Chicken and sweet potato stir fry recipe

Hi friends, now that I told you about the benefits of sweet potato, I am sharing a recipe too. It is fairly simple and delicious. This recipe was published in Prevention magazine, but I have modified it a bit. Hope you all enjoy it. Ingredients: 1 medium sweet potato boiled 250 gm boneless chicken chopped…

The goodness of sweet potatoes

Hey guys, it has been a while I blogged. Got tied up with a few things. But now I am back. Nowadays as the winter season (in Mumbai??) is on, we get lots of sweet potatoes in the market. So what is the deal with sweet potatoes? Commonly known as Ratalu in Mumbai, these are…

Vegetarianism and protein

Lot of people across the globe are turning to vegetarianism for various reasons. India has always had a large population of vegetarians. Most of the vegetarians in India don’t eat even egg but a few do. Now this is a personal choice but there are a few health concerns that loom over vegetarianism. The most…

Hurray!!! Got listed in top 100 diet blogs

Hey friends, I am very happy to share that Slimnhappy has been listed in the “TOP 100 DIET BLOGS ON THE PLANET“. Thanks a lot to all of you for your support and encouragement. Happy ūüôā

Eat your way to a happy menopause

Menopause‚Ķ..a dreaded word among females. Menopause affects different women differently. It is a very individualistic experience. But a few common things are hot flushes, sweating, anxiety, mood swings and weight gain. Menopause is caused by the fall in the estrogen levels as the ovaries stop producing estrogen hormone. The decline and /or absence of estrogen…

Nutrition for the elderly

Adequate nutrition and a well balanced diet is vital even during old age. In fact it is all the more important as old age brings in its own set of challenges. Nutrition helps to prevent, control and manage many old age hazards. As one ages, a number of changes occur in the body which affect…

Dietary management of acidity

Acidity is the most common trouble most of us face. Especially in today’s times, the conditions are more conducive for aggravating the acidity problem. An acidic body is not only a discomfort, but is also a magnet for many health related issues. Acidity¬†is also known as heartburn as there is a burning sensation in the…

Diet for Hypothyroid and PCOS

Lot of my clients announce that they are hypothyroid/ PCOS and hence they are doomed to be overweight! What? Wait…..No. Most of these people are not clear about hypothyroid/PCOS, like what is it and how to manage it. Hypothyroid and PCOS are not the same but are related. They have similar features and women with…

Oilseeds – Garden cress seeds(Aliv)

Hi friends, today’s oilseed – Garden cress seeds. In India these are known as Aliv or Halim seeds. Garden cress ¬†seeds are not very commonly used seeds and hence very less is known about them. The only time we may have heard about them is during lactation. But the benefits of these tiny seeds are…

Oilseeds – Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are a unique food as they are rich in many types of essential nutrients. In fact they are the one of the richest sources of vitamin E. A 1/4th cup serving of sunflower seeds provides 82% of ¬†daily recommended vitamin E. These tiny sunflower seeds pack in loads of nutrition and these should…

Oilseeds-Sesame seed

Sesame seeds are commonly known as til in India. ¬†Sesame seeds are tiny, flat, oval with a nutty taste. They have a nice texture and are very flavourful. They are extensively used in Indian cuisine as well as many Asian cuisines. These tiny, little seeds are very tasty. How can we forget the delicious til…