Portion Control Meal Plate:Drumstick Dal,Goru Chikkudukaya,Rice Quinoa,Vadam,Salad & Curd

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This week's Portion Control Meal Plate is comforting and delicious, made of  Drumstick Dal, Goru chikkudukaya which is cluster beans with peanuts and hint of garlic,Rice and Quinoa, Papad, Salad & Curd. This is a perfect meal plate for your weekday Lunch. It is easy to make and tastes delicious. 

Having a wholesome, timely and nutritious meal is the key to a healthy life. Most of us overlook the importance of a well balanced meal and often give lunch or dinner a miss or just eat something in a hurry. It is necessary to take time out, sit down,enjoy and eat your lunch or dinner in peace. 

We have planned this meal plate keeping nutrition and diet requirements in mind. There is a healthy mix of vegetables to give you vitamins and other nutrients, dals and quinoa rice  to give you protein and carbohydrates and homemade curd for calcium and to keep your digestive system in good health. To top it all this meal plate is so yummy and delicious. 

It is worth to note that India is the largest producer of drumstick and are easily available in the market. Most people in India have a drumstick plant growing in their backyard. Drum stick plants are used to treat malnutrition among infants and nursing mothers. Drumsticks are high in vitamin C and are also a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and manganese.

We have also included Rice and Quinoa which is cooked together in a pressure cooker. Quinoa provides protein, dietary fiber, Vitamin B, and dietary minerals in rich amounts above those of wheat, corn, rice, or oats.It is gluten-free. Quinoa is versatile and can replace rice in many preparations. It tastes amazing with any Indian Dal, Sambar or Kadhi. 

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: 320 calories approximately

  • Drumstick dal - 1/2 katori
  • Goru Chikkudukaya - 1/2 Katori
  • Carrot Salad - 1 Katori
  • Quinoa Rice - 1/2 Katori
  • Curd - 1 Katori
  • Vadam - 1 piece