Snack time can be challenging. Always it is easier to choose potato chips, any fried food etc than to search for a healthy alternative. Below are some foods that are healthy and free from fat. These foods are easy to prepare for snacks time.
- Whole Wheat Toast alone or with Avocado
Whole Wheat Bread is made from flour that is milled from whole wheat grains. You can use multigrain and sprouted bread too. It is high calorie food. So if you want to cut calories then you can add few vegetables with it or you can spread Avocado with it. Avocado is a great replacement for higher-calorie toast toppings.
- Baked Apple Chips
Reach for low calorie baked apple chips instead of greasy or fried potato chips. Packed with carbs, heart-friendly fiber, and potassium.
- Avocado Egg White Salad on Wheat Toast
Pair Wheat Toast with egg salad for a tasty protein-packed powerhouse. Mix together avocado and egg white with a dash of salt and pepper to taste on top of a slice of toasted wheat bread.
A smoothie is a thick and creamy beverage made from pureed raw fruit, vegetables, and sometimes dairy products (e.g. milk, yogurt, ice-cream or cottage cheese), typically using a blender. Smoothies are wonderfully healthy and nutritious. Choose fruit combinations that have no added sugar or juice.
- Yogurt alone or with Berries or with pomegranate
In addition to being a great source of calcium and potassium, yogurt is also high in protein. Berries are one of the best sources of antioxidants around. Eat a mixture of differently colored berries to get powerful compounds. Or eat with one pomegranate.
- A piece of Fruit
Healthy snacks don’t need to be complicated. Just a single piece of fruit can be incredibly satisfying. Portable, easy-to-eat fruits include bananas, apples, pears, grapes, guava, grapefruit, and oranges.
- Cucumber and Carrot Slices
Cucumbers contain cucurbitacin E, a compound that may have anticancer effects. Carros are a good source of vitamins and minerals, especially biotin, potassium, beta carotene, K1 and B6.
Makhanas are low in cholesterol and have no triglycerides. Saaol allows only makhana in dry fruits. You can add it as your snack. You can take 12 to 14 makhana pieces at one time in a whole day.
Raisins are dried grapes/ currants. They are concentrated source of energy, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and electrolytes. They are free of triglycerides and cholesterol. Hence, heart patients can easily take this. But patients who are diabetic and obese avoid raisins.
- Hardboiled Egg White
You can also take 2 boiled egg white as snack. Hard-boiled eggs are loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. If you eat only hard-boiled egg whites rather than the whole hard-boiled egg, you’ll still consume protein. Saaol does not allow you to eat yellow part of the egg. The proteins in egg whites are rich in antioxidants.