While it is known that the calories you put in and the calories you burn out decide your weight loss journey, in real life, keeping a tab on calorie intake is one mammoth task.
We spoke to Tarani Kapur from TLC (Tarani’s low calorie) Kitchen, a calorie and portion controlled Gourmet Food Delivery program that offers meal plans for healthy living, about the tricks to cook a sumptuous low-calorie meal. These tricks will save your diet plan and offer you a nutritious and wholesome meal.
Cook smart: Use techniques like grilling, baking, boiling, steaming, sauteing for all your meals. Use nonstick cookware like pans, nonstick tawa etc to make your meals healthy and low cal.
Opt for low cal ingredients: Opt for vegetables like broccoli, peppers, spinach, lettuce, celery, zucchini etc that are loaded with vitamin, minerals and antioxidants.
Choose a protein rich ingredient for every meal: Protein renders a sense of satiety and fullness. Opt for fish, lean meat, chicken, tofu, soya to make your meal healthy and wholesome.
Make smart cereal choices: Opt for high fiber cereals like oats, muesli, multigrain, flaxseeds, mix bran, ragi, barley, quinoa, brown rice etc for all your breads and rotis.
Right kind of oil for cooking: Rotate your oils on monthly basis and use a combination of oils like cooking in olive, rice bran, mustard and probably use vegetable oils for dals or curry based meals on daily basis.