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,
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,
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
- 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
- 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.
- Keep DEEP FRYING to MINIMUM.
- 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