Diwali is that time of the year when the whole country celebrates happiness and the victory of righteousness over evil. Also known and Deepavali, Diwali brings in joy to everyone lives and also brings everyone together for celebrations. Diwali is rightly called the festival of lights, you'll see bright colourful lights everywhere on the street and smiles even brighter than them. However, let us all collectively agree that Diwali is incomplete without good food! Diwali 2018 Date Calendar for India: When Is Dhanteras, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj? Get Complete Deepavali Holiday Dates.
However, good food isn't always healthy food. In fact, it is loaded with calories and fats which in turn only adds on to your waist. And those five days of Diwali full of unhealthy foods like sweets, deep-fried snack and oil dipped meals is enough to make you gain so much weight that will take a lot of effort to lose. Diwali Recipes 2018: Ditch Adulterated Sweets! 5 Sweets You Can Make at Home Easily.
Having said that, if you do not want to compromise on taste and yet want not to gain weight, little twists and turn in the way of making your food for Diwali will do the trick. Yes! You can make your Diwali food healthier. Here are a few healthy recipes for Diwali that can help you sort you festive menu!
Healthy Diwali Namkeen Strips
This easy recipe involves fresh condiments kneaded well with whole wheat flour. It also uses a little bit of olive oil which is a healthier alternative to ghee or butter. Plus it is baked! So, yay!!!
Healthy Laddu Recipe
This amazing tasty yet healthy recipe involves the usage of Red rice which is extremely healthy. Although you can use any rice, red rice is a healthier alternative. This recipe is free of any oil or ghee instead they use a freshly grated coconut to add healthy fats to it. To sweeten it, they've used jaggery instead of sugar!
Healthy oats and Lauki kababs
Using fresh bottle gourd and oats these kababs are made using only one teaspoon olive oil. Apart from that, the kebabs have ginger, garlic and chillies in it. A perfect snack on Diwali eve.
Baked Italian Herbs Mathri
Give your regular Mathri a healthy, Italian twist. This recipe infuses healthy herbs into the Mathri dough. The recipe uses a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and is baked. However, this recipe also uses maida/ all purpose flour which you can switch with whole wheat flour.
Aloo Chana Chaat
This chat uses boiled chickpeas and onion, tomato and healthy condiments. It uses tangy ingredients to give you a perfect street food feel. One of the ingredients is also yoghurt which is extremely healthy. You can try this recipe this Diwali.
While there are a lot of healthy recipes that you can try during festivals like Diwali, you must keep in mind that nothing is healthy if not taken in the right portions. Do not go overboard, control your portions. Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below.