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Healthy vegetable recipes to tickle your taste-buds

Though vegetables are one in the list of healthy food items, we seldom crave for those. Vegetables are power-packed with vitamins and minerals that our body needs to stay healthy and energetic. It is a good source of fiber and significantly low in calories. Also, they reduce the risk of many diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.

People who are conscious about their health prefer healthy vegetable recipes. However, if you are a cranky bit, who is not quite fascinated by vegetables, here are some delicious vegetable recipes that are low-fat and with fewer calories.

Take a bowl of fresh yogurt, sea salt and a little bit of black pepper and mix well. If you have a sweet-tooth, you can add a teaspoon of sugar or any sugar supplement. Add the fruits and veggies to it and mix well. Garnish it with fresh coriander. Your delicious snack for the evening is ready in a jiffy.

Vegetable stew:
Ingredients:
Garlic
Vegetables (any vegetable of your choice)
Baby corn
Mushroom
Salt to taste
Black pepper
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Procedure: Heat the pressure pan and add two tablespoons of olive oil into it. When the oil is hot enough, add one tablespoon of minced garlic and saute it. Add diced onion and cook for two more minutes. Add the chopped vegetables, baby corn, and mushroom into the pan. Add sea salt as per your taste and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add required amount of water and the lemon juice into it. Pressure cook the ingredients. In less than 10 minutes, a power-packed vegetable stew will be ready.

Colorful wrap:
Ingredients:
Oats
Sesame seeds
Multipurpose flour
Salt to taste
Olive oil/sesame oil
Vegetables (Carrot, onion, capsicum, beans, sweet corn, etc.)
Chopped garlic
Cumin seeds
Lemon juice
Green chilli
Procedure: Heat the frying pan and add four tablespoons of oats and three tablespoons of sesame seeds into it. Cook for two to three minutes in medium flame. Remove it from the pan and grind it in a mixer. Mix four tablespoons of flour, a little bit of salt, one tablespoon of oil and water and knead the mix into a soft dough. Make rotis with this dough and keep them aside. Now, in a bit of olive oil, saute the garlic and cumin seeds. Add the chopped vegetables and salt and cook on a medium flame. Place this veggie mixture in the center of the roti and wrap it. Your colourful wrap, low-fat and with fewer calories, is ready to be indulged in.

To maintain a low-calorie diet plan, exclude vegetables like potato, sweet potato, etc. from your healthy vegetable recipes. Always use sea salt or Himalayan pink salt in cooking instead of the regular salt available in the market. Also, use less oil in cooking and try to use olive oil or sesame oils as they are good for health.

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