Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Nutrition

Off the shell!

Boiled eggs dressed in finely chopped onion, tomato, chili๐ŸŒถ and sprinkled with black pepper and salt.

If this doesn’t melt your heart and water your mouth, then I don’t know what will๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ˜

When I’m in a rush, want to make a quick breakfast yet something that’s healthy and nutrients rich to keep me supple for a good ling while eggs inevitably become my first choice.

And why not?

Eggs after all are an excellent source of healthy fats and proteins, a vital component for your health that’s needed in building your muscles and bones and producing hormones and enzymes.

Do you know, eggs are a one-stop-shop for all 9 amino acids required by our body?

Along with it, eggs are also a rich source of some very important vitamins (Vit A, B12, B5, B2), minerals, nutrients and antioxidants for our bodies.

All of this awesomeness packed in around 77 cal (cal/ egg) and little carbs, isn’t that fantastic?๐Ÿคฉ

And if you’re having a boiled egg, even better, you’ve dodged the extra calories & fat component if you would have fried it. So congos for that๐Ÿ˜

Some might question the high dietary cholesterol component in eggs, which as per studies does has very little on blood cholesterol.

Thus, for most, they don’t associate with risks in heart disease and don’t increase the total or “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.

Though, diabetics should be cautious about having eggs regularly.

Huh, what more can I can say, eggs high nutritional value clearly makes them an amazing food to incorporate into our diet.

For one, I surely have it included in mine. What about you?

Hope you’re alreasy following me on Insta and getting sprinkled with such yummy awesomeness? If noy, here you go>

Drop me a ping and I’ll see you there! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Nutrition

Poha in UP Style!

Who says only Maggie can bring the taste of different states? ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜› Here’s my take at Poha which as I’m sure many of you already know, is a popular breakfast in the central part of India (i.e. majorly Madhya Pradesh state in India).

As in if you visit any city in Madhya Pradesh (MP), let’s say Bhopal, Indore or Ujjain, stalls of Poha-Jalebi in the morning time is a very common view. It’s what you can call a staple breakfast of theirs hands-down (like 2-3 times a week for sure).

But when this UP (short for Uttar Pradesh state) gal felt like this strong urge to eat something healthy yet with a lot of UP flavors in it (which essentially means spicy & some potatoes ๐Ÿ˜‹), this is as good as it gets haha!

Ok, so nothing fancy here, this breakfast recipe had a very basic prep and is very light too. Adding veggies of your choice, you can always enhance its nutritional quotient and make it more healthy. That’s always an option based on what veggies you got in your fridge and what flavors you want to enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

For mine, I wanted to have it loaded with as many veggies as I could so here goes the snapshot recipe for making Poha in UP style:

Put 2 tbsp of mustard oil to heat, to it few mustard seeds until they crackle, 1 chopped onion +1 chili๐ŸŒถ finely diced and sauteed for a min then put in some chopped carrot, capsicum to the mix (also, some peas after sometime). I wanted to have potatoes so I also added 1 boiled ๐Ÿฅ” to it too. You can always deep fry the potato and then add but given the choice between the two, I would say make a healthier one. Next, add in the basic spices ie. 1/4 tbsp of red chili powder & turmeric powder and as always, salt to taste.

Traditionally, a little sugar is added to the mix too but since I wanted peas & they already have a little sweetness to them, so I didn’t put in sugar (+ this makes it more healthy). And finally, add the soaked and rinsed Poha & voila!

A little tweak that I made was that I replaced the crackling fried peanuts (that’s like a part of any basic poha recipe) with a little sauteed peas because I really enjoy the sweet gentleness of peas more than the crunch of the ๐Ÿฅœ.

And that’s it! Until next, Tada๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Nutrition

Moonglet: An omelet without egg!

Moonglet/ veg omelet, my latest try for healthy breakfast/ snacks recipes. And what an amazing spin off on the good, old classic omelet (the veg version ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜) though equally yum and so simple๐Ÿคค

A rather simple preparation. So here goes the recipe if making for one person i.e. for one Moonglet:

1) wash and soak 1 cup moong daal (yellow split gram) for a half-hour

2) grind it in the mixer to make a thick paste of it

3) mix 2 tbsp of rice flour in it+1/2 tbsp of turmeric powder & beat all of it well for 2 mins

4) next add finely chopped onions, chili, tomato and capsicum and half tbsp of cumin seeds and again mix it well

5) now just put Tava (griddle) on the burner, set at low flame, and spread 1 tbsp of oil on it

6) add 1/2 tbsp to the mix we’ve already prepared and mildly mix (it will all become fluffy then, thus the fluffy omelety texture๐Ÿ™ˆ)

7) just pour it on the Tava and spread it in a circular shape.. sprinkle some chopped cilantro or coriander over and turn. cook the other side too until golden brown (be careful, it gets cooked fast)

8) now slice it into roughly 4 pieces and put a piece of salted butter in the middle (totally optional though๐Ÿ˜›) and feast on it!

Num-num, I can almost taste it in my mouth as I’m typing this๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ‘… guess I know what I’m gonna be having for breakfast tom๐Ÿ˜œ

So, that said, I’m sure you must be tempted to try it out for yourself but before you do that just brace yourself to be showered with tons of compliment and recipe requests haha๐Ÿ˜…

And can’t go without thanking my girl @drizzlingdreamz for sharing this gem with meโ™ฅ

If you’ve got any other interesting vegetarian recipes (esp plant-based healthy once๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ), pls do share with me and would love to try!

And for more such interesting recipes, check out and follow my profile on Instagram

Until next, take care and be safe ๐Ÿ™‚

Health & Wellness, Health Writing, Nutrition

Discrepancies in the Honey Market

What started as a normal stroll in the grocery store to buy a bottle of honey for myself lead me to get a peek into the apparent discrepancies in the honey market๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ‘€ which I couldn’t resist to put on my researcher hat ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ and did some digging around.

So, I was looking for an organic 100% pure honey (or the one closest to it). The thing that got me curious was to notice how different brands had mentioned the breakup of the nutritional value behind their honey bottles.

While all of them gave a breakup for per 100gms of honey,

๐Ÿ some stated carbohydrates and below that also gave the natural + added sugar components both

๐Ÿ others gave the carb component & then simply stated the total sugar below that (the value of which was the same as the value for carbs). They didn’t give a clear demarcation between natural sugar & added sugar component in that

๐Ÿ and a very popular “organic” brand (the one with orange cap) gave the breakup in such an ignorant manner that I almost had confused it for a bar code tag or something lol๐Ÿ˜œ To be honest, I’ve tried this honey once & seen how half of its shrinks into sugar if you just let it sit on the shelf for 3 months so…at your own risk (they too didn’t claim any added sugar by the way).

One honey brand mentioned the sugar component below the carbs and it was significantly smaller as compared to others (I’ve separately clicked it’s pic). This piqued my interest & I thought how come it says carbs 79.5g while sugar just 0.9g? when we know that all the carbs in honey gets converted into sugar. And I just thought (of course after a little pondering) that can it be possible that they actually mean ‘added sugar’ where they’ve said just ‘sugar’ instead of it?๐Ÿค” or not?

But for one thing, my little digging did raise some genuine questions about what info we as consumers are shared with about the products (yes, even on the nutritional value/ ingredients tags) and how much can we trust them.

Anyways, out of all the options, I could get my hands on, so far Dabur seems to be a natural choice for me so perhaps will go for it then. Which ๐Ÿฏdo you use by the way?

Ok, See ya!๐Ÿ’›