Homebound in 2020 heralds a healthy YOU!

Had a long day? Stressed with work? Anxious with the current scenario?

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Turn this unpredictable year into the BEST year for yourself by rejuvenating your mind, body and soul while eating right


AUTHOR MRINAL MASAND / CATEGORY FOOD & GIFTS / PUBLISHED: OCT-11-2020

Every day you wake up in this world that doesn’t look like the one you’re used to living in, it hits you - the stress of the unknown, future-induced anxiety or just plain boredom. Suddenly, it does feel like the (re: our) world is turning upside down, so what’s the quick fix?

You can choose to take a look at the positives in this scenario, like the time you have now to work on yourself. Keeping busy gets a whole lot easier by keeping healthy with the goals of good hygiene, regular exercise and a nutritious diet. Gymnasiums were closed and grocery runs almost became a trend in 2020 after the coronavirus pandemic, so you know where to begin.

When someone with impeccable abs or a really fit body or even an inspiring yogi says, “the kitchen is the best place to start” and you just wonder “WHAT?!” to yourself. Here’s how - your mind listens to your body and your body, your mind. Once both are in agreement, you start to notice the change :)

Kitchen essentials for your wellbeing

Establishing a good routine is ideal for working your way through this homebound year, if you have kids home or even for retirees who are finding it especially hard to adapt to the #stayhome phase. Being mindful of your health is already within your reach with just a little bit of planning and some easy tips, so let’s get started with these:

Morning Millets

Start your day right by (safely) stepping out; energize the day through a comfortable walk with your dog, a brisk walk, a good run or even an hour of cycling in the blissful streets to feel at one with nature. If you’re inclined towards yoga, meditation or tai chi, you have the advantage to renew energy within the comfort of your home.

Once this morning activity is complete, get to the magical place (hint: kitchen) for the daily dose of freshness. A carton of milk and a beautiful bowl of this cereal is all you need to reward yourself with flavours of cinnamon and apples!

Brekkie Bowl-ing

If the lockdown had you scanning food and recipes (travel destinations too) then you probably came across the ‘breakfast bowl’ trend. Colourfully and beautifully created bowls making superfood look delectable and doable. Also, “bowls are the new plates” in case you’re wondering if it counts as a breakfast meal.

Rise and shine with stunning bowls to enliven your artistic or culinary inspiration. To create an attractive and healthy instagrammable breakfast bowl, meticulously arrange your ingredients, cool it and dive into it! To make things interesting, try these - chia seeds, a slice of banana, ragi flakes, matcha smoothie, cocoa coconut granola or hazelnut nutella granola, healthy choco nibs and even pumpkin seeds!

Snackible Showtime

Since the onset of the pandemic in March, every shopping list has had a good chunk of snacks to stock up during the get-out-of-home happiness runs! This habit was coupled with the binge-watching one. The craving to munch on a fried or frozen snack peaks in the evening when you just cuddle up in the living room to watch a TV show, a nice film or stream content online.

How do you solve this dilemma? A healthy gourmet snack does it for you. Try substituting your showtime snack with delicious hazelnut balls, a bowl of fresh fruit, cranberry almond bar, turmeric latte, caramelized onion crackers, a granola jar or even a sumptuous oatmeal cookie.

To be honest, an open mind with the best snacks - and you’re all set for a healthy binge - wait, are we talking snacks or shows? Maybe both!

Beverage Bites

Be it chai pe charcha, haldi for healthy or cafe wali coffee - the indulgence in a beverage basically translates to socializing in the time of coronavirus. It’s like a return of the tea or coffee time snack. Take your evening chai to a new level with this tasty and healthy Masala Chai Hot Chocolate beautifully paired with some peri peri almonds - a treat to remember and repeat!

If you’re looking for a work-time energy boost, these divine dances in a cup are the perfect dose of healthy goodness and a wake-me-up. Antioxidants are much needed this year and herbal teas are the most delicious way to get them in your system. To start with, you can go for this silvery white Pure Green from Satori or the zingy Energitea from Tea Villa to experience a healthy detox.

Subtle Salads

Say goodbye to the boring, bland salad plates and hello to attractive, colourful, enriching, hunger-busting, satisfying salad bowls! Salads are synonymous with losing weight but it’s not limited to that; it’s a favourite meal for most people. With the right dressing, dips and add-ons, your salad can become your favourite too.

Salads are a growing trend in most countries and especially now, they’ve become quite a sensation. The days pass by and people keep looking for ways to not just become, but stay healthy - this Salad Starter Pack is perfect if you’re one of them!

Bonus Tip!

Say goodbye to the boring, bland salad plates and hello to attractive, colourful, enriching, hunger-busting, satisfying salad bowls! Salads are synonymous with losing weight but it’s not limited to that; it’s a favourite meal for most people. With the right dressing, dips and add-ons, your salad can become your favourite too.

If you’re a chocoholic and the calorie count just can’t be controlled, it's a chocolate affair you’d never want to share! We have you covered with this heavenly bar with the flavours of grape and walnut dipped in decadent dark chocolate…

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