Peanut Ladoos (Yummy Peanut Balls)
Our many clients ask what can be the best snack which we can eat during pregnancy and postpartum or the snack which we can give to our kids which is healthy. One of the snacks which Dr. Vaidya and I suggest to our clients and students is Peanut Balls or Ladoos. These high protein ladoos are very quick to make and have a long shelf life. Also, you can eat as an afternoon snack during vata time.
If you are recovering from covid-19, add these high protein snacks in your diet. During the fall and winter season, the peanut ladoos are one of the best snacks to add in your diet to reduce air or vata element.
Peanuts are heating, heavy, and snigdha (oily). Peanuts are a good plant-based source of protein. One cup of peanuts contains 72 grams of fat, which makes it a stoutening and bulking ingredient for those who are interested in putting weight on. The nuts also have a high amount of potassium, protein, magnesium, and iron. Peanut oil has a mild and pleasant flavor, which is composed of lipids and linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid). Hence, peanuts ladoos make a quick snack if you eat in moderation.
Cardamom is digestive and extremely aromatic. The highly prized spice is always added to heavy Indian sweets to make them easier on the digestive process. Cardamom relieves hyperacidity, burning sensation, and chronic fever due to its sheeta or cold properties. It is masticatory, cooling, pungent, cardiac tonic, stomachic, laxative, diuretic, emmenagogue, and antidotal. They are useful in asthma, bronchitis, piles, strangury, diseases of the bladder, kidneys, liver, uterus, rectum and throat, scabies, headache, earache, and headache.