delicious food for people on dieting

Taking care of our health is extremely necessary as people get more and more unhealthy as time goes by. Obesity is prevalent worldwide while taking care of our health doesn’t stop by just going to physicians and getting your regular check-ups done which is necessary, but eating healthy food is equally important to maintain a healthy life. More than the health aspect, people want to lose weight for a healthier life or look more attractive.

In this article, we have written some healthy recipes which will satisfy your taste buds and fulfil your body’s needs without adding extra fat to your belly.

The 15 Tasty and delicious recipes for people on dieting:

1. Oatmeal:

Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups of water
  • Salt taste
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup almond (sliced)
  • ¼ cup cashew
  • 1 cup low-fat milk or almond milk

Instructions:

  • Boil the water and salt (as preferred) in a saucepan.
  • Turn the flame to low and add the oats.
  • Cook for about 5 minutes and regularly mix so that the oats will not clump together.
  • Add cinnamon powder remix it.
  • Then add the raisins, almonds, and cashews.
  • Cover and turn off the heat.
  • Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve with milk and sweetener.
  • Add fruits of your choice if you want.

2. Khichdi:

Khichdi

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup moong
  • ½ cup of rice
  • ½ tsp. ghee or oil
  • ¾ tsp. cumin/jeera
  • One small or medium-sized onion
  • One medium tomato
  • One chopped green chilli
  • ½ inch chopped ginger
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
  • One pinch asafetida/Hing
  • 3½ cups water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  • Rinse the moong and the rice together and then soak them for 30-45 minutes in water.
  • Drain the rice and moong and keep them aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat oil or ghee then add jeera.
  • Add chopped onions when jeera starts to crackle.
  • Sauté the onions until transparent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes after the onions turn transparent.
  • Then add chopped ginger and 1-2 chopped green chillies and stir.
  • Add turmeric powder and a pinch of Hing.
  • Sauté till the tomatoes turn soft.
  • Add the drained rice and moong to the pressure cooker.
  • Stir for 1-2 minutes then add water.
  • Add salt to taste then stir well.
  • Close the pressure cooker’s lid and cook it on high flame for 6-8 whistles.
  • Serve the khichdi hot. You can top it off with ghee or garnish with coriander leaves if you want.

3. Omelet:

Omelet

Ingredients:

  • Two eggs (whole or whites as per your choice)
  • ½ small sized onion
  • ½ medium-sized tomato
  • Coriander leaves
  • One green chilli
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter or oil

Instructions:

  • Crack two eggs in a bowl.
  • Add chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, and coriander.
  • Then add turmeric and salt to taste.
  • Beat/whisk the mixture until it’s frothy.
  • Add butter or oil to a pan and let it heat.
  • Once the butter or oil is hot, put the egg mixture in the pan.
  • Cook the egg for 2-3 minutes then flip it and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

4. Yoghurt bowl:

Yoghurt Bowl

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup plain/unsweetened yoghurt
  • Sweetener (optional)
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cashews
  • One banana
  • ¼ cup blueberries or any kind of berries of your choice

Instructions:

  • Add one cup of plain/unsweetened yoghurt to a medium-large sized bowl.
  • Add sweetener to the yoghurt and mix it (optional).
  • Add almonds, raisins, and cashews.
  • Add one chopped/sliced banana and ¼ of blueberries or any berries of your choice to the mixture.
  • Your yoghurt bowl is ready to eat.

5. Mix dal tadka:

Mix Dal Tadka

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup toor dal
  • ¼ cup chana dal
  • ¼ cup moong dal
  • ¼ cup masoor dal
  • 3 cups of water

For tadka:

  • Oil or ghee
  • Bay leaf
  • One green chilli
  • ½ tsp. jeera
  • One pinch Hing
  • 1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • One small onion
  • One medium tomato
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp. garam masala
  • Salt to taste

Instruction:

  • Rinse and soak all the dal for 10 minutes.
  • Put the dal mixture and water in a pressure cooker and cook it for 5-6 whistles.

Tadka:

  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan.
  • Add a bay leaf, slit green chilli, jeera and Hing.
  • When the jeera crackles, add ginger garlic paste.
  • Once the ginger garlic paste cooks add finely chopped onions.
  • When the onions turn golden brown add finely chopped tomatoes.
  • Once the tomatoes soften add turmeric powder, garam masala and salt then stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked dal mixture and stir for 1 minute.
  • Serve hot with roti, rice, or by itself.

6. Vegetable soup:

Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:

  • Oil or butter
  • Three garlic cloves
  • ½ inch ginger
  • ½ potato
  • ½ carrot
  • ½ onion
  • 20gm spring onion
  • 20gm cabbage
  • 20gm green peas
  • 20gm sweet corn
  • 3½ cups vegetable stock or water
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp. mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp. corn starch
  • ¼ cup of water

Instructions:

  • Heat butter or oil in a saucepan.
  • Add grated ginger and garlic, stir for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add finely chopped vegetables followed by vegetable stock or water and salt.
  • Cover with a lid and boil it for 5-6 minutes until the vegetables cook.
  • To make the thickener take ¼ cup of water in a bowl, add corn starch and mix it to make a slurry.
  • Then slowly pour the corn slurry while stirring the soup.
  • Turn off the flame and add black pepper and mixed herbs.
  • Serve hot.

7. Paneer tikka:

Paneer Tikka

Ingredients:

  • 100gm paneer
  • ½ cup yoghurt
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp. garam masala
  • ¼ tsp. Chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp. Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp. Oil or ghee

Instructions:

  • Pour ½ a cup of yoghurt in a bowl.
  • Add turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder, cumin powder, ginger-garlic paste, and salt to the yoghurt and mix them thoroughly.
  • Add diced paneer to mixtures and coat the paneer cubes evenly.
  • Marinate the paneer in the yoghurt mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan then put the marinated paneer cubes one by one (you can use a skewer).
  • Flip the paneer cubes on all sides every 2 minutes to ensure that each side is perfectly golden brown.
  • Serve hot with any kind of sauce or chutney of your preference.

8. Vegetable upma:

Vegetable Upma

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup suji
  • One onion
  • ½ potato
  • ½ carrot
  • ¼ cup beans
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 1 tsp. urad dal
  • ¼ tsp. mustard seeds
  • 3 cups of water
  • Oil or ghee
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  • Dry roast suji in a pan for 5-10 minutes until it turns light brown once it’s done, transfer it to a bowl.
  • Heat oil or ghee in the same pan and add the mustard seed, chopped green chillies, curry leaves, and urad dal.
  • Once the dal turns golden brown and the mustard crackles add the chopped onions and grated ginger, fry it until the onions are golden brown.
  • Add all the chopped vegetables and peas, mix well and add water.
  • Heat oil it for 5 minutes.
  • Add the roasted suji and salt while stirring the mixture to avoid lumps.
  • Cook it for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

9. Mashed potato sandwich:

Mashed Potato Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • One medium boiled potato
  • Two slices of brown bread or white bread
  • ½ onion
  • Coriander leaves
  • ¼ tsp. cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 1-2 pinch chaat masala
  • Salt
  • 2 cups of water
  • Oil or butter

Instructions:

  • Take one boiled potato and mash it.
  • Add ½ chopped onion, coriander leaves, cumin powder, chilli powder, chaat masala, and salt.
  • Mix it thoroughly.
  • Spread the mixture evenly on a slice of bread and cover it with another slice of bread.
  • Heat 1 tsp. Of oil or butter in a pan.
  • Put the sandwich in the pan and toast it evenly on both sides for 1-2 minutes until each side is golden brown.
  • Cut the sandwich diagonally and serve.

10. Chickpeas salad:

Chickpeas Salad

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup soaked and boiled chickpeas
  • One small cucumber
  • One small onion
  • One small tomato
  • One small carrot
  • Coriander leaves
  • ¼ tsp. chilli flake
  • ½ a slice of lemon
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  • Take the boiled chickpeas and finely chopped cucumber, onion, carrot, tomato, and coriander leaves and mix them.
  • For the seasoning squeeze ½ a lemon, add chilli flakes, and salt to taste.
  • Mix it a serve

11. Besan chilla:

Besan Chilla

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gram flour/besan
  • ½ small onion
  • ½ small tomato
  • ½ capsicum
  • ½ carrot
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric
  • ¼ tsp. cumin powder
  • 1-2 green chilli
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tsp. oil

Instructions:

  • Take gram flour/besan in a bowl.
  • Add all the finely chopped vegetables followed by 1 cup of water.
  • Then add finely chopped green chillies, turmeric, cumin powder, and salt.
  • Give it a thorough mix.
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Pour half of the mixture and spread it evenly.
  • Cover the lid and cook it for 2-3 minutes until that side is golden brown.
  • Remove the lid and flip the chilla cover it and cook it for another 2 minutes

Serve hot with your preferred sauce, pickle, or chutney.

12. Poha:

Poha

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup poha
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ cup roasted peanuts or cashew nuts
  • ¼ tsp. cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp. mustard seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 pinch sugar
  • Oil or ghee

Instructions:

  • Take 1 cup of poha in a bowl and 1 cup of water to it.
  • Soak the poha for 5 minutes and strain the water.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, slit green chillies, and curry leaves.
  • Once the seeds crackles add roasted peanuts or cashew nuts, poha, turmeric, salt, and a pinch of sugar.
  • Fry of 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

13. Chicken rice noodles:

Chicken Rice Noodles

Ingredients:

  • 350gm rice noodles
  • 4 cups of water
  • Two medium boneless chicken
  • 3 tsp. oil
  • One capsicum
  • ¼ cup of corn
  • 100gm mushroom
  • 1-inch ginger
  • ½ cup of chicken broth or water
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. tomato sauce
  • Black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  • Pour water into a saucepan followed by salt and rice noodles.
  • Boil it for 2-4 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add grated ginger.
  • Add chopped boneless chicken followed by salt and pepper.
  • Fry it for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add chopped capsicum, mushroom, and corn followed by soy sauce and tomato sauce.
  • Sauté for 3 minutes
  • Add the boiled rice noodles and chicken broth or water.
  • Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

14. Baby Corn Delight:

Baby Corn Delight

Ingredients:

  • 200gm baby corn
  • 1-2 green chilli
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp. Soy sauce
  • 2 tsp tomato-chilli sauce
  • 1tsp cornflour
  • ½ capsicum
  • 1 tsp. Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instruction:

  • Mix soy sauce, tomato sauce, cornflour, and 2 tsp. Water in a bowl.
  • Keed the mixture aside and heat oil in a pan and add baby corns.
  • Sauté on high flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped green chillies, ginger, and garlic.
  • Sauté again for 3 minutes.
  • Add the sauce mixture mix till baby corns are evenly coated.
  • Add chopped capsicum followed by salt and pepper.
  • Fry it for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve hot.

15. Turkey Carrot Mushroom Dumplings:

Turkey Carrot Mushroom DumplingsIngredients:

  • 1 cup carrot
  • 200gm ground turkey
  • ½ cup mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. rice wine
  • 1 tsp. Sesame oil
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp. corn starch
  • 30 dumpling wrappers

Instructions: 

  • Mix boiled carrots, turkey, and mushrooms followed by soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, salt, and corn starch in a bowl.
  • Take a dumpling wrapper, fill it with the mixture and seal it.
  • Preheat the steamer and place the dumplings.
  • Steam it for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot.