Most of our parents have told us about the importance of eating healthy, innumerable times. Actress Neha Dhupia's mother is no different. In one of her latest Instagram Stories, Neha shared a photo of herself getting ready to binge on a handful of dry fruits. “Look ma, I'm eating healthy,” she wrote in the caption. We can catch a glimpse of some healthy nuts, figs and walnuts in the photo. Neha is on the right track as dry fruits have several benefits. Walnuts, for instance, are considered to be good for brain and heart health. It is also good for hair and skin health, experts say. Figs or anjeer are a good source of fibre and bone health.
Now, you don't have to consume dry fruits just as they are, every morning. Instead, you can make things interesting by adding them to some delicious recipes. Let's find out how:
One lip-smacking traditional snack that involves a lot of dry fruits is chikki. You can prepare this sweet nutritious bar with nuts such as almonds, walnuts and cashew nuts.
2. Dry fruit ladoos:
Boosting immunity is the need of the hour and dry fruit ladoos can help you with this. Add the richness of dry fruits to some ghee, jaggery, sesame and ginger powder to make some yummy ladoos. Who said being healthy had to be boring?
3. Fig chutney:
Fig chutney or jam is another good option to include in your breakfast or lunch. Fig chutney is not just good for health but is also super easy to make. Not to forget how delicious it is.
There are ample ways to inculcate dry fruits in your dietary plan. Just take it one recipe at a time.