Portion Control Meal Plate: Masala Karela, Pumpkin Thoran, Toor Dal, Phulka & Raita

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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