Five healthy whole wheat recipes you should tryLast updated on Oct 31, 2019, 04:05 pm
Quite like other whole grains, whole wheat is a rich source of protein and dietary fiber, both of which are essential for healthy body functioning.
It provides energy and helps keep you full, thereby reducing unnecessary/unhealthy hunger pangs.
Plus, it offers a plethora of health benefits like improving digestion, and reducing risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Here are five healthy whole wheat recipes.
Whole wheat pasta
To prepare this dish, start by putting 100gm whole wheat pasta in boiling, salted water.
Meanwhile, prepare the pasta sauce- take a deep bottomed saucepan and saute onion and garlic in it using olive oil.
Then, add mushrooms, salt, herbs and other veggies of your liking.
Finally add the pasta and cook for some 5-6 minutes.
Whole wheat cookies
To prepare tasty and healthy cookies, mix one teaspoon baking powder into 1 cup whole wheat.
Then, add one cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup oil into it and mix lightly. Add 2 egg whites and one teaspoon cinnamon powder to form a dough.
Next, roll the dough into small rounds.
Bake in oven (pre-heated at 180°C) for 10-12 minutes.
Whole wheat cake
Place one cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup jaggery, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/3 cup oil, and 2 eggs in one bowl, and beat well.
Now, add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 teaspoon almond essence. Again, beat the mix well to form a smooth paste.
Place the mix into the tin and bake in pre-heated oven for 30-45 minutes.
Whole wheat pancakes
Whisk 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, and set aside.
Then, heat one-and-a-half cup of milk.
Use this milk and whisk along with 4 tablespoon butter, 1 egg and some vanilla.
Finally, pour milk mixture into the flour mixture and cook pancakes.
Whole wheat Kheer
Heat some ghee in a thick-bottom, non-stick pan.
Add broken wheat, raisins, green cardamom powder, cashew nuts and mix well. Add jaggery and cook for a minute.
Then, add a cup of water, stir continuously and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Finally, reduce heat, add milk gradually and keep stirring till it's well blended. Serve hot.
Enjoy, and stay healthy!