Healthy Weekend Binge

 

When you have kids and friends with kids, the weekend soirées have to have the perfect balance of healthy and yummy.

This scrumptious raw papaya and carrots salad that I made last night is exceedingly popular amongst each one of family members. While kids love to munch on it because of the tangy flavour, it is also a great accompaniment for the adults’ drinks.

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A must try + a super healthy alternative to binging on nachos or fried snacks.

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Recipe:

 

Dressing –

Mix together

Light soy sauce – 2 tbsp

Honey – 2 tbsp

Lemon juice – 2 lemons

Salt

Pepper

 

Toss together julienned raw papaya and carrots. Add peanuts. Pour in the dressing when you’re about to serve.

 

 

Healthy mornings

Mornings done right for this little guy, who’s abundantly in love with coconut water.

Coconut water is by far his mummy’s fave drink too, mainly because of the lovely health benefits it offers. Extremely hydrating and a wonderful source of nutrients and antioxidants, we love to make it a part of our diets everyday.

Foxnuts- our favourite superfood

Ever since the little one entered the world, I have never stopped thinking about the right ways to provide nutrition to his body. For the first 6 months life was easy because he was exclusively breastfed and there were no worries about thinking of and cooking balanced meals every day. It was after he turned 6 mo that the mommy mind had to work continuously to bring up a healthy child.

Giving kids the right balance of nutrition is essential to fuel their growing bodies. It is absolutely compulsory to maintain balanced nutrition on daily basis and some foods, what we rightly call ‘Superfoods’ make this task a lot easier than it is.

Superfoods are foods packed with a variety of essential nutrients or a particular nutrient in abundance to make up for our dietary requirements. One such superfood that baby K and I absolutely love munching on, during our snack times is FOXNUTS which are basically the seeds of the lotus flower.

We prefer to roast this otherwise bland and chewy snack, in butter along with salt and pepper, to make it turn crisp and savoury.

As much as it tastes delish it is power packed with abundant healthiness.

  • They’re considered to be very high in antioxidants hence they’re great for detoxification of kidneys.
  • They have a great amount of fibre which is great to relieve constipation and promotes weight loss.
  • Being high on calcium, they prevent arthritis and joint pains and make bones stronger. They’re also known to reduce any inflammations in the body.
  • They’re rich in protein hence promote muscle buildup.
  • They’re low on saturated fats and high on fibre thus a great snacking option for heart patients and diabetics.

Hence we try making such an amazingly beneficial food a part of our daily diets.

Mornings demand super foods!

One of those mornings when you intend to start the day with something that kick shots your energy levels.

A good helping of assorted fruits topped with nuts, dried fruit + my new obsession ‘chia seeds’. These tiny seeds are power packed with tremendous nutrients and fibre.We’ve heard about their weight loss benefits and i have experienced they do great justice to the claims. An improved texture in my skin and hair + promoting my post baby weight loss has made me a great fan.

Even add them to your glass of fresh juice or soups, i love how they can multi perform.

Have you tried these yet? Or any other superfoods you swear by?