Most of us eat outside in restaurants, food stalls at the street corners etc for various reasons. For some, eating outside is fun as they wish to shift from the routine and monotonous kitchen duties and go out trying new dishes. Home cooking is good but it’s the street food that we crave for every now and then. Generally it’s the desire to eat hot and spicy fried foods. Street food in India is the classic push pull that serves a variety of bhajis, pakoras or chaats.
Nowadays, you also find a lot of street vendors catering Indo-Chinese foods like the chicken noodles, chicken fried rice, egg fried rice, chicken 65, vegetable Manchuria or chicken Manchuria which are the most common dishes available in the street food cart. Apart from the hygienic part, it’s a fraught situation especially when every street corner has small stalls serving up something that just smells aromatic pulling the crowd to wolf it all down.
Most street food lacks the balanced nutrition and contains high amount of fat in the form or oil or used oil, butter and margarine. They also have carbohydrates as the major base. Nevertheless, street food could also be healthy by just replacing few ingredients and cooking styles. Nowadays with an increase in the demand for healthy food, many street food vendors offer healthy options which are equally tasty. Here take a look at one of the yummiest healthy street food that you can prepare at home which is highly nutritious and appetizing to eat.
This is the Healthy Street Food Sandwich which is just flavourful and stomach filling too. This sandwich stuffed with freshly sliced salad veggies and the mint chutney gives a punch to the sandwich and tastes absolutely yum. Do try and enjoy eating healthy food.
Healthy Street Food Sandwich recipe:
- Sandwich bread slices - 2 nos
- Beetroot, boiled & sliced - 1 no
- Potatoes, boiled & sliced - 1 no
- Tomato, sliced - 1 no
- Cucumber, sliced - 1 no
- Carrot, grated - 2 tbsp
- Green Chutney - 2 tbsp
- Take a sandwich bread slice and on the top of it place the beetroot slices, potato slices, tomato slices, cucumber slices and grated carrot.
- Apply mint chutney on the other bread slice and put this on the top of the vegetable bread.
- Cut into desired shape and serve
This healthy street food sandwich is a ideal recipe or food for those bachelors, working women who purely rely on outside food. Can be prepared easily and anytime to have fresh and healthy food! If you wish to try something different you could add in more creative ideas to make it dish more palatable and delectable. Generally when you eat outside food, you can’t have control over the amount of things like fat, saturated fat and sodium in the food like when you prepare it at home yourself.
At home you can take control by making varied smart choices. Pay attention on what to eat and how much you eat is the first step to healthy eating outside. Eat foods that are low in fats, cholesterol and rich in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibres. Include more of vegetables and fresh fruits, seafood, lean meats, poultry and eggs. Avoid cream based soups as they are high in fat and calories.
Clear soups can be a great appetizer as well as a meal. Keep salad dressing and sauces separate on the side so that you can add as per your taste. Drink plain water/ coconut water/ buttermilk instead of aerated cool drinks. Finally while eating outside control and eat portion sized foods, share with family and friends and last do not hesitate to take leftovers home.
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