Mixture – originally invented to utilise all leftover fried food, mixture has become a dish that is specially prepared from scratch in many bakeries today.
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If you do not have time to make all these, you can just make one or two, or simply skip all of them.
The problem with fried foods is, well, they are fried. First, we extract oil from a nut or seed, losing out on most of the nut’s nutrition. Then, we heat the oil to a high temperature, destroying what little nutrition remains in the oil. Then, we fry something in in it. Have you ever tried burning a couple of banana chips? If you haven’t, do try it today. Be sure to hold the chips with a pair of tongs – and place a sheet of paper underneath to catch all the oil that drips from it!
How to make them healthier? Use an oven instead of a frying pan. And, replace oils with whole nuts. That’ll amp up the nutrient quotient significantly.
However, foods like mixture, even when baked, are cooked at a high temperature and are very dry. Try eating them mindfully, you will find that you do not enjoy them as much as fresh food like fruits or vegetables – or even fresh nuts! Here’s a recipe that takes you closer to health. If you want to go all the way, enjoy a cup of fresh fruits and nuts instead! 🙂
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