- Don’t make Holi an excuse to binge on unhealthy calories and invite health risks.
- Just make them in a healthier way which does not affect your waistline or disrupt your weight loss plans.
Dr Ankita Ghag, Clinical Nutritionist, Vacchan Aarogya and Diabetes Care 365 said:
- Instead of bhang consume milkshakes, aam panna, jal jeera, thick lassi, veggie smoothies, lemon water, fruit juice shots, coconut water and dry fruit shakes.
- Replace sweets with natural food sweeteners like dates, cocoa ladoo or barfi, apricots barfi and anjeer barfi.
- To make sweets healthy, add rolled oats, wheat flakes, flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.
- Opt for baked, grilled or sauteé food items, instead of deep fried foods
- Eat flavoured hummus with veggie sticks, steamed kothimbir wadi, steamed veggie handvo, steamed muthia, steamed patra and baked soya/ragi sev.
As per Rutika Murudkar, clinical nutritionist at Naraindas Morbai Budhrani:
- Add less sugar or jaggery in sweets.
- Eat sweets and savouries in controlled proportions.
- Consume masala milk with nuts like almonds, pistachios, kesar, cardamom and elaichi.
- In water, add pudina, coriander, black salt and drink.
- Grind cucumber and watermelon, make a juice and add sabja and drink. This will cool your system.