Nutripledge

 Your preparation of foods determines whether you get full health benefits from them or not. We share here simple and easy to prepare day to day recipes. I believe home-cooked food is the healthiest way of eating. Our recipes are also uniquely rated with a green dot (health-promoting), yellow dot (healthy balance), green-yellow (meal replacer), or red dots (watch out) to help you make a mindful decision about your food choices. So if you enjoy cooking simple and healthy foods, take a look and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!
*Please note that the content on this page is for your general information only. Everyone’s nutritional needs are different, so consult with your health care provider before making any changes to your diet.
“Without proper nutrition, medicine is of little use …With proper nutrition, medicine is of little need.”~ Charaka Samhita, Ancient text on Ayurveda

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Category: Health and wellness | Therapeutic Thursday Recipe

Chana Dal Stuffed Paratha (Indian stuffed flatbread)

Chana Dal Stuffed Paratha (Indian stuffed flatbread)

Chana dal paratha is a traditional North Indian dish that is usually served with kheer (rice pudding) and potato curry. This traditional Indian meal is a great balance of whole grains, dairy, plant protein, and vegetable servings in one plate. Here I will be discussing […]

Falafel Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Bowl

Falafel Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Bowl

Falafel and Tabouli (Tabbouleh) separately make a great snack, and when you put it together, it becomes a great healthy and delicious meal. That is how we have been surviving the Covid19 era in our house when everyone is working from home.  Advance meal preparation […]

Super healthy Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Recipe

Super healthy Tabouli (Tabbouleh) Salad Recipe

This super delicious Mediterranean meal is not only simple to make but also and super healthy. If you are giving up on meat during Lent time or in general, try a healthy vegetarian healthy meal. This Mediterranean Tabbouleh (Tabouli) salad is for you. There are […]

Oven-Fried, Heart Healthy Bajara Pua! (Pearl Millet flour cookie-Indian style)

Oven-Fried, Heart Healthy Bajara Pua! (Pearl Millet flour cookie-Indian style)

February is the love your heart month and a great month to think about your heart and eat fun heart-shaped foods. These Bajara puas (Indian style pearl millet flour cookie) are not only heart-shaped but also heart-healthy. Traditionally these puas are deep-fried. I tried oven […]

Air-fryer Falafels

Air-fryer Falafels

I am not a Super Bowl fan but I like the excitement among my son and husband in my house on super bowl Sunday. That excitement always makes me think about some fun and healthy foods to add to their joy. This Sunday at the […]

100-Calorie Sesame Seeds  Energy Balls (Til ke laddu)

100-Calorie Sesame Seeds Energy Balls (Til ke laddu)

Sesame seeds have been used for centuries in the traditional medicine of India and China. Its good oil, high protein, fiber, low carbohydrate properties along with many other beneficial vitamins, minerals make it an ideal healthy and energetic food. Besides providing good energy sesame seeds […]

5 Minutes Cocot Sandwich

5 Minutes Cocot Sandwich

Cocot (cucumber, olives, cheese, onion, and tomatoes) sandwich is a vegetarian version of BLT (Bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich that I discovered during the Covid – 19 pandemic. This simple sandwich became a healthy delicious quick lunch almost every day in my household. Cocot sandwich […]

Black Eyed Peas-Indian Style

Black Eyed Peas-Indian Style

If you have not tried black-eyed peas on the new year, no worry. This versatile and kind bean can still bring you good luck with health and wellness whenever you want to try it. It is never too late to eat healthily. Here is an […]

Healthy Festive Fruits & Nuts Whole-Wheat Coffee Cake

Healthy Festive Fruits & Nuts Whole-Wheat Coffee Cake

I was looking for a fun, healthy, and festive cake for this holiday season to satisfy my health cautious family’s sweet tooth. Being a dietitian, I also want to be a role model when I distribute holiday treats to my dear neighbors and friends on […]

Festive Quinoa Almonds Stir fry

Festive Quinoa Almonds Stir fry

Quinoa is the world’s popular high protein grain with a low glycemic index and full of antioxidant properties due to its high content of flavonoids (quercetin and kaempferol). Crushed almonds added to the dish adds extra protein to go along well with its subtle nutty […]

Penne Pasta  with Mushrooms and Spinach

Penne Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach

This delicious dish can be quickly prepared within 30 minutes. It is a great balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber which makes it a healthy one-dish meal. Ingredients: Preparation: Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. Wash mushrooms […]

Pear and Apple Upside Down Cake

Pear and Apple Upside Down Cake

I made this fruit cake for an anniversary in the family and it was an instant hit from the get-go! It was very warm, pretty, and the fall aromas simply drew everyone to it. The caramelized pears and pink pomegranate pearls delivered the perfect romantic […]

Five-Minute Brown Sugar Coated Pecans

Five-Minute Brown Sugar Coated Pecans

Life can be sweet without sugar, but it sure gets a little sweeter with some added real sugars. However, the bitter truth of sugar is, no matter how you eat sugar, it will have inflammatory effects on your body. All you can do is eat […]

Super Healthy Taco  Bowl

Super Healthy Taco Bowl

I discovered this recipe one day when I did not feel like cooking lunch and did not have any leftovers. Around noontime, I looked in my refrigerator, pantry and put together this delicious taco-style bowl in about 10 minutes, which turned out to be super […]

Oven-Roasted Potatoes with Fenugreek greens and Dill

Oven-Roasted Potatoes with Fenugreek greens and Dill

Fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) have long been long used in traditional Indian cooking and also as an alternative medicine to help stabilize blood sugar and blood lipid levels. It is a very common vegetable consumed during the winter season.  Per Ayurveda, it can generate the […]

Healthy Home Baked Granola

Healthy Home Baked Granola

This simple and healthy homemade oat and nuts granola recipe can be a great healthy addition to your morning breakfast parfait or a quick healthy afternoon energy snack. This great recipe was adapted from The Wholesome Dish and slightly modified. Nutrition Profile and Food rating: […]

Caramelized Sweet Potato Smoothie

Caramelized Sweet Potato Smoothie

Life would be boring without potatoes. Sweet potatoes make the Fall season extra charming due to their abundance in the season and full of flavor. It is very difficult to grocery shop without adding some sweet potatoes in the cart in the season. This caramelized […]