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- Feb 15 2017
Valentine’s Day Special: 5 Home-made Healthy Desserts
Desserts make the majority among us go weak in the knees. They are almost like that warm rug on a cold wintry morning. It is certainly like the best icing a cake ever deserves and a spectacular climax to a movie. It’s hard to deny that desserts serve as the befitting end to a perfect meal. Indians have the infamous sweet tooth, a penchant for sweets. Not only do they form a major part of the staple fare, but they’re also used for reasons as sacred as worship.
The sad fact remains they add extra pounds, and these sweet fantasies aren’t really the best news for your belly fat.
This Valentine’s week, let’s go on a health tour to find just those perfect desserts which can satiate your sinful sweet tooth, and at the same time aren’t too unhealthy . Read on:
If this delectable thing happens to be your weakness, then let us suggest a healthy tweak to it. Instead of having them the traditional way (that is soaked in sugar syrup), try opting for the baked variants this time around (trust the delectability!). Being low in calories, this automatically qualifies as a healthier alternative.
This is undoubtedly the primary favorite of every Indian household. Be it festivities, ceremonies, or even before the daughter in the family steps out of her house to catch the next flight, kheer enjoys it’s prominence and relevance almost everywhere. However, this isn’t really the healthiest dessert around the block; definitely unhealthy for the weight watchers and physique aficionados. Precisely the reason an alternative in the form of dahlia (bulgur wheat) kheer has been doing the rounds for quite some time now. Its high fiber and low fat content make it a top notch for a fitness enthusiast. Have this without having to cheat on your diet regime.
‘Sandesh’, almost a staple that every Bengali household will swear by, is surely a thing to gorge on. But, the typical sandesh almost shouts ‘calories’. However, every dessert devotee finds his way. So, here we are, suggesting a simple yet yummy twist to the sandesh. Team it up with fresh fruits and other ingredients low in fat, and you can have your favorite second course without feeling the guilt pangs. The fruits also add some amount of nutrients to your body.
There’s no need to put in the additional sugar, as this dessert combines carrots and beets which bring in the organic sweetness to it. Don’t be generous while adding the cashews to it, and you can enjoy bigger servings of it and still not bother about the kilos. Moreover, carrots are a good source of essential anti-oxidants and vitamins, which bring on the added health benefits.
The adorable others
• Kaju katli: One piece of this has almost 60 calories, which is way less in comparison to the other popular afters.
• Puran poli: This Maharashtrian titbit has 20 calories shy of a hundred. If made at home, the ‘besan’ filling can be even healthier.
• Shrikhand: 50 grams of this can rest about 120 calories in your system. However, the carbs and protein content will keep you energized throughout the day so that you get a chance at expending the calories as well.
• Malai laddu: The better bet would be buying the paneer and malai laddu, which is pretty low on the calorie meter.
• Karanji: 50 grams of this can turn out to be calorie dense, about 225 calories. However, potassium, iron, protein and calcium are few of the good things this Indian sweet brings to the table.
All of us want to be healthy. And without doubt, we are always on the look out for healthier alternatives. Portea offers healthy munchies, an exquisite collection of nourishing snacks, healthy drinks, energy bars and so on. We have many more healthy food assortments: Time Savers, My Own Chef, Energy and Immunity Boosters. Reach out to us on 18001212050 or write to us at email@example.com
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