June 3, 2013

Hosting "Healthy Me and Healthy Us" event for June 2013

Feels good to be back hosting an event for Priya Mitharwal's Healthy Me, Healthy Us event for June 2013. Thanks Priya for this opportunity. Although am late by a day in announcing this event as my vacation extended quite a bit more than expected, inviting all you health freaks to link up Healthy, Eggless & Vegetarian Entries all this June.

I shall recap the requirements for this event directly from Priya's event announcement . Meanwhile use the Linky Tool provided below to link to this event. If you are a non-blogger, do email me your recipe so I could include it in the round up.

Look forward to all your entries 


Lets look at some real good sources of Healthy Food

Ø  Protein in Legume: Garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, navy beans, soybeans, split peas

Ø  Protein in Grain: Barley, brown rice protein, buckwheat, millet, oatmeal, quinoa, rye, wheat germ, wheat, wild rice

Ø  Vegetable Protein: Artichokes, beets, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green peas, green pepper, kale, lettuce, mushroom, mustard green, onions, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, turnip greens, watercress, yams, zucchini

Ø  Protein in Fruit: Apple, banana, cantaloupe, grape, grapefruit, honeydew melon, orange, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, strawberry, tangerine, watermelon

Ø  Protein in Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, cashews, filberts, hemp seeds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts (black)

Ø  Iron in Vegetables/Fruits: Sun Dried Tomatoes, Apricots, Parsley, Spinach, Coconut, Olives, Currants & Raisins, Palm Hearts, Lentil Sprouts, Swiss Chard, Asparagus (Raw), Broccoli Raab, Pears , Figs , Apples , Dandelion Greens, Kale etc.

Ø  Zinc sources: Breads, grains, cereals, Legumes/Beans, Soy foods, Nuts and Seeds, Corn, Peas and Sea Vegetables etc.

Ø  Vitamin B12 sources: Cheese, eggs, whey, milk & yogurt and yeast etc.

Ø  Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Hemp Seeds, Walnuts, Flax Seeds, Olive Oil, Avocado and Chia Seeds etc.

Ø  Vitamin D: Sunshine (is the best), Orange Juice, Mushrooms etc.

Now, with all this talk, let’s come down to the rules of the event.

  • You have to cook a dish out of “unprocessed” and “unenhanced” foods ONLY. If you have made something and have doubts on whether or not it qualifies, let me know. I recommend using more vegetables, fruits and nuts/seeds than grains in your dish.
  • Any course of the meal is allowed, even beverages.
  • Eggs and Meat/Seafood/Fishes are NOT ALLOWED.
  • Using pre-packaged food are NOT ALLOWED.
  • Using artificial flavors are NOT ALLOWED.
  • Using pre-processed food is NOT ALLOWED.
  • Nut & Seed Oils ARE ALLOWED but in moderation.
  • Paneer & Tofu are ARE ALLOWED, as they not exactly processed, but cooked to make it the way they are.
  • Stone Ground or Mill Ground (Uncontaminated) flours ARE ALLOWED.
  • You have to do a small write up on the nutritional benefits of your dish and if possible (recommended) how many servings it gives and what is the calorie per serving (approximate).
  • Provide some substitutes for certain ingredients, if you think they are not easily available. Vegan substitutes will be highly appreciates.
  • Archived posts will be allowed, if it follows all the above rules


  1. Nice event. Will send my entries soon. Happy hosting Kalyani.

    today's post:

  2. Wonderful event. In fact even I am in the process of hosting a weight loss/ healthy recipe event. I would love to join your event:)

  3. lovely event dear... ll send entries soon..

  4. Lovely event dear,
    i am your follower now.
    added my entry.

  5. Too good idea to have a big list of healthy recipes!!! :)

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  7. Have linked Falafel Wrap, Lebanese Lentils Rice, Beans Enchiladas n Asian Noodles Pancakes!!! :) Happy hosting...

  8. Hi,

    Hey nice even and a nice blog!!!!!!
    I have linked 'Watermelon grapes parfait,set dosa, vellyappam, Kerala pazham manga curry, oats khichdi,Kerala vegetable stew, Methi muthiya and Spicy Soya chunks curry (Kerala style)".

    Good luck




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