Hot soups & stews; hot fluids that are not cooler than room temperature, ghee, nuts, avocado, coconut, olives, buttermilk, cheese, eggs, whole milk, wheat; moist foods like melons, berries, zucchini, squash and yogurt; warm spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, flaxseeds etc.; sweet forms the foundation of a Vata pacifying diet.
Avoid cold foods & drinks and go for warmth
Say no to raw or undercooked meals
Dry rough food
Hot cereals like porridge, oat meals, rice pudding and a glass of hot milk.
Moong pancakes with maple syrup, almond butter, honey, cinnamon or even ginger & cloves is a delicious way to kick start the day.
Steamed rice, veggies, with ghee is also a great option.
For those who like their meals to be a little more elaborate, a Vata diet of pesto pasta, potato leek soup, baked tofu, cheese and pine nuts is also a great option.
Soups made of carrots, potatoes, mushrooms or any vegetable you prefer.
Baked potato, sweet potato or any other light variant with some steamed rice or barley.
Tips to pacify Vata
Include garlic, ginger and nutmeg in your everyday cooking, it can help you balance your Vata dosha
Dry roast asafetida and add it to buttermilk. Drink this delicious Vata diet drink through the day for effective results