Leading a healthy lifestyle, should be at the top of your mind, of course apart from your other priorities like your professional and personal life.
Eating healthy meals on time, exercising each day, with a good frame of mind along with sound sleep, should be the ideal approach. Eating healthy though requires planning and execution. Here is one such meal with nutritious elements, put out in a meal in perfect portions just enough to be consumed by the body. A portion control meal plate consisting of toor dal along with masala karela, pumpkin thoran, a beet salad, carrot raita and phulkas.
Did you know: Although beetroots have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, most people can safely eat beet roots a few times a week. Beetroots are also known to be low in calories and contain no cholesterol. It is high in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and is high in plant derived anti-oxidants. Additionally, the green leaves of the beetroot are an excellent source of carotenoids, flavonoid antioxidants, and vitamin A. Vitamin A is required maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for vision. Beetroots have long been used for medicinal purposes, primarily for disorders of the liver as they help to stimulate the liver's detoxification processes.
Each of the vegetables on the plate, have their respective nutritive values, which are required by the body. The body requires various minerals and vitamins, and nutrition from all the food groups in the right quantities.
Ensure your meal times, is just about the food and you, put away all gadgets, and try to make no conversation during meal times. Eating rightfully and mindfully is the key here.
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: 291 calories
- Sindhi Toor Dal - 1/2 katori
- Masala Karela - 1/2 katori
- Pumpkin thoran - 1/2 katori
- Beet Salad - 3-4 slices
- Carrot Raita - 1/2 katori
- Phulka - 1 number
A delicious bitter gourd dry sabzi, made masaledar with sliced onions. This Masala Karela dish is packed with flavours from all the spice powders added to the dish.
Try our other Karela Sabzis:
- Kurkure Karela Sabzi Recipe - Crispy Karela Bhujiya
- Kaju Karela Recipe - Bitter Gourd And Cashew Nuts Stir Fry
- Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe - Karela Ki Sabzi
Pumpkin Thoran is a simple stir fry of pumpkin made South Indian style, with the addition of curry leaves and coconut.
This super healthy dish is good to go with anything, be it with phulkas or just simple rasam rice.
Try our other Thoran recipes:
- Raw Banana Thoran Recipe
- Beetroot Thoran Recipe
- Cabbage Thoran/Poriyal Recipe (South Indian Style Cabbage Sabzi)
This Sindhi Toor dal is the most versatile, that goes well with a meal of any Indian cuisine.
It is a classic toor dal made with a twist of raw mangoes, the flavour of which you will absolutely love.
The soft, mashed toor dal with the tangy, chatpata dried raw mangoes create a lovely combination.
Try our other Dal recipes:
A simple salad, true to its name, beetroots boiled and sprinkled generously with cumin powder and chaat masala, and a splash of lemon juice.
Try our other Indian salad recipes:
- Raw Mango Cucumber Salad Recipe with Roasted Peanuts
- Chatpata Rajma Salad Recipe - Kidney Beans Salad Recipe
- Carrot, Radish & Peanut Salad with Lemon Recipe
Creamy dahi combined with crunchy grated carrots makes, this oh so delicious raita. This raita can be served with parathas or with your meals like this one.
Try our other raita recipes:
- Methi Raita Flavoured With Garlic Recipe
- Onion Raita Recipe - Pyaz Ka Raita Recipe
- Burani Raita Recipe (Garlic Based Yogurt)