A comforting Portion Control Meal is something all of us looking forward to during our lunch or dinner. Digging into our meals at home with all 10 fingers, leaves us satisfied at the end of it all. This South Indian meal is one such feel good meal, packed with nutrition, the healthy meal which leaves you feeling satiated. This meal includes Beetroot salad , Vegetable & Avarekalu kootu, Boondi Raita, Avarekalu Rasam along with Steamed Rice.
In this meal plate we have paired foods from across food group, rich in protein, nutrients and fibre. Including a salad in every meal is extremely important. Indian Salads, like the Beetroot salad is extremely easy to make and simply has flavors from the lemon, salt and peanuts coming through.
The Avarekalu on the other hand, is an excellent source of phytonutrients, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, it possess antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory properties that prevents from various types of ailments.
Tips For Portion Control: You can reduce the portion of rice and increase the portion of the Vegetable Kootu if you still find the need to eat more than what you have served on your plate. Lastly, Eat slowly and mindfully.
Read the Guidelines for Healthy Eating Using Portion Control to incorporate healthy eating habits into your everyday lifestyle.
So here's a delicious Portion Control Meal Plate that you must try!
A refreshing healthy salad, our Beetroot, Carrot & Cucumber Salad with Peanuts Recipe is a simple and easy to make recipe with the regular vegetables available in your kitchen.
You can add any other vegetables of your choice to make the alad to your liking.
Try our other Salad Recipes:
- Cucumber Pineapple Raw Mango Salad Recipe
- Kabuli Chana & Moongphali Salad Recipe
- Rajma and Corn Salad Recipe
Yet another healthy dish added to this meal as a side, is the Vegetable & Avarekalu Kootu Recipe. A medley of vegetables along with seasonal fresh avarekalu made South Indian style, with a flavourful tadka.
You can serve this as a side to your mains, along with rasam and rice or even serve it along with some steaming hot Puri.
Try our other Kootu Recipes:
- Milagu Keerai Poricha Kootu Recipe - Palak And Moong Dal Kootu
- Chow Chow Thakkali Kootu Recipe - Chayote Squash In Dal Coconut Curry
- Kathirikai Paruppu Kootu Recipe
An addition of this portion of Boondi Raita Recipe Spiced With Black Salt, gives you your daily dose of calcium, adding boondi to the raita giving it a lovely crunch.
A complete mouth feel of smooth fresh yogurt with crispy boondi is all you need to balance out the spices from the other dishes on your plate.
Try our other Raita Recipes:
A classic rasam recipe, with added goodness of fresh avarekalu and aromatic rasam masala our Mysore Style Avarekalu Rasam Recipe is a must try in your kitchen.
Try our other Rasam Recipes:
A staple in all households across the country, Steamed Rice is eaten widely.
Simple white rice washed, soaked and