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#HealthNotes #SaladDelight – A treat for your taste buds!

Healthy Food is a much misunderstood term with people envisioning it being devoid of taste – Something that is eaten only under compulsion and cannot be relished or enjoyed as food should be. But in reality eating healthy food is not boring. It can be made interesting with the help of an expert.

Dt. Vaidehi Nawathe – Chief Dietician, Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute recommends inclusion of ‘Salads’ in our daily diet. Salads are a good source of nutrients – Vitamins (B Complex, Folic Acid, C, and B-Carotene), Minerals (Calcium, Iron, and Potassium), and Fiber. They complement a meal or help us cut down on a long gap between two meals. A salad can be as simple as a colourful bowl of tossed greens or as complex as a main dish that can be used as a meal replacement.

What to include in your Salad?

Salad Veggies: Cucumber, Tomatoes, Carrots, Beet Root, Cabbage, Salad Leaves, Raddish, Dudhi, Pumpkin, Broccoli, Corn, tender Methi leaves, Capsicum

Salad Accompaniments: Sprouts, Paneer Cubes, Tender Coconut Pieces, Cut Fruits, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts, Raisins

Salad Dressings: Lime, Curd, Orange Juice, Honey, Variety of Herbs, Coriander Chutney, Pudina and Tulsi leaves

Points to Remember:

  • As per the recent diet guidelines 50% of meal plates should be consisting of veggies

  • Use salads as a meal replacement or starter of a meal

  • Prefer local and seasonal vegetables than exotic ones

  • Prefer chilled and freshly cut vegetables

  • Certain vegetables like Cabbage, Dudhi, Tendli, French Beans can be boiled and used as Salad or Raita (Helps to retain and relish the natural taste)