Lifestyle Food and Recipes 20 Nov 2019 Yes, eating healthy ...

Yes, eating healthy is the new cool!

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SURYA SHASTRY
Published Nov 21, 2019, 12:00 am IST
Updated Nov 21, 2019, 12:00 am IST
The changing restaurant culture too is pushing people towards making them aware of healthier gourmet food.
For ages, traditional Chakkulis, Kodubale and Nippats have been part of our tea-time rituals.
 For ages, traditional Chakkulis, Kodubale and Nippats have been part of our tea-time rituals.

Gone are the days when people believed that organic and healthy food doesn’t taste and look good. We are now witnessing a food culture that’s undergoing a transformation. In order to balance health and diet, people are opting for fresher food items and organic ingredients.

This has marked a drastic change in the lifestyle of people. People are going back to their roots and trying to find joy in traditional and locally-sourced ingredients and cuisines. Burgers, nachos, pizzas are being replaced with healthy fillings, pizza bases are made out of whole wheat, ragi or cauliflower while the pasta is prepared with ragi, whole wheat or millet.

 

People are opting for cold-pressed juice and oils, organic milk and ghee. Organic food has locally-sourced ingredients, pesticide-free, no preservatives or adulteration. Even those who take supplements too are switching to organic eggs to get high protein sources instead of protein shakes. Starting from starters to desserts, an entire 5-course meal is being recreated with healthier organic options like millet biryani, millet kheer, smoothies fuelled with organic ingredients. The changing restaurant culture too is pushing people towards making them aware of healthier gourmet food.

Parents too are opting for healthier options. Schools and parents are being extra-careful about food and activities the children indulge in. They are on the lookout for birthday organisers and daycares that create health-conscious birthday parties. From the food they eat to activities arranged, conscious arrangements are a huge trend now. Sugarless vegan cakes, healthy crepes, vegetables and dips are replacing the regular chocolate, fries, chips and dips kind of food menus. As cakes, biscuits and pastries, hamburgers, pizzas contain more saturated and trans fat, it is advisable to use millet, wheat and ragi for dough. Using organic sauces and jams for the spread. Swap butter for a spread made from canola, sunflower, olive or dairy blends. If you don’t like use nut butters, avocado as a spread.

For ages, traditional Chakkulis, Kodubale and Nippats have been part of our tea-time rituals. Today, these heirloom recipes have also turned organic. They are made from the finest quality ingredients sourced from a certified organic farm across the globe. A step towards healthy eating is to think organic and mindful eating. By consciously opting for natural food ingredients, we will be able to make a smooth transition into a healthy lifestyle.

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