Kale

I had to Google the health benefits of kale.

I understood it’s a very low calories vegetable and is packed with loads of health benefits.

Well kale does have omega 3 and that’s good for the health.

It’s now a trend to deep fry or air fry the green leafy vegetables and serve it instead of chips or french fries with something well I’ve seen some photos where posh cafes serve the healthy foos. Am not sure how far you can do it crispy on a oven or air fryer but i am very sure if you deep fry it, the kale gets crispy and crunchy.
I know its not very healthybut trust me i wish i had an airfryer to try it but then am not in a mood to invest on it for a weekly frying session. And yes space is a bit of an issue in my kitchen.

Well i tried the kale chips by just washing them and patting them dry.
You need to dry them out thoroughly or else you better not fry them in oil. Everytime i put my kale in the oil there was splatter and splash of hot oil. i had to run and hide myself to prevent any burns.

Yes please be careful before frying leaves always dry it very well.
After frying i seasoned them with salt.

You can store it in a small box in the fridge and use it up on a salad the next day.

kale and Calamari Salad

Ingredients

1 4×4″ calamari cleaned and washed whole piece

5 leaves of kale washed and pat dry

1 small onion finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

A drop of lime

1 tsp olive oil

Directions

1. Deep fry kale and set aside

2. Season the calamari with some salt and pepper

3. Pan fry the calamari for a minute on each side

4. Mix onion with lime and season with salt and pepper

5. Chop the calamari into tiny strips

6. In a bowl place the kale, top it with calamari strips and sprinkle the onions on top.

I ate it as it is. You can even serve it with a bowl of rice.

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Avocado dips and tips

YOU HAVE TO TRY IT FOR YOU TO LIKE IT.

This is what i always heard my hubs say whenever i showed a sign of hate to new food.

Starting from shushi and now ending in avocado I’ve started to like them very much. I know anyone who is not open to try new things will never think of having avocado in the sandwiches.

But trust me i was one of you and now I’ve changed.  Yes i have started to  like avocados as a substitute for butter. I used to avoid drinking avocado juices when there was a bit less sugar and now am having them with my bread over a slice of turkey and italian dressing. It is now old school to think that avocados are for juices and smoothies. Nowadays restaurants serve avocados with poached eggs and toast for breakfast. I am yet to try it. Till then here is a bit about my avocado sandwich and butter.

Eating Healthy : DUBAI

Foodonclick

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Eating out becomes a routine when wife is out of country. when I came down to Sri Lanka on vacation I started worrying about my husbands diet. He is very conscious of what he eats and always prefers a low carb diet. I was introduced to foodonclick through twitter and I decided to try it out. Sending my hubby a few link and I asked him to order. I am really happy about their service. The food arrived neatly and on time. the price was moderate. There are many restaurants available in Dubai listed on foodonclick which offer order online services and you can get lost for choice as most of them offer at an affordable price. I definitely would recommend this site for anyone.

Subway

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The next place I recommend is none other than the very famous subway. The salad bowl is delicious with a mix of healthy fresh vegetables and yummy pickles. A prefered choice of meat to go with it is really a go for low carb diet.  Ask for less pickle when you want to avoid those extra saltines which can destroy the taste of fresh vegetables. Subway is available at many locations in dubai and offer delivery service which is just a phone call away.

Mantooshe

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mantooshe is my favorite place. Of course it’s not low carb but you can still try out some snacks for tea with their very delicious and unique toppings and fillings like spinach and potato. Try calling them and ordering in they do deliver.

 

MORE RECIPES ON HEALTHY LOW CARB MEALS TO FOLLOW.