A delicious yet healthy portion control meal plate is this one, that is put together with a nutritious Drumstick Leaves Sambar- Murungai Keerai Sambar served along with steamed rice, Tamil Nadu Style Vazha Thandu Poriyal Recipe which is a dry banana stem stir fry, a broad beans and dal side dish- Avrakkai poricha kootu and sides of a refreshing carrot salad and a bowl of Dahi.
This meal uses some of the ingredients that are great to be served to diabetics - like drumstick leaves, banana stem. You could skip the rice and add Jowar Atta Roti Recipe - Sorghum Wheat Phulka Recipe or Brown Rice in Pressure Cooker Method instead.
Ensure all ingredients required for the meal are bought and kept ready, ahead of time. Eating the right amount of food is equally important as eating healthy nutritious meals, that includes nutrients required by the body for its daily functioning.
Below are the quantities we have used for a complete portion control meal. You can use these suggestions based on your dietary requirements.
Total Calories: 360 calories
- Kootu - 1 Katori
- Banana Stem Poriyal - 1/2 katori
- Salad - 1 Katori
- Rice - 1/2 Katori
- Keerai Sambar - 1/2 Katori
- Curd - 1 Katori
Read the Guidelines for Healthy Eating Using Portion Control to incorporate healthy eating habits.
So here's a wholesome Portion Control Meal Plate that you must try!
An unusual sambar recipe with the addition of super healthy drumstick leaves is this Murungai Keerai Sambar Recipe.
Did you know Drumstick leaves is known for its excellent source of nutrition and is natural energy booster. Drumstick leaves also known as Moringa, helps lower blood pressure, blood sugar in diabetics and is a also sleep aid. Its detoxifying effect may come from Moringa's ability to purify water. Moringa acts as a coagulant attaching itself to harmful material and bacteria.
Try our other Sambar recipes:
A delicious dry sabzi made Tamil Nadu style, using the fresh banana stem that is easily available in most markets across South India. Dry Banana Stem is called Vazha Thandu in Tamil. Hence the name Tamil Nadu Style Vazha Thandu Poriyal.
Flavoured with onions, curry leaves and the classic South Indiana tempering, this Vazha Thandu Poriyal is best served with a traditional meal os rice and rasam.
Try our other Poriyal recipes:
Yet another healthy side dish that can be served along this mail meal is this Avarakkai Poricha Kootu.
Here broad beans is combined with green moong dal and cooked in a coconut masala with a south Indian tadka.
You can choose your own vegetables to go into this kootu.
Try our other Kootu recipes:
- Milagu Keerai Poricha Kootu Recipe - Palak And Moong Dal Kootu
- Pattani Kootu Recipe
- Vazhakkai Milagu Kootu Recipe
A delicious salad made with absolutely no onion no garlic, this salad is a combination of carrots, sprouts with onions and capsicum, dressed in a simple dressing of lemon juice and salt.
This salad is a refreshing addition to your completely cooked meal.
Try our other salad recipes:
- Pudina Pyaz Kachumber Salad Recipe - Mint & Onion Salad
- Cucumber Pineapple Raw Mango Salad Recipe
- Chatpata Rajma Salad Recipe - Kidney Beans Salad Recipe