Moong Sprout – the Italian Way!

Dreaming of foods and then actually cooking them, is what I have been doing the last few days. Yes, I am absolutely in love with Food and I totally believe ‘Who Says Healthy Food Ain’t Fun’.

So keeping up with this here’s one of my recipes – that I made this morning and was fairly yummy and Nutritious.

So, here we go –

Moong Sprout – the Italian Way!

Ingredients –

  • 1 cup – Moong sprouts – boiled
  • 1 big Sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup Sliced capsicums – Red, Yellow, Green
  • 1/4 cup Sliced & Boiled French beans
  • 1/4 cup Sliced & Boiled Carrots
  • Finely chopped Parsley – handful
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • 1tsp Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Chilly flakes
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)

Method –

  1. Heat the oil in a casserole or large, wide pan and add all the spices, let it cook for 30 seconds
  2. Add all the vegetables, season with salt and pepper and gently stir it for a few minutes.
  3. Share it & EAT it 😉 It’s a perfectly yummy & healthy snack

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(This picture is from the pan)

‘Yummy in My Tummy’ Addition –

Eat with a hung curd dip – not only does it add up to a yummy dressing, it is also very nutritious.

 

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The High Protein Myth

Every other person, who starts hitting the gym, suddenly wants to go on an-all protein or a high protein diet! Now scientifically speaking – proteins are a fab part of our meals as they help us achieve that lean bod and burn fat. The scientific reason why most trainers insist on high protein is because during any form of intense exercise – where the body undergoes wear and tear, it leads to loss of muscle tissue. The amino acids (building blocks of protein) help repair our tissues and recover from the stress the exercise places on our body.

But most people instead of adopting a balanced, sensible approach towards protein intake, jump to consume excessive proteins. What they forget or rather not realize is that for proteins to really work to our advantage we need adequate supply of carbohydrates and fats in our diets too. If our diets do not include these – you just wasted those extra proteins and your money you spent on buying the expensive proteins.

So just because you are consuming a high protein does not mean that your body is reaping its benefits. Most people forget that our body is way too smart – when we feel we have done a smart thing by consuming higher protein and low carb, low fat meal – our body becomes extra shaana (smart 😉 ) – it does not store the protein for future use, it instead converts it to FAT by a process a deamination. This process takes place in the liver, where your protein just got broken down to glucose. There goes your plan of consuming High protein!

So when you consume your proteins, even if it is meat, it is always sensible to eat it as a part of the meal along with rice or roti and veggies and NEVER by itself. This way we ensure ideal absorption and assimilation of amino acids.

So, when it comes to eating – like I always insist, it is so much better to adopt a sensible plan instead of trying anything extreme 🙂

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