Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Culinary uses of raw mango

Culinary uses of raw mango

Include as much raw mango in your diet as you can, be creative…..
Photo: Include as much raw mango in ur diet as u can, be creative…..use grated raw mango in salads, bhel, boiled channa chat, chutney or just eat it like that with a little salt n chilli pd……it has antioxidant properties.
Use grated raw mango in salads, poha, upma, pudlas, dosa, bhel, boiled channa chat, chutney,

 
Pulped or grated, raw mangoes are added to curries, kadhis and dal.   

Aam panna is refreshing summer drink made of raw mango juice, can be added to other mocktails.

Can be used to flavour rice like green mango rice can be prepared by grinding raw mango pulp with red and green chillies, ginger, stir frying them in oil with mustard seeds and adding it to rice. 


Can be added to dips and sauces 

Rajasthani also make a vegetable out of it one of my favourite i.e kari ki launji (raw mango pcs cooked with jaggery)
 

or just eat it like that with a little salt n chilli pd……yummy isn’t it.

ENJOY MANGO SEASON TO FULLEST

My Session at headstart startup saturday at S P Jain Institute

 My Session on Impact of technology on Nutrition at headstart startup saturday at S P Jain Institute



















Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Indian summer vegetable on slideshare

Indian summer vegetables includes those vegetables that are traditionaly available between the months of April and June. Here is a complied slide show of all these veges i have been posting since all this days.



Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Saturday, 19 April 2014

My views on "Why 2 bowls of cornflakes does not work permanently" in tanya munshi's lifestyle portal

My views on "Why 2 bowls of cornflakes does not work permanently" in tanya munshi's lifestyle portal


We were intrigued with a popular cornflakes telly advert that promised of a jaw-dropping waistline matching that of a gorgeous Bollywood diva.

But alas, working mothers like us and even busier home makers can find it a challenging option to just survive on two bowls of cereals to look glam (and may we add slim and fit?)

With a busy schedule where we are seldom left with ‘me time’, where taking care of a basic beauty, hair or a health regimen takes a back seat, it made us wonder whether a ‘two bowl cornflake challenge’ can actually make us ‘feel special’!

So the best thing to do here was to check with Mumbai based Nutritionist Shilpa Mittal who sheds some light on the same. Read on…

Keep it for a busy day
Although it is easy or convenient to follow such a diet, whether you’re a housewife or a working woman, having cereals for breakfast and dinner should be used as a handy option only for those busy days and not otherwise!

Plus and Minus of it
Though on the plus side, a breakfast or dinner consisting of cereals does provide a low calorie dietary option, however, it is low in terms of dietary fiber content and protein.

Another plus point - the entire meal gives us about 5.4gm of protein that is majorly contributed by milk, although quite low in terms of fat percent.But do think about your fiber and protein intake too which are equally important for you.

Isn’t it boring?
It does not offer much variety, eating two meals of cereal and milk can be quite monotonous. So it is difficult to be followed for longer periods due to boredom.

Is it all natural?
Most of the vitamins and minerals present are artificially added and not naturally present in it.So ideally it’s always best to go for a home made breakfast or snack.

Is it balanced?
The diet that you follow to meet the ‘2 week weight loss challenge’ is not balanced as it lacks fiber, protein, essential amino acids and fatty acids.

In reality…
There is no single food that can help you lose weight. For instance, moongdaalis rich in protein, khakhrais rich in carbs and cornflakes are rich in complex carbs. Variety is the spice of life, so eat variety as God has created.

Will it work?
It may defiantly work but it is not a realistic plan to be continued for lifetime.For permanent weight loss the diet should be as close to your normal/ regular diet as possible, only then will you be able to stick to it for lifetime.

Yummy ways to effective weight loss
Weight loss is effective only with a disciplined diet and exercise routine.Instead of the boring or monotonous ‘2 bowls of cereal challenge’, you can try the following exciting and tasty options:-
1.      Upmas with lots of veges

with plenty of veggies

2.      Parathas with veges and panir
3.      Sandwiches- with veggies, egg, chicken, baked beans
4.      Pancakes or Quesadillas
5.      Khicdhi, pulao, briyani
6.      Roti wraps, Frankie
7.      Oats with milk or with veggies
8.      Whole wheat pasta with veggies and paneer (cottage cheese)
9.      Omelets
10.  Fried rice (if the rice is already cooked)

Healthy kitchen tips for weight loss
However, please note that each dinner option item should provide complex carbohydrates (oats, cornflakes, bread or chapatti), proteins (milk, egg, chicken, dals, beans, pulses or curd), fats (in form of nuts, or oil), vitamins and minerals (from fruits or vegetables).

Bulk up on certain foods like cooked rice, cottage cheese, chicken, mushrooms, some boiled beans like soya beans, moong, kidney beansand chickpeas in your refrigerator and add them generously to salads, stir-fries and rice.

Always stock, any one green chutney (mint or coriander), onion chutney, tamarind chutney & tomato chutney in the fridge. This will be handy as a side dish or doubles up as a sandwich spread also

A lit bit of planning and discipline will help you eat healthy and also lose some weight.

source
http://www.tanyamunshi.com/food/why-2-bowls-of-cornflakes-does-not-work-permanently/
Breaking the myths of the ’2 week cornflake challenge to a slimmer you’. Find out ‘Why 2 bowls of cornflakes to a slimmer you will not work permanently’? - See more at: http://www.tanyamunshi.com/food/why-2-bowls-of-cornflakes-does-not-work-permanently/#sthash.vyKYWnbn.dpuf

Breaking the myths of the ’2 week cornflake challenge to a slimmer you’. Find out ‘Why 2 bowls of cornflakes to a slimmer you will not work permanently’?
We were intrigued with a popular cornflakes telly advert that promised of a jaw-dropping waistline matching that of a gorgeous Bollywood diva. 
But alas, working mothers like us and even busier home makers can find it a challenging option to just survive on two bowls of cereals to look glam (and may we add slim and fit?)
With a busy schedule where we are seldom left with ‘me time’, where taking care of a basic beauty, hair or a health regimen takes a back seat, it made us wonder whether a ‘two bowl cornflake challenge for 2 weeks’ can actually make us ‘feel special’!
So the best thing to do here was to check with Mumbai based Nutritionist Shilpa Mittal who sheds some light on the same. Read on…
Keep it for a busy day
Although it is easy or convenient to follow such a diet, whether you’re a housewife or a working woman, having cereals for breakfast and dinner should be used as a handy option only for those busy days and not otherwise!
Plus and Minus of it
- See more at: http://www.tanyamunshi.com/food/why-2-bowls-of-cornflakes-does-not-work-permanently/#sthash.vyKYWnbn.dpuf
Breaking the myths of the ’2 week cornflake challenge to a slimmer you’. Find out ‘Why 2 bowls of cornflakes to a slimmer you will not work permanently’?
We were intrigued with a popular cornflakes telly advert that promised of a jaw-dropping waistline matching that of a gorgeous Bollywood diva. 
But alas, working mothers like us and even busier home makers can find it a challenging option to just survive on two bowls of cereals to look glam (and may we add slim and fit?)
With a busy schedule where we are seldom left with ‘me time’, where taking care of a basic beauty, hair or a health regimen takes a back seat, it made us wonder whether a ‘two bowl cornflake challenge for 2 weeks’ can actually make us ‘feel special’!
So the best thing to do here was to check with Mumbai based Nutritionist Shilpa Mittal who sheds some light on the same. Read on…
Keep it for a busy day
Although it is easy or convenient to follow such a diet, whether you’re a housewife or a working woman, having cereals for breakfast and dinner should be used as a handy option only for those busy days and not otherwise!
Plus and Minus of it
Though on the plus side, a breakfast or dinner consisting of cereals does provide a low calorie dietary option, however, it is low in terms of dietary fiber content and protein.
Another plus point – the entire meal gives us about 5.4gm of protein that is majorly contributed by milk, although quite low in terms of fat percent. But do think about your fiber and protein intake too which are equally important for you.
Isn’t it boring?
It does not offer much variety, eating two meals of cereal and milk can be quite monotonous. So it is difficult to be followed for longer periods due to boredom.
Is it all natural?
Most of the vitamins and minerals present are artificially added and not naturally present in it. So ideally it’s always best to go for a home made breakfast or snack.
Is it balanced?
The diet that you follow to meet the ‘2 week weight loss challenge’ is not balanced as it lacks fiber, protein, essential amino acids and fatty acids.
In reality…
There is no single food that can help you lose weight. For instance, moong daal is rich in protein, khakhra is rich in carbs and cornflakes are rich in complex carbs. Variety is the spice of life, so eat variety as God has created.
Will it work?
It may definitely work but it is not a realistic plan to be continued for lifetime. For permanent weight loss the diet should be as close to your normal/ regular diet as possible, only then will you be able to stick to it for lifetime.
Yummy ways to effective weight loss
Weight loss is effective only with a disciplined diet and exercise routine (be it an morning or evening walk, yoga, zumba dance classes – take your pick). Instead of the boring or monotonous ‘2 bowls of cereal challenge’, you can try the following exciting and tasty options:-
  1. Upma (with plenty of veggies)
  2. Parathas (stuffed with paneer or veggies)
  3. Sandwiches- with veggies, egg, chicken, baked beans
  4. Pancakes or Quesadillas
  5. Khicdhi, pulao, briyani
  6. Roti wraps, Frankie
  7. Oats with milk or with veggies
  8. Whole wheat pasta with veggies and paneer (cottage cheese)
  9. Omelettes
  10. Fried rice (if the rice is already cooked)
Healthy kitchen tips for weight loss
However, please note that each dinner option item should provide complex carbohydrates (oats, cornflakes, bread or chapatti), proteins (milk, egg, chicken, dals, beans, pulses or curd), fats (in form of nuts, or oil), vitamins and minerals (from fruits or vegetables).
Bulk up on certain foods like cooked rice, cottage cheese, chicken, mushrooms, some boiled beans like soya beans, moong, kidney beans and chickpeas in your refrigerator and add them generously to salads, stir-fries and rice.
Always stock, any one green chutney (mint or coriander), onion chutney, tamarind chutney & tomato chutney in the fridge. This will be handy as a side dish or doubles up as a sandwich spread also
A lit bit of planning and discipline will help you eat healthy and also lose some weight.
- See more at: http://www.tanyamunshi.com/food/why-2-bowls-of-cornflakes-does-not-work-permanently/#sthash.vyKYWnbn.dpuf

Breaking the myths of the ’2 week cornflake challenge to a slimmer you’. Find out ‘Why 2 bowls of cornflakes to a slimmer you will not work permanently’?
We were intrigued with a popular cornflakes telly advert that promised of a jaw-dropping waistline matching that of a gorgeous Bollywood diva. 
But alas, working mothers like us and even busier home makers can find it a challenging option to just survive on two bowls of cereals to look glam (and may we add slim and fit?)
With a busy schedule where we are seldom left with ‘me time’, where taking care of a basic beauty, hair or a health regimen takes a back seat, it made us wonder whether a ‘two bowl cornflake challenge for 2 weeks’ can actually make us ‘feel special’!
So the best thing to do here was to check with Mumbai based Nutritionist Shilpa Mittal who sheds some light on the same. Read on…
Keep it for a busy day
Although it is easy or convenient to follow such a diet, whether you’re a housewife or a working woman, having cereals for breakfast and dinner should be used as a handy option only for those busy days and not otherwise!
Plus and Minus of it
Though on the plus side, a breakfast or dinner consisting of cereals does provide a low calorie dietary option, however, it is low in terms of dietary fiber content and protein.
Another plus point – the entire meal gives us about 5.4gm of protein that is majorly contributed by milk, although quite low in terms of fat percent. But do think about your fiber and protein intake too which are equally important for you.
Isn’t it boring?
It does not offer much variety, eating two meals of cereal and milk can be quite monotonous. So it is difficult to be followed for longer periods due to boredom.
Is it all natural?
Most of the vitamins and minerals present are artificially added and not naturally present in it. So ideally it’s always best to go for a home made breakfast or snack.
Is it balanced?
The diet that you follow to meet the ‘2 week weight loss challenge’ is not balanced as it lacks fiber, protein, essential amino acids and fatty acids.
In reality…
There is no single food that can help you lose weight. For instance, moong daal is rich in protein, khakhra is rich in carbs and cornflakes are rich in complex carbs. Variety is the spice of life, so eat variety as God has created.
Will it work?
It may definitely work but it is not a realistic plan to be continued for lifetime. For permanent weight loss the diet should be as close to your normal/ regular diet as possible, only then will you be able to stick to it for lifetime.
Yummy ways to effective weight loss
Weight loss is effective only with a disciplined diet and exercise routine (be it an morning or evening walk, yoga, zumba dance classes – take your pick). Instead of the boring or monotonous ‘2 bowls of cereal challenge’, you can try the following exciting and tasty options:-
  1. Upma (with plenty of veggies)
  2. Parathas (stuffed with paneer or veggies)
  3. Sandwiches- with veggies, egg, chicken, baked beans
  4. Pancakes or Quesadillas
  5. Khicdhi, pulao, briyani
  6. Roti wraps, Frankie
  7. Oats with milk or with veggies
  8. Whole wheat pasta with veggies and paneer (cottage cheese)
  9. Omelettes
  10. Fried rice (if the rice is already cooked)
Healthy kitchen tips for weight loss
However, please note that each dinner option item should provide complex carbohydrates (oats, cornflakes, bread or chapatti), proteins (milk, egg, chicken, dals, beans, pulses or curd), fats (in form of nuts, or oil), vitamins and minerals (from fruits or vegetables).
Bulk up on certain foods like cooked rice, cottage cheese, chicken, mushrooms, some boiled beans like soya beans, moong, kidney beans and chickpeas in your refrigerator and add them generously to salads, stir-fries and rice.
Always stock, any one green chutney (mint or coriander), onion chutney, tamarind chutney & tomato chutney in the fridge. This will be handy as a side dish or doubles up as a sandwich spread also
A lit bit of planning and discipline will help you eat healthy and also lose some weight.
- See more at: http://www.tanyamunshi.com/food/why-2-bowls-of-cornflakes-does-not-work-permanently/#sthash.vyKYWnbn.dpuf
Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Monday, 14 April 2014

Indian summer vegetable Parwal or pointed gourd

 Indian summer vegetable Parwal or pointed gourd
Parwal is a seasonal vegetable and is available during summers till monsoon season.Parwal is also known as pointed gourd,parwal, patol, parval, patola or potal.It is the 'green potato' of india. Since the fruit flesh is bland it is an ideal base for making sweets..The unripe fruit can be pickled in vinegar. Parwal is remarkable for its nutrition content.Unlike other gourds, it is more than just a low-calorie filler. It gives vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and a bunch of other micronutrients.

Parwal has a high profile in Ayurveda, where it is used to treat fever, skin infections, wounds.It helps purify blood tissue and stimulates the liver, so recommended in jaundice. This vegetable is easy to digest so recommanded for the patients with weak digestion,constipation and  is specialy good for stomach ailments. 


Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Saturday, 5 April 2014

My Name featured in a article in this month's (April 2014) Homemaker issue on 7 day diet plan for healthy skin and hair

 My Name featured in a article in this month's (April 2014) Homemaker issue on 7 day diet plan for healthy skin and hair


Mrs Shilpa Mittal
Nutritionist and Diet Consultant
Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover

Three-bite rule

Three-bite rule

When you crave something like cake or chocolate, follow three bite rule, and here it is
Take a small spoon and eat this in three bites and not just gobble it up.
The first bite – enjoy it with all your senses and linger over it.
The second bite, enjoy the flavor.
The third bite, satisfaction.
Then go wash the spoon and put it away.
Your waistline just thanked you!

I know you must be thinking so easy to write but believe me it works
Mrs Shilpa Mittal Nutritionist and Diet Consultant Founder Shilpsnutrilife - Diet and lifestylemakeover