Easy & Healthy Quarantine Recipes
In the light of the spiking curve of COVID cases, it is important to eat right and build immunity. Also, for the ones already fighting the disease and under home quarantine, it is utmost important to follow a nutritious diet. But for them who already down with the COVID symptoms, it may not be easy to prepare a tedious, elaborate meal. Hereby, it becomes necessary that the recipes be highly simple to prepare along with being healthy.
Simple recipes to sort your daily 3 courses of the meal, to tend for self and ones around you:
1. Breakfast Oatmeal – just the right morning energy boost you need.
Unsweetened almond milk
Dry fruits (of choice)
Take a bowl Quaker oats (with quantity of choice).
To ½ cup oats, pour 1 cup of almond milk.
Let the oats soak in the almond milk for 2 minutes.
Place the bowl in the microwave oven and heat for 3 minutes.
Once microwaved, take it out and let it settle down for about a minute.
Sprinkle your choice of dry fruits on top and it is ready to be served.
2. Finger Millet (Ragi) Malt – finger millet is a strong immunity-booster.
2 tbsp finger millet flour
1 ½ cup water
1 tsp jaggery (optional)
½ cup milk
Take 2 tbsp finger millet flour in a small cup.
Dissolve the flour in ½ cup water without forming any lumps. Keep it aside.
In a saucepan, bring 1 cup water to boil.
Add the dissolved flour to the boiling water.
Stir consistently on medium flame for 9 minutes.
Add 1 tsp jaggery to the mixture (skip the step if cooking for a diabetic). Stir well until the jaggery dissolves completely.
Now add ½ cup milk and mix on low flame.
Pour the hot porridge in a bowl, ready to serve.
3. Vegetable Purée Soup – always good to take your vitamins seriously.
3 medium carrots
1 small potato
½ stalk celery
½ small cabbage
Peel and chop all vegetables, and place them in a cooker.
Cook in a pressure cooker / electric cooker for about 12 minutes.
Once the vegetables are cooked and steamed, mash them into a paste. For a finer touch, blend the mixture into a fine paste.
Add some salt, pepper powder, and turmeric powder and mix well.
Your nutritious dinner is ready.
When times are tough, eating habits often get compromised. But this is a challenging time that calls for eating right and well. Indulging in these healthy, nutritious recipes can ease your family’s meal courses.