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Healthy snacks: Roasted Chickpeas

I find that eating healthy is not easy, especially if you snack a lot. I try my best to eat healthy meals and I am happy with that part but when it is the time for a snack, I eat whenever is available which means chocolate, cheese sandwich, biscuits and chips are on the menu too. Of course, everything in moderation is OK but sometimes I know I can go overboard.

Normally, I snack on fruits and dark chocolate at work so I don’t jump to eat other unhealthy options but it gets boring at times.

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I am so happy that I have recently re-discovered Roasted Chickpeas. There are many varieties of chickpeas and most common ones are beige, black, green, red and brown. They are all tasty and healthy at the same time.

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According to experts, they add a low-fat boost of nutrition that supports healthy weight loss. If you Google them, you can find different ways to eat them but I just want to consume the roasted ones right now.

What healthy snack are you munching on? Do share some ideas.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Proud parents

I know Chhori is just 1 year old but she has already given us many moments that make us proud.

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A few of the times I felt so proud are

  • I taught her how to do “Namaste” form when she was around 6 months.

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  • And she was a very quick learner and she does Namaste to everyone when we ask her to. It is one of the cutest moments.
Her shy Namaste :)

Her shy Namaste 🙂

  • We taught her how to get off from the bed and sofa. When she stared to be mobile, we thought it is safest if we teach her how to get off the sofa or bed safely. You know, the leg first from the back until you touch the ground. She is really careful and she doesn’t let go until her feet touch the floor. Amazingly she learnt it so quickly that she practices it every day. Most of the time, it works but sometimes it doesn’t and she falls down as she is a bit over confident I think 🙂 and other times if it’s a high bed, like a friend of mine has, she is left dangling as her feet don’t touch the ground and she won’t let go. But she cries out so I can rescue her.
  • But the proudest moment must be when we went for her 1 year immunisation, The doctor gave her one shot in each arm, so two needles. I was worried a bit as I didn’t want her to cry too much. I and AS were making plans on how to keep her distracted so she wouldn’t cry. So when the doctor started to give her the needle, as the first needle went in her left arm, she just looked at it and did not even make a sound.
First needle went in as she watched

First needle went in as she watched

  •  I was singing some rhyme to distract her but she did not care. Then the other needle went in the other arm and she just whimpered for a second but not a tear was shed. I was surprised at how well she handled the needles.
Second needle in and she kept watching it go inside

Second needle in and she kept watching it go inside

  • We are definitely very proud parents of a brave girl. 🙂

I am sure there will be more moments in the future too and  she is making us so happy.

Please share your moments when your kids made you proud. (I am sure you have heaps to chose from).

Take care everyone,

from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Sticking to healthy eating

I just realised that it is harder to stick to a diet once I started working than when I was staying home. When I was working out, I started to eat healthy which meant we didn’t buy any junk food at all. Because sometimes it is so hard to control the cravings so it was best to make no junk food available at home.

On top of that we introduced healthier food into our diet. So along with exercise, it was easier for me to stay in shape.

It has been a month now that I am back at work and it seems like I am eating unhealthy food (cake, chocolates, and chips) more frequently. We have someone’s birth every now and then so the cake is always around. Also with the cake there will be chips and dips and sausage rolls which are hard to resist. I know I need to be in control more but it is so easy to let go when you see everyone else eating.

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It seems rude not to go to morning teas you are invited to as it is a good way to socialise but sometime saying no to cakes makes me stand out from the norm. Last week I went to one morning tea and didn’t eat anything as there was nothing healthy, no fruits at all but I was so happy when I went to one today and saw this healthy platter.

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It had celery, carrot and capsicum with some cheese and biscuits. Perfect for someone who is trying to watch what they eat. I am definitely going to make sure we have this platter along with fruit platters on every morning tea we organise so I can eat without feeling guilty.

How are you eating healthy when there is so much unhealthy food around? So much temptation everywhere you go.

What do you say to decline politely if someone offers you a piece of cake?

Take Care,

from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Easy Raita

I used to make raita differently before until AS stared doing it his way and I loved it. It is easy and compliments the biryani perfectly or you can even have it with any other dish. This raita is very simple with cucumber, carrots and a thick Greek style yogurt.

Serves : 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small Lebanese cucumber
  • 1/2 medium carrot
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 2 cups of Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of chat masala
  • 3 table spoon of finely chopped fresh coriander
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Grate cucumber and carrot on a coarse microplane.

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  • Dice red onion into small piece.
  • In a bowl add, cucumber, carrot and onion and mix rest of the ingredients together

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  • Allow the raita to chill for 30 minutes to allow the flavours to develop.

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  • Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
  • Enjoy!!!

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Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO