With the advent of processed and packaged food, the idea and concept behind healthy food alternatives snacking have turned to something adversely different!
Today, most of us avoid ‘snacking’ altogether, blaming it to be the only reason behind our bloated tummies and chubby faces.
But in actual, the problem lies within the choice of snacks. When we talk about snacking, most of us think about getting a bag of chips, some would suggest a packet of cookies while rarely any of us would go for nature’s options such as fruits and veggies.
But little do we know that healthy snacking habits are praised by most dieticians. Sounds surprising, right?
In an interview with a re-known dietician, she clearly stated how healthy snacking habits are and are of great importance when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle. She also said that
Taking short meals after every 3 hours is more feasible than stuffing yourself to the fullest, twice a day.
Keep your stomach filled, but not to the brim, just enough to notfeel emptiness. Make sure to divide your calorie intake of the day into five small meals. 3 relatively larger i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner while the other two being smaller, which we call snacks.
Breaking up an ideal 1500 calorie count into measured proportions can definitely be a grim task, so here’s a guide that will help you get through the task without any hassle.
As to ensure healthy snacking habits amongst you and your family, here are some easy to make and desirable healthy snack recipes that are sure to make a vast difference in your lifestyle, hence effect majorly on your health. What more does one want?
When all you have been craving for is French fries all day, but despite the effort, you can’t seem to control the urge anymore, here’s an alternative that tastes as good with less than even half the calories!
Sweet potato, baked fires. Tasty and one heck of an easy snack recipe!
All you need to do is:
Serve as it is or with ketchup and ENJOY!
Over the centuries, potato crisps have become man’s best friend! Watching a movie? Grab the potato crisp bag. Watching a game? Grab the bag of crisps. Reading a book, potato crisps again!
Now, whether you have gotten bored of them or are looking for a healthy, almost as delicious, snack recipe, here’s one that is sure to blow you out of proportions!
Baked, Kale Chips!
You will need:
There you have it, a hot and crispy serving of kale chips to go with any TV show, game or book!
Who thought we would have to let go off ice cream too? As much as we all love it, we ought to know that ice cream, too, has a high-calorie content and shouldn’t be eaten regularly.
But what to do, when the craving strikes? Well, we have a solution for that as well!
Frozen yogurt or FROYO is the best option. Tastes like ice cream but is way healthier and better for you!
You can make one at home, without much hassle. Here’s what you will need for this healthy snack idea:
For 4 servings of Strawberry and Choco Frozen Yogurt grab:
Once done, enjoy with a side of wafers!
Well most of us cannot come to terms of avoiding candy bars, at all! I couldn’t either until I came across this power packed alternative, which without a doubt, is as tasty as any other calorie filled candy bar! Can’t believe? Try for yourself!
Chocolate and salted caramel granola bars:
Here’s what you will need:
If you are someone who has made caramel sauce before, this recipe is very easy to make for you. Otherwise, it needs a little bit of concentration.
Here it goes:
Take out of the freezer, with the help of a knife, loosen the edges and flip the huge slab of caramel and chocolate goodness out on a chopping board and cut into slices or squares, whatever you prefer. Last but far from least, enjoy these healthy treats whenever you crave for a candy bar!
Well, summers call for lip-smacking popsicles, which most of us aren’t aware of, contains a huge amount of sugary content. This, in any case, is the worst for our body and mind!
So here’s an even healthier option for curbing those summery cravings:
You will need:
Once frozen, they are ready to be licked off!
If chunky fruits aren't your style, blend the fruits together and set them in molds and freeze, ready to be devoured later!
Pure orange juice, strawberries, and kiwi, watermelon and mango are a few combinations that work amazingly and are packed with nutrition, perfect to beat the summer heat!
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