What To Eat – Based On Your Sun Sign!

You may have already checked your horoscope for the month, but have you checked your food horoscope? Well according to many astrologers, every zodiac sign has its own specific eating habits and preferences!

While many people prefer traditional homemade dishes, while others may prefer some exotic cuisine; some love to experiment, while others will eat anything because they are not picky! So what does your sign say about the way you crave, cook and eat? Foodstree brings to you your food horoscope revealing which zodiac sign should be eating what for a healthier and a more delicious time.

ARIES (March 21- April 19)

Aries lack time so they like things fast- even their food. Being the first zodiac sign in astrology and a fire sign, Aries love spicy food, hot and energizing. They are quite unpredictable and love trying out new and exotic food. One dish that’s perfect for an Aries is Red Curry – with is potent mix of spice, tangyness & creaminess.

Momo Hot Sauce

Mango Chilli Jam

TAURUS (April 20- May 19)

Taurus are considered the foodies of the zodiac universe, with a taste for the most luxurious foods in the world. For them, sweet always beats savory and their biggest challenge is to stop eating sweets. As they love traditional dishes and would not like to go for fast food they should try out preparations made with lemon and mint with a pinch of sweetness.

Citrus & Mint Demerara Sugar

Infused Test Tube Flavoured Honey – Orange, Vanilla, Ginger & Cinnamon

GEMINI (May 21- June 20)

Eating is not among their favorite activities for a Gemini, but they like cooking where their creativity can blossom. They have a fast metabolism so they prefer eating healthy. According to your food horoscope hummus, yogurt, granola are right up your alley.

Mocha Hazelnut Granola

Basil Hummus

CANCER (June 21- July 22)

Cancerians are known for their culinary skills. They love homemade food prepared from the finest quality of ingredients. As they tend to have more sensitive stomachs, they prefer nothing too fancy, they’re attracted to comfort foods and tend to enjoy dining at home on freshly made food instead of dining out. One of their all-time favorite dishes is soup.

Organic Soup Seasoning

Chai Ka Masala

LEO (July 23- August 22)

Leos appreciate the spice in life. For Leos food must be excellent, hot and spicy whether it’s with chillies, ginger or masalas – flavour is king. Leos appreciate only the finest ingredients that life has to offer. They prefer having one large meal in addition to several smaller snacks, and the mighty lion has a mightier appetite.

Quinoa Puff – Fiery Spice

Desi Chaat Makhana

VIRGO (August 23- September 22)

Virgos turn out to be excellent chefs because the exhibit a critical attention to detail. They are known for their perfection when it comes to fooding.  Small, nourishing, and frequent meals work best for this sign. Being health-conscious they fill up their plate with proteins and fresh produces. This month try on some home-made smoothies with fresh, leafy vegetables and lots of superfoods like matcha, goji berry, chia seeds and more.

Original Matcha Green Tea

Goji Berries

LIBRA (September 23- October 22)

Libras are food lovers but more than the food itself, they want it to look gorgeous. They are often dependent on chocolate and sweets, and they would give up their main course and rush towards the desserts that comes at the end of the meal. As they love to explore tastes and flavours, this month why not try out dishes dominated by ginger and sesame?

Toasted Sesame Seed Milk Chocolate Bar

Tulsi Ginger & Honey Cookies

SCORPIO (October 23- November 21)

Scorpians tend to have a high metabolism, and hence love high-calorie food as they often get hungry at mid-night  – because of which storing snacks is very essential for them. This sign is a spicy one and are usually inclined towards preparations with lots of flavour and punch. This month opt for some dark chocolates and crunchy healthy snacks to satisfy your mid-night cravings.

Guilt-Free Quinoa Chips – Chilli Tomato

Blueberry & Dark Chocolate (70%) Bar

SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 21)

Food lovers born under this sign are usually adventurous and love to travel and experiment ethnic dishes across the globe. Variety is the spice of life for Sagittariuses. They love exotic food and crispy items.  As lovers of nature, they prefer organic and natural foods over processed.

Wasabi Quinoa Pops

Organic Dal Mixture

CAPRICORN (December 22- January 19)

Capricorns prefer quality over quantity. They are picky eaters and like simple dishes that they have eaten since they were children. They are devoted to the ritual of homemade non-spicy food. They can even settle with simple pulses and roti with lots of pickle and all kind of vegetable, long as it’s high quality and nutritious.

Healthy Roti Mix Flour

Fresh Lime Pickle

AQUARIUS (January 20- February 18)

Aquarius often prefer light, healthy meals, that is when they find time to eat! When they are occupied, they will eat whatever comes their way. They like leafy vegetables, green salads and appetizers. Anything that requires minimum preparation is food that Aquarius individuals love.

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Aglio Olio Garlic Chilli Oil

PISCES (February 19- March 20)

People born under this sign love the joy of food. Pisces love delicate, gentle food that’s simply prepared. This sign tends to exhibit a sweet tooth and their favorites tend to be Asian and Continental food. Being a social month for you one of the best foods would be anything that is great for entertaining and sharing with your circle.

Baked Pita Chilli Garlic Break Crisps

Red Pepper Relish

10 Foods For A Happier, Healthier Period

The topic of menstrual health has taken centre stage across all wellness and fitness regimens. Why? Because the drastic change in women’s lifestyles over a couple of generations has resulted in complications in their systems. Polycystic Ovarian Disease or Syndrome (PCOD or PCOS) is a very common condition affecting almost 10% of women in the age group 12–45 years. As many as three in four women say they get Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms at some point in their lifetime. Mood swings and cramps are just an outward manifestation of the disorder within.

The menstrual cycle causes hormonal changes at the beginning of the period – i.e. menstruation causes oestrogen levels to rise. It is very important to pay attention to our eating habits and lifestyle during this time, as it can directly affect the delicate hormonal balance, and aggravate unwanted symptoms. During their cycle, it is also important for women to replenish the blood and iron that they lose. Research proves that a fibre-rich diet which is low in fat can control this and help regenerate blood. A diet full of Vitamin C, B6, E, Zinc, Magnesium and Omega-3 fatty acids can significantly help in reducing menstrual pain as well.

Not only during a period, but what you eat before is also key to a happy period. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual tension (PMT) is a collection of emotional, psychological, and physical symptoms that are linked to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Abdominal bloating, acne, headache including migrane, insomnia, low mood, fatigue, irritation, slight weight gain are symptoms faced by most women in the days leading up to her period. During this time a woman’s body demands nutritional food or supplements. There’s no need to put up with the fatigue, bloating, and sleep disturbances, when you can eat your way to a happier period and see the difference!

Foodstree presents the top 10 foods to help you have a healthier and pain-free period:

  1. Dark chocolates
  2. Oats cookies
  3. Chamomile tea
  4. Green tea
  5. Cinnamon sticks
  6. Banana chips
  7. Sesame seeds snacks
  8. Kale crisps
  9. Nuts
  10. Flax seeds

18 Healthy Snacks To Munch On While Watching The World Cup Finals

This Sunday is sure to be one of the most iconic of the year, with the FIFA finals around the corner! Whether you’re cheering on your favourite team or taking in the moments with your peeps, make your World Cup viewing party an event by itself. 

Popcorn, nuts, chips and dips are hogging staples while hanging out with your friends and family. But we often overlook the detrimental effects of this junk food while our eyes are glued to the screen. But worry not! Knowing what your weekend plans are, we have a few snack options for you to fulfill the cravings of your tummy. So why not stock up on healthier substitutes that taste even better?
Here is a list of Foodstree’s favourite munchies to make your night even more memorable! 

Makhanas

Popcorn

Crackers

Dips

Crisps

Nuts

5 Essential Foods for Healthy Hair!

So tired of noticing hair strands on your pillow or hairbrush, that your patience is wearing thin? Don’t worry, you’re not only the one. Hair fall has been a persistent problem faced by 95% of people worldwide, especially women. Although it cannot be stopped permanently, it can definitely be controlled. Consuming the recommended amount of nutrients and fibers can not only help you prevent hair loss, but also make your hair thick and shiny!

Foodstree brings to you five healthy options to overcome your hair fall issues:

1) Almond Butter– Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E and Magnesium. A single spoon of almond butter contains nearly 20-30% of the recommended daily intake of both these hair-friendly nutrients, making your hair stronger and grow faster.

2Amla Berries–  Since ancient times, Amla or Indian Gooseberry is considered to be an effective treatment for dandruff as well as a great conditioner. Amla can be consumed in any form — juice, candy or tea. It helps to strengthen hair follicles and prevent hair fall.

3) Barley– Barley is rich in Iron and Vitamin B complex, which are helpful in increasing the count of red blood cells. The increased flow of hemoglobin aids in preventing hair damage. Moreover, the Copper contained in barley helps to retain the natural colour of your hair.

4) Flax Seeds– The high content of Omega-3 fatty acids in flax seeds is vital to avoid a dry scalp. It soothes the hair, and adds to its lustre. Flax seeds also balance the scalp’s pH level and oil production, thereby making it less prone to breakage.

5) Avocado Oil– Avocados area storehouse of Vitamin E and B. By adding a spoon of avocado oil with your regular oil, you could fight hair loss and stimulate blood flow. It is a practical way to protect and strengthen you hair.

Banana Flour Pancakes with Berry Yoghurt

Super easy to make, and perfect for breakfast! So quick you can make them in the weekday rush, but indulgent enough to complement a leisurely weekend brunch.

Serves: 2 | Cook Time: 10 mins | Prep Time: 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup banana flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup fresh greek yoghurt
  • fresh berries

Method

  1. Whisk or blend all ingredients (except yoghurt and berries) until smooth.
  2. Allow the batter to sit for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Prepare a pan with butter or coconut oil on a medium-high heat.
  4. Pour a ladle-full of batter and cook on eat side for about a minute, or until golden brown.
  5. For the topping, roughly chop some berries and add to a bowl of yoghurt. Fold.
  6. Stack the pancakes up high, pour berry yoghurt and enjoy!

 

 

Healthy Banana Flour Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh, soft, warm, fragrant cinnamon buns… they’re the stuff dreams are made of! This  healthy version takes them from the occasional-guilty-pleasure list to the delicious-yet-healthy list. Perfect for a leisurely Sunday bake, that is sure make your kitchen smell like a divine bakery.

Makes: 12 rolls | Cook Time: 30 mins | Prep Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Dough:

Filling:

Icing:

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8“x 8” glass baking dish with some coconut oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the water and yeast. Let sit a minute.
  3. Whisk in the eggs, butter, coconut sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder and mix well. Let stand a couple minutes to let the dough firm up.
  5. Roll out the dough between two pieces of plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Brush with ghee or coconut oil.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle liberally over dough.
  8. Carefully roll up the dough, starting from one long side. Don’t rush it, and pat with your hands to fix any tears.
  9. Cut the dough into 1 to 2 inch slices and place face up in the baking dish. Press them down a little.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes.
  11. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk and coconut sugar. Microwave 20 seconds or so and then stir in the banana flour.
  12. Drizzle over warm rolls and devour!

Energy Bar ‘Ice Cream Cone’

Kid-friendly and fun for adults too! A simple recipe with only 4 ingredients, no baking, and a fun twist. This is sure to be a hit at kiddie birthday parties, or even as a Sunday breakfast treat!

Serves: 8 balls | Prep Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

Method

  1. Combine the Mojo Bars in a food processor; process until very finely chopped. With damp hands roll into 8 balls (about 1 tablespoon each) and place in a pie pan. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from the freezer and cut a 1-inch long slit into the top of each ball (this is where the graham cracker “cone” will go)
  3. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Making sure to reserve some chocolate for dipping, spoon melted chocolate into 8 irregular circles on the paper (about 2 inches in diameter0. Dip the bottom half (opposite of slit) of each ball in the remaining chocolate and place on top of the chocolate circles. Slide a graham cracker triangle into each slit with the point of the triangle facing up. Top with sprinkles. Allow chocolate to set before serving.

Can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Easy Honey Flans

Utterly delicious, and fool-proof to make! These honey flans are great on their own, and as a base for a fruity compote or  caramel sauce. Great for dinner parties, as they can be prepared beforehand!

Serves: 6 | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Pour sugar in a saucepan; place over medium heat and cook, gently shaking the pan until sugar melts and turns a light golden brown. Slowly stir in 3 Honey Twigs (Mixture will clump a little; gently stir just until melted.) Remove from heat; immediately pour hot caramelized sugar into 6 ramekins.
  2. Process condensed milk, milk, salt, egg yolk and remaining 4 Honey Twigs in a blender 10-15 seconds or until smooth; pour evenly over sugar in each ramekin. Place ramekin in a pan, add hot tap water to pan to depth of 1 inch. Cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30 – 35 minutes or until slightly set. Remove ramekins from water bath; place on a wire rack. Cool 30 minutes. Cover and chill 3 hours. Run a knife around edges of flans to loosen; invert flans onto a serving plate.

5 Hacks On How to Stay Sane & Healthy This Festive Season

Christmas, New Years, weddings, engagements, dinners, parties – December & January are always a hectic time for your social calendar! It’s definitely our favourite time of the year, with friends and relatives returning home from far-flung places, get-togethers where we laugh till our stomachs hurt and a mood of festivity in the air.

However, this festive mood doesn’t come cheap, and it’s our bodies that pay the price first. Whether it’s a lack of sleep, junk food, alcohol or just no rest – the fun starts adding up. At Foodstree, we don’t believe in lessening the fun. With a few tips and tricks that we’ve tried out for you, you can have your cake and eat it too. No need to compromise on the positives and eliminate the negatives this party season with these super simple hacks!

 

  1. Keep It Clean

A clean diet full of fresh produce and unprocessed foods is necessary to complement the processed food at parties. If you’re someone who loves to eat out or is always on the go, you’re either going to need to make commitment to prepare only fresh foods at home or simply login to www.foodstree.com to solve all your food related issues.

Consider an elimination diet, where you remove certain foods such as gluten, dairy, caffeine, sugar and focus on eating nutrient-rich whole foods. You will be surprised to see how much unhealthy food gets cut out by just sticking to one simple rule!  Control your food at home, and look for the healthy stuff outside – you might find it hard to go back once you’ve started!

  1. Keep A Consistent Workout Schedule

Your body’s composition will not change overnight, but making a commitment to your physical fitness will only help you feel more confident and energetic. Continuing you workout regimen, even if it’s only a walk or stroll will help you achieve real results. Sticking to the game plan, however basic is far better than no workout routine at all.

  1. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!

Drinking a glass of water before meals not only keeps you feeling hydrated and healthy, but it will also help you eat less since thirst is often mistaken for hunger. If appetite suppression isn’t enough, consider this- switch your tea’s and coffee’s with green tea/juices/detox tea. Even if you’re still ravenous, always remember drinking water makes your skin look better so there’s only good things that can happen!

  1. Stop Starving Yourself

Dont starve yourself all day to prepare for a heavy dinner at night – it could backfire! Starving yourself messes up your metabolism, and by dinner time you’ll be famished, eating anything in sight. Instead of strictly limiting your caloric intake here are few things which will satiate you without piling up the calories:

  1. Stay Committed

Consistency is key! Making these changes in your lifestyle will not be easy, but it’s always worth it. You might not see big results right away, but if you stick to these rules, you will feel amazing, both inside and outside and ready to celebrate!

“A Full Belly = A Happy Heart” – Presenting Delicious Customizable Bridesmaids Hamper Ideas!

They’re the ones that where there when your now-fiancé first caught your eyes. The ones that talked you through the first, second and third-date butterflies. And since your bridesmaids are not only your BFF’s but also your major support system during the wedding, it’s only fitting that you show them your appreciation in some special way!

We at Foodstree believe that the way to a girl heart is through food. Diamonds may be for ever, but they won’t help your bestie get over her ‘hanger’ pangs (you know, when you’re so hungry, you get angry?), or help her stick to her diet. They say ‘a full belly makes for a happy heart’, so go the food way and your bridesmaids are sure to feel the love! Here are some hampers for all your bridesmaids and their different personalities:

  1. All Sweet Stuff

For the ones who love all things sweet and nice!

  1. Detox Queen

For the one who is forever watching what she eats.

  1. The Foodie One

For the one who says ‘I live to eat, not eat to live’!

These are just a few variations and ideas! You can visit us at www.foodstree.com for the full range, or get in touch on (+91) 9903847040. We deliver all over India, and every hamper is fully customizable. So pick your products, sit back and relax – we’ll take care of the rest!