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Meal Plans for India
Meal Plans for India
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3/19/11 10:38 AM
Hi: Does anyone know how to develop meal plan for someone from India who is strict vegetarian? All the workouts I bought have no use for me when it comes to meal planning. I need to know the food from India to include in my balanced meal plan. it's so hard to find any help in that department. Any ideas?
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RE: Meal Plans for India
3/22/11 12:46 PM as a reply to balushahi.
I can help you with the vegetarian portion but not quite as much on Indian food specifically...

~Marianne
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RE: Meal Plans for India
4/28/11 11:39 AM as a reply to balushahi.
Well, I would recommend a few vegetable protein sources that they should be able to find in India. Quinoa is a great protein source. Sprouted grains and sprouted breads are great. You can also sprout your own grains at home if it's not readily available at the market. It won't help with making bread from scratch necessarily but that's certainly something they could try if they wanted. Sprouted bread digests much easier than the typical varieties.

Naan with quinoa and curried vegetales would be a wonderfully balanced meal. If Quinoa is not as readily available as I think it's possible there may be other alternatives in India that are unique to the area that I might not be thinking of. If quinoa isn't available most legumes would be a good source of protein and are usually light as long as they don't have any added fats.

I usually recommend balancing out a meal 1/3 proteins, 1/3 slow carbs, and 1/3 fast carbs as a general rule of thumb. So 1/3 of the plate could be naan bread or rice (slow carbs), 1/3 stewed vegetables (fast carbs), and 1/3 protein either from sprouts, beans, or quinoa (protein).
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RE: Meal Plans for India
5/11/11 7:43 AM as a reply to balushahi.
I'm not going to be of much help because I am not a vegetarian, but, I LOVE INDIAN FOOD! It's my favourite food outside of my own culture. It's something I enjoy very much and something I like to treat myself to. I will experiment with some things and get back to you in the meantime.

I am thinking Pindi Chana (my favourite) would be a good dish, since chickpeas are high in protein.

Probably learning to make Indian food on my own would be better, because restaurants aren't very healthy anyways.

I will watch this thread for suggestions.
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RE: Meal Plans for India
8/29/11 6:10 PM as a reply to balushahi.
Do you eat egg?
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RE: Meal Plans for India
9/19/11 3:18 PM as a reply to balushahi.
I want to thank you for your response and appreciate you taking time to read my post. Being pure vegetarian to the core. I'm glad you enjoy Indian food, in this aspect, I can help you if you need. India has very diverse and rich culture with so many different dishes, I am from North but love South Indian Dishes.

Balancing the diet is far more tedious, I think and more I try harder it gets. Frankly getting any program, other than DVDs everything else is waste for me, meal plans don't work for me. Its very frustrating and this brings me down. Though I do the exercises.

If you need any suggestion(s), please feel free to ask away and I'll try my best to answer. Until then good luck & enjoy art of cooking.
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RE: Meal Plans for India
9/19/11 3:19 PM as a reply to balushahi.
No I don't eat eggs either.
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RE: Meal Plans for India
9/19/11 3:22 PM as a reply to balushahi.
Thanks Tricia, yeah its not the vegetables themselves but the dishes that are cooked in India that I can include in my meal plan, that's where I need help but it seems there is no help and it is waste of my time and money to buy the programs. Though I enjoy the workouts but paying hiked up price for me has become a problem and is restraining me from buying any other program, which is sad but its unfair for me to pay the price for something that is useless for me.

But still thanks for you taking time and giving a response, I appreciate it.
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