Portion Control Meal Plate: Phulka, Rice, Carrot Salad, Beans Paruppu Usili, Applam Vatha Kuzhambu

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This portion control meal plate is all sorts of nostalgia.  A healthy green beans paruppu usili served with phulkas, some piping hot steamed rice, the star of the plate - appalam vatha kuzhambu and a dollop of ghee over it. A meal so satisfying that it will leave you satiated for a long period of time. This meal includes most food groups from carbs to proteins, vitamins and minerals too. 

Did you know that Green Beans is one of those superfoods for health. The green beans, which is considered a common man's staple is packed with nutrition and fiber and is an extremely low calorie and low carbohydrate food. Green beans is now been discovered as a super food for not just weight loss but also people suffering from diabetes. 

Carrots served as salad in the meal are highly nutritious packed with Vitamin A and easy to digest.

Rice and Phulkas bring in their own bit of nutrition in the form of carbohydrates. The appalam vatha kuzhambu brings in great flavour to the entire meal. Different flavour profiles in the plate like spicy and tangy, will leave your taste buds satisfied and your tummy feeling full. 

A meaningful addition to this meal could be a refreshing bowl of curd, adding calcium to your diet. 

Tips For Portion Control: You can reduce the portion of rice and phulka and instead increase the portion of the green beans paruppu usili if you still find the need to eat more than what you have served on your plate. Lastly, Eat slowly and mindfully.