The countdown to Diwali is here, and everything is under preparation to make the occasion a huge success. The spirit of Diwali has enlivened our daily activities, from house improvements and decorations to planning get-togethers with friends and hosting Diwali parties.
Diwali celebrations will last for about a week, so it’s crucial to watch what we eat, especially calorie-dense sweets that might raise our risk of developing a variety of health issues. There is no need for us to refrain from consuming sweets completely, but incorporating a healthy twist into them will ensure that we do not experience guilt in the future.
At Travocure, we’ve made a checklist of how to eat healthy this festive time!
Go for milk-based desserts
Select a dessert that contains milk, such as Shrikhand, Sandesh, Mishit Doi, or Kheer. These sweets are extremely simple to make at home and one can alter whatever we like. Milk is a superb source of first-rate protein.
Replace sugar with natural flavoring agents
Natural flavourings like cinnamon, nutmeg, dates, raisins, and fresh fruits can be used in place of sugar. As a result, jaggery and honey can also be used in place of refined sugar, but only in limited amounts.
Make a healthier choice among existing desserts
Opt for Badam Katli over Kaju Katli since it has more Omega-3 fatty acids. Instead of rava ladoo, choose besan ladoo, which is high in protein, or peanut ladoo, which is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Instead of Coconut Ladoo, you might choose Mysore Pak, which has more protein. Rava Sheera is inferior to Dudhi Halwa, which is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, or Moong Dal Sheera, which contains protein. Prefer Payasam to a traditional rice kheer.
Innovate by adding healthy ingredients
Try something novel and unorthodox that includes a functional meal. Like oat pancakes with cranberry syrup, blueberry syrup, chocolate syrup, dates sesame ladoo, oat dates nut ladoo, walnut ladoo, methi kheer, dudhi kheer, apple sheera, fruit kheer, papaya halwa, beetroot halwa, carrot kalakand, homemade protein bars, apple pie, pumpkin pie, fruit yogurt, and Chikki.
Keep in mind the portion size
Think about the serving size. Desserts like Jalebi, Malpua, Gulab Jamun, Gulpapdi, Sheera, and others could be heavy in fat. If it’s your favourite thing ever, cut back on the serving size. To save calories, make little versions of dishes, ask for them, or chop larger portions.
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