Raisins are nutrient-dense and flavourful. A handful of raisins (approx. 100g) will provide you with 76g of carbs, 5g of dietary fiber, 3g of protein, vitamins (A&C), and minerals (Potassium, Sodium, Iron, calcium). That’s not all, but the tangy, sweet, and intense flavour makes these “little drops of heaven” one of the best ingredients in your kitchen!
Now that you know the nutrients in raisins and how they can add value to your health management process, let us run through some quick delicacies that are incomplete without them.
1. Oatmeal Raisins Cookies:
A plate full of oatmeal cookies can turn you off for the day. But how about making it fun and delectable? Take a cup full of berries, nuts, seeds, and raisins, and toss them in a pan with a tablespoon of ghee. Top these ghee-roasted dry fruits and raisins as you set your cookie batter up for baking to make them tastier!
2. Rice Pudding:
Rice pudding can never feel the same without raisins in it. A handful of raisins are a must for a bowl of rice pudding. Sweeten your pudding with jaggery powder and your healthy dessert is all set for you!
3. Walnut Muffins:
We live for muffins! Don’t we? But in the wake of making muffins healthy, we snatch the taste away! However, a handful of raisins can restore the taste without compromising health. Mix a handful of raisins and berries to top them up with your walnut muffins to achieve a crunchy and tangy flavour.
4. Fruit Cakes:
Who doesn’t love fruit cakes? The little fruit bites and the yummy aroma is worth having an indulgent meal. The nuts and raisins toppings make the fruitcakes way more delectable! Fruit cakes are incomplete without raisins in them!
5. Ghee-roasted trails:
These are super-healthy and satiating mid-meal snacks. Ghee-roast a handful of nuts, some raisins, and seeds together for a minute or two. Your ghee-roasted trails are ready! That’s the best way one can enjoy the health benefits of raisins and nuts.
6. Chickpea Apricot Stew:
Raisins are perfect add-ons to the chickpea apricot stew. The stew is one of those savoury dishes that can never be complete without raisins. The tangy taste of raisins and the savoury stew complement each other super-well.
7. Chili Mango Salad:
That weird urge to indulge in something refreshing and healthy simultaneously can bring you to this dish. Add an adequate number of raisins to make it a healthy mid-meal snack.
Try out all the above raisins recipes to enjoy the goodness of health and taste together. While on a low-calorie diet, you can tweak the recipes and manage your calorie count. Never forget- craving for good food is as human as breathing!
So, this time when they say NO-SWEET, JUST HEALTHY, you correct them by saying “THE SWEETER & TANGIER, THE HEALTHIER!”