World Food Day 2022: Date, Meaning and 5 Nutritious Indian Recipes

World Food Day 2022: Date, Meaning and 5 Nutritious Indian Recipes

Health and nutrition have become a major focus for most of us in the post-pandemic era. What we eat and the diet we follow is no longer a neglected part of our daily lives, but rather the primary concern. We have learned that the foods we consume can have a significant impact on our daily lives and our tolerance for disease and overall health. The right kind of diet means you’re getting all five essential nutrients—carbs, protein, vitamins, minerals and fat—in a balanced ratio. World Food Day 2022 aims to spread awareness and bring precisely this aspect to the fore.

When is World Food Day celebrated?

World Food Day is celebrated around the world on May 28, 2022. It is a day marked every year by institutions such as the Spanish Federation of Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics Associations (FESNAD). They also refer to the occasion as ‘Dia Nacional de la Nutricion’ in Spanish.

Meaning of World Food Day 2022

World Food Day 2022 is intended to draw attention to the importance of good nutrition. The United Nations has also declared 2016-2025 the Decade of Action on Nutrition. According to the UN, 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet and nearly 768 million people around the world are malnourished. Furthermore, a healthy and nutritious diet can reduce health costs by as much as 97% by 2030.

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World Food Day: Try to include all food groups in your diet for a healthy and nutritious meal. Photo credit: iStock

5 Nutritious Indian Recipes to Celebrate World Food Day

The Indian diet has plenty of healthy and nutritious recipes that we can incorporate into our busy schedules. Even the classic Indian thali has small portions of all the components of a balanced diet – meat, vegetables, lentils, whole grains and dairy. We’ve found some nutritious Indian recipes you can make to celebrate World Food Day. These are dishes you can make for a satisfying lunch or even a light breakfast meal.

1. Ragi Khichdi

A one-pot delight, this yummy Khichdi is super nutritious thanks to the goodness of dal with Ragi or finger millet.

2. Moong Dal Handvo

A protein-rich steamed cake, make this Moong Dal Handvo for a savory snack or healthy breakfast meal.

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World Food Day: Moong Dal Handvo is a savory cake made with lentils. Photo: iStock

3. Soy Poha

Flaky and light Poha will find a place in almost every Indian household. With this recipe you make it even more nutritious by adding soy.

4. Atta Dosa

A light and crispy pancake, this tasty Dosa is not only tempting to the taste buds, but also loaded with good health.

5. Oats Uttapam

The simple South Indian breakfast food gets a makeover with the use of oats! Try this fantastic recipe for a healthy meal.

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World Food Day: Healthy and packed with veggies, this Oats Uttapam is a must try!

Happy World Food Day 2022!