10 Healthy Indian Snacks
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The concept of snacking differs from country to country, and varies across cultures. One man’s snack may be another man’s lunch. Due to numerous processed snacks available on shelves today, traditional homemade snacks are going out of demand. Studies show that more people consume potato chips & fried snacks when compared to simple & healthy homemade snacks.
Especially in India where snacks are shared over a cup of tea or a session of gossip at the office. More often than not, we tend to munch on unhealthy fried snacks.
Let’s look at 10 healthy snacks that you can munch happily at work or whenever it is hungry time.
Roasted Gram (channa): This is a classic Indian anytime snack. It has loads of proteins for fitness freaks and is tasty to munch on as well. It can be found in three varieties, plain channa, masala channa or channa chor garam – Pick one or all three!
Puffed rice (Murmura): Puffed rice is a snack so light, that it will fly away with the wind if you leave the window open. Yes is it light in weight and light on your body as well.
Snack Tip: Try Roasting it with a little oil, salt and turmeric you would love your creation.
Nuts: Nuts such as Almonds, Cashews are loaded with proteins, healthy fats and several vitamins and minerals that make them super healthy. You can also roast a few cashews & almonds with a bit of oil and spices & make a tasty snack.
Baked Snacks: Baked snacks like khakhra, ragi chips or baked soya sticks & even the classic baked cake or toast, are a good way of beating those munchie pangs without adding too many calories.
Masala Corn: Masala corn is good old regular corn, but with boiled corn and some spices on top of it, this is a yummy snack and healthy too.
Sprouts: Sprouts are one of the best sources of vitamins & minerals, you could go for a sprout salad or a sprout Khichdi for a light pre-dinner snack.
Egg Sandwiches: Egg sandwiches are easy to make if you like boiled eggs then put them on whole wheat bread – add a bunch of onions & some pepper to flavor and you are good to go.
Homemade Popcorn: Homemade popcorn helps you avoid the extra butter and caramel, that is found in packed popcorn. Just pop some corn at your home and you are all set for a movie night.
Fruits & Salads: Cut fruits & veggies make an ideal salad option. Fruits & Veggies as a snack can really work wonders for your diet. Just cut a few fruits & veggies and carry them to work with your lunch & you can use them as an evening snack at work, to help you survive those mind-numbing meetings.
Oats: Oats with some milk and fruits is an ideal breakfast for most people. However, carrying them to work and adding milk later can also work as a great snack, if you miss your breakfast or lunch.
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