Minestrone Soup

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Minestrone Soup

  • Author: Banhishikha
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 - 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 - 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Minestrone soup is a thick Italian soup, made with vegetables, the addition of pasta, noodles, or rice. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, and tomatoes. The food is a traditional dish in Italy. Milestone soup was traditionally made to use up leftover vegetables, so feel free to use any seasonal vegetables and greens. It can be used as detoxification and also helps to stimulate the purification of the liver and the entire body and a good source of multiple Vitamins and Minerals. Essentially, minestrone is a thick, hearty variety of vegetable soup. There is no set recipe for minestrone, since it can be usually made out of whatever vegetables are at one’s disposal. it can be vegetarian, contain meat, or contain an animal bone based stock (such as chicken stock)

Minestrone soup is a healthy and quick to make nutritious recipe, can be consumed in breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack item. always try to serve hot to enjoy the taste.


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Ingredients

  • Onion 30 gm
  • Carrot – 50 gm
  • French Beans – 40 gm
  • Celery – 20 gm
  • Salt – 0.5 tsp
  • Freshly grounded
  • Black pepper – 0.5 tsp
  • Small macaroni – 100 gm
  • Kidney beans – 50 gm
  • Tomato – 100 gm
  • Garlic- 8 cloves
  • Oil – 20 ml

Instructions

  1. Chop onion, garlic, carrot, French beans, celery, and tomatoes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Add the chopped onions, garlic, carrot, French beans, and celery over a medium flame and cook until the vegetables soften and stir occasionally.
  4. Then add vegetable stock, salt, pepper and bring it to boil and cook about for 10 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and macaroni and peas; simmer for 15 to 20 minutes more.
  6. Taste for seasoning and adjust to taste.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 90 - 92 kcal
  • Fat: 5 - 6 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 10 - 12 gm
  • Protein: 15 - 16 gm

Keywords: #HEALTHYSOUP

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Home made Chhena

Chhena

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A bowl of Healthy Chhena

Chhena

  • Author: Banhishikha
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 350 grams

Description

Chhena is cheese curds (Cottage cheese) from the Indian subcontinent, made from cow milk by adding food acids such as lemon juice and calcium lactate. It is pressed and further processed to make paneer and used to make desserts such as Khira Sagara, Chhena Kheer, Ras malai, and sweets such as Chhena jalebi, Chhena Gaja, Pantua, Rasgulla, and Sandesh.

Chhena is an incredible source of healthy fat calories with protein, calcium which helps to have healthy strong bones, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, which protects nerves, helps carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases, and helps produce red blood cells. This is ideal to consume during breakfast or snack time. It is loaded with dietary fibres which help in digestion by improving the metabolism and rich sources of protein, slightly higher than Paneer. 


Ingredients

  • Milk – 1 litre
  • Lemon Juice – 15 – 20 ml

Instructions

  1. Bring milk to boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add lime juice. Keep on stirring and until the milk gets curdled.
  3. Ideally, the milk should get curdled at once after you stir lime juice or vinegar. Just keep extra lime juice ready, in case milk does not curdle.
  4. When the greenish liquid (whey) separates from the milk, pour the curdled milk into a pan with the help of a sieve or muslin cloth.
  5. Usually from 1 liter of whole fat milk, yield 350 grams of chhena.

Notes

Instead of lemon juice, you can also use 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of vinegar or 3 tablespoons (45 g) of Curd or 1 tsp of Citric Acid powder (5 g).

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 468 - 470 kcal
  • Fat: 14 - 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48 - 50 g
  • Protein: 16 -18 g

Keywords: #HEALTHY

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Healthy Wheels

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Healthy Wheels

  • Author: Banhishikha
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 15 - 16 pcs

Description

Healthy Wheels are high-energy food products containing cereals and energy-giving foods targeted at people who require quick energy, or athletes and don’t have time for meals.

 

This recipe Healthy Wheels contain good fat, protein, and carbohydrates and healthy as it contains no added sugar and a mix of dry fruits and nuts which can be easily varied as per preferences. This is ideal to consume after work out, a fasting season like Iftar or just satisfying the hunger or can be served to the children or Sportsperson after their evening games.


Ingredients

  •  Dates – 250 g
  • Oats- 100 g
  • Pistachios- 8 pcs
  • Almonds- 25 pcs
  • Walnuts- 15 pcs
  • Melon seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Sunflower seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Pumpkin seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Chia seeds- 2 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Dry roast all the ingredients except chia seeds separately.
  2. Rinse the dates and de-seeded them.
  3. Grind the dates in the mixer and make a pulp.
  4. Heat the pulp for 2 mins by adding 1 cup of hot water.
  5. Chop Pistachios, Almonds and Walnuts.
  6. Add all the chopped ingredients except poppy seeds to it.
  7. Pour it on the aluminium foil and sprinkle it with roasted poppy seed.
  8. Roll it with the help of an aluminium foil.
  9. Freeze it for 10 mins.
  10. Cut it like a size of a cookie (3 – 4 inches).
  11. Again freeze it for 30 mins.
  12. Your healthy pops are ready.

Notes

Please be careful about the exact time when the dates pulp is cooked.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 - 2
  • Calories: 133 - 134 kcal
  • Fat: 5 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 17 - 18 gm
  • Protein: 4 - 5 gm

Keywords: #HEALTHYPROTEINBAR

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Baked Carrot Delight

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Baked Carrot Delight

  • Author: Banhishikha
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 - 5 pcs

Description

Baked Carrot Delight, a carrot flavored sweet can be consumed by diabetic, weight loss, weight management, obese, overweight, and any age group will enjoy the taste and flavor of the healthy sweet. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and lutein, which lowers the chances of cataracts and other eye problems.

This dish is ideal to consume as a sweet dish or dessert item at lunch or dinner and can also be served as a homemade healthy sweets to our guests.


Ingredients

  • Cottage cheese (low fat) – 100 gm
  • Carrot – 150 gm
  • Almonds/ Pistachios (finely chopped) – 8 pcs

Instructions

  1. Peel and grate the carrot.
  2. Keep aside 2 tsp of the grated carrot.
  3. Use the rest grated carrot to make juice.
  4. Heat the juice until it becomes ¼th
  5. Hang the cottage cheese for few minutes and squished.
  6. Then the carrot syrup and grated carrot were added to it.
  7. Mash the cottage cheese till smooth texture.
  8. Use butter paper to avoid oil greasing, and put the mixture in a baking tray and level it.
  9. Bake it at 1500c for 5 minutes.
  10. Cut it into a square shape.
  11. Garnish with finely chopped almonds or pistachios. Serve it cold.
  12. Storage life of 5 days if kept in a refrigerator.

 


Notes

Make sure chhena mixture becomes smooth.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 38 - 40 kcal
  • Fat: 0.95 - 1 gm
  • Carbohydrates: 2 - 3 gm
  • Protein: 3 - 4 gm

Keywords: #HEALTHYSWEETS

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