5 Healthy and Tasty Vegetarian Salad Recipes!

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

It’s #WellnessWednesday time again on the FoodyBuddy blog and this time we have decided to address one of the classics of healthy eating: Salads!

With your health being the primary focus today, we have come up with a list of salads which are delicious, healthy and completely free of meat. So, without any further ado, here is our list 5 Healthy and Tasty Vegetarian Salad Recipes!

#1) Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Picture Credits: Archana’s Kitchen

One of the major challenges when eating vegetarian salads is making sure that you’re getting enough protein. Well, with this Three Bean Salad from Archana’s Kitchen, you will never have to worry about that problem again.

Check out this awesome recipe for a salad which gives you an ample amount of protein while being delicious healthy and 100% vegetarian!

#2) Carrot Salad with Black Grape Dressing

Carrot Salad

Often times, it is the dressing which makes or breaks a salad. With that in mind, we bring you this Carrot Salad with a Black Grape Dressing courtesy of NDTV Food!

It takes a traditional carrot salad and adds a yummy twist which will keep you coming back for more! The recipe can be found here.

#3) Arugula, Watermelon, and Feta Salad

Arugula Watermelon Feta Salad

Picture Credits: Archana’s Kitchen

Who says that salads have to be filled with boring vegetables? Archana’s Kitchen has come up with this great Arugula, Watermelon, and Feta Salad which is filled to the brim with freshness and taste!

Leafy greens, delicious fruit and cheese! What more do you need? You can check out the recipe here!

#4) Leafy Salad with Walnuts

Leafy Salad with Walnuts

You want to know what the secret is to turn a good salad into a great one? Adding the right nuts. There are such a wide variety of healthy nuts which can provide innumerable health benefits in addition to a much-needed crunch.

In this case, we have a traditional Leafy Salad supplemented with Walnuts to give us a great salad! Here is the recipe from NDTV Food.

#5) Quinoa Salad

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Picture Credits: Cookie and Kate

What is the hottest new superfood in town? That’s right, Quinoa! This wonder food has been making the rounds as the best thing since sliced bread and there is no better way to eat Quinoa that in a Salad!

So, we present to you a Quinoa Salad from Cookie and Kate which ticks all the right boxes. So, click here and check out this awesome recipe right now!

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5 Healthy Indian Snacks (With Recipes!)

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

We are back with yet another #WellnessWednesday post and on this edition, we have come up with a list of 5 healthy snack recipes for you to enjoy from the comfort of your homes.

With the monsoon season underway, everybody in India is mostly staying in their houses and what is better than a great evening snack to help spend the time? So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 Healthy Indian Snacks (With Recipes!):

#1) Healthy Vada Pav

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Image Credits: Tarla Dalal

While Vada Pav might have originated in Mumbai, it has become a favourite of Indians all across our country. But, the fact of the matter is, they just aren’t good for our health…unless you try this amazing recipe courtesy of Tarla Dalal.

Chef Dalal has come up with an awesome healthy version of the Vada Pav that you can enjoy, guilt-free.

#2) Fresh Corn Bhel

Corn Bhel

Image Credits: NDTV Food

How do you take the awesome street taste of Bhel Puri and make it healthy? Why, you just follow this nifty lil recipe for a Fresh Corn Bhel from NDTV Food. It gives you that tangy chaat taste with none of the ill-effects.

#3) Moong Dal Dahi Vada

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Image Credits: Tarla Dalal

Dahi Vada has been a long-standing favourite in the southern parts of India for decades now and even other parts of the country have started recognising the sumptuous dish as a perfect snack.  Unfortunately, Dahi Vada isn’t exactly the healthiest thing in the world.

That’s where Tarla Dalal has come in with a healthy variant made using Moong Dal which ticks all the boxes. You can find the recipe here! 

#4) Corn Methi Kabab

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Image Credits: Tarla Dalal

This is one is for all the vegetarians reading here. While Chicken Kababs and Lamb Kababs are perfect for non-vegetarians, we have come up with this healthy kabab recipe for those who don’t eat meat, courtesy of Tarla Dalal.

It is a healthy Corn Methi Kabab which is delicious and clocks in at less than 100 calories for a plate of 2 Kababs! What more could you ask for? Check out the recipe here!

#5) Tawa Chana

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Image Credits: Tarla Dalal

We are closing things out with a healthy version of a popular North Indian street snack – the Tawa Chana. It is lip-smackingly delicious, but you have to be careful or it could have some drastic effect on your healthy, right? Well, not anymore.

Tarla Dalal’s healthy Tawa Chana recipe is the perfect way to get the healthiest version of this awesome snack. Click Here for the recipe!

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5 Healthy Food Tips for the Monsoon Season

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

The monsoon season is almost upon us here in India and with the rain comes a variety of challenges to our diets and our health. Our #WellnessWednesday post this time around is to help you stay healthy and happy through the rainy season.

So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 Healthy Food Tips for the Monsoon Season:

#1) Eat Fresh Vegetables and Fruits

Fresh Fruits and Veggies

The monsoon season is one where a low-fibre diet is suggested in order to aid with digestion. A great way to achieve this is to eat fresh vegetable and fruits. Emphasis on the word fresh.

Cut veggies and fruits which have been sitting out in the open for an extended period of time are susceptible to the increased amount of bacteria in the air so they are best avoided.

#2) Lay Off the Seafood

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The monsoon season is one where you should seriously consider substituting other meats or even vegetarian food instead of seafood.

The rainy months are prime breeding time for fishes and prawns and consuming them is not the best of ideas. If you simply must eat some seafood, make sure you are sourcing the freshest possible fish and prawns and that you cook them very very well.

#3) Don’t Go Green

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While green, leafy vegetables are very good for your health, they are worth skipping over during the rainy months. Monsoon season brings with it a massive increase in dirt, germs, and bacteria – all of which can lead to illness.

Leafy greens, cauliflower, and cabbage are all best avoided and take extra precaution to wash all vegetables thoroughly before consumption.

#4) Homemade Tea is Your Best Friend

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Homemade teas are one of the best beverage options during monsoon. Not only are they hot and soothing for the body, they also bring with them a variety of health benefits.

They boost your immunity with their anti-oxidant properties and offer a healthy option for are used to a constant intake of liquids.

#5) Control Fried Food Intake

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One of the lesser-known effects of the monsoon season is the effect that it has on our digestive systems. The increased amount of humidity in the air inversely affects the speed of digestion.

Fried food can lead to a bunch of stomach problems which are best avoided during these months. I’m not saying that you can’t eat any fried food, but do keep things in moderation.

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5 Healthy Foods with Anti-Aging Properties

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This week’s #WellnessWednesday post from FoodyBuddy is all about the anti-aging process. We have curated a list of foods which will help you live a longer and healthier life.

So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 Healthy Foods with Anti-Aging Properties:

#1) Nuts

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Nuts are the unsung heroes of an ideal diet. Eating a variety of nuts regularly can have a heap of health benefits including prevention of cancer, chronic diseases, heart disease.

Include a handful peanuts, almonds, walnuts in your daily food intake and enjoy the awesome anti-aging properties that they bring to the table.

#2) Dark Chocolate

Isn’t it awesome? Chocolate can actually help you live longer! Well, Dark Chocolate to be more specific. But, remember to eat it in moderation as chocolates are very high on the calorie intake.

A controlled amount of chocolate which is high in cocoa concentration is the perfect way to slow down the effects of aging.

#3) Blueberries

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Not only does your physical health deteriorate with age, so does your mental health. So, it becomes important to consume foods which will help with the anti-aging of the mind.

And, one of the best foods for this purpose is Blueberries. They have been shown to slow down the damage done to the brain with age and everyone should be eating Blueberries on the regular.

#4) Salmon

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For the non-vegetarians reading this, Salmon is a must-have in order to help with anti-aging. The fish contains something called Astaxanthin which is a superb source of antioxidants.

And antioxidants are one of the key ways to delay the ill-effects which come with age!

#5) Avocado

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Avocado has been receiving a lot of love in the modern food world as a Super Food and it’s easy to see why. The fruit has strong antioxidation properties and as we have established with Salmon, antioxidation is the best way to deal with aging.

Avocado also has the benefit of being consumed in a variety of different and unique recipes which is always a bonus.

5 Healthy Nuts You Should Be Eating (With Recipes)

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

On today’s #WellnessWednesday post, we here at FoodyBuddy though to highlight the importance of nuts in our diets!

Just a few grams of the right kind of these tasty lil things, and you’ll find yourself feeling much better than you ever have. We even included some first-class nut-based recipes to make sure you’re eating enough nuts!

So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 healthy nuts you should be eating (with recipes)!

#1) Almonds

Almonds

Ask anyone what the healthiest nut is, and there’s a good chance that their response is “Almonds.” Just taking a look at the health benefits of the brown nut, it’s easy to see why.

They give you a healthy dose of proteins, zinc, monosaturated fats, and also act as great antioxidants. They are a “Super Nut” so to speak, and everyone should be eating almonds on the regular.

#2) Walnuts

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Personally, Walnuts are my favourite nuts. There’s something just oh so delicious about their taste and texture! Lucky for me, they are also a great source of Omega 3 fats as well as Proteins, Vitamin E, and much much more.

Believe you me, just a small serving of Walnuts a day can make a large difference to your life!

#3) Cashew Nuts

Cashew Nuts

While they may be a little expensive, there is no denying that Cashew Nuts have a lot of health benefits which make them a worthwhile investment.

Just a small amount of cashews every day and you’ll find that you’re boosting your haemoglobin level as well as the health of your eyes, skin, and hair. I think that’s worth the premium price that cashews command on the market these days.

#4) Brazil Nuts

Brazil Nuts

The exotic Brazil Nuts are one of the more obscure nuts in India but they are definitely something you should consider adding to your pantry.

They are one of the richest sources of minerals such as selenium and also offer a high dosage of fibres, proteins, and Vitamin E.

#5) Pumpkin Seeds

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Also known as Pepitas, Pumpkin Seeds are an awesome source of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, as well as Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Overall, they offer a wide range of health benefits including lowering cholesterol, controlling blood sugar, and much much more.

Go gets some pumpkin seeds today!

And finally, here are two sources with some amazing nut-based recipes:

The Guardian’s 10 Best Nut Recipes

Best Health Mag’s 10 Tasty Ways to Cook With Nuts