A burger which is healthy, with some oats and vegetables and hung curd dressing! Now, you have a healthy version of the supposed junk food!
Everyone has a food they often crave for, be it junk or healthy, well let us admit, most often it is junk food that appeals us! For me, that food is BURGER. I just love a good burger. I still remember when I was growing up every time I would see a street vendor selling burgers, I would go weak in the knee and would want to have it. I also remember what a joyful day it was for me when McDs opened in Delhi.
Sadly I avoid all junk food these days (at least try and avoid) and hence the burger consumption has gone down. Sadly the cravings haven’t, so now I make my own burgers at home. The patty is not deep fried and there is no mayo or cheese involved in the whole recipe, which makes me feel less guilty about eating one! I add in little oats and veggies to the patty and take a whole wheat bun, use hung curd instead of mayo and the burger actually turns into healthy food from junk food 😉
Isn’t it amazing how a few changes in the ingredients can make a whole lot of difference in the nutrition level of any dish? Like using whole wheat flour instead of maida for cookies, or using olive oil instead of butter to make brownies. I do believe that we should look for healthier options while cooking our favorite dishes instead of just avoiding them completely. Because then we would just end up craving for them more and indulging in a way which is not healthy!
If ever have a craving for something which you consider is junk, just try and see if you can substitute the unhealthy ingredients with healthy ones, just like I did, to make my favorite burger 🙂