Snacking is a great way to relish your mid-mealtime cravings. When it’s 5 pm and you feel hungry, you usually go for a packet of chips or some fast food item stored in your fridge and satiate your hunger. Although there is nothing wrong with snacking and it is actually considered good for you as it does not let you overeat your meal. But the foods that you eat during this time is what makes the difference.
By eating deep-fried and high in trans fat food items, you are at a higher risk of gaining weight and some other health disorders. Now, you might know this already but are not being able to resist the temptations of the taste of these foods. But hold on. What if I tell you that there are many healthy snacks that are as tasty as your junk food. And the best part is, they are easy to make recipes that you can try at home and save you food spendings too. Sounds cool? Let’s get to it.
Chickpeas are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fibers. They are helpful in digestion and weight management. To make roasted chickpeas take some chickpeas in a bowl and wash them. Now add some cumin seeds, sea salt, chili powder, and a tablespoon of maple syrup. Mix them well. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. Now bake the chickpeas in the oven until they turn light brown. That’s it, your crunchy roasted chickpeas are ready.
Sweet Corns Chaat
Sweet Corns are a tasty snack that most of us enjoy. They are rich in vitamin B12 and iron which helps boost the production of RBC (Red Blood Cells) in the body. They are also healthy for your skin. To make sweet corns chaat, take some sweet corns and boil them for two minutes. Now remove the water and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice in it. To uplift the taste, add some rock salt and chili powder in it, and that’s it. Your tasty and easy to make sweet corns chaat is now ready for you to enjoy.
Banana Oat Bread
It is a nutritious recipe that is also high in taste. You would definitely want to have more once you taste it. To make Banana Oat Bread, you will need whole wheat flour, oatmeal, baking powder, mashed ripe banana, egg, salt, and sugar. Mix these ingredients well together. Now preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Take a baking tin and apply some olive oil to it. Put the mixture into the tin and sprinkle some nuts of your choice on top of it. Bake this for 50-55 minutes and your Banana Oat Bread is ready to munch on.
Melon & Crunchy Bran Pots
It’s super easy to make and healthy snack recipe that you should definitely try out. The goodness of yogurt pot and fruits makes it a nutritious, fresh, and energetic snack to eat. For this, you will need 200 gms of Melon Medley and 150 gms of Yogurt. Mix them together and add a tablespoon of honey for taste. You can also sprinkle some fruit seeds to make it look more attractive.
With the goodness of fruits, Mango Salsa is a refreshing snack that you can have at any time of the day. Mango which is the king of all fruits is sweet and mouth-watering fruit. It has numerous health benefits such as aid in digestion and an increase in hemoglobin levels in the body. To make this snack all you have to do is cut some mango slices, onion, and jalapeno. Mix them together and add some lemon juice in it. Sprinkle some rock salt and let it rest for 15 minutes. It will let the flavors come together. Now your tasty and healthy to eat snack is ready.
Snacks are a great way to relish your taste-buds and feed your small hunger. It also has many health benefits. It provides your body with additional nutrients that you might have missed in your meal. Snacking should be done in moderate quantities and above all, it should be such that you really enjoy eating and feel happier as well as energetic. These recipes will make sure that your snack time is enjoyable yet healthy!
“Life is too short for bad snacks.” - Anonymous