India is the land of festivals and celebrations and Holi, the festival of colours is celebrated with much gusto across the nation. Apart from playing with colours, Holi is also a time for indulgence in decadent delicacies like sweet gujiya and a host of deep-fried savoury snacks.
However, you can make the healthy choice this year by going for low-calorie versions of these festive delights.
Here are a few healthy and tasty recipes that will help you give your Holi parties a healthy twist:
Gujia is almost synonymous with Holi. It is basically a sweet stuffed dumpling and was originally a Rajasthani delicacy. The crust is made of flour while for the stuffing, dry fruits and khoya are used. Gujiyas are traditionally deep fried. But with more people moving towards a healthier lifestyle, nowadays, baked gujiyas are becoming a trend. They are prepared with whole wheat and stuffed with nuts that are rich in minerals. So, if you are a health conscious person and cannot compromise with your diet then baked Gujia is just the right option for you.
2.Strawberry Oats Kheer:
Kheer is definitely something which most of you would make at home. This Holi, try this strawberry-oats kheer that is made with strawberries, oats, and milk. This quick, easy and less time-taking delight is full of Vitamin A, calcium etc. and can be a wonderful novelty dish for your Holi soirée.
Along with playing with colours, there are so many ways by which you can make Holi more colourful. Many exotic and easily available fruits like kiwi, papaya, watermelon, mango etc. can be incorporated in this unique recipe.
Want to try something new, exciting and healthy this Holi? Thandai mousse is an appropriate option. As the name suggests, it is prepared with thandai syrup that consists of ingredients like cardamom, almonds and khus-khus. These syrups are easily available in the market, especially during the festival season. The nuts and almonds used in this recipe are also rich in minerals like potassium.
Make this Holi healthy by including oat idlis in your breakfast or you can even serve them as snacks. They are easy to make and also carry a high amount of fibre. You can make your idlis even more tasty and colourful by adding some veggies like peas, beans and carrots. In fact, oats idlis are low in fat as well which means they make a fantastic option for starting your day with great energy.
This snack is tangy, tasty and a perfect item to have for a Holi party. The main ingredients which are used for preparing this tikki are green peas and spinach which are rich in minerals, fibres and iron. Just like other recipes and eatables, spices are what make this recipe aromatic, tasty and mouthwatering. You can make this snack yummier by sprinkling a pinch of chat masala over it.
If you are a true kheer lover then it’s time to serve it in a healthy way. Apple kheer is a perfect and refreshingly sweet option. Overall, this dessert, with the iron and fibres of cinnamon and apples, will definitely stand out in at your Holi party.
8.Carrot and Spinach Puri:
If you want to serve something colourful for your Holi party, then this carrot and spinach puri is one of the best options to go with. It is not only healthy but tasty, too. There are so many ingredients that you can use to make these puris colourful like beetroot, fenugreek etc.
Just mix your normal whole wheat puri dough with these vegetable purees and play with colours.
This north Indian delight is not only delicious but is also healthy. Prepared with coconut milk and roasted coconut, this tempting sweet dish is a perfect way to end your meal and in fact the best to start celebrations. Make it healthier with a garnish of pistachios and almonds.
10.Keeros Multigrain and Multiseed Roasted Supersnacks:
There are many ways by which you can make the Holi platter healthy, tasty and full of proteins. But, if you want to serve something really energetic and tasty then Keeros Roasted Multigrain and Multiseed Supersnacks can be the perfect snacking options. They are full of minerals like potassium, fibres, vitamin B6 and other necessary nutrients that help in balancing body weight and appetite. A short recipe with a small amount of multigrains will make your stomach full plus keep you fit, healthy and fabulous.
There are so many healthy snacks that you can give a try this Holi. So include these brilliant recipes in your Holi platter and make your day memorable while staying fit and healthy.