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Holistic Holi: Colors Of Health & Nutrition

10 Mar 2017
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Holi, the spring festival of India, is a vibrant celebration known as Rang Panchmi. It welcomes spring, bids farewell to winter, & seeks blessings for a fruitful harvest. Played in India, Nepal, & other regions, Holi involves colorful festivities, bonfires, & playful exchanges of dry powder & colored water.

During this day, a wide array of traditional foods is enjoyed. The visual appeal of Holi special dishes tempts one to indulge. If you wish to avoid weight gain, consider following our recommended Holi food menu.

 

Healthy & Wholesome Breakfast
Going out to play Holi? - A healthy & wholesome breakfast is compulsory so that you do not end up overeating as it will just add more calories.


Drink Healthy
Dehydration is linked to headaches, muscle fatigue, obesity, poor gut health, & lethargy. Thus, HYDRATE yourself well this Holi with enough water over sodas, sugar laden full fat milk thandai & other artificially flavored drinks

 

MUNCH IN HEALTHY WAY:

AVOID THESE CALORIES/ SERVING CHOOSE THIS CALORIES/SERVING
1 Gujiya 270 1Khakhra 90
1 Puran Poli 220 1 katori oats apple phirni/ 2 dry fruits laddu 175/150
1 Malpua 340 1 Rasgulla 186
1 glass whole milk Thandai (without bhang) 245 1 glass skimmed milk Thandai (without bhang) 110

 

For a light dinner on Holi night, after indulging in a heavy meal during the day, consider the following options:

  • Vegetable or non-vegetable soup.
  • Salad or stir-fried vegetables.
  • Khichdi (a dish made with rice & lentils) accompanied by curds.
  • Vegetable, paneer, or chicken sandwiches.
  • Green moong dal, oats chillas, dhokla, muthiya, idli, or dosa with mint coriander chutney.

In conclusion, embracing healthy eating habits during Holi can contribute to a joyous & fulfilling celebration. By incorporating nutritious options, such as fresh fruits, salads, grilled dishes, & lighter alternatives, individuals can enjoy the festivities while prioritizing their well-being. Making conscious choices & balancing indulgence with healthier options can ensure a vibrant & nourishing Holi experience for all.

HAPPY HOLI SAFE HOLI!


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