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5 foods that boost women power!

One day in a year is just not enough to celebrate being a woman. Revel in this glorious feeling every day, starting today – treat yourself to some tender love and care by indulging in foods that will not just make you feel good, but look better too!

 

Fighting fish

Fighting fishEating oily fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines offer several health benefits like shiny silky hair, glowing skin, less susceptibility to heart disease, improved weight loss and happier moods! Moreover fish is also good for pre and post natal neurological development and diseases related to aging like arthritis, Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes.

  • Baked Fish with Broccoli Sauce Boneless baked masala fish fillets in a creamy delicious broccoli sauce. Have it alongside a cup of steamed rice or a leafy salad in pomegranate dressing – A full meal loaded with health benefits and taste.
  • Baked Zatar Fish with Tomato Water Marinated fish fillets rolled in zatar powder baked and served with tomato water. This women’s day try this recipe which is light on the stomach and packed with perfect flavours that are delicate and strong – just like you are!

Berries, nuts and more

Berries, nuts and more  Berries are rich in vitamin C and flavonoids. Eating these is a great way to promote health and prevent disease. Loaded with antioxidants and cancer fighting properties, blueberries are your best bet in the berry family. Fruits like strawberries, amla, melons cranberries and raspberries are tasty options. Don’t limit yourself to the regular almonds, walnuts and cashewnut, try different varieties like seeds like – flaxseeds, chia seeds, pine nuts, melon seeds and sunflower seeds too!

  • Baby Spinach and Strawberry Salad - Vitamin C, which improves helps the body to absorb iron better. Combining berries with iron rich food is a great way to reap maximum health benefits from both. This recipe is a great mix of sweet and tart deliciousness.

Avocado

Avocado - This creamy nutty, mushy, tropical fruit is not just a tasty treat perfect to make guacamole with, but are actually loaded with heart-protective compounds, such as soluble fiber, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. The healthy mono saturated fatty acids in them help in preventing the increase of bad cholesterol. Avocado is also great for luscious hair and skin.

  • Avocado French Fries This is not the healthiest recipe using avocados, but it definitely is the tastiest. You will know once you have a bite of the crunchy crumb coating followed by the creamy rich melt in the mouth texture if avocados!

Rice and nice

Rice and nice The fad these days is to run away from carbs, but not all carbs are bad for you. Carbohydrates sooths one mentally, inducing proper sleep and rest, increases stamina and uplifts sagging spirits - which is why a bowl of your favourite kadhi chawal or rajma rice feels so comforting. In general carbohydrates help release serotonin which is a brain neurotransmitter that relaxes you. You will find it in foods like rice, pasta, potatoes, breads and popcorn. So have your fill.

  • Rice in Lotus Leaf Simple steamed rice mixed it with some mushrooms, peppers and delicious herbs. This gets a brand new unique flavour once you steam them nicely enclosed in lotus leaves! If you find lotus leaves hard to get, use banana leaves instead – tastes just as good!
  • Brown Rice Biryani With Chutney ChickenDid you ever think a biryani could be healthy? This recipe uses brown rice and minimal oil to make a yummilicious green chutney chicken biryani. A great Sunday lunch and a definite party hit!


Indulge in these and several more recipes this Women’s day and let the world eat out of your hands – quite literally! Browse through sanjeevkapoor.com!

Happy Women’s Day!

Happy Cooking!

More power to you!

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.