Mediterranean Quinoa salad

Blog By : Vaishali khanna – BFY Faculty

Salad of the day! Mediterranean Quinoa salad

Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

1 cup thinly sliced cucumbers

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

1/4 cup diced yellow bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup crumbled paneer

1/4 cup sliced olives (optional)

0.5 tablespoon toasted peanuts

2 tablespoons chopped corriander

For the dressing:

¼ cup olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

salt and pepper (as per taste)

mixed herbs (optional)

Method:

Toss all ingredients together in a big bowl except coriander. Mix the dressing and add on top. Toss lightly, garnish with coriander.

BFY Course for Advanced Diet & Nutrition

Blog by : Anushka Jain

BFY Course for Advanced Diet & Nutrition:

 

If you already have basic knowledge of diet & nutrition but you feel it is not enough, welcome, this course is for you! Every query you have in mind will be answered below:

Who should apply?

  • Nursing Staff
  • Physiotherapists
  • Health fitness professionals
  • Fitness trainers
  • Sports coaches
  • Housewives
  • Students

How will the course proceed?

There will be

  • Lectures
  • Practical & case studies
  • Assignments
  • Regular evaluation
  • Examination

What certificates will I receive?

  • All regular students meeting the minimum requirements will receive a completion certificate.
  • Only the students passing the examination will receive a lifetime valid certificate of Specialist in Advanced Diet & Nutrition.

What are the career prospects?

  • You will get knowledge and understanding of advanced diet & nutrition.
  • It will help boost your existing career in fitness & health.
  • You will be able to start a new career in fitness & health.
  • You can become a dietician, fitness expert, nutritionist, health teacher etc.

What is the course type?

The course type is regular and correspondence.

What is the duration of the course?

  • A class will be held every week for 10 weeks.
  • Regular students will have to attend all the classes and give their exams in 12 months.
  • Correspondence students do not have to attend the classes but give their exams in 12 months.

 

What are the passing marks?

  • Objective: 35 out of 70
  • Subjective: 15 out of 30
  • Total: 50 out of 100

 

Who are the faculties?

  • Consulting Dietician (R.D)
  • Professional lecturers in the field of clinical nutrition

 

What is the syllabus?

  1. Introduction: human body
  2. Role: nutrition in human body
  3. Energy: requirement, expenditure, body composition, energy balance etc.
  4. Carbohydrates
  5. Protein, fats
  6. Vitamin: water soluble & fat
  7. Minerals
  8. Water
  9. Methods of cooking
  10. Exchange list
  11. Menu planning
  12. Counselling tips
  13. Nutrition in lifecycle: pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.
  14. Weight management
  15. Nutrition in cardio vascular diseases
  16. Nutrition in hypertension
  17. Nutrition in gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder diseases
  18. Nutrition in Diabetes Mellitus, bone, anaemia, febrile.
  19. Nutrition in renal diseases
  20. Endocrine disorders
  21. Nutrition for fitness & sports

 

What are the benefits of the course?

  • Advanced knowledge of diet & nutrition.
  • Understanding of preparation of diet plans.
  • Opportunity of making a career in fitness & health field.
  • Lifetime valid certificate on clearing the exam.

 

Register for a healthy journey today!

Jowar Roti Recipe

Blog By : Vaishali khanna – BFY Faculty

Rich, bitter-y and fibrous in texture, this millet is grown in abundantly across india but often loses out owing to the wheat fixation that runs in our country. Being good in protein, iron and copper, this gluten free grain has been known to play a crucial role in cellular function and repair. The rich quantity of potassium and phosphorus helps lower cholesterol and manage high blood pressure. Most importantly, the grain is incredible rich in fibre and hence should be part of your daily diet.

 

Jowar roti recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup jowar flour/ sorghum flour/ jolada hittu
  • ¾ cup hot water or as required to knead the dough
  • ½ cup jowar flour / sorghum flour/ jolada hittu for dusting

 

Method:

  • Firstly, in a large mixing bowl or kadhai take jowar flour and make a well in the centre
  • Furthermore, add ¾ cup hot water and knead to smooth dough
  • Take a small ball sized dough and make a ball out of it
  • Further, pat and flatten with the help of palm and finger.
  • Also dust the work station with little jowar flour to prevent roti from sticking while patting
  • Now pat gently with one hand and the other side to get round shape
  • Make sure to dust with jowar flour if required
  • Further, with both hands pat as thin as possible
  • Also dust off excess flour from the roti
  • Put the flattened dough onto the hot tawa
  • Spread water over the roti with help of hand or wet cloth removing excess flour
  • Wait until the water evaporates then flip it to the other side
  • Press gently and cook both sides
  • Serve warm with dal and sabzi for a complete balanced meal

 

Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast bowl

Blog By : Vaishali khanna – BFY Faculty

Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast bowl

  • Rinse and drain about 0.5 cup quinoa
  • Place it in a saucepan and add 1.5 cups milk(Can be almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk), 0.5 inch cinnamon stick and 1-2 drops of vanilla essence
  • Bring it to a high simmer, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer for 15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes, remove the pan from the heat and let the quinoa sit for 5 more minutes or until the milk is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked
  • Taste and add grated jaggery about 1 tsp
  • Scoop the quinoa into two bowls and top with toastd almonds/ toasted coconut or fruit like chopped apple.
  • Serve warm

 

Diet & Nutrition

Published by : Anushka Jain

Diet & Nutrition:

 

Along with the fitness revolution making India aware of the importance of health & fitness, BFY also provides numerous courses in the health field.
BFY will let you explore your health conscious side by providing you knowledge and experience in the field of Diet & Nutrition.
So, if you were thinking of having a part-time job in the health field without having to go through the complicated exams, this course is for you.

This course is for:

  • Doctors
  • Senior Nursing Staffs
  • Physiotherapists
  • Personal trainers
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Health-fitness professionals
  • Sports Coaches
  • Health & fitness enthusiasts
  • Housewives
  • Health club managers
  • Fitness Writers

 

You will find the course useful because:

  • Can do part-time jobs
  • Good side income
  • Optimum knowledge about diet & nutrition
  • Can save people’s lives by helping them
  • Keep your family healthy

 

 

 

 

Certificate:

Once you clear the exam, you will be awarded with a lifetime valid certificate as Certified Specialist in Basic Diet & Nutrition.

 

Career Prospects:

  • You can boost your existing career in fitness & health
  • You can start a new career in fitness & health
  • You can do part-time job in the field

 

Course type, duration & passing marks:

The course is of regular & correspondence type.

Regular classes will be taken for 6 weeks.
If you are a regular student, you will attend classes and give exams within 12 months.
If you are correspondence students, you will too give exams within 12 months.

Passing Marks: 50 out of 100 (50%)

 

Study the syllabus in advance and know the topics of your interest:

 

  1. Introduction to Human Body
  2. Method of Cooking
  3. Nutrition in the Life Cycle
  4. Exchange list
  5. Menu Planning
  6. Tips of Good Counselling
  7. Format of Diet Plan
  8. Height and Weight of normal Indian children
  9. Nutrition in Weight Management
  10. Nutrition for Fitness & Sports

 

Become a health expert today by enrolling yourself in your favourite course. You have the opportunity of making your passion your profession. And you know what they say about opportunities? Grab it!

Nutritional Counseling

Blog By- Vaishali Khanna – BFY Faculty

What is Nutritional Counseling?

Nutritional counseling is a type of assessment made which analyzes various health needs in regard to diet and exercise. A nutritional counselor helps people to set achievable health goals and teaches various ways of maintaining these goals throughout their lifetime.

Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Without proper nutrition, one does not have enough energy to make it through the day. Also, health declines without proper nutrition, making one more susceptible to illness and disease.

During the assessment, the counselor provides information based on a person’s current status, helping to improve overall health.

Many nutritional counselors recommend fitness programs and nutritional supplements. By seeing a nutritional counselor instead of looking and testing out various products, time is saved. Through nutritional counseling, basic health needs are met and specialized information is given to fit each person’s everyday lifestyle.

Benefit From Nutritional Counseling?

A Healthier Lifestyle

Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Without proper nutrition, you don’t have enough energy to make it through the day. Also, your health can decline without proper nutrition, making you more susceptible to illness and disease. It is a known fact that a lot of diseases today are caused by an unhealthy diet.  Whether it is because the quantity of fat and calories leads to obesity, the lack of nutrients needed for a strong and healthy immune system, or the amount of chemicals and trans fats that are included in processed foods, unhealthy eating can lead to major health problems. Nutrition counseling is usually offered at eating disorder treatment clinics, but many health and fitness centers also offer this valuable service.

Getting Fit More Quickly

Many nutrition counselors recommend fitness programs and nutritional supplements. By seeing a nutritional counselor instead of looking and testing out various products and fitness routines on your own, time is saved. Through nutritional counseling, basic health needs are met and specialized information is given to fit your individual and personal lifestyle.  If you need help learning about nutrition, Huntington area services can help you get started!

Nutritious & Delicious Foods

Eating foods rich in nutrition doesn’t mean eating lettuce and cottage cheese for the rest of your life!  Salmon, chicken breasts, natural peanut butter, eggs, whole grain pasta, brown rice, and of course, all kinds of fruits and vegetables – these are all wonderful sources of great nutrition and they are all super delicious!

Nutrition Counseling Goes Deep

Nutritional counseling aims to get to the root cause of health concerns, rather than just tackling the symptoms.  Once you get it all figured out with the help of a counselor, you will look and feel better, your energy level will increase, you will be able to control your weight,  and you will no longer feel the need to try the latest fad diet.  In addition, your mood will be elevated due to your increased energy level, and you will have improved your concentration and memory.  One more thing – you will find that you get fewer colds and infections!

Additional Benefits

Learning about and practicing good nutrition can also help improve such conditions as tiredness and fatigue, mood swings, weight problems, skin conditions, digestion problems, arthritis, menopause, high blood pressure, and migraines and headaches.

Stuffed Colorful Idli

Blog by – Vaishali Khanna – BFY Faculty

Ingredients:

Idli Batter

 

  • 1/2 cup Rawa
  • 3 cups soaked and cooked rice
  • 1 cup soaked urad dal
  • 2 tsp salt
Vegetable Stuffing
  • 4 mashed boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed vegetables
  • chopped onion 1
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Chilli powderSalt to taste 1 tsp
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Oil for greasing

Method For the Idli Batter

  1. Blend the urad dal in a mixer and add water little by little to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  2. Then blend the rice and rawa to smooth paste and add it to the urad dal and mix well.
  3. add salt ,mix well and keep aside to ferment for 8 to 10 hours.

Vegetable Stuffing

  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in pan and add the onions and saute well.
  2. Add salt and chilli powder, mixed boiled veggies and potato and mix well.And add garam masala, mix well and cook for 2 mins.
  3. Add the coriander and remove from the flame.

How to proceed

  1. In a cooker add water and let it boil.
  2. Grease the idli moulds and keep aside.
  3. Pour 1/2 ladle of batter.
  4. Keep the stuffing inside and pour another 1/2 ladle full of batter.
  5. Close the steamer and steam for 8-10 minutes or till cooked.
  6. Pack warm.

Serve hot idli with coconut Chutney and Sambhar.

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Reading Label of a Daily food item : BREAD

Blog By – Vaishali Khanna – BFY Faculty

Buy the best Bread

 

To be Read 1: Go for 100%

Just “whole wheat” doesn’t cut it. Neither does “made with whole grain,” Look for labels that say “100% whole wheat” or “100% whole grain,” and don’t settle for anything less. If it’s 100% whole wheat, the first ingredient listed in the ingredient label will be whole-wheat flour or 100% whole-wheat flour.

You want whole grains because they’re naturally low in fat and cholesterol free; contain 10% to 15% protein, and offer loads of healthy fiber, resistant starch, minerals, vitamins,antioxidants, phytochemicals, and often, phytoesterogrens (plant estrogens). With all those nutrients in one package, it’s no wonder whole grains provide so many health benefits, including protection from heart diseasestrokediabetesobesity, and some cancers.

 

To be Read 2: Watch the Sodium.

Most bread products come with a dose of sodium, which is added to help control the yeast activity and for flavor. If you eat three servings of whole grain bread a day, and each slice has about 200 milligrams of sodium, that contributes 600 milligrams to your daily sodium total. It may not sound like much, but it represents one-third of your limit if you’re trying to stay within 1,800 milligrams a day.

The good news is that there are plenty of breads with 200 milligrams or less of sodium per slice.

 

To be  Read 3: Serving Size

When comparing bread products, look carefully at the serving size on the label. Some bread slices are much larger than others.

 

Few available bread labels in market :-

To be Read 4. Diet Isn’t Always Better.

There are several brands of bread that are promoted as being lower in calories. They usually have the word “light” in the name or on the packaging. Often, “light” bread means a smaller serving size and a product that is pumped with some extra fiber.

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Italian Oats Cheela

Blog By – Vaishali Khanna – BFY Faculty

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 40g Italian Oats

For Stuffing:

  • 200g Spinach,finely chopped
  • 100g grated paneer
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Serves : 4

Preparation:

  • To begin making the cheela,in a mixing bowl combine the flour and oats,add a little water at a time to make a semi thick batter.The batter should be the consistency of the dosa batter so you can spread it easily on the pan.Keep this aside.

  • The next step is to prepare the filling.
  • Heat oil in a wok over medium heat.Add the chopped spinach,sprinkle some salt and saute until the spinach wilts down and all the moisture is evaporated.
  • Once the moisture is evaporated,add the crumbled paneer,cumin powder and chilli powder and salt to taste.
  • Stir-fry for a few minutes and turn off the heat.Keep this aside.
  • Preheat a skillet/dosatawa over medium heat.

  • Pour a ladleful of the cheela batter over the tawa and spread in a circular motion to make Drizzle ¼ tsp of oil around the cheela and cook it on both sides by flipping over,until it turns lightly golden and crisp.
  • Once done,remove from the skillet and place it on a platter.Place the filling in the centre of the cheela and fold it in half and serve.
  • Proceed the same way with the remaining cheela batter.
  • Serve the cheela along with tomato basil sauce for dinner or a tea time snack.