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The festive season is here, and we all know it’s incomplete without indulging in our favourite sweet treats! And of course, halwa tops the list. Yum, just the thought of it is making us salivate and how. But it also brings with it the fear of calories and all that fat…Argh! What do we really do? Well, the key is to enjoy your favourite sweet treat but with a healthy twist. So ladies, it’s time to share some exciting tips because your halwa can be healthy too!
Of course, we love suji and atte ka halwa, but if you swap them with veggies like lauki, carrot and beetroot, you don’t just get a delicious sweet treat but healthy at the same time. You can also add bananas to your halwa. What’s the point of empty calories we say? So, try different variations, and you’ll be taken by surprise! Because you won’t be able to stop digging into it!
Whether it’s the crunch of almonds or walnuts, adding dry fruits to your halwa will only add to the taste! What’s more, dry fruits are rich in minerals, protein, fibre, and vitamins, and can really make you feel energetic. Plus, since they are rich in fibre, you can enjoy better digestion and overall health.
Fats are generally looked down upon as ‘villians’ in our diet, but guess what it all depends on the kind of fats you consume. If it’s a healthy fat like ghee, don’t stay away from it. Yes, it is rich in fat, but also contains high concentrations of monounsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids that support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. In fact, adding it to halwa will not just enhance its taste but will also provide you with health benefits!
Sugar really is the bane of our times, and rightly so! It also creeps into all kinds of foods, making them unhealthy. And if you don’t keep a check on the amount you are consuming, you could really put yourself at risk of getting various health issues. But what if you consume healthier alternatives? For instance, soak jaggery in water, and use that liquid to sweeten your halwa. You could also use dates for the right amount of sweetness.
So ladies, if you want to make your halwa healthy, you know what to do!