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6 Days in Montenegro as a Vegetarian

6 Days in Montenegro as a Vegetarian

Hi guys, I was in Montenegro for a week, exploring the beautiful country, its natural beauty, and cultural heritage. Being a vegetarian, I know how hard it can be in a foreign country to find quality plus tasty food. Therefore, I wrote this guide to […]

Vegan Burrito

Vegan Burrito

Oh these Mexican wraps, I am simply in love with them. Plus the fact that they can be customized as per your taste.  Burritos are healthy and loaded with tons of vitamins, good fat, carbohydrates, and fiber. You can easily modify them as a vegetarian or vegan burrito. […]

Best Eggless Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Eggless Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been trying to make chocolate chip cookies for a long time but never achieved that perfect bite. You know that crispy edge and soft center. I worked with many recipes, trying to make the dough with hand, adding one egg, two eggs etc. But nothing gave me that chewy result. My cookies would spread like paper because of lot of butter, or would turn into a piece of rock. Appropriate to hit someone!

I am quite a stubborn person, when something is not working or seems a challenge I have to make it work at any cost. So after many trial and errors. And my family telling me not to try them anymore. But I did not want to give up. So trial after trial until I found that right recipe and that too egg less.

I was so happy and finally content with the results. Happier because I made them without the addition of egg. Since I have some family members who do not consume eggs, it always a victory for me if I can make eggless baked goods.

If you want to get big chunks of chocolate in your cookies then opt for chocolate bar and chop it into pieces. I personally prefer that over chocolate chips. If you eat these cookies warm you will experience an explosion of chocolate in your mouth. That is pure bliss!

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Eggless Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
approximately
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
approximately
Ingredients
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk together butter and sugar until sugar is fully incorporated.
  2. Add flour, baking soda and salt to the butter sugar mixture. Mix gently.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips or chop off the chocolate bar into small and big chunks.
  4. Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven at 170° C. Make equal sized small balls from the dough and bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes. The edges should be crispy and the middle slightly soft. This way you will get thise perfect chewy cookies.
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Health Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

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3 Ingredient Easy Healthy Vegan Brownie Bites

3 Ingredient Easy Healthy Vegan Brownie Bites

These little vegan brownie bites are a perfect snack for in between and to satisfy your sugar cravings without feeling guilty. The best part about this healthy treat is that it is quick to make and at the same time tastes extremely delicious. You don’t believe me give it a try.

The reason I call them brownie bites is that they actually taste like brownies but minus the sugar and fat. When I made these for the first time, my family liked it so much they could not believe that these are actually healthy. And I am telling you my family is not that big on healthy eating. So if you have a person in your family or you yourself do not believe in healthy and sugar free deserts, you should definitely give it a try.

Easy Almond Tea Cookies: Shortbread Style

Easy Almond Tea Cookies: Shortbread Style

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Easy Jackfruit Rice (Kathal Biryani)

Easy Jackfruit Rice (Kathal Biryani)

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Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I am sure you have heard this phrase many times. But let’s be honest here, how many of us make an effort to make this meal of the day count as a healthy meal? Let’s admit for most of us (including me) waking up early is a challenge in itself. We want to sleep until the last time and keep on pressing the snooze button as often as we can. So how the hell is it possible to sit down and have a healthy breakfast? Grabbing a croissant and a cup of coffee from the nearby bakery or coffee shop sounds more enticing than waking up half an hour early to prepare breakfast. I am sure you got the point 😉

Yet eating croissant every day or some unhealthy breakfast is both detrimental to our health and to our pocket! So why not make some effort the evening before so that we can spare all that drama the next morning.

In this post, I am going to share with you my grab-and-go breakfast which will help you stay on track with your fitness goals! Overnight oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast and ever since I tried these I never turned to warm oatmeal. The reason why they are so delicious is that they taste like a desert, so creamy, sweet and full of flavors and a plus point- they are healthy so you don’t have to feel guilty at all!

I prefer making my oatmeal in a jar that has a secure lid so that when I am running like crazy in the morning to make in time, I don’t spill them and make my bag a mess. Obviously, that goes without saying but I just wanted to share the kind of a mess I am with you guys 🙂 Maybe someone out there can relate 😉
This is a basic recipe, you can go all wild and creative with this one. Adapt it according to the seasonal fruits, a season of the year like having a festive oatmeal with apples, banana, and cinnamon during winters. Whereas a tropical one with exotic fruits during summer. My all-time favorite is banana and berries oatmeal. Banana adds creaminess and sweetness and berries balance the sweetness with

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  •  fruits of your choice
  • for toppings and extra crunch- walnuts, sliced almonds, coconut shavings

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients except fruits and toppings in a jar.
  2. Top it with your favorite fruits and nuts. Keep overnight in the fridge.

Tip: You do not necessarily have to chill your oatmeal overnight. A maximum of four hours is also fine to allow your oats to reach a creamy consistency.

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Everyone is talking about chia seeds these days but do you know why exactly? Find out what makes chia seeds a super food and why they should be incorporated in your diet to get  maximum health benefits. What are Chia seeds? Chia seeds are tiny […]


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Everyone is talking about chia seeds these days but do you know why exactly? Find out what makes chia seeds a super food and why they should be incorporated in your diet to get  maximum health benefits.

What are Chia seeds?

Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from Salvia hispanica plant, mainly grown in Central and South America. This super food gained its popularity for all the right reasons. Chia means strength in the Mayan language and in ancient times these seeds were used by warriors and runners as a source of energy.

What are the health benefits of chia seeds?

Chia seeds are super food, loaded with nutrients such as fiber, omega 3, digestible carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, mangnese, zinc, vitamin B1 and B2,  B3 and potassium. Consumption of these seeds has tremendous health benefits, so why make them a daily part of our diet?

Improved Digestion

Chia seeds are high in fiber, 11 grams of fiber per ounce (28 grams). The recommended amount of fiber is 30 grams, so including one serving of chia seeds in your diet can help  cover one third of your daily requirement of fiber.
Chia seeds absorb a considerable amount of water which helps them expand. Due to this reason they expand immediately in the stomach making you feel fuller quickly.

Ageing and Skin

Chia seeds are high in anti-oxidants that help speeding up the skin repair and prevent further damage. Its consumption can prevent premature aging of skin due to inflammation.

Healthy Heart

Chia seeds are high in healthy fats and have more Omega-3 than found in salmon. Omega-3 protects the heart by lowering blood pressure, reversing inflammation, and regulating cholesterol.

Weight Loss and Muscle building

Chia seeds are very high in protein and amino acids, thus form a great source of plant-based protein for vegetarians and vegans. They can be consumed if you want to build lean muscle regulate blood sugar levels and burn fat. Here is a study conducted on the relationship between chia seeds and major weight loss goals.
High amount of zinc present in chia seeds increase leptin in your bobdy which is a hormone that helps regulating appetite and improving your stamina.

How can chia seeds be consumed?

Chia seeds can be eaten raw, soaked, cooked or even grounded. When soaked, they can be used as a thickening agent for soups or stews. One of the popular ways of consuming chia seeds is by soaking them in water or milk for at least half an hour or overnight in the fridge. The seeds absorb the liquid and form a gel type consistency and is known as chia pudding. To add more flavor to it, you can always experiment with different kinds of milk, yogurt, fruits, nut butter, honey, cinnamon, nuts etc. Just be creative and see what you like the best.

Grounded form of chia seeds can be used as egg substitute in your baked goods. To replace one egg, soak 1 tbsp of grounded chia seeds in 3 tbsp of water. Dry roasted can be used in salads to add texture or as a topping for your breakfast cereal.

What are the side effects of chia seeds?

There are no major side effects of consuming chia seeds. However, consuming them in large amount might lead to constipation. Therefore, make sure to have only recommended amount, which is 15-20 grams (2-3 tablespoons) per day, and drink plenty of water.

All in all chia seeds are a nutrient dense food and so versatile that they should be included in your daily diet in some form. Not to forget the amazing health benefits these tiny seeds contain. It helps with weight loss, skin, anti-ageing, healthy heart, diabetes, fighting cancer, boosts energy and metabolism, stronger bones and dental health.

Recipes with chia seeds

Raspberry Chia Pudding