Despite a long, extended weekend of Dhanteras, Diwali and Bhai Dooj, the festive sparkle is still in the air, surrounded by a good mood and a scent of seductive delicacies. Although the Diwali desserts and sweets were blown off the plate in seconds, the parties and binge eating sessions don’t want to end, and with the wedding season now starting, the gatherings are inevitable.
Are you planning a meeting? Don’t worry, we’ve got you sorted with 5 healthy, tasty, and easy-to-make dessert recipes. Why should you put yourself under constant guilt on such occasions and end up neglecting health and caloric intake when you can sink your teeth into lip-smacking, nutritious sweet treats?
Check out their recipe for their health benefits below and thank us later.
1. Coconut barfi
Coconut Barfi (Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal)
Coconut, the main ingredient in the recipe, is high in fiber, copper, iron, manganese, and healthy fats. Its iron richness makes it beneficial for people with anemia as it plays a role in the formation of hemoglobin. It’s good for the immune system and bones. All you have to do is take freshly grated coconut and heat it with milk, then take oil (preferably Oleev olive pomace oil for health) and add the coconut soaked in milk and stir. Add milk and jaggery powder and let cool. When you’re done, cut it into squares and voila! It is finished.
2. Multigrain Ladoo
Multigrain Ladoo (Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal)
These are great for people trying to lose weight or who have diabetes. All you need is a tablespoon of oil. You can use pearl millet flour, ragi, jowar, wheat flour, cashew nuts, flax seeds, sesame seeds, cardamom and jaggery for this. Heat some olive oil in a pan and add all the flours, then melt the jaggery and all the dried fruits, let them cool, grease your hands and shape them into small balls.
3. Quinoa phirni
Quinoa phirni (Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal)
Phirni is a milk pudding made from toasted quinoa, saffron threads, dates, almonds, and cardamom powder, an amazing dessert recipe with many nutritional benefits. This is good for people with high blood sugar, it’s a natural gluten-free dish that is high in amino acids, fiber, antioxidants, and protein. All you need to do is toast the quinoa in olive oil until its color turns light brown, add water, and then when the volume is halved, add milk and saffron and other ingredients. Mix well and serve!
4. Yeast bites
Ragi Bites (Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal)
Ragi Bites, or finger millet, is a nutritious composition of calcium, protein, iron and fiber. There is no trans fat or maida and it is also gluten free. Ragi is a good carbohydrate, which is why Ragi cookies have the benefit of vitamin D, which improves vitality, improves skin tissue and reduces wrinkles. They are good at keeping diabetes in check. All you have to do is mix the ragi flour, jaggery powder and nuts together and knead a dough with your hands with a little olive oil. Now cut the dough into circles, press flat with your palms and bake.
5. Almond and walnut squares
Almond and Walnut Squares (Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal)
You can easily make all kinds of nuts, almonds, peanuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts, etc. at home. Bake these nuts, mix them with seeds and combine them with honey, maple syrup and salt and a little olive oil. Take them out on parchment paper, cut them into squares and let them cool.
(Recipes: Nutritionist Nmami Agarwal)
These recipes are healthy and delicious, they are great for socializing and you won’t regret the next day.
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