Navaratri Special: Ways to Make Your Sattvic Diet Interesting

By Shruti Sanwariya 

Experiment with Flavors

Use a variety of herbs and spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and cardamom to add depth and complexity to your dishes without compromising purity.

Get Creative with Cooking Techniques

Experiment with different methods such as steaming, boiling, baking, grilling, and sautéing to enhance the flavors and textures. Try roasting vegetables for added depth of flavor or marinate tofu or tempeh for a savory twist.

Include Wholesome Grains and Legumes

Incorporate a variety of whole grains such as rice, quinoa, millet, barley, and oats, as well as legumes like lentils, chickpeas, and mung beans, into your meals to add protein, fiber, and satiety.

Explore international cuisines

Add global flavors and ingredients to bring excitement to your meals, such as Japanese miso soup, Mediterranean vegetable tagine, Indian vegetable curry, and Thai coconut milk soup. 

Include Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

Embrace a rainbow of fruits and vegetables in your meals to make them visually appealing and nutritionally diverse. Experiment with different combinations to create vibrant salads, smoothie bowls, and stir-fries.

Practice Mindful Eating

Take time to appreciate the flavors, textures, and aromas of your food. Follow mindful eating by focusing on each bite, chewing slowly, and savoring the experience without distractions.

Pick Seasonal Produce

Explore local farmers' markets or community-supported agriculture programs for seasonal produce to add freshness and variety to your meals while supporting farmers.

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