A healthy diet is one that is high in nutrients and low in fat, sugar, salt and cholesterol.
Fruits and Vegetables have very little calories and hence eating more fruits and vegetables instead of meats will quickly reduce your weight. Moreover, some fruits and vegetables such as lettuce, zucchini are best eaten raw. Other Vegetables also require less cooking time to preserve its original taste and nutrients.
Preparing a quick simple meal of vegetables can be equally nutritious and delicious. Below is a good example of a simple, yet delicious meal that only takes 10 minutes or preparation time and 15 minutes of cooking time.
Servings : 6
Preparation Time : 10 Minutes
Cooking Time : 15 Minutes
- Baby corn- 200 gm
- Green chilly (finely chopped) – 1 no
- Ginger (finely chopped) – 11/2 tsp
- Garlic (finely chopped) – 11/2 tsp
- Soya sauce -1tsp
- Tomato-chilly sauce – 2 tsp
- Corn flour -1tsp
- Capsicum – chopped -2 tbsp
- Oil – 1 tsp
- Salt and pepper – to taste
Mix together soy sauce, tomato-chilly sauce and corn flour with 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl and keep it aside. Heat the oil in non-stick pan and add the baby corn and saut? over a high flame for 5 minutes. Add the green chilly, ginger and garlic and saut? for another 3 minutes. Then add corn flour and sauce mixture. Mix well over a high flame till the sauce coats the baby corn. Toss in the capsicum, add salt and pepper and mix well. Serve hot. A great side dish to enjoy!
Note: The ingredients used above are not only low in calories but also have health beneficial values. Ginger is considered to have some cancer fighting properties and garlic may be slightly protective against heart disease. Adding ginger and garlic occasionally in our diet is quite useful for a healthy living. Tomatoes protect the heart and studies suggest that regular use of tomatoes can cause reductions in prostate and other cancers.