Life is incomplete without food but weight comes in the way of our foody dreams.
We give you some healthy options for snacking times. One common wish, all the food fanatics have is to have the freedom to eat all those lip-smacking delicacies without the stress of illness or weight gain. Our generation is obsessed with having the perfect everything, be it a career, house, family or physical appearance. Instead of having a people-pleasing body, it is more important to have a fit and healthy body. Satisfy those uncontrollable irregular hunger pangs with these perfectly nutritious snacking alternatives.
Here’s A List Of Top Tasty Snacks Which Help In Perfect Weight Loss
#1: Sweet Potato
Well sweet potatoes are fairly popular in India, specially during winters when we can see numerous street vendors selling roasted ‘shakarkandi’. Little do realise that sweet potato is a power food rich in potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B6 and B2, phosphorus, copper and dietary fiber. You can roast them, boil them, put them in a cake or pies and even (air) fry them to make crispy sweet chips.
This Lebanese sip is made up of chickpeas, tahini, oil olive, garlic and lemon. Chickpeas are a form of legume protein rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. They also help in blood digestion and keep sugar levels at bay. Dip in your favourite vegetables and enjoy a healthy snack!
The good old homemade yogurt is full of calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins, minerals and a friendly bacteria called probiotics. You can have yogurt in countless ways – topped with fresh fruits, making a parfait or blend it with some fruits to make a smoothie.
Sprouts have a good amount of vitamin K, C and A apart from zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and iron. Sprouts promote anti-dandruff and hair growth. They taste best with finely chopped veggies and balanced seasoning.
Also, read this: 8 Benefits of Desi Ghee for Hair and Skin
#5: Mixed Berries and Nuts
You can get packets of mixed berries and nuts but you can also make these at home. Just toss in some of the dried berries such as cranberries, blueberries, strawberry or any other berry along with some almonds, cashews and walnuts. Nibble on the tangy berries and crunchy nuts.
Many people do not know about this power not-so-nut nut! These are basically lotus flower’s seeds. Fox nuts are rich in anti oxidants, fiber, calcium, sodium and potassium. ‘Makhane’ as they are commonly called is good for kidney, diabetes, infertility, heart and blood pressure. They are the best alternative to popcorn with equal addictive properties.
#7: Kale chips
While kale is not easily available in India, kale chips packs are available in the market and online. Kale is good for the eyes, heart and weight loss. Of course it is best to buy the fresh leaves but chips also provide a good amount of nutrition.
#8: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Representing America, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a weakness of every America. Peanut butter is has potassium, proteins, fiber, healthy fats and also reduces the risk of heart diseases and blood pressure. Just try to substitute jelly with cooked fruit pulp and white bread with multi grain bread or wheat chapati.