No Regrets! FRIES FOR LIFE (low cal & healthy)

HEY….

Just as requested, here is how I made the healthy substitute for the traditional white potatoes deep fried fries. 🍟 πŸ˜ŒπŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Hope you enjoy these as much as I did, do tag me & let me know how you liked it. Any questions or doubts leave them in comments, will answer them for sure.

Typically 1 serving of McDonald’s French Fries (Medium) = 340 calories where more then 50% of it is just fats, not the good kind. On the other hand these yam fries are around 200 to 250 calories per serving + you get all the additional nutrients that our body needs on an everyday basis that are naturally present in yam. (more info on yam belowπŸ“Œ) This way you still enjoy fries & also do some good to your body by providing all the essential vitamins. πŸ πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

It is so simple to make these, I can’t even call it a “recipe”, but definitely no compromise on the taste. This is probably the only guilt free fries ever, easy to make, tastes good, very little to no oil, low in calories, nothing but good benefits for your health and treat for your taste buds.πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Ingredients & Prepping:

  • Preheat oven to 350Β°C
  • Two cups yam cut into julienne
  • Sea Salt & Black pepper to taste
  • Coriander powder (coriander seed health benefits)
  • Coconut Oil to bake/Olive Oil for drizzle
  • Mustard or hummus for dipping or some homemade marinara sauce or guacamole will taste delicious πŸ˜‹

Instructions: In a bowl add all the cut yam with desired seasoning, although less salt should be good. Mix well, spread everything over a baking sheet evenly. If you are using coconut oil you can drizzle some now, if using olive oil drizzle some after the baking is complete. Bake this for 10 to 15mins at 350Β°C check on them after & continue to bake for another 5mins if needed. They will be done pretty quickly, keep an eye on them.

If there are leftovers you can totally use them the next day as a lil snack, place them under the broiler for just 3 to 4mins and done that’s your healthy lil snack in no time. They will get crispy at this point. πŸ˜‹

πŸ“ŒYam Nutrition: Yam is a good source of energy and each 100 grams contain 118 calories. It is mainly composed of complex carbohydrates and soluble fiber. It is an excellent source of B complex vitamins like Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, riboflavin, folic acid, pantothenic acid and niacin. It also contains a good amount of antioxidants and Vitamin C.Β  It provides around 20% of the required Vitamin C in the body per 100 grams. It also contains small amounts of Vitamin A and beta carotene levels. It is a rich source of minerals like copper, potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. 100 grams of yam provides 816 mg of Potassium.

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Hey, It’s National Sunglass Day, yeaaaaaa! Who is exited?

Here are a few of my favorite sunglass picks for you, that are quite a statement for the summer season. I love accessories that are fun, easy, bold & trendy. Even with an outfit as simple as a white tee with denim, pop on a pair of sunnies and done, plus it protects your eyes from harsh sun rays during the day. Fashion with a purpose!

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How to wear bright colors & bold prints without it being too bold?

One day I opened my closet looking for something nice & colorful to wear with some cute prints & all I could see was these same old plain blacks & grays (oh boy, if that isn’t the most frustrating thing ever!) Which wasn’t that surprising either. All I do is pick the same over & over even when my eyes are on something else but all that comes home are blacks & grays. Shocking, all I wanted to do was to get all the colors on the color wheel in my closet right away. But then, once am in store I would again end up buying the same stuff. Is this a curse or what! 🀯 Will I ever get to wear something other than blacks & grays ever again?! 🀯 That’s what even I thought, until now!😎 Well, we are now about to break that curse! πŸ§™β€β™€οΈ

If you are one of those who always go back to boring cloths every time, then keep up. You won’t be doing that anymore after reading this! Now is the time to get it right and play with some fun colors & cool prints. 😌Don’t worry am not asking you to go crazy with funky neon colors(although, you should, if you like being experimental). Trust me, by the end of this you will master the theory of wearing colors & prints! 😎

Talking Fashion couldn’t be any more fun! You must have already seen bits and pieces of my new obsession over yellows & whites on my Instagram, if not go follow me there for live updates. Since it’s summer playing around with colors & prints is so much more fun. πŸ˜€What does summer remind you of? 🌞To me summer is all about seeing places, roaming around till your legs give up on you, eating mangoes & having fun in the sun even though you might later look at your tan face & go “I should have spent a lil less time under the sun”.🌻

There is no right or wrong when it comes to dressing, we all know that. Yet we worry all the time “I dunno what to wear, I have nothing to wear” has to come up every day!Well, I say, just start experimenting! Don’t stick to the same old that you think makes you look slimmer, taller, sexier or whatever. 😏 You never know there could be a new black out there waiting for you. Wondering how to find your new black? Well, that’s easy as a pie.πŸ˜‹

I’ll tell you a small fun exercise that you can simply do when you go shopping this time. Can you do that? Hello, you better do! πŸ‘‰You will thank me later. Once you do that you will no more be scared of colors & prints. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨ This is how I found out that yellow is my new black. Stick around till the end their is a surprise! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Coming back to how you can get to a colorful wardrobe, here is what you do when you are out shopping this time!

1. Inspiration Board: Create a PinterestΒ  board & save all the fun ootd images that you like. You can do it on Instagram too, now that it’s got the save button. Just literally blindly save colorful outfits with different prints, patterns etc., You can also refer to my previous posts for some inspiration. Do as many as you like until you have enough to pick & choose from.

2. Understand The Theme: Now, go through all of those saved outfit images from Pinterest & Instagram. You will definitely notice something common among those saved images. That could be anything, a specific color or a specific stripe pattern that caught youthful attention or some abstract print to something totally different like a texture of a fabric or a weave that’s common in your saved images. Identify what that theme for you is, see how you feel. If your Fashion instinct is still not talking to you, just go to the store! Yes, just go to the store. πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

3. Go For It: πŸ‘Go to your favorite store, add everything in your cart. You’ve gotta pick at least 2 different prints & 2 different colors. Something that you love it never dared to try one yourself . Because, you are scared it might not look as good on you. Here is your chance to wear that dress that you’ve always adored on others. Don’t get into the judging mode yet.🀫😐 You know what kind of colors & prints you like from the inspiration board that you created. That’s gonna help you pick those pieces that you otherwise would never even consider for yourself. Now, try it on! You can see yourself how different the dresses look on you v/s in your imagination v/s on the manikin. Told you πŸ˜‰

4. Filter: You are now through that hard part of the fun exercise, finally! It’s gonna probably take very little to no time to filter, keeping in mind how versatile you wanna go this time. Once you try them on, take a picture if you want so you can compare yourself. I find it easier to decide when you look at all the options on your phone side by side, also easy to spot those odd lengths & unflattering hemlines in a picture. You will be now left with the most amazing piece in your hand. I promise, you will be thrilled to discover something like that could ever look good on you. And, here you were obsessing over nothing & held back from trying.

5. Let’s Celebrate & Inspire: End of the day all that matters is “do you love what you picked?” “Are you thrilled to wear it every chance you get?”. If that’s yes! I consider my job done & successfully βœ… done. l really would love to see what you picked & how helpful this has been to be fearless & happy with your clothing choices. What you wear is what you are! Do share or tag me in your pictures or DM me on Instagram personally.

XOXO πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

#insane Fashion trends that you don’t wanna miss!

Well, unsorted wardrobe can’t be your excuse to not enjoy the summer. Am here to get you out & about to beat the heat while looking like a million bucks. 🀩 Oh, yea! Who wouldn’t want that. πŸ˜‡

Summer screaming “get me” & you are super excited to go out have fun & soak up that warm sun! Wait a minute, what do I wear? Is that how most of your summer is spent? Well not anymore, all you have to do is keep reading! (best is yet to come)

If you haven’t checked out my previous post, what are you waiting for! You will be shocked to see the crap that was living in your closet, go on check it out after this.

Stepping out in the heat is one thing, but being unsure about what to wear is another. I wish there was a clothing ATM! Yes, that sounds about right, Fashion literally at your fingertips! Spending made easier.

As always, bringing you more than one style. Do you love those runway styles, but dunno how to make it yours? The answer to that is right here. I put together two outfits that are simpler version of runway styles. This should make looking trendy & current much easier for you.

LOOK:1

I haven’t been a denim person lately, which gave me room to explore other styles like cotton pants, culottes, trousers, palazzo etc., . Also considering denims aren’t the best option for summers, trousers & palazzo are my go to. I paired these Mango trousers with a basic sleeveless shirt, mules & my new favorite mint green circle bag. As you can see these trousers make a great all rounder.

βœ“ Casual

βœ“ Formal (+lite blazer)

βœ“ Evening (+fancy top & heels)

Definitely recommend all of the mentions if you are looking to inject some current pieces into your wardrobe.

(excuse the background, struggle to get the right shot is real)

Mind you, these circle bags & pearls are huge this seasons! FYI: I have an exiting DIY coming up soon, follow me here & on other social media handle to make sure you don’t miss out.

LOOK 2:

When in sun, classic whites are the way to go. Whites make everything else pop, I guess I can say “white is the new red”. Summer wardrobe would be incomplete without shorts, these smart shorts are again comfortable & trendy.

These formal(ish) looking shorts have been on the runway way too much this year! Not to forget the color, also going to be seen everywhere for the season.

You must have already noticed from previous posts that I like to keep my outfits minimal with funky accessories. In this case it’s a Fossil hybrid watch, cool Versace sunnies & my new favorite footwear by Aldo!

These shorts can buy you multiple outfit combos & we all have our favorite wardrobe staples. Which you can mix I match with such new styles like I did here with my white camisole.

I wish to bring you all the style secrets so you can look great everyday. I do share a lot of fun stuff on my other social media. Follow me there if you’d like inn on more fashion & style tips everyday!

I am currently working toward making this place more user friendly, better picture quality & most importantly working on adding a feature that allows you to buy my styles right here! Exited? πŸ’ƒπŸ» Have so much more lined up for you guys, am sure you are going to love!

XOXO

My Take On #fashionrevolution

Fashion has been one of the fast growing industry over the years. Which we all love & enjoy. But how many of us know the ugly truth behind the fast fashion? Well, it’s time to educate yourself.

By which I don’t mean to bore you nor do we have to go on a hunger strike for it (yet). Manufacturing one piece of clothing is not as simple as we think. Inhuman things like low wages to the garment workers, unpleasant work environment, opting artificial fabric like polyester, nylon or acrylic in order to increase profits. Which brings us to securing nature’s beauty. Anyhow, there are already so many articles that talk about it, am here to just share a few things that I know & follows. And I think you can do it too, just a few simple things to help.

You may ask “what can I do to help?” Well, we can always help by making small changes!

My 5 step approach toward fashion revolution!

1. Click here to Sign the Fashion Revolution Manifesto, help is just a few clicks away!

2. Take a lil time to look at the care label before you buy any clothing. All you need to avoid here would be things like polyester, microfiber, nylon & acrylic. These are artificial fabric, which are not comfortable on skin anyway. So don’t waste your money on those & hey if you can save & help at the same time then why not! Not gonna lie, you will be shocked to see how often you bump into polyesters & nylons! Remember, opt for natural fabric.

3. If you already own microfiber blends, try not to wash them as frequently. They release a fine fiber substance, so fine barely visible to naked eyes. Which is hard to separate from water during recycling process. You could also use these laundry bags called GUPPYFRIEND, you can just throw in your microfiber blends into this wash bag and that filters those fibers from going down the drain.

4. This one is fun. Inspect the label & join the #whomademyclothes initiative. Just snap a picture of your clothing label & ask who made it. Yes, brands are responsible to simply their supply chains. We as consumers should help bring this up. It would be so cool to know who made our favorite clothes.

5. Support brands & manufactures that are doing everything in their power to implement fair wages, avoiding harmful chemicals & opting for nature friendly options. Know your brand, know your designer, know how your favorite piece of clothing took that shape. You will be surprised.