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SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (250,328)
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5/3/13 7:58 P

Why would your curry NOT be healthy? You are using fresh ingredients, you aren't adding salt or oil (altho' for me I would be adding a LITTLE oil - it helps improve the flavour, and it is also a healthy food so long as you don't use the saturated/trans fats.


YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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5/3/13 6:09 P

Every Indian dish I've made has been pretty decent in terms of calories. Even Tikka Masala, which had heavy cream in it, wasn't too bad on the calories... under 400 not counting the rice. Like with many ethnic cuisines, they rely on spices to add flavor, not stuff like oil.

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 950
5/3/13 5:27 P

I make curry from scratch and one day I decided to put it in the tracker. Turns out, curries are pretty healthy. Take your recipe and put it in the sparkrecipes site. Bet you will be pleasantly surprised.

RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (4,367)
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5/3/13 2:58 P

Sounds lovely. Not a vice at all, even if you needed to add some oil.

ELENGIL Posts: 957
5/3/13 2:13 P

Remember that "healthy" and "conducive to weight loss" are not always the same thing.

Yes, your curry chicken sounds marvelously healthy. But as has been noted, depending on how much of it you eat, you may or may not be helping yourself lose weight. Any food you make from fresh raw ingredients in your own kitchen is going to be healthy. Just watch your portion sizes, and remember, healthy oils and fats are ... healthy! So don't feel the need to cut them out entirely, just watch how much of it you have.

And now I want curry...

ANARIE Posts: 13,192
5/3/13 1:27 P

As the previous poster said, SparkRecipes is a very helpful tool. It sounds as if your curry is very healthy, but the serving size will make a difference. It's almost certainly healthier than take-away, both because you're not adding oil and because the portions are probably smaller. And curry in general is healthy because the spices, especially turmeric, are loaded with antioxidants.

You might also want to go into your start-up page and find the little check-box that says "use metric system" and un-check it. You live in a place that generally uses metric, but you input your weight in pounds. The computer is assuming you meant kilos and is converting, so your ticker says you weigh 488 pounds. That's going to make people give you some very weird advice.

AMYXGEE SparkPoints: (889)
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5/3/13 1:08 P

OH I've not discovered that yet! I'll get on it now :) Thanks!

5/3/13 1:07 P

it sounds good but I find the best way to figure out how my recipes work out is by putting them in the recipe calculator (go to your nutrition page and click on the recipes tab and you can then click on the recipe calculator)
most of the thing that I thought were healthy were but there was one recipe that I was shocked at so it is always best to get the number in place

AMYXGEE SparkPoints: (889)
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5/3/13 1:03 P

Just a quick question. I LOVE curry, the spicier the better and I love to make my own chicken madras curry from scratch with basmati rice. I've never really thought about it til now but if I'm making it all from fresh ingredients as I always do, does that make it pretty healthy? I don't use any oil and I don't use any salt. It's basically all chillis, red onions and tomato juice (no salt in it) and the spices. The chicken is fresh chicken breast and the basmati rice is boiled and has no salt. I serve it in small portions.

Would that be pretty healthy? Curry is the one vice I cannot give up lol.

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