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It’s Monday morning, “today is the day,” you pep yourself, and then begins your healthy diet. Fruits for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and then a chicken salad to end the night. Tuesday? Pasta for lunch with mozzarella sticks on the side, and burgers for dinner with dessert to end the night. We’ve all been there, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Adopting a “healthy diet” right away isn’t as easy as it sounds, and there are ways, simple and realistic ways, you can improve your diet, without necessarily making shocking changes to your eating habits! Let us tell you of some!

Plan ahead!

Before each week starts, create a strategy. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, with healthy snacks to munch on. This helps you shop smarter at the grocery store in an aim to either gain, maintain, or lose your weight. Remember how that one night you couldn’t think of what you’d like for dinner so resorted to a fast food option? And that one night became three nights and more? Plan ahead!

Plan your meal in advance with rotimatic
Plan your meal in advance

Don’t be salty!

On a good day, we should be limiting our sodium intake to 1,500mg a day, but the best of us always go for well more. Reducing sodium, however little by little, not only lowers your high blood pressure risk but also tames your sugar cravings. Two birds, one stone!

Keep it to 80%!

“Hara Hachi Bu,” a principle practiced by the people of Southern Japanese Okinawa islands, means to only eat until you’re 80% full. It’s proven that their people eat lesser than most cultures, and live longer! The less bloated you feel, the longer you live – must be true!

Peel Good!

We’ve been guilty of just tossing the peels of fruits and vegetables right into the trash, missing out on an abundance of nutrients. More often than not, the skin of a fruit contains more nutrients than the inside – like citrus peels containing more fiber and Vitamin C than the flesh.

Add color!

Be it the yellow of lemon, the red of berries, the purple of grapes, or the green of lettuce – colors contain vitamins! Don’t shy away from adding color to your meals. You could even have fun with it! Challenge yourself to add one more color to your dinner table with every meal.

Add color to your meal with Rotimatic
Add color to your meal

Munching bowls!

What if we told you about saving the planet could get delicious? Swap your plastic bowls for bell peppers – halved and deseeded. Go crazy with your favorite fillings, and add a new dimension to your appetizers! There’s a long list of fruits and veggies that could take the shape of bowls.

Please cheat!

We can’t stress this enough! Your drive and motivation are serving you well, but you’re definitely entitled to a hall pass and enjoy a pizza or some cake every now and again. Some have a cheat day in a week, some had a cheat meal in a day – whichever keeps you going!


And there you have it – some simple, cheap, and let’s face it, realistic ways to keep our diet in check whilst still making the most out of fun and vitamins in your meals! Think you could do better and would like to share tips of your own? Share with us on the Rotimatic Owners community here!

Mummy wasn’t kidding when she’d tell you the secret to a healthy physique laid in her rotis! That endearing aroma of a flattened dough ball taking shape and color on a tawa is one every Indian household must be familiar with, and for good reason too.

Unlike conventional sliced white bread, you’ll find at supermarkets, rotis are rich in nutritional value. A small chapati counts for a mere 70 calories, of which you get 3 grams worth of protein, just 0.4 grams of fat, and 15 grams of energy-giving carbohydrates.

A slice of white bread, on the other hand, clocks in at 94 calories, 4 grams of protein, 0.8 grams of fat and 18 grams of carbohydrates. It’s no surprise that nutritionists favour rotis to bread – nutritionally speaking, you just get more bang for your buck!

Not convinced? Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits of rotis below:

Packed with Nutrients

While modern bread-making techniques use refined flour, rotis are prepared with unleavened flour and therefore packed to the brim with nutrients. A humble roti contains Vitamins B, E, and minerals like copper, zinc, iodine, manganese, silicon, potassium, calcium and other mineral salts.

Whole wheat in rotis is also an excellent source of whole grain, and research has shown that 3 servings a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, so you can lead a healthier, happier life.

High in Fiber

Rotis are simple in terms of ingredients, but complex when it comes to its benefits. Whole wheat flour is an excellent source of soluble fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol levels and helps keep our digestive systems in tip-top shape.

Eat Healthy Rotis, Stay Healthy
Eat Healthy Rotis, Stay Healthy

Packed with Power

Contrary to popular belief, carbs are not the enemy! Carbohydrates are in fact our bodies main source of energy and help fuel our muscles and organs for the day ahead.

Rotis are chock full of complex carbohydrates, keeping you energized and satisfied for longer stretches of time.

Indulgence can be healthy too, and these are just a few reasons to incorporate the roti into your daily diet. From dals and curries to fish or meat, no respectable Indian meal is complete without the humble roti.

Relish the spread with a tangy yogurt and a bright salad for a delicious and nutritionally balanced meal. Bon appetit!

Rotimatic is one such machine that is loved by so many families who make healthy rotis every day in their kitchen. Read on our blog to find out more about it. Also, Click here to become a Rotimatic Owner today!

 

Flatbread remains a family favorite for just about every culture in the world, and a complement to every meal imaginable. There are delicacies where flatbread take centerstage, like wraps and pizzas, and then there are practices where flatbread is dipped into soups and stews for enhanced taste and textures. Craving flatbread but unsure as to which direction to follow for a different taste? Here are some of the varieties of flatbread from cultures around the world to inspire you.


Roti
Roti is a whole wheat flatbread native to South Asia and parts of Africa, and over the years gained popularity with the South Asian diaspora now scattered all over the world. Rotis are typically and traditionally used to sop up soups, stews, and curries, but that is only the start. Wraps and desserts are almost as easy to make, especially with your Rotimatic sorting out the most tedious bits of roti-making for you.

Don’t believe us? Find dozens of roti possibilities in the form of recipes over here.

Puri
Puris, or pooris, are unleavened breads also which are traditionally fried in oil. A native to Northern India and Pakistan, you should serve them right after they’re cooked – they’re meant to be enjoyed piping hot and crispy! Favorite pairings will have to be puri and chole – combining the puri’s crisp exterior and chewy interior with chole’s spice gives a symphonic burst of flavors and textures in your mouth.

For added flavor, have fun with various spices to flavor your puris. Ajwan seeds, cayenne pepper, and cumin will all be a good start!

Make Puris using Rotimatic
Make Puris using Rotimatic

Tortilla
Tortilla is a general term used to describe a variety of flatbreads native to the Central Americas and Spain. They are made with precision – maize flour that has been dehulled and treated with an alkaline solution, probably explaining why they’re referred to as “corn tortillas” in the United States.

Hot dogs, casserole, or even peanut butter – tortillas go with just about anything. A frequent favorite is the addition of fillings to prepare enchiladas or taking it a step further on the fryer for some melt-in-your-mouth quesadillas!

Focaccia
Going continental, we’ve got focaccia, a leavened bread from Italy that holds its charm with a variety of toppings of your choice. Olive oil, herbs, cheese, meat, or even fruit – you’re able to give the flatbread your very own personality, right down to its dimples that are made by your fingers pressing into the dough before baking.

Focaccia is cooked on a stone hearth, and could be used to make delicious sandwiches, or soak up soups and stews.

Make Tortillas with Rotimatic
Make Tortillas with Rotimatic

Pizza
And then there was pizza. We pay so much attention to its toppings that we forget that this marvel of culinary delight is a result of a masterclass in flatbread preparing. Those videos you’ve caught of pizzeria chefs tossing their dough into the air isn’t just a charade, but it’s done so the dough retains its moisture, and it’s also the best way to extend the dough without putting your fingers through it. Handy!


Over a quarter of the world enjoy flatbread in whichever manner, texture, or flavor it is served in. The Rotimatic, whilst still improving with many more software upgrades in the pipeline, already allows rotis, puris, tortillas, and pizza bases to be ready at the push of a button so you get to have your own fun in the kitchen.

What are you cooking next?

This year Rotimatic’s charity of choice is Akshaya Patra, a NGO that strives to better a child’s opportunities by fighting hunger and malnutrition one student at a time.

Akshaya Patra currently supports 1,675,008 children in need. It has 34 kitchens across 12 states of India and provides students with a freshly cooked meal on all school days. These children will not only be able to study more but enjoy healthy and nutritious meals that aid their growth and development.

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Rotimatic rotis are nutritious, fresh, homemade and costs just 5c. With this amount and with hundreds of rotis made a week, we can raise enough money not just to feed one child but a school… and we will do it!

For the first 2 weeks of February, we will be raising funds by donating 5c for every roti made with the Rotimatic. We will also sponsoring one child’s meal for an entire year for every Rotimatic sold. The more rotis you make, the more we feed.

So spend Valentine’s Day a little differently this year. Spread the love and keep cooking!