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6 Ways to Eat Healthy at An Indian Restaurant

We all love an Indian.

Especially me.

Rajdoot in Ruislip Manor…I’m telling you, it’s good!

But most of the time we tend to overeat, feel bloated and forget about our fitness goals during our meal.

One time may be ok, but after a while it’ll start to cause havoc on your results.

Here are 6 easy ways you can stay on track and not end up feeling guilty for derailing your goals.

Skip the Appetisers.

Many Indians are high in fat, carbohydrates and therefore high in calories. Keep away from the Samosa’s and the rich Paneer foods and instead order your mains straight away. If you MUST have a starter, opt for the lighter lentil soups.

Choose Tandoori Items

Tandoori food is traditionally cooked in the Tandoor. Due to this they tend to be leaner and so therefore look for the Tandoori Chicken or Shrimp.

Be wary of the bread

Naan seems to complete a curry, but try to avoid this if you can and keep to one portion of basmati rice instead. Naans add unwanted calories on top of already a fairly calorie dense meal. Again, if you MUST have bread, opt for the whole what option of Roti.

Avoid the super hot dishes.

butter chicken , indian cuisineIt’s tempting to accompany a spicy dish with an alcoholic beverage but instead of the alcohol opt for a lower calorie choice of yoghurt. Stir that into the dish to cool it down rather than using a higher calorie beverage.

Look out for Turmeric.

Turmeric has many benefits from lowering inflammation to containing antioxidants! Look for dishes that contain turmeric to get extra nutrients into your body.

Ask for ideas.

Most waiters / waitresses have a deep understanding of their menu and can help you create dishes of your choice. If you’re unsure on certain items on the menu, just ask! If you don’t ask, you may end up with a higher calorie, less healthy option than what you wanted!

There you go, a few simple and practical ideas that you can use when you’re making / ordering Indian. It’s not about completely eliminating it from the menu but seeing what you can do to make it a healthier option for yourself!


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