Snacking is generally regarded as bad behaviour as it plays important role in development of overweight and obesity. However, snacks can be an important part between two main meals if the foods you choose are healthy.
Healthy snacking help sustain energy until you eat a meal. We often feel hungry in the afternoon and crave for eating crunchy food, chips and cookies.
Here are some snacking options you can make and eat at home:
For the health-freek people, Makhana is the best snack option as it is full of many nutrients like carbohydrates, protein, fiber and essential minerals like iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium.
2. Roasted mixed nuts
Nuts are great snack food as they are nutritious, tastes good, easy to store and easy to pack when you’re on the go. But you should always limit portions.
3. Banana chips
Homemade banana chips can make for a healthy snacking option when cooked in healthy ways with minimal use of spices.
4.Puffed rice/ Murmure
Murmure or puffed rice is a famous snack food item. Puffed rice is rich in protein, carbohydrates, dietary fibre and iron which makes it ideal for weight watchers.
5. Beaten moong
Beaten moong is an excellent healthy evening snacks. Beaten moong mix spiced with pepper and salt is perfect nutritious snack option you can eat at home.
6. Chickpeas and Jaggery
The mix of roasted chickpeas and Jaggery is highly nutritious snack option you can eat in the evening as it is a powerhouseof carbohydrates and protein.