Navratri is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated in India. Those who celebrate it mark it by fasting and adopting a sattvic diet to cleanse and detoxify the body and mind. The fasting is done with spiritual significance during this time and excludes ingredients that are heavy, rich or cause indigestion.
For those who have a sweet tooth, this can seem like a time with very limited options. But if you actually take a closer look at traditional sweets and desserts, you’ll find that simple substitution of unhealthy ingredients with healthier ones can give you sattvic dessert options which are super low-calorie and healthy as well.
Here are three healthy sweet dishes that you can try this Navratri season without worrying about gaining any extra weight in the process.
1. Buckwheat halwa
Buckwheat flour or kuttu ka atta is one of the ingredients used to make Navratri dishes. This gluten-free flour is low in calories and contains good amounts of proteins, fiber and minerals. What’s more, you can make halwa with it the same way as you make besan ka halwa.
2. Makhana kheer
Makhanas (fox nuts) are a low-calorie food with almost zero fat and cholesterol and good amounts of calcium, sodium and potassium. Makhana kheer can be prepared quickly with ingredients easily available in most pantries or grocery stores. Here is how:
3. Kaddu barfi
Kaddu or pumpkin is yet another fiber-rich low-calorie food that you can use to make a healthy dessert for your Navratri feast. The delectable dessert is not difficult to make and does not require fancy ingredients.
For more information, read our article on Healthy recipes.
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