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Diwali 2018: Nutritionist-Approved Recipes

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Kejal Sheth Nutritionist
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Diwali 2018: Nutritionist-Approved Recipes

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The festival of Diwali is incomplete without lights, sweets, and good food.

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Want to savor delicious treats this Diwali, but worried about those extra calories? Fret not! Try these nutritionist-approved recipes this Diwali and relish healthy and tasty treats- guilt-free.


  1. Bliss Balls
Ingredients:                                                                                                                                                                                            *Makes 9 balls
  • Roasted Almonds – 50gms
  • Medjool Dates – 35gms
  • Home-Made Peanut Butter (natural) – 32gms
  • Cocoa Powder (unsweetened) – 1tbsp
  • Raw Sugar (powdered) – 10-15gms
  • Honey – 1tbsp
  • Quinoa Puffs – 20gms
  • Callebaut Callets – 15gms
  • Almond milk (optional) – 1tbsp
Instructions:
  • Place almonds into a food processor and process on high speed, until you’ve created a fine almond meal.
  • Add in the medjool dates. Then, add those into the food processor along with cocoa powder, peanut butter, honey, and sea salt. Process on high speed until everything is mixed well.
  • Now add 15-20gms of dark chocolate and mix again.
  • Once everything is mixed well, put the mixture into a container and add quinoa puffs, then mix well.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough into your hands and roll into a ball and place it onto a cupcake liner.
  • Bliss balls are ready to be served.
    *1 serve = 1 ball
2. Puffed Quinoa And Green Pea Bhel

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Ingredients:
  • Puffed Quinoa (roasted) - 1 cup
  • Green Peas (boiled) - 1 tbsp
  • Onion (sliced) - ½ medium
  • Tomato (finely chopped) - ½ medium
  • Coriander Leaves (chopped) - to garnish
  • Tamarind Chutney /mint coriander - 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice- 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
  • Salt- Use Minimum, To Taste
  • Oil- 1tsp
Instructions:
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  • Add onions and sauté till translucent.
  • Now add green peas, salt and toss. (Do not overcook.)
  • Remove from flame and add fresh tomato and quinoa puffs and toss well.
  • Also add coriander leaves and squeeze lemon juice. Mix well.
  • Once the mixture cools down, mix with tamarind chutney/mint coriander chutney, garnish with coriander leaves and bhel.
  • Serve fresh.
3. Zucchini Chilly Cheese Boats

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Ingredients:
  • Medium Size Zucchini- 4
  • Feta Cheese (shredded)- 1 cup
  • Capsicum (finely chopped)- 1 cup
  • Onion (finely chopped)- 1 cup
  • Basil Leaves (loosely chopped)- 2 tbsp
  • Coriander Leaves (loosely chopped)- 1 tbsp
  • Mixed Herbs- 1 tbsp
  • Salt And Pepper- to taste
Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degree C.
  • Wash zucchini and slice off the ends, cut zucchini into halves (length-wise) and scrape out pulp using a spoon, chop the pulp (do not throw) and transfer to a bowl.
  • Place zucchini shells on a baking tray and spray 1 tsp olive oil and add the filling (combine capsicum, onion, herbs, coriander) to the pulp, mix well and spread on zucchini.
  • Bake each zucchini very well for 10-15 minutes, till the cheese melts.
  • Garnish with basil leaves and serve hot.
4. Healthy Multigrain Chiwda

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Ingredients:
  • Puffed rice- 2 tbsp
  • Puffed Oats - 2tbsp
  • Puffed Jowar - 2tbsp
  • Bengal Gram-2 tbsp
  • Oil- ½ tsp
  • Mustard Seeds-1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp
  • Chaat Masala – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida-1/2tsp
  • Curry leaves-2-3
  • Salt- to taste
Directions:
  • Roast puffed rice, puffed jowar, puffed oats and chana dal in a pan.
  • Heat oil and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric powder, chaat masala, salt and asafoetida.
  • Now, add the cereal mixture. Sauté till done.
  • It’s ready to be served.
Kejal Sheth is a Nutritionist and Founder and Managing Director of Nutrivity. She is also a Health Council Member at Healthhunt.

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Kejal Sheth, the founder and managing director of Nutrivity is a NEP certified entrepreneur, nutritionist is a lifestyle weight-loss and online consultancy expert.A certified diabetes educator, with a degree in weight management consultancy and specialising in sports nutrition and online consultation, Ms Sheth is recognised for her research work in incorporating taste and health with customised nutrition plans. Ms Sheth has over 3 years of practical experience in India. She is famous for being amongst to tremendously work with the 200+ clients. Ms Sheth’s passion for helping people to withstand obesity and her extraordinary initiative to create awareness amongst people to stay slim and healthy is a global cause which she wants to fulfil. She offers wide range of different programs, including weight loss, weight gain, diabetes, hypertension and much more through online and in-person consultation. She makes sure to stay personally in touch with all her clients through Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp and other mediums to provide exemplary services through her company Nutrivity.in. She also loves cooking and experiment with new healthy recipes for her clients.
Kejal Sheth

Kejal Sheth

Nutritionist
Kejal Sheth, the founder and managing director of Nutrivity is a NEP certified entrepreneur, nutritionist is a lifestyle weight-loss and online consultancy expert.A certified diabetes educator, with a degree in weight management consultancy and specialising in sports nutrition and online consultation, Ms Sheth is recognised for her research work in incorporating taste and health with customised nutrition plans. Ms Sheth has over 3 years of practical experience in India. She is famous for being amongst to tremendously work with the 200+ clients. Ms Sheth’s passion for helping people to withstand obesity and her extraordinary initiative to create awareness amongst people to stay slim and healthy is a global cause which she wants to fulfil. She offers wide range of different programs, including weight loss, weight gain, diabetes, hypertension and much more through online and in-person consultation. She makes sure to stay personally in touch with all her clients through Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp and other mediums to provide exemplary services through her company Nutrivity.in. She also loves cooking and experiment with new healthy recipes for her clients.


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