We have a very special guest post for you today. Meet my friend Malavika, an amazing person who is beautiful inside and out. She’s a 27 year old radio presenter on the U.A.E’s premier Bollywood Radio Station: City 101.6 and I asked her to write for us as she takes on a new challenge: 100healthydays. Being the celebrity she is allows her to be in a position to inspire a lot of people and that is exactly what she has been doing! Read all about it and let me know what you think. Isn’t this a wonderful and realistic way to slowly modify our lifestyles? I definitely do. W.P
My name is Malavika and I’m on a challenge, a campaign, a journey of self discovery called #100healthydays. The big idea is that if you do one little thing everyday, consistently to work toward a certain goal – you are more likely to reach there. My goal is to have a stronger, fitter, healthier body in 100 days. I blog and post about my daily steps toward this new me on my blog and on facebook on the page ‘100 healthy days’. Food, exercise, a new way of thinking, and technology that helps me achieve my goal – are all the things I blog about. If you think you’d like to do this too – Jump on board! All you have to do is post your daily efforts on facebook, twitter or instagram and # it with #100healthydays.
Does it work?
YES. Social media is a bit like a parent, a teacher and peer pressure combined. Just the idea that I need to do something to post about has gotten me to work harder.
Food tips, tricks and recipes.
I love food. No really. I’m in a relationship with every meal and I refuse to eat bad tasting food just because it’s healthy. This has really gotten me to try all kinds of new, yummy recipes. Here’s something that always works for me – Making food look good and smell good is half the battle won. I like to heat my food and sit down at a table when I eat. Some how that makes me more mindful of what I am putting into my body and I enjoy every flavor. Not only does that make food tastier but it also satiates you in a way the-standing-by-the-sink-and-grabbing-a-mouthful doesn’t.
A recipe to share:
Here is a recipe that my mum has passed down to me. A super-healthy, multigrain porridge. Mum usually makes this powder once in a few weeks and stores it. When you are hungry, boil 300 ml of water, add 2 heaped tablespoons and let it thicken. Pour in a little milk, add some sugar or jaggery and it’s ready to eat/drink. On nights when I come back from late night events, starving … this is particularly useful!
The recipe itself:
1. Finger millet/Ragi -1/4 kg
It’s possible to find this in any Indian store, especially South Indian ones
2. Pear millet/Kambu -1/4 kg
Also known as bajra, again common especially in Gujrati, Rajasthani and Maharasthrian cuisine
3. Green gram - 1/4 kg
Mung bean, the stage 1 of sprouts, Moong as we’d call it in Hindi
4. Wheat - 1/4 kg
5. Par boiled rice - 1/4 kg
6. Fried gram - 100 grams
This is Chana dal, roasted gram or buna chana dal.
7. Barley - 100 grams
8. Sago/saboodana - 50 grams
9. Dry ginger -2 inch piece
10. Almonds -25 grams
Method for preparing the porridge powder:
hAPPY eATING & kEEP sMILING
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