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Avocado Mango Salad Recipe - Avocado Salsa

Avocado salad or avocado mango salsa is a quick salad which I make when avocados are in season.  This is a great filling salad and the mangoes gives an nice flavour along with the crunch of the onions. A must try recipe if you have the ingredients at hand.

This salad is a great luch option and if you are on the go and want to take it to work; just put in a mason jar and give it a shake before you have it.


You can check this salad in a jar recipe if you are looking for more filling salad recipes for lunch, the video recipe is down below.


Avocados are fruits and not vegetable and they have the most healthiest fat and they are high in fiber, potassium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, and they have a high concentration of mono-saturated fatty acids.

Avocados have healthy fats and cancer fighting anti-oxidants, 11 different carotenoids in avocado helps to fight heart diseases.

The highest concentration of these above mentioned compoounds are found just under the skin, the dark green portion and h…

Beetroot Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Healthy beetroot breakfast smoothie is another favourite breakfast option which I love these days and beets are the best option to beat fat!

Beetroot helps to burn fat ad helps in weight loss. They are low in calories and fat and a power house of vitamins and minerals. Beets are high in fibre and may help to lower cholesterol. Eating food with low calorie density will make you feel fuller for a long time.

The betacyanin in beets helps to remove toxins from your liver, decrease the risk of heart disease etc

Regular consumption of beet juice can help to lower your blood pressure levels.

Beetroot is also rich in folic acid which make it an excellent food to eat during pregnancy, but if you are pregnant you need to avoid the pineapple in this drink.

This smoothie is an excellent way to reduce post and pre pregnancy weight..

Its an excellent post work out drink and it boots metabolic rate.

Having this smoothie for breakfast not only helps to keep you fuller for a long time but will also h…

Apple Chia Seeds Smoothie Recipe

Apple chia seeds smoothie with flaxseeds, cinnamon, and turmeric is a power packed anti-oxidant and protein rich breakfast smoothie and it will keep you fuller till lunch time. No snacking till lunch time means, you lose weight! and yes, this protein shake will help you to knock of those extra pounds especially the belly area.

So, I like to call this an instant belly fat burning smoothie and you got to try this for sure.

Chia seeds are one of the healthiest food on the planet and they are tiny seeds which provides sustainable energy. The best thing about them is that they are loaded with fiber, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidents, and various micro nutrients.

Chia seeds and basil seeds (sabja seeds) are different.

Starting your day with a meal that contain chia seeds will help you to maintain a healthy weight as it will keep you fuller for a long time and thus prevents any snacking or binge eating.

Chia seeds absorbs water and they expand 10-12 times their original size...and b…

Golden Milk Recipe - How To Make Turmeric Milk - Haldi Doodh

Turmeric milk recipe: Golden milk is popular in the West and it is nothing but our good old turmeric milk which is more commonly known as haldi doodh.  Turmeric milk for kids. Turmeric for weight loss? Lose weight with turmeric? Turmeric is now the super food everybody is searching for. It seems starbucks starting selling it as "golden milk" and they even have golden milk latte and fraps!

Turmeric is one spice which we Indians cannot do with out and I am sure not a single Indian kitchen lives without it. We grew up on turmeric milk which our grannies used to say as "haldi doodh". And I know most of you may even have a faint memory of drinking it at one point in your childhood, especially if you live in India.

So what is the big thing about turmeric now? why is it suddenly on the health food shelves? why is turmeric the most search word on google?

Turmeric is referred as the "queen of spices" because of its many health benefits. It has been used in India f…

Healthy Avocado Smoothie Recipe - Vegan Avocado Shake

Avocado shake recipe, learn to make healthy avocado - pineapple smoothie with some super foods like tulsi (holy basil) and flaxseeds for your breakfast and it sure will keep you fuller for long and help to lose weight fast.

I like to make my breakfast smoothie packed with a variety of super foods. I like to add not only flaxseeds but turmeric, tulsi (holy basil), mint leaves, and fresh and frozen fruits. To get in some healthy greens in this smoothie, I used my garden fresh tulsi leaves and mint leaves as when it comes to greens I go strictly on the organic mode.

Pineapples and avocados are in season and I like to use seasonal fruits and veggies. Shakes with tulsi will give you the much needed antioxidants and if you are interested to know some of the health benefits of tulsi pls check the video below.


Coming to flax seeds, they are my go-to proteins for my smoothies and shakes, they are packed with omega 3 fatty acids and they make you feel fuller for long and a great addition to po…

Bread Roll Recipe - How To Make Bread Potato Rolls - Kids Snacks Recipes

Bread roll recipe, veggies/potato stuffed bread rolls was first shared by me here on this blog, in 2011; and now after 5 years I am reposting again the same recipe with video tutorial.

5 years ago, I did not find bread rolls on the internet but now, its everywhere and on most blogs and on youtube. But, the thing I noticed on all those recipes was - bread was dipped in water! stop right there, you need to dip in milk and that makes all the difference.

As a child, I used to enjoy this as an after school snack and my kids did the same...its a kid pleaser snack and really easy and quick to make if you have some bread. So, try this easy snack recipe.


Video recipe - How to make bread rolls



Ingredients: 
Potatoes: 5
Carrots: 2
Oil: 1 tbsp
Jeera: 3/4 tsp
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Ginger: 1 inch
Green chilli: 1
Kashmiri chilli powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric : 1/2 tsp
Garam masala: 3/4 tsp
Coriander leaves: As needed
Salt: 1 tsp
Bread: 11 slices
Milk: 1/4 cup

Method:
Pressure cook potatoes and carrots and when cooled down…

Dalia Pulao Recipe - Whole Wheat Veg Cheat Meal

Dalia pulao recipe, dailia or broken wheat pulao is something most of us grew up on. It is healthy and easy to make plus it is with whole wheat and that makes it super healthy and if you are trying to lose weight then, its a filling cheat meal for lunch or dinner.

So if you want a healthy and low calorie but filling meal try this dalia pulao. This is nothing fancy I made it just the way I make vegetable pulao which I had posted in 2012, nothing fancy! just a simple every day meal.

I have used very minimal oil and some veggies I had in hand.

Do check out my video recipe:

Ingredients:
Dalia: 1 cupWater: 2 cupsOil: 1 1/2 tbspCarrot: 1 mediumHandful beans, choppedCapsicum: 1/2Tomato: 1Onion: 1Ginger: 1/2 inchgarlic: 4 clovesGreen chilies: 3-4------------Mustard seeds: 1/2 tspCurry leavesSalt as needed---------------Turmeric: 1/2 tspCoriander powder: 1 tspKashmiri chilli powder: 1 tspGaram masala: 1/2 tsp Coriander leaves as needed. Method: Wash and rinse 1 cup dalia and keep aside. Heat o…

Cheesy Mushroom Sandwich Recipe - Kids Recipes

Cheesy mushroom sandwich is a quick and easy mushroom sandwich with cheese and believe this one is a kid pleaser and packed with the goodness of cheese and mushroom.

For the health conscious, you can use brown bread and reduce ghee. This is a great filling meal for kids school lunch box or as an after school snack. Including ghee in kids diet is a really good choice; but make sure you just do not go overboard.

Video recipe of mushroom sandwich:



Ingredients:Bread Slices: 4Mushrooms: 200gmsGhee as neededGreen chilies: 1/2 slicedCrushed pepper: 1/4 tspSalt to tasteCoriander leaves to garnishGarlic cloves: 2-3 Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp Method: Heat ghee in a kadai, add in the garlic cloves and allow it to turn light brown, add in  the chopped mushrooms and once the mushroom are heated, cover and cook the mushroom on low heat. While the mushrooms are getting cooked, grate some cheese and keep aside. Spread ghee on bread and keep aside. Once the mushroom is cooked add in turmeric, powder, green …