Heard from a lot of “healthy” friends that eating healthy only needs to be done from scratch and ordering a takeaway in fact breaks the vow in maintaining a disciplined nutrition routine. In other words, healthy lifestyle is subject to saying NO to takeaways. Well, they do have their explanations to refute. While cooking your own food saves substantial expenses, ordering takeaway online saves time and effort.
Life revolves around loads of balances and eating healthy is just one of them. As life has turned busier and kitchen time has been the trade off, takeaway culture is actively coming to the radar. No matter which part of the world you are in, as you are not kitchen-active, has takeaways become a part of your routine. Just to take the negativity out of your mind, let’s have a look about how can we attempt to ordering a healthier yet delicious takeaway.
Hamburgers and Sliders over Cheeseburgers
Burgers are not burgers without those molten cheese around the patty and Coke. While it is very enjoyable once in a while, literally you should be running 15 hours straight after that double patty cheese burger meal all well in your tummy. The healthier alternative can be hamburgers with veg sauce and lettuce or sliders. You will be not only satisfied but also feel absolutely guilt-free.
Falafel with Hummus over Doner Kebab
There is a range of veg proteins that can be avid non veg supplements like greens, chickpeas, lentils etc. If you are health conscious, feel free to pick falafel with hummus instead of the Doner Kebab with cream dressing. Benefits: low calorie, delicious, healthy, completely guilt-free. Grab a plain naan with your falafel and unbelievably you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Saag Aloo and Matar Paneer over Korma and Curry
When you search for ‘order Indian takeaway’, you are immediately bombarded with the top cheesy dishes. Indulging in those kormas and fat-fledged curries can be health hazardous. Opt for Saag Aloo and Matar Paneer instead - nutritious, balanced and super delicious, not to mention filled with fibers and not heavily drowned in ghee and cream, yet delicious and healthy. Believe me you won’t even remember those kormas. Again the plus is, guilt-free.
Steamed dumplings over fried dumplings
It’s one of those weekends when Japanese or Chinese hits you and you are looking for Chinese restaurants near you. You are not thinking of something heavy but definitely something to munch on. Dumplings! Great choice. Steamed dumplings are not just healthy but appropriately tasty over the fried ones. Deep fried food might put a lot of gastronomical stress but steamed ones will satisfy you both with taste and nutrition.
Rice Rolls and Miso Soup over Fried noodles
“Noodles” have been swirling in your mind. Stir fried rice noodles, soba noodles, egg noodles and you name it. As we are talking about healthier choices here, definitely there is a way to keep “noodles” away. Whether you are planning to order a takeaway or book a table online, a vegetable miso soup with tofu and rice rolls is what you need to omit those unnecessary carbs and calories. This way you will consume limited carbs only from those rice rolls and enough nutrition from the soup with miso, tofu, seaweed, veggies etc. While it might seem very light and not enough, the broth in the soup shall not be underestimated. If you are weight checking then it is recommended you try this mantra.
These are few ways you can turn your takeaway experience into a positive one. In these busy days, ordering food online can be daunting but let’s be honest it does save us from chores. So modify your choices and enjoy your takeaways guilt-free.