Saina, Kashyap secure wins for Awadhe Warriors in PBL

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 30 (PTI) Saina Nehwal scripted a sensational comeback win over Canadas Michelle Li to guide Awadhe Warriors to an unassailable 4-0 lead over newcomers North Eastern Warriors in the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) here today.The Lucknow-based team, who had opened their campaign with a 4-3 win over defending champion Chennai Smashers in the PBL opener at Guwahati, continued their rampaging run, winning the first three matches — including their Trump match — to beat the North Easterns here.World No 10 Saina, who clinched her 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal at the same venue, continued her love affair at the Siri Fort Sports Complex with a 6-15 15-13 15-13 triumph over world No 21 Li, who is interestingly the reigning Commonwealth Games champion.Earlier, Hong Kongs Tang Chun Man and Denmarks Christinna Pedersen clinched Awadhes Trump match against North Easterns Kim Gi Jung and Prajakta Sawant 15-14 15-13 after a hard-fought battle to put their team 2-0 ahead.In the mens singles, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap then came out strongly against Ajay Jayaram, notching up a 15-9 15-12 win to give a 3-0 lead to Awadhe Warriors.Saina then sealed the issue in favour of Awadhe after surviving a mighty scare against Li, who dished out a spirited game before going down narrowly.”I couldnt play the last three weeks due to an ankle injury. I didnt have much match practice but I am happy to win. She played well. I couldnt react as I am still sluggish. I need time to get full fitness,” Saina said after the match.advertisement”I was moving well in second and third. I was not playing too well but I didnt want to give up.”Saina failed to negotiate a series of drop shots from Li early on as the Canadian simply walked away with the opening game without much ado.The Indian, however, got her bearing right in the second and the duo were tied 4-4 at one stage. The Indian earned a slender 8-7 lead at the break after Li sent one to the nets.Li showed great defence but a gritty Saina displayed her mettle as she roared back into the contest when her rival went wide after an exciting rally.In the decider, Saina rushed to a 7-1 lead but Li made it 8-9 at one stage before drawing parity at 11-11 with a powerful cross court smash.Saina left one at forecourt and hit long to hand over the lead to Li. A body smash saw Saina make it 13-13.Another engrossing rally and Lis drop shot hit the net to give Saina the match point.A fantastic rally ended with Lis shot going wide again as Saina exploded in celebration.Earlier, Kashyap zoomed to 5-1 lead early on before grabbing a 8-3 advantage at the first interval. He continued to stay in the drivers seat even as Jayaram struggled to find his rhythm in the first game.Kashyap, who reached the finals at US Open Grand Prix Gold this season, moved to 12-7 after the breather before earning the bragging rights.In the second game, Kashyap headed into the break with a four-point lead against Jayaram, who narrowed the margin to 10-12 at the closing moments. Kashyap, however, eventually closed out the match comfortably. PTI ATK KHS KHSlast_img read more

17 delicious keto Instant Pot recipes

first_imgJosh Miller/CNET If you find yourself in a conversation about health, weight loss or nutrition, you’re likely to hear at least one person say “keto.” Keto is the colloquial nickname for the ketogenic diet, which involves cutting out virtually all carbohydrates — and replacing those calories with fat — in an attempt to push your body into ketosis. When your body reaches ketosis, it burns fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. Many people use keto as a way to lose weight, lower blood sugar and promote overall health. While the diet is pretty restrictive, there’s no shortage of evidence-based claims that support it. Cutting carbs isn’t the best approach for everyone, but if you’ve found success on keto or are looking to try it, you can ramp up your keto meal plan with these 17 keto Instant Pot recipes.  Read more 0 Keto Instant Pot breakfast recipesOn keto, gone are the days of slurping sugary milk after eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes. But not gone are the days of enjoying a hearty, soul-nourishing breakfast. Instant Pot keto blueberry muffinsDid someone say muffins… on keto?! Beauty and The Foodie did. With just two net carbs per muffin (net carbs means total carbs minus fiber), you can enjoy these muffins as a side to scrambled eggs or eat a couple as a meal on their own. You’ll use coconut flour, unsweetened almond milk and an alternative sweetener to keep these muffins keto. Instant Pot Starbucks sous vide egg bites The tiny egg muffins in Starbucks’ glass cases will cost you a pretty penny, but they do taste good. Learn to recreate them at home with your favorite kind of cheese, pork or turkey bacon and heavy cream for a decadent morning treat. Instant Pot keto eggs BenedictThis recipe is really two-in-one: one for the keto muffins you’ll toast and use for the base of this eggs Benedict, and one for the eggs Benedict itself. The process for these keto eggs Benedict is a little much for weekday mornings, but would make for a great weekend breakfast. Keto Instant Pot lunch and dinner recipesContrary to popular belief, keto doesn’t have to equal restrictive. Many people picture keto dieters as eating chicken and broccoli meal after meal, but with a little creativity, your low-carb menu can be deliciously diverse. Instant Pot low-carb sweet and spicy barbecue wingsSticky, sweet and tangy, these barbecue chicken wings defy everything about the stereotypical image of keto (e.g., chicken and broccoli). You’ll make your own barbecue sauce with golden monk fruit sweetener, toss the chicken wings, and pop it all in your Instant Pot for 30 minutes. Keto Instant Pot chicken tikka masala A great keto meal prep recipe, this chicken tikka masala makes six servings in just 30 minutes. Eat on its own or serve with cauliflower rice or mash (recipes below). Instant Pot no-noodle lasagnaYou can still enjoy the robust flavors of Italy on a keto diet. This recipe comes together as a tasty mash of cheese, ground meat, tomato sauce and spices. Throw in some veggie noodles for more substance. Read more: How to use your spiralizer, plus 7 life-changing no-noodle recipesKeto Instant Pot buffalo chicken meatballsGo carb-free on game day with keto meatballs just as appetizing as something you might order from Buffalo Wild Wings. Doused in hot sauce and topped with chopped chives, these keto buffalo chicken meatballs will be a fan favorite at any potluck. Instant Pot broccoli and cheese soupTransport yourself back to Grandma’s kitchen with a hearty, keto broccoli cheese soup recipe. This version uses sharp cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses along with heavy whipping cream, and the result is a soup with just five net carbs and an impressive 12 grams of protein per serving. Keto Instant Pot smothered pork chops If you’re anything like me, your baked pork chops always come out overcooked or dry (just trying to avoid food-borne diseases!). It’s hard to go wrong in an Instant Pot, though: With the moisture trapped, these pork chops should come out juicy and flavorful.Keto Instant Pot side dish recipesInstant Pot bacon Brussels sproutsVegetables, particularly fibrous ones like Brussels sprouts, take forever and a day to roast or cook stovetop. As usual, Instant Pot comes to the rescue and cooks these bacon Brussels sprouts to perfection in just three minutes. Parmesan Instant Pot cauliflower mashWho needs potatoes? Not you, if you have some cauliflower and an Instant Pot. This cauliflower mash comes out with a consistency so close to mashed potatoes that you’ll forget you’re eating one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet. Instant Pot cilantro lime cauliflower riceBack again with the cauliflower, except this time it’s in rice form. Nutritious and versatile — what’s not to like? Keto Instant Pot dessert recipesPart of being on a keto diet means recreating carb-heavy favorites with low-carb ingredients, and that includes dessert, because no one should live life without dessert. Here are five keto Instant Pot dessert recipes that will have you going back for seconds, sans carb coma. Hungry for more info about carbs and nutrition? Learn how to calculate and track your macros.Keto Instant Pot pumpkin pieNo need to save pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. With your Instant Pot, you can enjoy low-carb, crustless pumpkin pie at any point in the year. An easy dump-and-go recipe, you’ll simmer all the ingredients in your Instant Pot and top with whipped cream once the pie is cool. Keto Instant Pot molten brownie cupsThese adorable, single-serve desserts are sweetened with erythritol, a type of sugar alcohol, and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. The gooey chocolate batter bakes in 6-inch ramekins for a few minutes. Serve warm for ultimate deliciousness. Keto Instant Pot spice cakeThere are just two net carbs in this keto spice cake, yet it comes out so sweet from warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that you don’t even need a frosting or glaze. Instant Pot orange creamsicle custardSugar-free and zero-carb, this custard may be the ultimate keto dessert. Made with orange zest, full-fat coconut milk, stevia and collagen, these single-serve jars are perfect to have on hand for when your sweet tooth strikes. Instant Pot keto pecan pie cheesecakeThis definitely isn’t the simplest recipe out there, but it’s beyond worth the effort when you need a decadent treat and can’t opt for a carb-laden premade cheesecake. This recipe uses almond flour to replicate a traditional cheesecake crust and an erythritol for sugar-free sweetness. Want even more recipes? Try these 15 healthy Instant Pot recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the best paleo Instant Pot recipes. The 21 best paleo Instant Pot recipes Don’t cook these 5 foods in your Instant Pot Does the Instant Pot kill nutrients in your food? Healthy eating Small Appliances Post a comment Tags Share your voicelast_img read more