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Holi with 7 Delicious Low-Sugar Recipes for Diabetes Patients – Vedroot

 Suga Free Food in Holi Festival for Diabetes

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Introduction: Embrace Healthy Holi Celebrations

At Dia100, we believe that celebrations shouldn’t compromise your health goals. This Holi, we present seven delectable low-sugar recipes tailored specifically for individuals managing diabetes. These recipes blend vibrant flavors with mindful ingredient choices, ensuring a festive experience without compromising on health.

Guilt-Free Gujiyas: A Flavorful Delight

Indulge in the traditional Holi delight of Gujiyas with our healthier twist. Our recipe replaces refined sugar with natural sweeteners like stevia or monk fruit extract, reducing the glycemic index while maintaining the authentic taste. Fill these crispy pastries with a delectable mixture of nuts, coconut, and cardamom for a satisfying treat.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespoon stevia or monk fruit extract
  • Oil for frying

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and ghee to form a crumbly mixture.
  2. Add water gradually to knead the dough until smooth. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by mixing chopped nuts, shredded coconut, cardamom powder, and sweetener in a bowl.
  4. Divide the dough into small balls and roll each into a thin circle.
  5. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of each circle and fold it in half, sealing the edges.
  6. Heat oil in a pan and fry the gujiyas until golden brown.
  7. Drain excess oil on paper towels and let them cool before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 150 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g

Vibrant Vegetable Kebabs: Bursting with Colors and Nutrients

Add a burst of colors to your Holi celebrations with our vibrant vegetable kebabs. Skewer a colorful array of bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini marinated in a tangy yogurt sauce. Grilling these kebabs enhances their flavor while keeping them light and diabetes-friendly. Serve with a side of mint yogurt dip for an irresistible appetizer.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup zucchini, sliced
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Skewers for grilling

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix yogurt, lemon juice, cumin powder, salt, and pepper to prepare the marinade.
  2. Thread the diced vegetables onto skewers, alternating colors for visual appeal.
  3. Brush the marinade over the vegetable skewers and let them marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the grill and cook the kebabs for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally until charred and tender.
  5. Serve hot with mint yogurt dip on the side.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 80 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 3g

Tangy Tamarind Chutney: A Zesty Companion

No Holi spread is complete without tangy tamarind chutney. Our recipe balances the sweetness of tamarind with the tartness of lemon juice and the subtle heat of spices. By using natural sweeteners sparingly, we ensure a low-sugar alternative that elevates the flavors of your favorite snacks without spiking blood sugar levels.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 cup jaggery or sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a saucepan, combine tamarind pulp, jaggery (or sugar substitute), and 1 cup of water.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the chutney thickens.
  3. Add cumin powder, chili powder, ginger powder, and salt to the mixture, stirring well.
  4. Cook for another 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let it cool.
  5. Transfer the chutney to a sterilized jar and store it in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 40 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 1g

Refreshing Watermelon Salad: A Cooling Delight

Beat the Holi heat with our refreshing watermelon salad. This hydrating dish combines juicy watermelon cubes with crisp cucumber, tangy feta cheese, and fragrant mint leaves. A drizzle of balsamic glaze adds a touch of sweetness without overwhelming the natural flavors, making it an ideal accompaniment to spicy Holi treats.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, combine watermelon cubes, diced cucumber, and crumbled feta cheese.
  2. Toss gently to mix the ingredients evenly.
  3. Drizzle balsamic glaze over the salad and sprinkle chopped mint leaves on top.
  4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
  5. Serve chilled as a refreshing side dish or appetizer.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 80 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g

Nutty Coconut Ladoo: Bite-Sized Bliss

Satisfy your sweet cravings guilt-free with our nutty coconut ladoo. These bite-sized delights are crafted from shredded coconut, almonds, and a hint of cardamom. By using sugar substitutes like erythritol or xylitol, we create a diabetic-friendly dessert that’s rich in flavor and texture, perfect for sharing with loved ones.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup erythritol or xylitol
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • Chopped nuts for garnish (optional)

Method:

  1. Heat ghee in a pan over low heat and toast shredded coconut until lightly golden and fragrant.
  2. Add almond flour, erythritol (or xylitol), and cardamom powder to the toasted coconut.
  3. Mix well until the ingredients are combined and the mixture becomes sticky.
  4. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  5. Once cooled, shape the mixture into small round balls (ladoos) using your hands.
  6. If desired, roll the ladoos in chopped nuts for added texture and flavor.
  7. Refrigerate the ladoos for 30 minutes to set before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 90 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g

Spiced Chickpea Chaat: A Flavorful Fusion

Experience a burst of flavors with our spiced chickpea chaat. This savory snack combines crunchy chickpeas with colorful veggies, tangy tamarind chutney, and fragrant spices. By roasting the chickpeas instead of frying, we reduce the oil content while maintaining the crispy texture. Enjoy this protein-packed chaat as a wholesome Holi appetizer or snack.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned or soaked overnight)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons tamarind chutney
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Drain and rinse the cooked chickpeas, then pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Spread the chickpeas evenly on the prepared baking sheet and roast them in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and crispy.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the roasted chickpeas with chopped onion, tomato, cucumber, and cilantro.
  5. Drizzle tamarind chutney over the mixture and sprinkle chaat masala, cumin powder, red chili powder, and salt.
  6. Toss everything together until well coated and evenly mixed.
  7. Serve immediately as a flavorful and nutritious snack.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 120 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Fiber: 5g

Cooling Mint Lassi: A Soothing Sip

Quench your thirst and soothe your senses with our cooling mint lassi. This creamy yogurt drink is infused with fresh mint leaves and a touch of honey for sweetness. Skip the sugar-laden store-bought versions and opt for our homemade recipe, which offers a refreshing beverage option that complements spicy Holi delicacies.

Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons honey or sugar substitute
  • A pinch of salt
  • Ice cubes for serving

Method:

  1. In a blender, combine plain yogurt, water, fresh mint leaves, honey (or sugar substitute), and a pinch of salt.
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy.
  3. Taste and adjust sweetness according to preference.
  4. Pour the lassi into glasses filled with ice cubes.
  5. Garnish with mint leaves and serve chilled.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 70 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g

Conclusion: Celebrate Holi the Healthy Way

This Holi, prioritize your health without compromising on flavor. With our collection of low-sugar recipes, you can indulge in festive delights guilt-free. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or celebrating with family, these delicious dishes are sure to enhance your Holi festivities while keeping your blood sugar levels in check. Embrace the joy of the season with mindful eating choices and savor every moment of celebration. Happy Holi!

 

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