Saturday, May 7, 2016

Food Facts - Calorie Chart 1

Mangoes are here and I am drooling....are you??? Of course!  There aren't two ways about it, we all love mangoes and excitedly wait for the beautiful golden fruit every year.  Want to have heart full of these beauties....but it comes with so much guilt. Phew😧  
How many calories does it contain? Should I eat one or none at all? This is not just restricted to mangoes but goes for bananas, chiku, cakes, pizza and the list is endless. So, here is the list of items and also the calories. Also, turns out people aren't even aware of measurements. much is one cup? Or what exactly is 1 teaspoon?  All your answers are here....In the two part series - Food Facts - calorie Chart 1 & 2

Measurements - 

1cup - 200 ml

1 bowl - 150 ml

1 glass - 250 ml

1 tablespoon - 15 gms 

1 teaspoon  - 5 gms

Calorie Chart Courtesy
.Food StuffAmountCalories
.Cow’s Milk1 cup135
.Soya Milk1 cup85
.Toned Milk1 cup90
.Double Toned Milk1 cup70
.Skimmed Milk1 cup60
.Cottage Cheese
.Cow’s Milk100g265
.Buffalo Milk100g292
.Yoghurt (Cow’s Milk)1 Bowl100
.Yoghurt (Toned Milk)1 Bowl70
.(double toned Milk)1 Bowl50
.Butter Milk1 cup30
.Cream light1 1/2 tbsp45
.Processed cheese1 Cube (25g)80
.Condensed Milk1/2 Cup228
.Powdered Milk1 tbsp70
.FruitsApple1 Medium (100g)60
.FruitsBanana1 Medium (100g)139
.FruitsCherries10 (70g)45
.FruitsDates (fried)10 (100g)317
.FruitsGrapes20 (100g)71
.FruitsGuava1 Medium (150g)75
.FruitsLouquat6 Large (150g)43
.FruitsMango1 small (100g)74
.FruitsMusk Mellon100g17
.FruitsOrange1 Medium (100g)72
.FruitsPeach1 Medium (100g)50
.FruitsPear1 Medium (100g)75
.FruitsPineapple (fresh)1 Splice (100g)46
.FruitsPlum1 small (75g)39
.FruitsPomegranate1 small (100g)65
.VegetablesBeet root100g43
.VegetablesBitter gaourd100g20
.VegetablesCarrot1 Medium (60g)29
.VegetablesCabbage1 Medium (300g)80
.VegetablesCapsicum1 Medium (100g)24
.VegetablesCauliflower1 Medium (500g)30
.VegetablesCoriander Leaves100g20
.VegetablesColocasia1 Medium (75g)72
.VegetablesCucumber1 Medium (150g)20
.VegetablesFenugreek leaves100g15
.VegetablesFrench Beans100g26
.VegetablesLady finger100g35
.VegetablesMint Leaves100g15
.VegetablesMustard leaves100g34
.VegetablesOnion1 Medium (50g)25
.VegetablesPotato1 Medium (60g)26
.VegetablesRadish1 Small (150g)120
.VegetablesSweet Potato100g120
.VegetablesTinda1 Small (50g)10
.VegetablesTomato1 Medium (60g)10
.OilsButter1 tsp36
.OilsGhee1 tsp45
.OilsMargarine1 tsp45
.OilsOil1 tsp45
.OilsOlive Oil1 tsp
.SugarWhite Sugar1 tsp20
.SugarHoney1 tsp15
.NutsAlmond10small (10g)65
.NutsCoconut (fresh)10g45
.NutsCoconut (dry)15g99
.NutsCashew Nut6 Medium (20g)120
.NutsPine nuts10g60
.NutsGound Nut20 (10g)60
.NutsPistachio10 (10g)65
.NutsWalnut4 Halves (10g)70
.TeaLow fat milk-1tsp1 Cup30
.Instant coffeeLow fat milk-2tsp1 Cup40
.Espresso coffeeLow fat milk-1/2tsp1 Cup55
.Mango shakeMango-50g1 Glass249
.Buffalo milk-150ml
.Fruit punchFresh juices1 Glass174
.Lemonade/MintadeMint leaves1 Glass40
.Panna (raw mango juice)Mango-50g1 Glass97
.Carrot juice1 Glass5
.Pineapple juice1 Glass110
.Rose water(Rooh Afza-3tsp)1 Glass150
.Soft drink300ml125
.Tender coconut water1 Glass24

This is the first part of the two part series and it will cover almost all the food items. In case, some item is left , feel free to write in comments below and i will get back.

                                                                   Much Love
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Summer time is here; and as usual we all wait for the dreaded summer to pass away quickly. Being situated in a place like Northern India, we are fortunate (or rather unfortunate for some) that we experience the extremities of all weathers. Some of you might want to curse me; but I’m amongst the few who love the summer season. Not that I have the tolerance to bear the scorching heat, but I have always associated summer with the long, bright days, the positivity, the summer vacations, outings, and of course the mangoes…

Well, love it or hate it; but once again, the summers are back and this year it is expected to beat all previous records. So, we need to gear up to bear the intense heat.

Needless to say, we have to wear light coloured, loose fitted cotton clothes. Cotton allows the sweat to be evaporated from the body making you feel cool. Light colours reflect most of the heat and are also soothing to the eyes. These days, we have a huge variety of summer dresses, skirts, palazzos, etc to suit all body types. And yes, don’t forget to wear your hats and sunglasses while stepping out.

Wear loose cotton clothes 

Summers is also associated with a lot of stomach related problems like diarrhoea, dehydration, acidity, etc. Try and eat light and avoid eating pre-cut, uncovered food .It is always advisable to eat seasonal fruits and vegetables. Unseasonal foods have a risk of being treated with chemicals and preservatives; thereby making them harmful to consume. Nature also has its own way of growing foods that are suitable for the particular season. Fruits like melon, water melon have a lot of water and keep us hydrated. We can also have apricots, kiwi, peaches, litchi, pineapple, mangoes etc. which are full of vitamins and minerals. Summer vegetables include cucumbers, tomatoes, brinjal, pumpkin, snake gourd and bottle gourd which have a lot of water content.

 Have Fresh veggies in abundance

Stock up on the goodness of fruits & juices                                                                        

Most importantly, we need to be hydrated. It is also important to drink water at regular intervals. Before stepping out,ensure that you are well hydrated as there is a lot of loss of water under the sun. Make a habit of carrying a water bottle wherever you go. Nimbu pani(lemonade), aam panna, bel sharbat, sweet/salted lassi, chaas( buttermilk), tender coconut water, jaljeera are only few of the delicacies that can be had in the summer heat. Aren’t our mouths drooling already????

Apart from these,we can try some innovative drinks in the form of combination of fruit juices, ice cream sodas, smoothies, etc. like watermelon juice, mango juice, sugarcane juice, melon and cucumber juice, mint lemonade, mango/strawberry smoothie, ice tea… Oh, the list is endless.

So, let’s be cool, safe, healthy and enjoy the sun.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

What Kate Wore In India

The Duke and the Dutchess of Cambridge kick started their week long tour of India & Bhutan on Sunday. Kate Middleton is on her fourth royal tour as the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate usually delights her hosts by donning outfits inspired by the host country and local designers. The Dutchess and her stylist Natasha Archer has curated a wardrobe keeping Indian culture in mind.

Kate is known for her impeccable sense of style. She has a penchant for classic and elegant silhouettes.  She wears Designer and high street clothes with equal ease, making her a true fashionista. Here's a glimpse of her simplicity and sophistication.

Day 1

Outfit 1

The royal couple reached Mumbai on Sunday, where Kate wore an Alexander McQueen two piece dress in red. She teamed the bright red with nude pumps and clutch. 

Outfit 2

Kate wore a soft pastel dress by our very own Anita Dongre for a charitable match for underprivileged kids. She looked sporty and chilled out.

Outfit 3

The evening brought a red carpet look for the bollywood gala attended by the high & mighty of Mumbai. The Dutchess wore a blue gown with cape. The Jenny packham dress had an intricate embroidery done in India.

Day 2

Outfit 1

Kate arrived in Delhi in style wearing New Zealand based designers Emilia Wickstead's creation. The future Queen looked classy in the semi formal white dress with beautiful Earrings by Cassandra Goad. She visited the India gate and Gandhi smriti.

Outfit 2

Kate's second outfit of the day was a nearly £3000 Indian inspired Temperley London  crop top & maxi skirt combo. Black heels, black clutch and statement earrings completed her look. She  wore this to the Queens Bithday party at the British high commission.

Day 3

Outfit 1

Kate wears a super comfortable and chic maxi dress when she visited a charity for street children.  

Outfit 2

Later in the day, the royal couple joined Prime Minister Narendra modi for a lunch. Kate chose an elegant jade green mid length dress by Temperley London. Her hair was tied neatly at the back. 

Day 4

Outfit 1

Prince William and his gorgeous wife got an early start to their day with the visit to Kaziranga national park in Assam. Kate wore a printed cream top from RM Williams and a brown pants by Zara.  

Outfit 2

For a visit to a nearby village, Kate changed into a printed pink frock with black embroidery. She teamed the $140 topshop dress with black wedges.


So, what do you think of her style, tell me....i am all ears.

Till then bye- bye !

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