Feasting without Fretting Recipe

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Fend off weight gain this festive season with these simple tips and tricks.

With Diwali on the horizon, you might find it increasingly hard to refuse that seemingly harmless morsel at festive gatherings. After all, heaped servings of fried snacks and mithai loaded with sugar can derail the best-laid diet plans! But with this handy guide, keeping temptation at bay will no longer be an uphill battle.

Snack wisely

When treats are easy to access, you’re more likely to snack unnecessarily.

But instead of filling up on fried snacks, opt for real foods, such as fresh-cut fruits from our Fruit Kitchen and nuts and seeds from our World of Nuts that don’t contain added sugars or unhealthy fats.

You can also choose to snack on a wellness track with our healthy crackers and chips from our Snack Library. Made from ingredients like lentil, kale and rice, they’re perfect for dipping into our delicious and all-natural hummus, made fresh every day in vegan variants like beetroot, carrots and lemon-garlic. Do look out for our Skinny Dill Dip and Skinny Black Bean Dip too, which are Greek yoghurt or bean based and won’t add to your waistline.

Your guests will also love our healthy Dip & Crudités Platter, Keto Platter and gluten-free & vegan Healthy Party Platters, loaded with irresistibly-virtuous fare that won’t weigh you down.

Move over, mithai

Enjoy all the cheer of the festive season with none of the guilt, courtesy our sugar-free truffles in Date-Badam and Anjeer-Mawa, and our sugar-free Date & Almond Barfi.

You can also make your own new-age mithai platter with our healthy no-bake, gluten-free Energy Bites in flavours like Peanut Butter and Hazelnut Chocolate. Be sure to add dates – nature’s candy, full of slow release healthy sugars. Bustaan’s selection of the finest from around the world is packed with a delightful sweetness that will make you forget all about the other mithai!

Modify your recipes

Tweak your festive recipes with simple changes for a celebratory spread that is no longer groaning under the weight of high-calorie dishes.


Replace butter with applesauce, mashed avocado, or pumpkin puree in your baking and use a lower-calorie sugar substitutes such as stevia in homemade mithai. You can also add dried fruit instead of chocolate chips or candies to homemade desserts.

Flavour dishes with herbs and spices instead of butter; and favour baking, steaming, or grilling over deep-frying. Substitute skim or nut milk for heavy cream and replace mayonnaise with Greek yogurt.

Turn to sparkling water, cold-pressed fruit juices and kombucha instead of sweetened beverages to stay away from sugar through the festive months.

Visit a Foodhall store near you for everything you’ll need to stay healthy through the revelry or get them delivered to your doorstep by calling + 91 80950-31111


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