Diet chart for navratri fasting

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During fasting of navratri people usually fast for 8 or 9 days. it is but obvious they intake more calories instead of burning by taking potato chips, cheese made food and potato made food instead of this you should eat some healthy and low fat food like sabudana, samak rice, kuttu atta,singhara atta, roasted peanuts, makhana and many more.

#Intresting breakingdown of meals during navratri fatsing.

BREAKFAST: fruit and nut smoothie, yogurt with berries, kuttu upma or skimmed curd.

MID MORNING: fruit salad including fruits like apple, pear, papaya etc.

LUNCH: sabudana khichdi, (buckwheat) kuttu atta roti, singhara poori(water chestnut) with lauki sabzi(bottle gourd).

DINNER: rajgira roti and lauki raita, samak khichdi, sabudanakheer.consider lauki or buckwheat kheer or halwa.sprinkle a little jaggery powder to enhance your tatse.

#Cheat meals for navratri.

  • foxnut (makhana) curry or kheer
  • steam the food instead of frying
  • more of sugar substitutes than sugar
  • Salad with permitted vegetables
  • ensure 2-3 serving of protien in the form if skimmed dairy products.

#Beverages that can be taken:

Fruit Juices: Fresh fruit juices made from permissible fruits.

Lassi: Plain yogurt-based drink without added sugar.

Herbal Teas: Energetic and health concious herbal teas using permissible ingredients.

List of foods that are commonly included in a Navratri fasting diet:

1. Grains and Flours:

  • Buckwheat (Kuttu) Flour: Used to make puris, parathas, and snacks.
  • Water Chestnut (Singhara) Flour: Used for making puris, pancakes, and snacks.
  • Amaranth (Rajgira) Flour: Used for making rotis or chilla (pancakes).
  • Barnyard Millet (Samvat) Rice: Used to make dishes like pulao.

2. Vegetables:

  • Bottle Gourd (Lauki): Used to make curry or sabzi.
  • Pumpkin: Used in curries.
  • Raw Bananas: Used in various preparations.

3. Fruits:

  • Bananas, Apples, Pomegranates, and Other Permissible Fruits: Eaten as snacks or in fruit salads.
  • Lemons: Used for seasoning.

4. Dairy and Protein:

  • Curd (Yogurt): A common side dish to accompany meals.
  • Milk: Used to make beverages and sweets.
  • Nuts: Almonds, cashews, and peanuts can be consumed as snacks or used in recipes.

5. Herbs and Spices:

  • Rock Salt (Sendha Namak): Used instead of regular salt.
  • Green Chilies: Used for seasoning.
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera): A common spice used in fasting recipes.
  • Black Pepper: Used in moderation.
  • Coriander Leaves: Used as a garnish.

6. Snacks and Sweets:

  • Sabudana (Tapioca Pearls): Used to make khichdi and vadas.
  • Makhana (Fox Nuts): Roasted and consumed as snacks.
  • Sweets: Some sweets are made using permissible ingredients, like coconut barfi or amaranth ladoo.

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