Tag: diabetes diet

June 1, 2019
Sukha Bhel

Let’s face it, we all love the street food bhel, come what may! Even if we are on a diet, we can’t resist the temptation of bhel. It is tasty, appetizing and probably not all that unhealthy. We are here to help you find out a middle way out with a sukha bhel recipe approved by our in-house dietician.

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup oats
½ cup poha
¼ cup finely chopped tomatoes and cucumbers
1 tbsp finely chopped onions
¼ cup roasted chana
1 tsp lime juice

Sukha chutney:

¼ cup mint leaves
2 tbsp coriander leaves
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp daria
1 tsp finely chopped ginger and chilli
Salt to taste

METHOD:

  1. Dry roast oats and poha in a non stick pan till they turn crisp.
  2. Allow them to cool completely and take it into a bowl.
  3. Blend all the ingredients into a mixer without using any water.
  4. Add sukha chutney and all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve immediately.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: (PER SERVING)

May 25, 2019
Green Wrap

Everyone craves for street food at times, here is a recipe for a wrap that is healthy and at the same time delicious like the wraps you enjoy on the go.

Ingredients:

• 2 whole wheat chapatis

For The Methi and Moong Sprouts Stuffing

• 1/2 cup finely chopped fenugreek leaves
• 1/2 cup boiled sprouted moong
• 1/2 tsp oil
• 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
• 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
• salt to taste
• 1/2 tsp lemon juice

For The Garlic-onion Spread

• 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
• 1 tbsp finely chopped onions
• 1/4 cup hung low-fat curds
• 1/2 tsp oil
• 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
• 1/4 tsp chilli powder
• a pinch of asafoetida
• salt to taste

METHOD:

For the garlic-onion spread

  1. Heat the oil in a small broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the garlic and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute or till the onions turn light brown in colour.
  3. Combine the sautéed garlic and onions with the curds i
May 18, 2019
Chicken-shami-kebab-wellness-diabetes

When hunger strikes, you need something quick and delicious to satiate it and there’s nothing like a good chicken kebab that you can make your way. And guess what, you can make healthy chicken shami kebab at home without compromising on the taste. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chana dal
1 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 cloves
4 black peppercorns
1 stick cinnamon
1 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp ajwain
2 red chilli
300 gram boneless chicken
salt as per taste
1/2 cup water
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilli
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves
2 eggs

Method:

  1. Soak 1/2 cup of chana dal for at least 30 minutes.
  2. In a pressure cooker heat oil and add cumin seeds, cloves, black peppercorns, cinnamon, coriander seeds, ajwain, red chilli. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Now add the soaked chana dal and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the boneless chicken and salt. Bring to simmer, adding required quantity of water.
  5. Cook until all the water has evaporated and chicken is tendered.
  6. Let it cool for so
May 11, 2019

When hunger strikes, you need something quick and delicious to satiate it and there’s nothing like a good chicken soup that you can make your way. And guess what, you can make healthy chicken green soup at home without compromising on the taste. Here’s the recipe.

INGREDIENTS

• Boneless Chicken Breast 1/2
• Spinach Puree 1/2 cup
• Chicken stock 4 cups
• Butter 1tsp
• Ginger 2 inch
• Garlic pod 1
• Onion 1 medium
• Black pepper powder 1/2 tsp + for sprinkling
• Juice of ¼ lemon

METHOD

  1. Heat butter in a non-stick kadai. Crush ginger and add to the kadai.
  2. Cut garlic pod horizontally and add to the kadai. Quarter onion; add to the kadai and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock and chicken breast and let the mixture come to a boil.
  3. Add salt, black pepper powder and garam masala powder and mix well. When the mixture boils, add spinach puree, mix well and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken breast and keep aside. Cut the chicken breast into small cubes and add to the soup. Add lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Transfer into a serving bowl. Sprinkl
April 27, 2019
Paneer Kathi Roll

When hunger strikes, you need something quick and delicious to satiate it and there’s nothing like a loaded kathi roll that you can make your way. Kathi roll, a street food that originated in Kolkata has become quite popular these days. And guess what, you can make healthy kathi rolls at home without compromising on the taste. Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients

For paneer tikka filling:

½ cup low fat paneer cubes
¼ cup tomato cubes
¼ cup onion cubes
¼ cup capsicum cubes
1 tsp oil

For marination:

2 tbsp low fat beaten curds
½ tsp chilli powder
A pinch of turmeric
½ tsp ginger and garlic paste
½ tsp besan
½ tsp kasuri methi
½ tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

For rotis:

½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup low fat milk

Method

For pan

April 20, 2019

Research shows that nuts like hazelnuts consist of oleic acid which has been shown to have beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity. And what better way to have hazelnuts than in a cake! So here’s a sugar free hazelnut cocoa cake recipe that you can enjoy, approved by our inhouse dietician.

Ingredients

¼ cup rolled oats
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp vegetable oil spread
¼ cup chopped hazelnuts or walnuts, toasted
¾ cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp sugar substitute
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup light sour cream
¼ cup water
2 tsp canola oil
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp fat-free milk
¼ tsp vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9x2-inch stone or metal baking pan; set aside. For topping: In a small bowl, combine oats and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in vegetable oil spread until mixture is crumbly. Stir in hazelnuts. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, combine egg, sour cream, the water, and oil. Add to flour mixture; stir just
April 13, 2019

Diabetes doesn’t have to end your love affair with pizza. If you’re going to occasionally indulge, we have for you a healthy version of pizza with no maida, more veggies and no cheese. This recipe is approved by our inhouse dietician, Mokshika Gada.

Ingredients

For The Pizza Sauce

2 large tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste

For The Bhakri

1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Into A Vegetable Topping

1/4 cup finely chopped capsicum (red, yellow and green)
1/2 cup blanched small broccoli florets
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes
salt to taste
50gm paneer (to grate)

Method

April 10, 2019

Diabetic Diet

Figuring out the best foods to eat when you have type 1 diabetes mellitus or type 2 diabetes mellitus can be tough. The main goal is to keep blood sugar levels well-controlled. However, it’s also important to eat foods that help prevent diabetes complications. Taking steps to prevent or control diabetes doesn’t mean living in deprivation; it means eating a tasty, balanced diet that will also boost your energy and improve your mood. You don’t have to give up sweets entirely or resign yourself to a lifetime of bland food. Here are the best choices and worst choices for diabetics.

Diabetes and Breads, Grains, and Other Starches

Your body needs carbs. But you should choose wisely. Use this list as a guide.

Best Choices

  • Whole-grain flours and whole grains such as wheat,
April 5, 2019

Tomorrow is the first day of the month of Chaitra when we will be celebrating Gudi Padwa which is the beginning of a new year. As with every festival, we welcome the new year with a variety of sweets. However, for diabetics, most sweets are an overdose of sugar.

That’s why, Wellness Diabetes Speciality Clinics brings you a special, low-fat, low-sugar shrikhand that you can enjoy, this Gudi Padwa.

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup chopped mixed fruits (apple, pear and orange)
  2. 1/2 cup hung low-fat dahi (refer handy tip)
  3. 1 tbsp warm low-fat milk 
  4. a few kesar strands
  5. 1 tsp sugar substitute
  6. a pinch of elaichi powder
  7. 2 tbsp chopped almonds and walnuts.