As a Holistic Health Coach, Chandana Banerjee believes in eating foods that are fresh, organic, nutritious and delicious. I also recommend whole foods — foods that haven’t been processed and de-natured. Eating healthy is about understanding your food — how it’s grown, what is in it, how it affects your body. Food can heal and nourish you. Here are a few recipes to get you started:
As a Health Coach, I recommend a daily dose of leafy greens to all my clients. Greens are nature’s super foods, packed with nutrients. Here is how I like to cook them.
- A big bunch of mixed fresh greens (spinach and mustard greens), roughly chopped
- 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 2 boiled eggs, sliced
- 2 tsp flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp mustard sauce
- ½ tsp coriander powder
- ½ tsp chilli flakes
- Rock salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- Warm the olive oil in a wok and add the chopped greens.
- Toss in the garlic and sauté for a few minutes, till the greens become soft.
- Add the sliced boiled eggs, flaxseeds, coriander powder, mustard sauce, chilli flakes, salt and pepper. Cook for a quick minute till the flavours meld and serve hot with wholegrain toast.
Tip: Instead of eggs, you can use pieces of grilled chicken or fish. If you are a vegetarian, substitute eggs with boiled sweet potatoes.
Chandana Banerjee is the founder of Luscious Health, a wellness studio in Bangalore. You can find out more about this at www.luscious-health.com
-Co-ordinated by Malavika Velayanikal