From a seasoned professional who finds himself/ herself rushing to the office snack counter in the evening to a child who craves for cookies and chips with their mandatory evening glass of milk, each one of us have yearned for and usually succumb to the temptations of junk food to satiate our evening hunger pangs. While this happens mostly because we are constantly bombarded with tempting advertisements and attractive packaging of seemingly sumptuous junk food, consuming these foods as a daily habit can wreak havoc with our health.
Our online experts at Querease have your health and happiness as their the utmost concern, which is why we bring to you the third installment
in Smart Meals, a series dedicated to your health and nutrition. Through Smart Meals, our online dieticians and nutritionists are committed to putting your health at the top of the agenda again. In this post, we put the spotlight on all the snacks you can reach for when hungry between meals instead of the endless packets of unhealthy processed foods.
Replace your deep fried aloo bhujia with a crunchy mixture of plain cornflakes, oats, chidwa, dal, peanuts and flax seeds. Roast these together and add your favorite masala along with rai and curry leaves.
Sweet and Salty Chaats
You can put together a quick bowl of savory chaat with chopped corn, tomatoes, onions, olives and coriander. Add your favorite masala and dig in. Likewise, you can also chop up your favorite fruits, add chaat masala and squeeze half a teaspoon of lemon to get an especially delicious and nutritious snack.
Ditch store bought granola bars and make your own with rolled oats, chopped nuts such as almonds and cashews, flax seeds, sesame seeds, crushed cornflakes, honey, jaggery and vanilla extract.
Bowl of Nuts
Roasted nuts such as walnuts, almonds and cashews are great sources of protein and energy. Also supplement with raisins, figs and dried apricots.
Some notable nutritious and filling soups include sweet corn soup, moong dal soup, chicken soup, pea soup and tomato carrot soup, among others.
Other great snacking options include murmure, sprouts, corn on the cob hummus/hung curd with carrot fingers, yogurt and light snacks such as dhokla and idli.
Here’s your opportunity to make the changes in your life that will help you for the rest of your life. To know more about yummy and healthy recipes, contact our online food experts. In addition, we provide specialized advice for weight loss, balancing sugar and heart-friendly diets. Contact our online dieticians and nutritionists for specialized diet charts.
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