MY ROUTINE AND DIET IN LOCKDOWN
The world is currently experiencing the pandemic of coronavirus (CoV) Since lockdown is associated to the interruption of the work routine and healthy eating, this results in boredom that leads to greater energy intake as well as consumption of higher quantities of macronutrients (carbs, fats and proteins). Also everyone is experimenting, trying new dishes and are chefs now a days including me. In this scenario how to stay healthy and stick to our routine to a certain extend.
Friends I am sharing what I eat and how I manage my routine. Let’s talk about day with a GOOD ROUTINE
Wake up (7-7.30am) Drink Haldi water with lemon and honey in it. Followed by meditation 30minutes, wake up my kiddo for online classes, 9am Breakfast that majorly includes poha with 2 egg whites boiled or cornflakes salad, Start with household chores, drink chia seeds soaked 1 hr before consuming it, 12pm break time hydrate myself with watermelon or muskmelon or orange and again continue with household work, 2.30-3pm is mostly lunch time for all of us in which I take boiled or brown rice + dal + salad. 4pm time for detoxification – green tea with lemon drops. From 3pm till 6pm my time in which I do my work, 1 hour workout, spend time with my kiddo. Evening around 5.30-healthy bowl curd packed with nutrition like fruit, nuts and mix seeds added to it. 7pm again time for detoxification, green tea with lemon drops. Cooking time 7-8pm. My time for dinner 8-8.30pm besan chilla or moong dal chilla, last but not the least ajvain and jeera water with lemon drops around 10-10.30pm. Sleep by 11.30-12am.
So here can you see I had my all meals on time. Did workout and meditation. Done with my responsibilities. Household chores in between. Spend time with kiddo and studies. Gave time to my clients. Spend time with my family in between whole day while having meals. Break time.
Now it’s time for a day when ROUTINE IS MESSED UP (during lockdown) and planning to have CHEAT MEAL.
Wake up (9-10am) drink haldi water with lemon and honey in it. Followed by breakfast around 10-10.30am besan chilla. 12.30pm power packed fruit, 1 banana. In between household chores. 2pm detoxification time green tea with lemon drops. Lunch time 3pm any lentil salad. From 3pm till 6pm my time in which I do my work, 30minutes workout and 15 minutes meditation, spend time with my kiddo. Evening around 5.30-healthy bowl of curd packed with nutrition like fruit, nuts and mix seeds added to it. 7pm again time for detoxification, green tea with lemon drops. Cooking time 7-8pm. Cheat dinner time 8-8.30pm could be Chinese or Italian with any mocktail or a glass of red wine, Time for movie/series (munching time) 11pm 1 scoop sugar free ice cream or makhane, last but not the least ajvain and jeera water with lemon drops around 12.30pm. Sleep by 2am.
So here also can you see I had my all meals on time. There was nothing like that was specially made for myself. If we cook kidney beans (rajmah) for all in lunch, I consume rajmah salad. Also I did workout and meditation. Done with my responsibilities. Household chores in between. Spending time with kiddo and studies. Gave time to my clients. Spend time with my family in between whole day while having meals. Break time.
It’s not just important to stay safe and healthy physically but also mentally and emotionally. In the current pandemic situation, fear around the availability, accessibility, and cost of future food may affect the eating experiences of many people?
So here I planned meal times worked for myself according to my routine. Similarly you can also get your routine scheduled with the help of Dietitian and Nutritionist that will work for you and your family.
During this time it is important to take care of nutritional habits, following a healthy and balanced nutritional pattern containing a high amount of minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins and foods that are good sources of immuno-supportive nutrients but also keeping in mind that positive attitudes will help to tackle this situation and health effects of lockdown.
RECIPE ONE: POHA CUTLETS
INGREDIENTS FOR CUTLETS
- BELL PEPPERS
- GREEN CHILLIES
- GINGER AND GARLIC PASTE
- CHAT MASALA
- CHILLY FLAKES
- ROASTED JEERA
- MULTIGRAIN BREAD CRUMBS
- COREINDER LEAVES
- MIX SEEDS
INGREDIENTS FOR MINT SAUCE
- COREINDER LEAVES
- MINT LEAVES
- HUNG CURD
- ROASTED JEERA
- GREEN CHILLY
PREPARATION- Boil Poha. Strain It. Let it cool. Grind it. Simultaneously boil quinoa if available. Roast besan until it gets little golden brown. In a bowl add poha, quinoa or scrambled panner, besan, finely chopped veggies, mix seeds and all spices mentioned above. Mix them together. Now grind multigrain bread. Spread it on a plate. Give your prepared batter shape of cutlets and place them on bread crumbs.
Now take a non -stick pan and brush little bit on non- stick pan. Let them get golden brown and for 5 minutes put them in air fryer to make them little crisp. You can also use your OTG.
Grind all ingredients mentioned above for mint sauce.
Relish your cutlets with prepared mint sauce and good bowl salad.
HELPFUL TIP: IF YOU INCLUDING THESE CUTLETS IN YOUR DINNER, COMPLIMENT IT WITH BOWL OF SALAD TO AVOID OVER EATING.
SWEET TOOTH & HEALTH FRIENDLY CUSTARD
- MILK (ALMOND/SOYA/COW MILK)
- CUSTARD POWDER
- KETO SUGAR/HONEY
- FRUITS (FRESH SLICE OF PINEAPPLE/APPLE/KIWI/POMEGRANATE)
- ALMONDS AND WALNUTS SOAKED AND CRUSHED
- MIX SEEDS
- DARK CHOCOLATE
- KESAR (OPTIONAL)
PREPARATION- Chop fruits of your choice and refrigerate them. Heat milk in a wide pan. Add honey/ keto sugar. Meanwhile mix custard powder with milk. Stir it well. Make sure it is free from lumps. Pour mixture of custard slowly and gradually in hot milk and stir it well on low flame to avoid any lump. Keep stirring until custard gets thick. Switch off the stove and whisk the custard well to make it smooth. Cool this completely and chill t in the fridge. Pour custard in bowls and add crushed nuts, pinch of kesar and mix seeds on top of it. Melt or grate dark chocolate and garnish your custard.