Follow This 9-Day Diet Chart For Healthier Fasting, By Nmami Agarwal

Navratri fasting: Avoid eating too much fried foods this Navratri


Eat more nuts and fruits
Avoid eating fried foods
You can make kuttu paneer cheela for a main meal

Navratri is not just about fasting and performing the rituals but is also about cleansing your body with the right food. Often for fasting, we rely on dishes which are made out of oil, salt, fat, or simple carbs. Result? We end up breaking the vow of keeping a track on our diet and then feel contrite about it. Navratri is considered as one of the most auspicious festivals in India but it may come with a slight health concern of indulgence into fried, salty and sugary foods. It is also noteworthy that it marks a change of the season and a higher possibility of seasonal infections. So, it is very important to keep the gut light and healthy, while getting rid of the body toxins to increase the metabolism and immunity in your body.

If you’re looking for that perfect Navratri diet plan- below is a 9-day diet chart to make your fasting a healthier one:

Day 1

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast- Apple almond milk shake with chia seedsMid-Morning – Tender coconut water.Lunch- Rajgira (amaranth) roti with bottle gourd vegetablePost- lunch – Jaggery lassi or mint chaas.Evening- 1 cup tea / coffee without sugar (optional)Before Dinner – 1-2 fruitsDinner – Sauté spinach with 1/2 boiled potato.

Also read: 5 Quick And Easy Navratri Vrat Foods That Won’t Interfere With Your Weight Loss Goals

Day 2

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast- Kuttu paneer cheela with hung curd dipMid-Morning – Lemonade with any fruit of your choice.Lunch – Baked sago tikki with cucumber salad and yogurt.Evening – Peach tea with baked or roasted makhana with a pinch of rock salt (sendha namak)Dinner- Thick pumpkin lauki soup + 1 glass milk after 30 minutes

Day 3

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast – Kuttu dosa stuffed with vegetables (pumpkin, lauki)Mid-Morning – Handful roasted makhana + fruitLunch -Singhara aata roti with boiled potato sabziEvening- 1 cup tea / coffee without sugar (optional)Dinner – Dry fruit milk

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Day 4

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast – Amaranth dosa + mint coriander chutneyMid-Morning – Chamomile Tea.Lunch – Sweet potato chaat + walnutsAfter Lunch – Jeera Water.Evening- Coconut Water with baked banana chips.Dinner – Pumpkin soup + paneer sauté with makhana

Day 5

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast – Raw plantin (raw banana) yogurt curryMid-Morning – Tender coconut water.Lunch – Samak rice idli stuffed with potatoAfter Lunch – Ajwain water.Evening- Dahi makhana chaatBefore Dinner – Cucumber salad.Dinner – Baked sweet potato cutlets with hung curd dip.

Day 6

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast – Sago vegetable khichdi + soaked almondsMid-Morning – Coconut water with any fruitLunch – Kuttu roti with arbi vegetable and yogurt.After Lunch – Ajwain Water.Evening – Tea/coffee (without sugar) + handful of roasted peanuts.Dinner – Paneer stuffed amaranth cheela

Also read: Nutritionist Tapasya Mundhra Explains Why You Must Fast For Navratris And How It Helps Our Bodies

Day 7

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast – Amaranth + makhana khichdiMid-morning – Mint/ jeera chaasLunch – Samak polenta with curdAfter Lunch – Jeera Water.Evening – Moringa tea with roasted makhana.Dinner- Paneer tikka made in ghee.

Day 8

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast – Lauki kheer made in almond milk (use jaggery for sweetness)Lunch – Samak rice pulaoEvening – Fruit Salad.Dinner – Rajgira roti + cucumber raita

Day 9

Early morning- Fruit/ milk/ soaked nutsBreakfast: Kuttu paneer dosa with hung curd dip + soaked almondsMid-Morning – FruitLunch – Dahi aloo chaat + handful roasted makhanaEvening – Ginger Mint tea.Dinner – Samak + peanuts rice

The use of fresh fruits and vegetables is considered to be the best way to keep your body fit while getting rid of unwanted body fat. Remember to drink plenty of water in order to stay well hydrated. You can club the diet plan with gentle yoga postures to support digestion and complement fasting process. Happy Navratri!

(Nmami Agarwal is nutritionist at Nmami Life)

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