I was trying again to shed few extra pounds for 1 month and I was tired of eating those oil-free and junk free healthy diet. I want something or anything which would be delicious and not break my diet plan. So, I came up with the idea to experiment with vegetables. This is a little bit challenging as I had to maintain low carbohydrate and low fat funda.
Vegetables are essential for healthy body, skin, and hairs. They are important sources of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Most vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories which helps in weight loss. Therefore, one must include these in daily diet in order to maintain good health.
But many of us don’t like the taste of some vegetables as they are not very good in taste. But we can make them delicious by cooking them in better ways. We can make vegetable soups or add them to your favourite food like Maggi, noodles or rice.
Don’t worry!! I have a better solution to this problem. Here I am listing delicious ways to eat vegetables. I personally made these vegetable recipes in my kitchen. You can make these best vegetable recipes and eat more and more vegetables daily.
Delicious Ways to Eat Vegetables
Below are some delicious ways to eat vegetables. You can experiment with them by your choice of veggies. These recipes are healthy and tasty too.
1. Vegetable Daliya (Broken Wheat):
Daliya (Broken Wheat) is broken wheat which is popular in North India. It is high in protein but low in fat and calories. Therefore, you can include it in your diet plan for weight loss. It also helps in digestion and balance blood sugar level. Daliya has so many benefits, that’s why I have included this in best vegetable recipes.
- 1/2 cup Dalia
- Vegetables (cut into small square): broccoli, carrot, beans, mushrooms, cauliflower, peas, corn
- Ghee (for cooking)
- 1 cup Water
- Salt and black pepper
How to Cook vegetable daliya (Broken Wheat):
Take a pan and put it on gas flame. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons ghee and heat it. Add daliya and roast it till it turns golden brown. After that add all vegetables to it and mix it. Put salt and black pepper according to your taste. Add water to it, close the lid and cook until it gets dry. Garnish this vegetable daliya with parsley.
The vegetable daliya is low in calories and high in nutrition. You can eat it anytime you want, especially at your dinner.
2. Vegetable Semolina Idli:
Idli is one of the famous food from south India. Steamed idli has low calory content. It is made from rice, washed black lentils and a pinch of salt. You can also make idli with Semolina (suji or rava). This vegetable Semolina idli is very nutritious and low in calories. You will definitely love its taste.
- 1 cup Semolina (Rava)
- 1 cup curd
- Vegetables (finely chopped): onion, carrot, tomato, capsicum
- Salt and Black Pepper
How to cook Vegetable Rava Idli:
Mix rava in curd and keep it aside for 1 hour. Add chopped vegetable, chopped green chillies, black pepper and salt in it. Now, take an idli pan and grease it with ghee. Put this batter in greased idli pan and cook it. Garnish idli with sesame seeds. You can make coconut chutney or green chutney with it.
3. Veggie pasta salad:
Veggie pasta salad is a delicious way to eat vegetables or you can say healthy way to eat pasta. You can add any vegetable to it that can cook quickly.
- Half cup pasta
- Vegetables (sliced): peas, mushrooms, corns, broccoli, carrot, beans, cauliflower, capsicum, green chilli
- Garlic and ginger paste
- 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
- Salt and Black pepper
- Oregano and red chilli
How to cook Vegetable Pasta Salad:
Boil Pasta and vegetables separately. Don’t overcook vegetables, just lightly boil them. Keep them aside. Now take a pan, add 1 or 2 tablespoon olive oil. Add garlic ginger paste. After that, add vegetables and boiled pasta. add salt and black pepper. Stir it. Now, at last, add mayonnaise and mix it. This is my style of making veggie pasta.
4. Vegetable egg roll:
This vegetable egg roll is full of protein as it contains egg and gram flour. It is yummy to eat and easy to make. I consider it best for breakfast. It is easy to make and healthy.
- 2 eggs
- water(if needed)
- 3-4 spoon gram flour
- finely chopped vegetables: onion, carrots, garlic, ginger, green chili, capsicum.
- salt, turmeric powder, black pepper
- Olive oil to cook
How to cook Vegetable Egg Roll:
Take a bowl and add milk and gram flour. Mix them well. Now add eggs in it and mix it well. Add all other ingredients in it. The process of cooking is little bit different so I have posted whole process in pic. Look the below given album:
We also made a list of best egg recipes that are delicious and easy to make. Do try once.
5. Vegetable Brown Rice:
Brown rice is rich in fiber, proteins, magnesium, thiamine, calcium, and potassium. If you are trying to lose weight, include brown rice in your diet instead of white. Those who are suffering from diabetes should eat brown rice as it has a low glycemic rating which helps reduce insulin spikes.
- Brown Rice: 1 Cup
- Vegetables (sliced): peas, mushrooms, corns, broccoli, carrot, beans, cauliflower, capsicum, green chilli, onion
- Salt and Black pepper
- More than half cup Water
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- Jeera (Cumin Seeds) and rai (black mustard seeds) for tadka
How to cook Vegetable Brown Rice:
Soak the brown rice in water for 10-15 minutes. Take a pressure cooker and add ghee. When the ghee heats up add cumin seed and mustard seeds. Then add sliced onion and cook them till it gets translucent. Add all other vegetables and brown rice in it. Mix it and then add water to it. Add salt and black pepper and close the lid. Cook in low flame till 2 to 3 whistle.
Brown rice needs less water and it takes time to cook. Remember you need to cook brown rice longer than white rice.
These are my delicious ways to eat vegetables. These best vegetable recipes can help you in shedding extra pounds while eating tasty. You can include more and more vegetables of your choice that can help you in weight loss. You should also include fruits in your daily diet for losing weight and maintain your health.
Do share your experience of making these vegetable recipes. Also, if you have some new ideas, do tell us.
Eat Healthy and stay healthy!!