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Sate your hunger with these healthy mini-meals


Did you know that munching on unhealthy foodstuff at irregular intervals is the main cause of obesity, malnutrition, and many health problems? Kids, teens, and even adults nowadays prefer spicy, oily, and creamy foods being sold on the streets and fast foods, and skip on healthy, homemade foods. These unhealthy foods taste great but do not fulfill the health requirements of the body. Regular intake of such foods may lead to certain diseases and health hazards and among them, obesity and malnutrition are the most common.

We all heard the cliché, “No pain, no gain.” Thus, for a healthy and clean body we should learn to make foods that build up the mental and physical stamina. Discussed below are some snacks which can be consumed by anyone, but note that there are also specific foods that should be eaten or avoided by certain groups of people.

1 Flattened rice/ rice flakes

This mini-meal can be taken as a healthy breakfast or evening snack. For this, you will need:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tomato
  • Vegetables of your choice (zucchini, peas, potato, beans, carrot, etc.)
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 spoons celery/coriander, chopped
  • Some curry leaves
  • 2 cups flattened rice
Flattened rice/ rice flakes
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Cooking instructions:

Start by heating oil in a wok and then add in cumin seeds, curry leaves, and all the vegetables. Now, soak the flattened rice in water and quickly squeeze to remove the water. Add the soaked flakes into the wok. Season with salt, chili flakes, and dried coriander flakes.

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