoothies of fresh fruit drinks.


    9.Do not stalk your pantry with snacks/eats.Just buy meal sized portions.


    10.Do not go for low sugar/low fat products.

    You tend to overeat and lose calorie count.

    Just have smaller helpings of regular food less frequently.

    11.stuff your samosas(baked),puffs,with sprouts and oats mixed with regular vegetables.




    These are some of the healthy eating tips I follow so that

    I can have fun yet stay healthy too!
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
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  2. Custard

    Custard Gold IL'ite

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    Hello Shakambari,

    Thanks for these Healthy tips :thumbsup
    esp., I liked the points 3-5 !!! :cheers
     
  3. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Welcome to our thread with your first fb,Custard.

    Thanx for your appreciation.
     
  4. yenetishashi

    yenetishashi Senior IL'ite

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    hi shakambari,

    nice and very useful tips yaar,specially the tip of eating before going for shopping,when we go out for shopping, time just flows with out knwoing and we need more stamina and energy to walk and if we have kids then we need to take care of them as well.
    it would be good to follow all the tips fow good health.
    thanks a ton buddy:thumbsup.
    shashi.
     
  5. Cindhuja

    Cindhuja Gold IL'ite

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    Smart thread :thumbsup:thumbsup:thumbsup

    Horlics has recently introduced a noodle variety called "Foodles"

    It is a multi-grain noodle...I guess this is far better than atta-noodle

    I tried it..And i like it..75% replica of maggi noodles..

    you all try and update your feedbacks :cheers

    Also the same brand has introduced a crunchy bar ..again a multi-grain bar(10Rs/-)..sure a great snack for the sweet tooth too :thumbsup
     
  6. Prettina

    Prettina Gold IL'ite

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    Aunty great tips.........
     
  7. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Thanx for your fb,Shashi.

    Happy to know you found the tip about shopping after a snack at home useful.

    I usually try to follow it-It is kind to my wallet as well as my health.
     
  8. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Cindhuja,

    Thanx for your feedback and ideas.

    Even I have seen the Foodles ad. But have not tried it.You have motivated me to add it to my shopping list.

    Crunchy granola or muesli bars are good but -mind the sugar!

    You can try substituting sugar with honey...in your desserts and cereals-makes it a whole lot healthier!
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  9. shakambari

    shakambari Platinum IL'ite

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    Good to note you have found my tips useful,Prettina:)
     
  10. anuusri

    anuusri New IL'ite

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    Hi Shakambari,

    Thanks for sharing a practicable healthy tips.
    Especially below one.
     

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