Diets can be overwhelming sometimes. What you eat throughout the day is more important than stressing over when you eat. The most important thing is Plan, Enjoy and Stick to a single diet.
Do not complicate what you eat, just focus on enjoying whatever is on your plate. But, this does not mean going overboard and having more calories than what your body can shed. Be content with your food choices and promote a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet doesn’t necessarily mean focusing on strict limitations, staying unrealistically thin or depriving yourself of the foods you love. It is more about improving your health, having more energy, feeling great and boosting your mood.
Finding difficulty in creating new dishes every now and then to please children? Here’s one that will give you the taste you desire or maybe better. The quest to a healthy sweet dish ends here, grab a pen and paper to add “Oats and Orange Rabdi” in your healthy diet list. Forget the original, its time for some re-mix.
Things you will need (For 1 medium bowl):
– Oats: ¼ cup
– Orange segments: ½ cup
– Low-fat milk: 2 cups
– Ghee: 1 tsp
– Sugar substitute (stevia powder or jaggery): 1 tsp. You can add sugar if you want. Make sure to limit the amount to 1-2 tsp.
How to prepare:
– Take out a deep non-stick pan and add a tablespoon of ghee.
– Add oats to the pan and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
– After that, add milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes.
– Remove the mix from the flame and let it cool completely.
– Once cooled, add the orange segments and sugar substitutes and mix them well.
– Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve chilled.
— Tastes best when served chilled
— Garnish it with nuts (if you want)
— You can add any fruit of your choice to up the taste and health benefits
Energy:- 99 cal (+10 cals if used sugar)
Protein:- 5.9 g
Carbohydrates:- 13.8 g (+2.5 gms carb if used sugar)
Fiber:- 1 g
What’s so good about this dish?
The two star ingredients Oats and Orange present in this recipe add a twist, making it ideal in providing the divine taste. A little modification in the process of making a dish can enhance the flavor, be it sweet or savory. This tangy-flavored Rabdi will align well with your sweet craving without encouraging any sugar spike.
Our traditional rabdi is an all-time favorite sweet for most of us. But now its time for some change in flavors. We all like to experiment with what we wear or learn, then why not with food.
Benefits of the ingredients involved
Oats: It is a gluten-free whole grain. It has a well-balanced nutrition composition. It is rich in fiber, magnesium and zinc.
— Promotes a healthy gut and feeling of fullness for a longer time
— Helps in weight management
— Aids in controlling cholesterol and blood sugar levels
Orange: It is a type of citrous fruit. It is known to have several benefits.
— Rich source of vitamin C
— May help strengthen immunity
— Promotes skin repair
Ghee: It is an all-natural nutrition powerhouse. It has inflammatory properties.
— Provides important vitamins and minerals (A, E, K and D)
— Helps moisturize dry and dull skin
A perfect blend of all these ingredients gives the dish “Oats and Orange Rabdi” its unique and mesmerizing taste. This health and taste power pack dish can serve your all-time need. Cherish the benefits and taste any time at home with the basic home ingredients.
(The article is reviewed by Dr. Swati Mishra, Medical Editor)
1. Harvard School of Public Health. Oats. The Nutrition Source. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/oats/
2. ECPI University. Culinary Nutrition. https://www.ecpi.edu/blog/culinary-nutrition-9-health-benefits-ghee