Healthy Indian Food Recipes That Help Gain Weight Naturally

The whole world is obsessed about weight-loss and getting a sleek figure. Wherever you go, you find pills to lose weight and herbal teas that guarantee weight loss. Some companies have even gone to an extent of inventing gadgets like calorie reader spoons and electric powered waist belts that reduce belly fat. While a majority of us are obsessed about are weight and read diet tips for weight loss, there are a few who are actually trying to add some fat to their body. An athletic figure may surely seem appealing to many. But those who are thin, do feel disheartened at times, when they can’t find clothes or accessories that fit them.

As there are very few resources available on weight-gain, I personally thought it would be appropriate to write an article on weight-gain through Indian foods. You may ask why Indian foods in particular? Well, Indian cuisine offers an assorted range of recipes that are high in nutrition and have a high content of healthy fats. Moreover, they

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4 Quick Vegan Snacks That Will Make You Want To Eat Healthier

You don’t have to be vegan to eat vegan food. In fact, it’s great to try healthy snacks from time to time, especially if your diet mainly consists of meat and fast food. You’ll be surprised at how delicious and fulfilling healthy food can be and if it doesn’t make you change your eating lifestyle altogether, it will help you make more nutritious choices in your diet.

Try these 4 awesome vegan snack recipes:

Quick Cinnamon Apple Chips

What you need:

  • 2 red apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a bowl, sprinkle apple slices with sugar and cinnamon, tossing to coat fruit evenly. Arrange apples in a baking sheet so that they don’t overlap. Bake in a pre-heated oven (200F) until dried and crisp (but still pliable), about 2 to 3 hours. Serve immediately.

Garlic, Lime and Avocado Hummus

What you need:

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6 Ridiculous Misconceptions About Veganism and Vegetarianism

There are lots of misconceptions that surround the vegetarian life; some good and some bad. Over the years, just like feminists, vegetarians and vegans have grown into pressure groups and now it’s no longer about healthy eating; just a dietary competition.

Many people end up as part of the vegetarian crew, not because they want to, but because they’ve heard some interesting points on veganism and they certainly want to check them out. Similarly, some vegetarians quit their diets to embrace the meat life, and these same misconceptions are often to blame. That said, here are some of the most common mistaken beliefs surrounding vegetarianism.

Vegan food is boring

While it’s true that a vegetarian diet leaves you just a few options for fast food, there are so many recipes out there to make a wide variety of vegan food. The problem is, you are too lazy to do your research and explore them. On the other hand, non-vegan food by large

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The Basics and Benefits of Delicious Vegetarian Sandwiches

Vegetarian sandwiches are delicious, guilt-free masterpieces that are as filling as their meaty counterparts once done right. Best of all, they allow a lot of creativity, and some of the tastiest recipes can be derived from the simplest ingredients. Added to this, the constant addition of new food items and their variations to the grocery shelves make it easy for newcomers to be just as satisfied as veterans, allowing the transition to be pain free. Many will also be happy to know that these points/benefits are not merely limited to sandwiches.

Basic Ingredients You Will Need:

There are some basic ingredients to always have on hand whether you a veteran or just adopting a vegetarian diet. In fact, these basics can be mixed and matched to create a world of possibilities. Plus, they tend to form the base of most sandwich recipes you will find. These are:

  • Bread and wraps of your choice (the more variety, the better)
  • Hummus, sandwich
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Vegan Galla Pinto, Black Beans and Rice Recipe

8 oz dried organic black beans
10 cups water
1 Tbsp Salsa Lizano or Worcestershire – you can find vegan brands if you’d like
1 Tbsp organic cold pressed coconut oil
1 small white onion diced
1 small green pepper
1 small red pepper
1/2 cup white rice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp Salsa Lizano or Worcestershire
1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid from beans

Star by sorting through the black beans, picking out any deformed ones and then rinse.

Add the beans to a pot and cover with 2 inches of water. Soak them overnight.

Drain and rinse beans, then add 10 cups of water, 1 Tbsp Salsa Lizano or Worcestershire (vegan or otherwise).

Bring beans to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer and cover loosely. Let simmer for 2.5 hours stirring occasionally.

Drain beans, but reserve 1/2 cup of the black bean cooking liquid.

Dice the onion and peppers (I pulse mine in the foo

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How to Cater Vegan

Veganism is a popular lifestyle that comes with a long list of mental and physical benefits. If you are a practicing vegan, or must plan a catered party for an upcoming vegan-themed event, you will appreciate these vegan catering tips! Continue reading to learn how you can cater your party with a vegan meal spread.

What is Veganism?

To better understand how to cater to vegans, it is helpful to learn what veganism is about. A vegan is a person who follows a diet that is free of animal meat and by-products. This includes all dairy, such as milk, cream, cheese, and butter. It also include all animal meat and by-products, including poultry, beef, pork, lamb, eggs, and seafood. Some orthodox vegans also avoid using or wearing anything made from animals, such as leather, feathers, hides, furs, and more.

Beverages and Cocktails

There are endless choices for vegan beverages, alcoholic cocktails, and even mocktails. So long as you

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A Healthy Food Guide For The Vegetarian Diet

The general viewpoint is that you can’t go wrong with a vegetarian diet; it is nutrient rich with plenty of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. But did you know that vegetarian diets can be low in protein if adequate beans, lentils, and/or dairy are not included? For example, a vegetarian meal that only consists of a leafy green salad with a side of whole grain bread is low in protein. Adding beans to the leafy green salad, a side of lentil soup, and/or a serving of non-fat milk or yogurt are easy ways to include protein in the meal. Also, eating the same lettuce salad for lunch every day can also mean that your diet lacks variety. Eating a variety of vegetables and fruits ensures that you are getting different nutrients from naturals foods on a regular basis. Whether you are eating at home or in a restaurant, there are websites with free tools that you can use to look up the nutrition data of foods and recipes.

Most free nutrition databases that are available online, pro

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: How To Turn Into A Vegetarian/Vegan?

For whatever reason (health, allergies, animal love or environment) you want to turn vegetarian/vegan it is a difficult task to change your dietary habits especially if you have been on a meat based diet all your life. But it is not impossible and worth a try! Try these suggestions to help your transition:

Make a list of recipes: Compile a list of 20 recipes that you will be comfortable with – cooking and eating. A large number of recipes can be available from friends, recipe books or internet. Make a short list of 20 vegetarian/vegan dishes from various cuisines. Choose the ones which do not involve elaborate cooking because you do not want to get discouraged even before you begin. Pick dishes that use ingredients that you are familiar with and are easily available. Start trying each, one by one. Most likely you will be left with only half the number you started with. Switching your diet should be satisfying to your palate only then you will continue. Sometimes it is a

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3 Kale Salad Recipes Healthy Eaters Will Enjoy

Considered to be one of the most nutrient dense foods in the world, kale has a low calorie contents but is brimming with vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B6, C, K and minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants, beta-carotene and protein. Oh kale yeah!

Cranberry Kale Fusion

What you need:

Salad:

  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
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3 Awesome Plant-Based Grill Recipes For A Healthier Meal

If you love grilling but also desire to eat healthier, you definitely can! You can opt for more nutritious food to barbecue such as fresh fruits and vegetables. You don’t need to avoid meat altogether, just adding some healthier choices to your meals will make a lot of difference. As a start, try these hearty plant-based grill recipes:

Grilled Tropical Tofu

What you need:

  • 1 pineapple, sliced into rings
  • 3 lemons, squeezed
  • 1 block firm tofu, pressed and sliced into triangle filets
  • 3 tablespoons fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • Handful of cilantro
  • Coconut oil

In a dish, mix together lemon juice, pineapple juice, brown sugar, turmeric, tamari and cilantro. Whisk to combine ingredients well. Arrange tofu filets on top of marinade. Using a tong, carefully flip over filets to coat the o

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