Enroute to a healthier 2023
If your New Year resolution is to get healthy, look no further as the winter produce has all the answers
December is for winding down, eating good food and making merry. No one wants to count calories! We want to sip on a nice glass of red wine, enjoy a lavish Christmas spread and relish bites of some delicious plum cake from time to time.
However, chances are your New Year resolutions 2023 feature you getting healthier. And that’s going to need a plan.
Mickey Mehta, renowned fitness coach and founder of Mickey Mehta’s Gym says, “We are all human. But be watchful. If you’re not watchful, you will overdo it. It’s important to be aware of your indulgences such that you are the one in control and not a slave to your taste buds.”
Abundant winter greens available this time of the year offer an opportunity to toss together a range of delicious salads, all of which will help you get back on track with your diet. From mustard greens (sarson) to fenugreek leaves (methi) to carrots, these fresh produce make for delicious salads which can help propel your new-year resolutions for 2023. For a healthier 2023
Methi or fenugreek leaves grow abundantly during the winters. Instead of the usual preparation, try adding a few of these fibre rich leaves into a salad! Add some boiled groundnuts, potatoes and onions and drizzle some honey, black pepper powder and olive oil and just like that, your salad is ready! You can garnish your salad with some lightly fried cubes of Godrej Jersey Paneer or pomegranate seeds (anaar dana)!
If you’re looking for something a bit offbeat? We’ve got you covered. Make a healthy chaat with boiled green chickpeas or cholia by adding some chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and fresh pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle some lemon juice and garam masala for the ol’ spice lover in you and have yourself a delicious and healthy chaat!
Refashioning winter favourites
Winters are traditionally known for sarson ka saag and gajar ka halwa. But, what if we told you there are other ways you can include these veggies in your meal? While mustard greens or sarson make for a lip-smacking sabji it can also be fashioned into a healthy salad. Add some radish leaves to a bowl of chopped sarson, followed by boiled potatoes and tomatoes and top it with some mustard oil and apple cider vinegar for a refreshing salad.
Carrots, rich in Vitamin C, act as a warming ingredient during cold winter nights. Work this vegetable into a wholesome salad with shredded cabbage, onions, and herbs. Garnish with a vinaigrette of honey, lemon juice, olive oil, ginger and garlic. And voila, your salad is ready!
So what are you waiting for? Try these salads and start ticking off your health goals for 2023!