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Dry fruits: Secret of Healthy Dessert Recipes for The Festive Season

In India, festivals are incomplete without their foods, sweets, and delicacies. Festive seasons come along with a lot of binge eating occasions. We load ourselves with snacks, sweets, desserts, and whatnot. And the result? Gaining excessive calories, fat and spending a lot of time in the gym post the festivals. What if we could delve into the delicacies of festivity without compromising our health and fitness? Seems impossible? It's possible and the magical solution is Dry Fruits and Nuts. We can make many delicious sweets and desserts for our festival time using dry fruits and nuts that are not only super tasty but also extremely nutritious. 

Dry fruits are rich in essential nutrients and serve a wide range of health benefits. Be it a smoothie, an oatmeal diet, or simple yogurt, a dash of dry fruits gives it a healthy spin. For a happy and healthy life, it is important that you snack on healthy stuff. Healthy snacking can play an instrumental role in boosting brain power, regulating mood swings, reducing cravings, controlling weight gain, and improving overall health. Nutrition is truly the key to a healthy lifestyle, and including dry fruits in your diet goes a long way in improving your overall well-being. 


Healthy Festive Season Desserts

The festive season is here. Family get-togethers and celebrations encourage people to binge on a lot of rich and tasty delicacies. Being carried away by the festive mood, we treat our taste buds and forget to keep a count on the calories consumed.

Don’t you wish for a dessert that’s as delicious as nutritious? A low-calorie alternative to high-calorie desserts is something we all desire. A dessert that not only satisfies your hunger pangs but also benefits you in many different ways. This festive season, Ministry of Nuts premium dry fruits are here to serve your savor. A quick bite of these ideal festive desserts boosts your energy levels and helps you keep up with the festive energy throughout the day.




California Almonds

Enriched with vitamin E, essential oils, and antioxidants, almonds provide numerous health benefits. You can roast them, toast them, add them to your dessert or just consume them raw. You can also consume a small number of soaked almonds every morning. It helps you maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. California Almonds serve as a popular festive season snack and help you maintain a healthy diet. 



Nutrient Chart

A 28-gram serving of almonds contains:

6 grams protein

4 grams fiber

Vitamin E 

Magnesium 

Calcium 


Dessert Option - Chocolate Almond Cake

Who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s hard to resist the temptation of rich and delicious chocolate desserts. Chocolate Almond Cake is one of the most popular recipes. This classic combination of chocolate and almonds is delicious and easy to make and serves as a popular festive season dessert.


California Pistachios

Pistachios are great for those who love to eat small portions of snacks throughout the day. Snacking on pistachios can help you feel full for a long time. They’re filled with the goodness of essential nutrients like vitamin E, carotenes, copper, magnesium, manganese, calcium, selenium, potassium, zinc, iron, oleic acid, and antioxidants. 


Nutrient Chart

A 28-gram serving of Pistachios contains:

5.72 grams protein

3 grams fiber

7.7 grams carbs

12.85 grams fats

159 calories


Dessert Option - Shrikhand

Shrikhand is one of the most popular sweet dishes in India. Removing excess whey from curd gives it a thick and creamy texture. The yogurt is then sweetened with powdered sugar, Kesar, and cardamom. Add pistachios for crunch and flavor, and serve your Shrikhand cold.


Dates

Grown in many tropical regions of the world, dates are the fruits of the date palm tree. Not only do they taste delicious, but also have an excellent nutrition profile. Like other dry fruits, dates have higher calorie content than most fresh fruits. Because of their high fiber content, dates are also good for your digestive health. The rich and delicious taste of dates makes them a perfect snack for the festive season.



Nutrient Chart

A 100-gram serving of Dates contains:

2 grams protein

7 grams fiber

75 grams carbs

277 calories


Dessert Option - Dates Barfi

Famously known as Khajur barfi, Dates Barfi is one of the most popular sweet dishes made from dates. It is an indulgent treat for the taste buds and serves as a scrumptious dessert for the festive season. 


Whole Cashew Nuts

One of the most popular dry fruits in India, cashews are known for their creamy texture and delicious flavor. Loaded with the goodness of protein, magnesium, vitamins E and B6, this dry fruit can help you improve heart health, control blood sugar levels, and even help you lose weight. Used in preparing a range of sweets and delicacies, whole cashew nuts make a great festive season snack.


Nutrient Chart

A 28-gram serving of Cashew nuts contains:

5 grams protein

1 gram fiber

Copper 

Iron 

9 grams carbs

12 grams fat

157 calories


Dessert Option - Kaju Barfi

No Indian festival is complete without Kaju Barfi. Kaju barfi is one of the most popular desserts of India, especially during the time of festivals. It's delicious and serves as a perfect dessert for the festive season.

  




Seedless Raisins

Raisins are basically dried grapes that are sweet and sour in taste. They are an excellent source of iron. Raisins are known to help treat anemia. Not only that, eating a handful of raisins regularly can aid in doing away with acidity constipation, and other digestive ailments.


Nutrient Chart

A 28-gram serving of Raisins contains:

0.5 grams protein

0.6 grams fiber

3.6 grams sodium

11 grams carbs

9.1 grams sugar

42 calories


Snack option - Carrot Cake with Seedless Raisins

Not only do raisins go well with a range of Indian sweets like ladoo or barfi, but they’re also equally delicious when used in cakes. They taste great, especially when used in preparing carrot cakes. It’s a snack full of great taste and wholesome nutrition.


A wealth of research confirms the numerous health benefits of including dry fruits in your diet. And while there are several options out there to source your dry fruits from, Ministry of Nuts offers a wide range of delicious, healthy, and natural snacks handpicked from the best sources across the world. India’s one-stop-shop for the finest quality nuts and dry fruits, Ministry Of Nuts firmly believes in enriching people’s lives through junk-free and healthy snacking. And to give this new year a fresh twist, Ministry of Nuts brings you a combo you don’t want to miss; now with a pack of 5 premium dry fruits, you get a set of 4 FRSH fragrances worth Rs.1596 free. And remember that it’s a limited period offer, so get yours now!