Light Dinner Ideas
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Bonny Shah
31 March 2020

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Are you constantly searching for light dinner ideas that are simple but, at the same time, extremely delicious? Here are some curated light dishes that are quick-to-make and nutritious at the same time. Take a look and add these healthy recipes to your weekly menu.

Light Dinner Ideas

Lemon Rice with Dhania:

Easy to make and easy to digest, this recipe is healthy, vegan and it is gentle on the stomach. The main ingredients being lemon, which helps with proper digestion and reduces the heartburn. Lemons are also high in heart-healthy vitamin C and have several beneficial plant compounds that may lower cholesterol.

Making this dish with brown rice will ensure that you get higher levels of fibre, vitamins and minerals – particularly, vitamin B1 and magnesium. Brown rice is rich in essential minerals such as manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, selenium, magnesium, and potassium. Its vitamin wealth includes B-vitamins – vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, vitamin E and vitamin K. It helps control diabetes and aids in weight loss well. To make it more nutritious, you can accompany it with beans, peanuts, potato or cooked eggs.

Chawli Curry

It makes for a perfect choice for a light dinner. Chawli contains a lot of soluble fibre, which binds to cholesterol and helps eliminate it out of the body and keep constipation away. Also known as lobia, chawli contains B-complex vitamins, protein, zinc, calcium and iron. If consumed regularly, it may even help in lowering cholesterol levels. The protein and soluble fibre content of chawli is on the higher side, which makes it a low glycaemic index food and ideal for diabetics. However, make sure to soak the chawli for few hours or overnight before putting them in a pressure cooker. This will reduce the cooking time.

Moong Dal Khichdi

Every Indian somewhere has cherished this dish irrespective of their age. As it is a great source of dietary fibre, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous. It consists of all 10 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. That’s why if you eat this along with ghee, then you will get the right amount of micronutrients. Use Tata Sampann Moong as these lentils have low moisture content, giving you more dal per gram and thus more nutritional goodness.As for nutritional benefits, moong dal has a whole lot in store for you.Read More.

Three-beans Chaat

Tasty, delicious and healthy….you name it and this recipe has everything. Combine soaked and boiled rajma, chhole and green beans along with potatoes, tomatoes, onion and cucumber. To make it a more delicious affair, try adding chaat masala, and lemon juice. All these ingredients are packed with powerful nutrients value like vitamins, minerals, fibre, and have health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management and reducing the risk of several diseases.

Try these healthy recipes that will shake up your comfort zone but, at the same time, will be an ease to your stomach.


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