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5 Recipes For A Healthy Lifestyle

People nowadays have become very health conscious because there has been so much going on in this world. With the ongoing pandemic that continuously reminds us to keep a strong immune system. To keep a strong immune system it is necessary to eat healthily and exercise regularly. Healthy eating habits not only improve your immune system but have many other benefits. Today we at Himalayan Greens will talk about some of the mouth-watering and healthy recipes that are easy to make and easy to digest at the same time.

We at Himalayan Greens is one of the first hydroponic farms in Uttarakhand, India. The term hydroponics is not just a fancy term instead it is the future of the farming industry. We can completely assure you that our vegetables, fruits, and herbs are free from chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. So, what we are trying to prove here is that Hydroponic veggies are pure, and adding these to your diet can benefit you more.

Now, let us talk about 5 Recipes For a Healthy Lifestyle.

Red Capsicum Poriyal Recipe

Red Capsicum Poriyal is a popular dish in South India that is crunchy stir-fried with finely cut ginger and grated coconut that adds a sweet flavor to the Poriyal.

Let us look at the Recipe and what Nutritional Value it has to offer.

How To make a Red Capsicum Poriyal?

  1. Wash the Red Bell Peppers and remove the seeds from them. Now, chop them into small cubes shape and keep them aside.
  2. Next heat oil in a cooking pot and add the mustard seeds, chana dal, asafoetida, curry leaves, and let it splutter.
  3. Now, put the Red Bell Pepper into the mix and season it with salt. Cook it until they are crunchy and are cooked to about 3/4th.
  4. Make a mix of the grated coconut, ginger, green chilies in a mixer grinder without adding any water.
  5. Add the ginger-spiced coconut mix to the cooked bell peppers. Mix properly and transfer off the heat.
  6. Your Red Capsicum Poriyal Recipe is ready to serve. You can serve this dish with a side of Phulka, Dal Palak, and Kachumber Salad for a nutritious weekday lunch.

Nutritional Value-

  • Bell peppers improve metabolism
  • It lowers the risk of cancer
  • It carries antioxidant properties which can help to free your body from radicles and fight cataracts and osteoarthritis.
  • It improves Immunity power.
  • Helps in the pain of the spinal cord.

Seedless Cucumber Recipe (With Dressing)

You can prepare Seedless Cucumber Recipe with a few simple tricks and make the best, most flavorful cucumber salad. You will know how much of a difference they make.

Let us look at the Recipe and what Nutritional Value it has to offer.

How to make a Seedless cucumber Recipe (with dressing)?

  1. Cut the Cucumbers thin coin slices with a slicer or a knife. Put the cucumber slices in a bowl and add salt to them and let them be there for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes, rinse the cucumbers with cold water. It is important so that the excess salt washes away and the salad doesn’t become too salty. Now dry them properly by laying the cucumber slices on a clean cloth.
  3. Now it is time to make the salad. Dress the salad in vinegar, mustard, and a little bit of sugar for the right balance. You can add some sliced red onion too.
  4. See how easy the recipe is. Serve the salad straight away, or you can keep it in the fridge for an hour to enjoy a better taste.

Nutritional Value

  • Cucumber salad is very high in nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese, Potassium.
  • The salad also contains antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer and oxidative stress.
  • It helps in hydration.
  • A good recipe that is beneficial for weight loss.
  • Lowers blood sugar level.

Cherry Tomato Salad

Cherry Tomato Salad is one of the easiest and healthiest salads that can be made very quickly. What you will have is tangy, tart, colorful and a flavor so good you won’t be able to resist.

Let us look at the Recipe and what Nutritional Value it has to offer.

How To make a Cherry Tomato Salad?

  1. Take 200 grams of cherry tomatoes and wash them well to clean the impurities. Let them dry naturally for some minutes or you can clean them with a napkin or a cloth. Once the water dries, keep them in a bowl and cover it with a lid.
  2. Select the big tomatoes and slice them in halves. Keep the small tomatoes intact as they are.
  3. Now in a bowl pour 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar. Instead of apple cider vinegar, you can also use red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar, or white vinegar according to your taste.
  4. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon dried basil and ½ teaspoon dried parsley. You can even add ½ tablespoon chopped fresh basil and ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley. Add ¼ teaspoon sugar or add as required and ¼ teaspoon crushed black pepper or black pepper powder. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt or add as required.
  5. Add 1 small minced or crushed garlic clove.
  6. Mix well so that the spices, herbs, oil, sugar, salt, and vinegar are mixed evenly.
  7. In the mixture add the halved cherry tomatoes.
  8. Again mix properly the tomatoes with the dressings.
  9. You Cherry tomato salad is ready to serve. It is best to eat them immediately or if you cannot serve it after an hour or two after refrigerating them.

Nutritional Value

  • It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Potassium.

Chickpeas and Kale

A healthy combination of Chickpeas and sauteed Kale is a delicious recipe perfect for your morning breakfast or a healthy lunch. If you are a fitness freak it should definitely be in your diet plan!

How to make Chickpeas and Kale?

  1. Heat olive oil In a large saucepan at low heat.
  2. Add some garlic cloves and cook it while stirring it occasionally. Cook it for 5 minutes until is very fragrant but not very brown.
  3. Now it’s time to add the tomatoes, fennel seeds, crushed red pepper, with a generous pinch of salt. Cook at low heat and keep stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes break down and the sauce is thickened for about 25 minutes.
  4. Put the kale into the sauce and again cook it for 3 minutes at low heat. Keep stirring it occasionally. Add the chickpeas and cook it for the next 3 minutes. Season it with salt according to your taste.
  5. Serve it into the bowls and garnish them with torn basil and marjoram leaves. You can also add the topping of finely grated pecorino and serve it hot.

Nutritional Value

  • Kale is great for digestion as it has fibrous leaves
  • Kale is high in iron, which helps in the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes in various parts of the body.
  • One of the greatest anti-inflammatory food, it improves coronary artery risk factors
  • It is also high in Vitamin A, which is great for your vision and skin.

 

Swiss Chard Salad

 If you love Kale Salad then you will definitely love what we are about to present you here - a recipe for Swiss Chard Salad. Once you start growing Swiss Chard in your home garden we can guarantee you won’t be able to wait as soon as the irresistible Swiss Chard begins to pop up.

How to make a Swiss Chard Salad?

  1. Take the Swiss Chard and cut its stem and refrigerate it to make hot dog stir fry later.
  2. Now, stack the chard leaves and roll them into a tight cylinder. Cut the cylinder into ¼” slices, thus having long chard ribbons. That’s called a chiffonade!
  3. Put chard into a large bowl and add oil, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat the chard.
  4. Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes, which will get the chard leaves to soften. Your healthy recipe is ready to serve now.

Nutritional Value-

  • It has potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Also, it is rich in minerals that help to maintain healthy blood pressure.
  • It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K.
  • Calcium is present in the leaves which means that it provides a major boost for bone health.

Conclusion-

So these were the 5 Healthy Recipes For a Healthy Lifestyle that we at Himalayan Greens think you should include in your diet plan. If you are finding it hard to find this vegetable you can easily log in to our website and order them by clicking here.

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