Portion Control Meal Plate: Palak Paratha, Mirch Ki Sabzi, Panchmel Dal, Lemon Rice & Raita

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In this edition of Archana's Kitchen Portion Control Meal Plates, here is a healthy indian lunch with Palak Paratha, Mirch Ki Sabzi, Panchmel Dal, Lemon Rice and Tomato and Onion Raita. Sounds like complete and wholesome meal right? 

If you are planning to have family and friends over, you should make this meal which has a great combination of flavour - the mirch ki sabzi with its khatta meetha flavours goes well with the nutritious palak paratha; the classic south Indian Mixed rice of Lemon rice pairs really well with Tomato and Onion Raita and of course the meal is made wholesome with the addition of this mixed dal recipe of Panchmel Dal. 

The key to meal planning for either an everyday meal or a special Sunday Lunch meal like this, is Planning and Stocking up your pantry with the right ingredients. Since lemon rice tastes delicious with a day old rice, you can always make the rice the previous day. 

Panchmel Dal is packed with proteins and will keep you filled through the rest of the day.

Tips For Portion Control: You can reduce or remove the rice or have half the portion of rice and just one palak paratha. Increase the portion of Panchmel Dal, if you feel hungry. This is a filling meal, so ensuring you get the right nutrition and keeping the calorie count low is extremely important for weight loss. Eat slowly and mindfully.

Below is the quantity of portions mentioned for the plate. However, you can adjust the portion according to your dietary requirements. The most important thing when we are looking to eat right to maintain good health is to ensure we have a colorful plate and also look for proteins in our food. They keep us full and plus help in a plethora of things.

Total Calories: 390 calories

  1. Palak Paratha: 1 paratha
  2. Mirchi Ki Sabzi:  1/2 katori
  3. Panchmel Dal: 1/2 Katori
  4. Tomato onion Raita:  1 katori
  5. Lemon Rice:1/2 Katori

Read the Guidelines for Healthy Eating Using Portion Control to incorporate healthy eating habits into your everyday lifestyle. 

We wish you Happy Cooking and Healthy Eating