Stewed Apple with Mango, Grapes, Cherries & Blueberries
What to Eat and When
Make your specific choices of foods and method of preparation according to your configuration of Doshas and the season.
Keep in mind the general principles given under Guidelines.
- Lightest meal of the day. If you aren't hungry or are still digesting your dinner, skip it in favor of a warm beverage. Otherwise choice of:
- Fruit, e.g., lightly stewed apple or pear with spices (ginger, clove, cinnamon &/or cardamom);
For extra nourishment, after half an hour you could also have boiled milk or a date-almond shake
- Milky Grains: oatmeal, basmati rice or bulgur wheat cooked in milk
Penne with cottage cheese, okra, chard, fennel, leek, coconut, pumpkin seeds & fresh basil
- Main meal of the day taken between 11 AM and 1 PM featuring a balance of all six tastes
- In general, the kind of food that most people are accustomed to eating for dinner
- A grain, a vegetable, poultry or fish (if not vegetarian), lentils (dal), lassi, dessert (optional)
- Afternoon Snack (Optional)
- Don't eat if lunch is not fully digested. Choice of:
- Roasted, unsalted nuts or seeds
- If weight is normal, could also consider cookies or similar light dessert
Classic Kichari: white basmati rice and split yellow mung dal
- Lighter in quality and quantity than lunch. Avoid fruit, cheese, lassi, animal flesh and other heavy foods. Aim to eat before 7 PM.
- Dal or vegetable soup with or without chapati
- Kichari (dal & grains cooked together with a smaller amount of vegetables than you’d have at lunch)
- Milky Grains: oatmeal, basmati rice, or bulgur wheat cooked in milk. Do not add salt.
- Bedtime (Optional)
- Boiled milk (maybe ½ glass)