Snacking will not make you fat, only a high calorie intake will. In fact, a hundred or two hundred calorie snack eaten two to three hours before a meal can take the edge off your hunger and keep you from overeating. And don’t think of snacks as extras. Make them a part of your food plan for the day.
I have always been the one for snacks. But right now, right here I have some ideas for low calorie snacks that can totally satisfy you with their variety as well as the fact that though low in fat they are high in taste.
Bhel: What a nice crunchy medley! Puffed rice, chutneys,null onions, tomatoes, potatoes… all together a healthy snack. I would recommend that you keep a tin of lightly roasted puffed rice in your snack bin. As now we are calorie conscious skimp on the sev and puris otherwise it is a perfect dish. Even dry bhel without chutneys and a dash of lemon is enjoyable. Play with ideas: add sprouts, fresh pomegranate pearls, cucumbers, peanuts…mix up the bhel and make it as colourful as you can.
Baked karanjis: A traditional snack with the smack of modernity! I have tried these and are unbelievably good. You can even make the stuffing healthier by including dates and anjeer. So give the ghee a glad miss and let the oven do the cooking.
Corn: Corn niblets make a kingly snack. Just boil for three to four minutes and serve warm with a little knob of butter and a dash of lemon. Add salt and a pinch of red chilli powder. I can suggest a corn bhel with boiled niblets, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and chutneys and you can top with crushed cornflakes and give sev a miss. Corn with tomato salsa also tastes excellent on plain wheat khakhras.
Idlis: When you make idlis try different toppings so that they become a handy, tasty, spicy snack that is low in fat.
Fruits: A whole fruit - be it an apple, a banana, an orange or some plums or pears, are unmatched in their nutritive properties. To make things different cut some up and sprinkle with chaat masala. A fruit chaat like this can be quite filling and of course, quick and low calorie! Fruits can also help make smoothies that are easy to make and easy on the palate too