Banana Nut Bread made with Whole Grain Flour

The delicious banana nut bread recipe contains 50% whole grain flour thus providing you with some fiber in your diet. Enjoy a piece of bread with skim milk in the morning and you have a breakfast of less than 350 kcals. Remember: eat in moderation! 1 loaf = 12 servings         Nutrition Value of 1 serving:Continue reading “Banana Nut Bread made with Whole Grain Flour”

My Plate vs. My Plate

I know it’s not easy nor is it fun to count calories – you just want to enjoy the meal! USDA came out with the My Plate few years ago and I believe it is a great guide to eating healthy. It gives a quick visual of how our plate should look to be on theContinue reading “My Plate vs. My Plate”

One healthy tip at a time!

As I was trying to find parking at the movie theater, my younger cousin says, “We should park farther from the entrance and just walk to get some exercise.” It was very exciting to hear his enthusiasm about staying active. Being physically active doesn’t mean you must go to the gym – find out whatContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

Chappli Kabab: healthier version

Chappli Kabab is one of my favorite foods but it is usually deep fried in oil. My mom slightly adjusted the recipe on the back of the Shan Chappli Kabab masala box to make it a little healthier. Bake it don’t fry it! Forget the egg! Go lean! Serving size: 2 kababs Number of servings:Continue reading “Chappli Kabab: healthier version”

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These are one of my favorite homemade cookies. The recipe is from my friend’s blog (http://canihavesomemoremum.wordpress.com) 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature + 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (applesauce is used to reduce the amount of fat) 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies”

How much protein is in homemade daal (Orange Lentils)?

I have always wondered how many calories and how much protein I was getting when I had one of my favorite foods: my mom’s homemade daal. Daal is a very common dish in Pakistani and Indian culture and is made from orange lentils.  Below is the recipe and nutrient analysis: Masoor Dal (orange lentils) 1Continue reading “How much protein is in homemade daal (Orange Lentils)?”