Health Friendly Snacks

-Elita Joshi

It is very important to have appropriate snacks throughout the day. Always better to have 5/6 small meals and snacks in a day rather than having two big meals (lunch + dinner). Healthy snacking helps in blood sugar balance, mood control, cognitive function, weight control, and metabolic performance. Ensure access to healthy snack options rather than reaching out for junk foods when you don’t have enough time and when you get hungry.

Here are a few options:

  • Handful (1/4 cup) of raw nuts and seeds
  • Fresh fruit smoothies (use low-fat milk or unsweetened yogurt)
  • Vegetable sticks (carrots, cucumber, radish) with hummus dip
  • Boiled egg with a piece of whole grain toast
  • Lentil patties
  • Cheese with whole-grain crackers (3/4 pieces)
  • Fresh yogurt (homemade and unsweetened) with mixed fruits
  • Home-made protein bars (well mixed oats, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, dates, shredded coconut, honey)
  • Boiled/grilled vegetables
  • Peanut butter sandwich
  • Protein shake
  • 1/2cup of dry roasted chickpeas, soy nuts, peas
  • Popcorn (unsalted with 1 teaspoon butter)
  • Boiled soybeans, sweet potatoes/yams
  • Tortillas with salsa dip
  • Omelette with vegetables and cheese
  • Homemade vegetable or chicken soups
  • Tuna sandwich
  • Corn on the cob
  • For sweet tooth you can indulge in a freshly baked muffin or small block of dark chocolate

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