Diwali as the festival depicts bringing light to the world, to our lives! So this Diwali let us throw some light on the method of preparation of our diwali snacks and sweets. Replace some unhealthy ingredients and make this Diwali a healthy and prosperous one.
Essential ingredient swaps in Diwali Snacks:
Tool 1 : Replace sugar with jaggery or stevia
Jaggery is rich in Iron, which helps to increase hemoglobin levels in the blood. It also has various minerals which help to build immunity. Stevia is one of our wonder plants which gives us the natural taste of sweetness. Stevia is an excellent swap especially for Diabetics, by which they are not deprived to enjoy the lovely
Tool 2 : Replace refined flour with Ragi flour or whole wheat flour
These can act as excellent swaps of flours for your ladoos, halwas, shakkar pare, sev, papdi, etc. These flours have more of fiber as compared to refined flour. Ragi can also be used for those suffering from celiac disease.
Tool 3 : Replace full fat milk with skim milk
To cut down the load of saturated fats that’s added by full fat milk, swapping it with skim milk always remains a wiser choice. It wouldn’t really affect the taste factor as much and the sweets can be enjoyed guilt free.
Tool 4 : Replace dairy with soy milk, and other nut milks
Nut milks are considered healthier for the heart. For those who have lactose intolerance have a variety of choices between nut milks.
Tool 5 : Replace creamy toppings with fruits and nuts
Our colourful fruits can are always a welcoming choice for toppings, they give your sweets a healthy twist. On the other hand, Almonds, Walnuts, Chia seeds, Flaxseeds can also be used depending on the type of preparation.
Small steps towards making food healthy will surely reach you to the goal of living a healthier life.