Today there was a happy news for all the fatty-food loving people – Someone found out that saturated fat is not harmful for health. So those who advocated against saturated fat in meat,eggs, junk food and hydrogenated oil have to take a pause…
Experts till now said that saturated fat was the cause of heart diseases, so consumers were advised to read the label on the foods pack before buying. In order to avoid saturated fat many companies promote low or zero fat milk, curd and other daily products. In all the food tests, the harm of the presence of saturated fat in the food is discussed at length. During comparative food testing of food products in the market, the brand that has the lowest amount of saturated fat are crowned as the healthiest among all the brands. So whom should we believe the old school of thought; or the new discovery! Read about 12 seasonal fruits in Delhi that keeps away diseases.
According to the study saturated fat causes coronary diseases, however the latest studies show that ““low fat” diet showed the greatest decrease in energy expenditure an unhealthy lipid pattern and increased insulin resistance compared with a low carbohydrate and low glycaemic index diet.”
The new study has raised a number of question:
Are the saturated fat only in uncooked foods, like eggs, milk and butter, are good for health.
Are the hydrogenated oil – high is saturated fat – harmless.
Can we label as healthy, the food cooked in hydrogenated oils like bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies.
The new finding is based is the the first of its kind, and more research is needed to make a thorough conclusion.
Preparing the lunchbox for children is a challenge for parents. The lunch box recipe usually is bread and jam or cooked instant noodles. The lunch box recipe makes no one happy. Neither the children are happy with the cold snack, nor the parents are happy with the nutritious value of the food packed in the lunch box. If the children are inculcated with the habit of eating home-made food, they never give up that habit. With some quick trick, and 20 minutes to spare, parents can prepare healthy and homely lunch box recipe for kids. Here are a few lunch box recipes, that will bring smile on the face of parent and children. To know more about lunchbox home delivery system read this post.
Potato tricks: A lunch box recipe that every child will to pack to school. Boil potato overnight; and in the morning add some spices to make it tastier. Use the potato base as stuffing for roti and sandwich. Add some tomato sauce, kids will love the combination.
Cottage cheese magic: A lunch box recipe with lot of calcium. Crumble the cottage cheese and add spices as per choice. You can also add chopped tomatoes, onion and capsicum. Use the base as stuffing for sandwich and paneer parantha. Or else, cut the paneer into 1”inch cubes; cook the paneer using paneer butter masala. Instant butter panner mix requires less cooking time.
Egg unlimited: Kids love eggs; and its easy to prepare, tasty and nutritious egg snacks. Sandwich or roti rolls can be made by stuffing boiled and crumbled egg; scrambled egg or omelet. Whip an egg and pour it over the roti in the pan, flip the roti over two or three times, until the egg is cooked well – Egg Parantha is ready!
Minced Chicken: Any dish with a hint of chicken in it, is inviting. Minced chicken can be converted into limitless number of dishes. On a busy morning you can go for a minced chicken stuffed sandwich or roti. Or, if time permits, refrigerate, boiled and drained, noodles overnight; in the morning mix it with shallow fried minced chicken and other ingredient to make chicken chow mein.
Vegetables Cutlets: A play-way method lunch box recipe that will inculcate the habit of eating vegetables. At leisure prepare and refrigerate ready-to-fry vegetable cutlets. In the morning fry the cutlets and place it between bread slice along with cucumber and tomato slices. The vegetables can be sliced and kept before itself.
The entire cooking process will take only 15 to 20 minutes. The cooking process is made simple if the dough for roti is prepared and stored overnight.To cook faster utilize all kinds of kitchen gadgets.
Internet is loaded with articles and recipes on how to make vegetable recipe for kid. Do we need to try our hands at exotic vegetarian dishes, so as to make the kids get some nutrition. I don’t think so, ‘coz I believe every child likes some kind of vegetable. Parents use children as an excuse so that they themselves do not have to go on a vegetarian diet. Children like potato chips; and they eat the capsicums, tomatoes and mushrooms on a pizza topping. Learn 5 quick lunchbox recipes in this post.
I think the easiest way to make the kids eat vegetables is to make the same vegetable recipe for kid differently every time using different types of vegetables. For instance every time you make sambar, use different kinds of vegetables. Only two vegetables are required to prepare sambar. So next time substitute potato with raw papaya; or carrot with beetroot (beetroot gives an attractive colour to the sambar).
Every time you make a pizza use two different vegetables. Use carrot and beans one time, next time mushroom and beetroot. The colour combinations of the topping will be inviting.
Traditional recipies, basic ingredients and cooking methods can be followed, but add a little motherly, veggy touch to make the recipe a vegetable recipe for kid.
When a vegetable is included in cooking then the nutrition and flavour of the vegetable mixes in the dish. As the doctors say, it is ok to drink atleast the gravy of sambar because all nutrition of the vegetable has got mixed in the gravy.
Making vegetable recipe for kid should be done regularly, so that having vegetable becomes a habit with the kid. A habit once created will be there for lifelong. Try cooking leafy vegetables in different ways and the kid will choose atleast one green leafy vegetable recipe for kid as a favourite.
Parent’s have to put effort from their part so that kid become lovers of vegetable recipe for kid. All the best!