A festival that features tasty treats and snacks in addition to color-themed fun! But what if you treat yourself to some healthier versions of delectable cuisine dishes this year?
The festival of colours called Holi! Fun, camaraderie, and, of course, feasting in delectable meals are the order of the day. The majority of people have already begun to make preparations for the festival of colours in all its splendour, whether it be inviting friends over to play Holi or learning the finest skin and hair care advice from family members or friends to minimise damage from colours. Holi is a lot of fun, but there are certain things to remember, such as your diet, which many people choose to disregard and engage in binge eating. Wo won’t recommend bland food, but one can utilise some healthy cooking techniques to make their meals just as unique as the festival itself.
Here are some healthy tips to follow during holi
Stay hydrated: Keep taking in water, sugar, juices, thandai, and coconut water—anything that will help you reenergize. Your skin may become even more dry from dehydration, which may lead to issues later. If possible, drink coconut water before you step out to get drenched in colours. Coconut water will keep you hydrated for long hours.
Stay nourished: Avoid celebrating Holi on an empty stomach. Choose nutritious carbs in large quantities, energy drinks, and fresh fruits. Avoid dehydrating substances including alcohol, coffee, and fizzy drinks.
Healthy snacking: Everything you prepare at home is healthier since you have the choice to swap out any bad ingredients for wholesome ones. You can use lentils, such as moong or moth, as well as onion, tomatoes, coriander leaves, and other healthy colourful veggies to your wonderful and nutritious snacks, which you can then enjoy with delectable chutney.
Desserts: Instead of going for rice kheer, gajar or suji ka halwa opt for fruits & nuts. Fruits not only have better nutritional value but act as a natural sweetener for your desserts. So, this Holi, buy lots of apples, pears, oranges, pineapples, bananas and grapes for preparing desserts. You can also have yummy and nutritious sweets like beetroot halwa, fruit smoothies and makhana kheer, dry fruit burfi, dates kheer. Use jaggery as a sweetener instead of sugar.
Non- fried snacks: Rather than deep frying snacks, bake them. Whether you want to bake chips or gujia, you may do it without adding extra calories that could lead to weight gain or other health problems including heart disease.
Thandai: Without the tasty beverage Thandai, Holi is not complete. It contains every spice and ingredient our bodies need to be healthy during the changing of the seasons and helps us avoid getting sick around Holi. To make it healthier, use honey for the sugar and add dried fruits.