Indian cuisine is a celebration of food and boasts of many varied regional dishes. The Indian cuisine is one of the most versatile types and can easily incorporated into many healthy options to lose weight. Indians traditionally use a lot of spices and hence find continental meals very bland and tasteless. In order to lose weight one only has to be careful of what one eats and not compromise on taste. There is no need to give up complete elements of your diet but only modify the cooking style. Restricting any part of your diet is never wise as it leads to further complications and also the body does not get enough nutrients
A boiled egg with brown bread or an omelette with very little oil would be the best option. One could add Indian spices to improve on the taste and flavour. Eggs are high in quality protein and also raise the level of good cholesterol . they and contain 11 vitamins and minerals, omega 3 fatty and anti-oxidants. So they are a great way to kick-start to metabolism in the morning.
A savoury lemon chicken sandwich
Most people are bread lovers. A lemon chicken sandwich with multigrain bread is a very healthy option. Boneless, skinless chicken has to marinated with lemon juice ; chilli flakes ,garlic powder and salt for about 20 minutes. The spices lend an Indian flavour to the marinade. The chicken then has to baked in a preheated oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees. Once done .toast the breads and one can add lettuce leaves or vegetables as toppings. Cheese can be use to make the sandwich more appetising. Instead of chicken you can also use shrimp or fish fillet for variety. One can also make the filling at night so that it can be prepared quickly for breakfast.
Butter chicken is one of the most popular, lip smacking and delicious dishes that is loved across the world. Chunks of grilled chicken cooked in a smooth gravy of cream and tomato. The chicken marinated with lemon juice, chilli powder ,salt ,ginger garlic paste , kasuri methi and garam masala. The chicken can then cooked in an oven or even on a tawa. Once done, in a pan add oil ,add cinnamon cloves and sauté them and add ginger garlic paste and add the tomato puree and all the Indian spices. To make it healthy one can add yogurt instead of cream and then add the chicken marinade. It can be paired with tandoori rotis or hot phulkas or even brown rice
Indian masala kheema sabzi
Indian masala kheema can be made with any meat-chicken ,lamb ,pork but in india it is synonymous with lamb as this is a pantry staple in india. It is rich in taste and a good source of high quality protein and many vitamins like iron, zinc, and vitaminB12. It also promotes muscle growth , maintenance and also prevents anaemia
Sea foods are ideal dinner plans so something like a grilled tuna or a smoked salmon could be a very nutritious option. Fish are a lean healthy source of protein and also could for brain health. The tuna or salmon marinated with Indian spices to lend it an exotic flavour and also satisfy the Indian palate.
Malabar fish curry with brown rice
It is a simple ,delicious flavourful Indian fish curry with onions, garam masala and coconut milk. It is easy to cook and also the brown rice adds to satiety. It could made into a soup too. It can had with a dosa too.
Sea food is good for the heart too and eases joint pain too and also improves vision. There is a lot of variety in sea food like prawns, shrimps ,oysters , lobsters etc which can be cooked in a number of innovative ways
It is easy to lose weight on a non-vegetarian diet too. The trick is to eat the food slowly and chew it completely. Timings of meals are very important and one should avoid heavy non- vegetarian food for dinner as the digestive system slows down post 7 pm . Also non -vegetarians must make it a mantra to have healthy salads as part of their meals and avoid heavy creamy sauces Weight loss is a combination of ideal food and physical exercise and for any diet plan to succeed one needs patience, dedication and perseverance and the results would follow.
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