Choosing a new recipe or two is one of my favourite things to do. I like to include them with my tried and trusted staples when it comes to planning the weeks' meals ahead. The added benefit of being organised is the wonderfully calming affect this has for Vata dosha - especially when the week gets busier! I also like to make sure I have some lighter options on hand to share with family and friends.
"Vata benefits from the regularity of routine which helps to keep the lightness of the air elements grounded and soothed."
Whilst regular snacking is not recommended in between meals in Ayurveda, enjoying the occasional healthy snack or a light meal is a far better alternative than reaching for packaged, highly processed foods. The key is to plan ahead so that you can make guilt-free choices from fresh, seasonal ingredients to sustain your energy levels.
Here are some recent light and tasty recipes from my kitchen that are simple to make.
My home-made Veggie Delights....
These little veggie balls are delicious as a healthy snack or served, as you see here, with Oak Leaf lettuce and dips as a nutritious light meal.
Roast the granulated cauliflower in a moderately hot oven until lightly golden and fragrant.
Place all remaining ingredients in a bowl and combine with the egg (if using). Season well.
The mixture will be quite wet. Form into bite sized balls.
Place on baking paper on baking tray and roast in a moderately hot oven for approx. 20-30 mins or until golden brown and firm. Turn occasionally whilst roasting.
Mixed Veggie Crisps
These are so easy to make and their vibrant colours and crunch make them irresistable!
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C
Finely slice the vegetables and mix thoroughly with the oil. Season with the salt and spread the slices out evenly on baking trays.
Bake until crispy and golden for approx 15 -20 mins.
Since these crisps are dry and light, they are fine in moderation for Kapha dosha. Pitta can reduce the salt and Vata will benefit from having them with the moist dips from the above recipes.
From my garden....
Now that Spring is here what will you be growing in your garden?
The information in Nourish Notes is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat diagnose, prescribe or heal any health condition or to replace standard medical treatment or advice.