Maintaining A Healthy Diet While Living Alone

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Cooking every day can surely seem like a Herculean task if you live alone. Most of your meals end up being take-outs or convenience foods. Sometimes, you might end up missing meals altogether. Fact is, cooking for yourself may appear time consuming and complex. Research shows that those who live alone are more likely to have unhealthy eating habits. The pressure of studies or work, escalating food prices and a complete lack of inspiration to cook are often the chief causes why people living alone tend to have irregular eating patterns. A long drawn out dietary insufficiency can lead to malnutrition and a deficiency of calcium, iron, protein and fibre which can have grave ramifications in the long run.

5 Tips To Eat Healthy When You Live Independently

Eating healthy need not be hard, even if you are cooking for yourself. Here are a few tips to assert the ownership of your kitchen and enjoy good health!

1.Plan ahead


It is very important that you stay organized and commit yourself to eating well. An additional bonus is that it will save you loads of time and money. Chalk out your menu for the week, decide what you are going to cook, what ingredients you need to buy and stick to it. This way you will eat healthy, your time will be well-scheduled and your week will be a lot smoother.

2.Soup is the best back-up plan

On days when you get home really late, are exhausted and are tempted to order in; you should make yourself a hearty soup – it is absolutely nutritious and takes very little effort. Team it with toasts or garlic bread. Another helpful trick is to make lots of soup and freeze it, it is the perfect solution for frenzied days. It will save a lot of time as well as precious energy, as well as help you enjoy the protein in dal.

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3.Stir-fries can be life savers!

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A stir fry can be your go-to meal – it is nutritious and super quick to dish up. From vegetables to fish to eggs, everything can be stir-fried. What’s more, a simple rice or noodle accompaniment will provide the ideal base for your stir fry. As it can be made with minimal oil and condiments, stir-fry is also extremely healthy as a whole meal.

4.Nutri-mixes are a fantastic option

Ready to cook mixes are chef-designed and consist of well balanced meals containing perfectly-portioned amounts. This makes them easier to cook and require little effort. Tata Sampann Ready-to-cook Mixes provide an instant and nutritious packed meal in a ready to cook format. Try the comforting Tata Sampann Multigrain Khichdi Mix as dinner or Tata Sampann Moong Dal Chilla Mix for breakfast.

5.Make cooking fun!

Cooking can be a really fun, creative and innovative activity! However, the key aspect is to prep ahead. Listen to your favourite music, call friends over and grab a bottle of your favourite beverage while you cook. Team up with a friend or roommate and take turns to cook meals and share them.

These practical tips are bound to help you in your quest to eat and live healthier while being independent. Each meal you make yourself doesn’t have to be a fancy one, it only needs to help you achieve your nutrition goals.such as fully maximising the potential of protein in dals, by using the right cooking methods. Keeping this in mind, purchase the right ingredients and use them in simple and easy ways to meet your health goals.


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