Healthy November ft.Popular Essentials

hey hipsters, hope you all are doing great 🙂 fall is officially over and it’s sweater weather again 🙂 I absolutely love snuggling with a mug of hot tea and some warm cookies. well, who doesn’t? apart from all the snuggling and late mornings, the reason why I love sweater weather so much is I can hide my flab under those baggy sweats and not care at all. who all thought been there, done that? 😛

This November, i thought why hide? why not work out and get fit? what was keeping me away from getting fit other than the excuses i gave myself? and then it hit me that i lacked motivation. every time I’d start, I quit after a while. I wanted some company. that’s when my virtual friends over Instagram came to my rescue.  They were ready to workout with me 🙂  [ psssst… if you don’t follow me on Instagram already, you should 🙂 ]

excercise+healty lifestyle= fit life!
looks like a simple mantra. i was determined to follow this seriously. my only set back was i loved my carbs way too much. guilty as charged but i just couldn’t do without carbs! That’s when i started looking for healthy recipes and healthy alternatives.

i was looking for a better carb source other than white rice and came across red rice. immediately i was on amazon looking for red rice. IMG_20171118_125801-01


Popular essentials, a brand catering to Indian grocery needs had a variety of options. They have every kitchen essential that you need to cook a lovely meal. i literally brought every item i laid eyes on! i’m not even kidding! amazon did a great job in getting it delivered the next day.

it was time to test new healthy recipes 🙂


red rice is a great source of fibre, vitamin b, iron etc. it’s enriched with antioxidants that can help fight damaging free radicals in our body. i was super happy with how this turned out. takes a little longer than white rice to cook but filled my cravings.
with a nutty flavour, red rice is your best bet if you are looking for healthy options. with a side of veggies and cottage cheese, this meal literally bought a smile on my face.

like i mentioned earlier, popular essentials has a wide variety of grocery and I’d bought a couple of different variants of rice. Being a south Indian it’s no surprise that my family loves pulav/biryani. i got 2 bags of basmati for my rice loving family. peas pulav is an absolute favorite. we had to try this recipe with the popular essentials basmati.IMG_20171120_203325-01

if you like fragrant rice then you’ll fall in love with this basmati rice. basmati is known to have a low GI compared to regular rice which makes it more preferable in the indian kitchen. it’s also high on fibre keeping you full for a longer period. the long grains, when cooked with aromats, is a complete delicacy. This dish filled the entire place with a fragrance that made everyone hungry.

Check Amazon for more deals from popular essentials. they have amazing offers and deliver at the earliest possible. love how every item i purchased was wrapped and sealed perfectly. last but not least, stay healthy, stay motivated, eat right 🙂

if you want to be a part of my workout routine, follow me on Instagram for more updates 🙂 cheers 🙂

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