We are a healthy eating family and by family, I mean us – the mother-son duo, keeping the third member out of this context. Dhruv is a picky eater, does not eat everything but is conscious of the classification between junk and healthy foods. He eats green vegetable such as methi (fenugreek) and drumstick leaves with equal ease with which he devours bhindi (okra). Beet root and spinach go into his chapatis with him being aware of it since he cannot eat them in any other form. I follow the rule of letting him know what all he is eating even when it is hidden so that the names get registered in his mind. He dislikes vegetables cooked in gravy and absolutely abhors peas. Even a single pea pod going down his system has the capacity to create a rumble in his tummy and a tumble outside calling for a cleanliness drive around the house.
We do eat chips and chocolates but in moderation. Yet this is not an everyday affair. Our single most junk indulgence is Pizza. We have been ordering it from Dominos twice a month. We have discussed pizzas are not healthy and agreed they are like slow poison rotting away our internal system. At one point, he asked me to prepare pizza at home instead of ordering it from outside because food cooked at home becomes healthy. I made it at home and the taste was not as good as Dominos’. Thus, we went to back to square one making a slight change to ordering it only once a month at present.
We are also a Patanjali household. Any Patanjali grocery item or personal care item that is available on Big Basket or Grofers finds its way into our house.
I was asked, “Why everything in our house is Patanjali?”
I said, “Because Patanjali products are pure and healthy.”
The blow-up question came next, “Patanjali pizza aata hai kya?” (Is Patanjali Pizza available?)
The answer to Dhruv’s question for the readers, who are not from India, is No. There is no healthier version available.
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