For all the foodiness we’ve been subject to in the last 10 years, the question of what to order for lunch has driven more than one person almost to a nervous breakdown.
Dabbas, of course, are an option, but if you’re truly health conscious, or have a condition that requires a special diet, what do you do?
Well, some people are trying to solve that problem, with specialised tiffins offering low calorie, vegan, organic, and even microbiotic food. “Many people are willing to pay that little extra for a specialised healthy dabba service,” says Shivani Gupta, managing director, SPAG Asia. “This is a big trend in the US and Singapore.” And now it’s catching on in India too.
The Low-Cal Lunch
The Vegan Repast
The Organic Spread
When her doctors told her she wouldn’t survive her pregnancy because of her falling haemoglobin levels, she put herself on an iron-rich diet for a month. This led to a marked improvement in her haemoglobin levels and a successful delivery.
Inspired, Madhusudhanan launched her lunch delivery service. Sourcing all ingredients locally from NGOs and organic shops, she believes in the Ayurvedic principle of satiation in which all the six tastes are present in the food – sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, salty and astringent. “All the items on the menu are designed keeping this balance in mind,” she says. .
“Organic food is suitable for everything from weight management to medical conditions. I use cold pressed oils rich in antioxidants, and fresh foods,” adds Madhusudhanan.
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From HT Brunch, September 7
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