So the fact that I have been (almost) regularly working out for a month now is really quite something! Though I have a sinking feeling that this enthusiasm may not last too long, I'm making the best use of it while it lasts. And a part of that effort is the decision to eat right. You see around the same time that I joined the gym, I read this book "Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight" by Rujuta Diwekar - the nutritionist who trains Kareena Kapoor and is said to be responsible for her "size-zero" frame!
Before all you readers baulk and run away from my blog, let me assure you I have no intentions of being a Size Zero! But Rujuta Diwekar's entire fitness mantra had me hooked. It is not about starving or "dieting", but eating balanced meals and eating every 2 hours in the day. So that means, other than your regular 3 meals, you need at least 3 "mini-meals". And this is the regimen I have been trying to follow for me as well as Sid. Of course this means that Sid ends up lugging a bag full of big and little boxes to work containing roti-subzi, fruits, nuts, salads and rolls or sandwiches! But who said keeping fit was easy??! :D
So anyway, this whole regimen now means I have to think up of new and innovative, yet quick and easy mini-meals everyday. And what better way to record them than on the blog? So here is the first in my series of Mini Meals...
Button Mushrooms - 200gms
Onions - 1
Garlic - 8 cloves
Soy sauce - 1/2 tsp
Tomato sauce - as per taste
Rotis - 2
Wash , clean and quarter the button mushrooms and thinly slice the onion. Chop the garlic cloves finely or mince them if you like. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of Olive Oil and fry the garlic till golden brown. Add the mushroom and saute for 5min. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and continue to cook till there is no water left in the pan released by the mushrooms.
Divide the mushrooms into 2 or 3 portions, add the raw sliced onions, a bit of soy and tomato sauces and roll them up into the rotis. Use a toothpick to keep them in place or just wrap them up in aluminium foil for a take-away Mini Meal.