Healthy Snacks That Pack In Vegetables

Healthy Snacks That Pack In Vegetables

There might be a ton of ready-to-eat packaged snacks out there, but absolutely nothing can beat a homemade and nutritious snack from your own kitchen. Given our frenzied lifestyle, we tend to stress over what we lay our hands on as speedily as possible along with what’s healthy and nourishing. Thus, having a list of nutritious go-to snacks can be a real boon.
Bake It Healthy: Popular Indian Snacks Baked, Not Fried

Bake It Healthy: Popular Indian Snacks Baked, Not Fried

When it comes to the Indian food culture, fried snacks are an essential part. Munching on deep-fried samosas, kachoris or a crunchy chakli is a food experience to which, we can all relate. Whether it’s home-made or ordered in from your favourite snack vendor in the neighbourhood, we’re all guilty of this unhealthy indulgence.   

Making Healthy Snacks at Home

Making Healthy Snacks at Home

 Biscuits, chips and chiwdas are probably among the first foods that come to mind when we think of snacking. These packaged foods might be convenient, however, they are not the healthiest options for you and your family. Here we’ve put together some quick and easy recipes for healthy snacks at home.

Turn Snacks into A Nutritious Meal

Turn Snacks into A Nutritious Meal

We tend to treat snacks as a mindless open-the-pack and pop into our mouth exercise. It is understandable that after planning for and cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner, planning for healthy homemade snacks is an added effort and demanding on our time and resources.

Healthy Indian Besan Snacks

Healthy Indian Besan Snacks

A versatile and extremely healthy staple, besan holds an important place in every Indian kitchen. It is a good source of protein, carbohydrates and dietary fibre. Whether you’d like to make yourself a wholesome breakfast or a delicious snack, besan has got you covered.
Fruit - Nature’s Healthy Snack

Fruit - Nature’s Healthy Snack

Fruits are an integral part of every diet. Rather than reaching for the nearest processed and packaged snack when you’re hungry in between meals, it’s smart to snack on fruit instead. In general, fruits are a good source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and energy. Fruits are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. They are recognized for their role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. Eating fruit as a part of a balanced diet may reduce risk of chronic diseases.
Chaat Masala: A Condiment for Every Healthy Snack

Chaat Masala: A Condiment for Every Healthy Snack

Every culture has their own special condiments. While ketchup and barbecue sauce have ruled the fast food of the West, India brought forth a condiment that truly activates your tastebuds - chaat masala. It is a blend of mango powder, chilli, cumin, ginger, pepper, clove, ajwain, kachri powder, pomegranate seed powder, mint powder, salt and asafoetida. Aside from adding a zesty twist to your dishes, chaat masala also offers a number of health benefits. It is a rich source of vitamins and natural detoxifiers, and is also known to improve digestion, boost immunity and ensure regular bowel movement. A key ingredient, mango powder is believed to boost digestion and help in acidity. While, chili peppers are rich in Vitamin A, C and minerals like potassium and copper. Cumin is known to help with digestion. Black pepper, that adds heat to the masala is rich in a potent antioxidant called piperine, which may help prevent free radical damage to your cells. Clove is also a very good source of antioxidants. Chaat masala can be used to flavour a number of dishes whether it is a side dish like raita or even a dessert, the list goes on. But it is most commonly used to flavour chaats which make for an ideal snack at any time of the day. On a healthier note, you can prepare good healthy snacks with a variety of fruits, vegetables and lentils, and of course, chaat masala. Here are a few ideas to help you zing up snack time.

Sprout Snacks for the Whole Family

Sprout Snacks for the Whole Family

Snacks are an essential part of everyone’s diet. The snacks most preferred are usually those that are most unhealthy. Growing kids need protein for body repair and energy. But as the body ages, it requires more protein than before to maintain muscle mass, bone health and other functions. Sprouting is one of the healthiest ways of consuming grains and legumes. This process enhances the nutritional value of the grain, and also helps you absorb the nutrients and minerals more effectively. It also allows easier overall digestion by diminishing the polyphenols and tannins and breaking down the protein, carbohydrates and fats into a predigested form.

Healthy Red Rice Poha Snacks

Healthy Red Rice Poha Snacks

Poha is rice that is par-cooked and then rolled, flattened and made into flakes. Since it is already par-cooked it can be consumed without much additional cooking as well. The thickness of the flakes may vary depending on the rice that is used and the degree to which it is pressed. The thinner flakes crisp up quickly when roasted and are ideal for making a chivda mixture- a common teatime snack. There are many ways in which you can enjoy poha as a good healthy snack. Whether you prefer eating it cooked or uncooked, sweet or savoury, we have a few recipes to sate your cravings.

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