Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)

I had been craving stuffed bell peppers for a while so I finally decided to try making them at home. My husband is not a big fan of stuffed bell peppers, so I wanted to make sure he would enjoy it as well. Turns out, they are super easy to make and my husband lovedContinue reading “Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)”

Eggless Breakfast Ideas

Eggs are the best source of protein food at breakfast! As I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, it is important to have a combination of protein and carbohydrates at every meal. Click here to read the post on a balanced breakfast. For those picky eaters, like my cousin, I put together aContinue reading “Eggless Breakfast Ideas”

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”

Easy Hummus Recipe with Nutrient Analysis

Hummus is a very common side dish in the Middle East that is gaining popularity in the West. It is a great low calorie snack and a good vegetable source of protein. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, are rich in fiber and protein. They also contain vitamins and minerals such as folic acid (chickpeas tend toContinue reading “Easy Hummus Recipe with Nutrient Analysis”

Karhai Chicken

Number of servings: 6          Serving size: 2 pieces of chicken          Calories: 240 calories Ingredients:  1 whole chicken 8 medium sized tomatoes (cubed) 1 cup oil 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 tbsp minced garlic 1/4 tsp (turmeric powder) 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper flakes ½ tsp red chili powder 5-6Continue reading “Karhai Chicken”

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”

Believe me when I tell you…

Believe me when I tell you that you can’t even taste the oatmeal in the smoothie. Before you say “It has oatmeal in it, I am never trying this,” think about the worst that can happen? If you don’t like it, you can make your younger sibling drink it! I did this to my olderContinue reading “Believe me when I tell you…”

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)?”