Get healthy with these wholesome foods

Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 11:52am IST | Agency: DNA
Eating healthy is about understanding your food — how it’s grown, what is in it, how it affects your body, says Chandana Banerjee

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:

Breakfast Greens
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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


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