Snacking is one meal we all look forward to, don’t we? Be it the early morning crunch or the late-night wholesome bite after a long day at work, snacks always satisfy your soul along with your hunger. The demand for snacks has led to a rise in the variety of snacks available for our consumption, spoiling us for choice and how! There is a downside to this though, and we’re all aware about it. Most snacks are not good for your body and health. While some can thank their blessed metabolism, others can evidently see the ill-effects of consuming unhealthy snacks. The world is slowly but surely becoming aware of the harms but does this mean, we stop consuming snacks? Not possible, right? There’s a way around it and we’re going to help you with it!
⦁ Make your own snacks
Craving a snack between meals? Look around your kitchen, there’s so much to choose from and satisfy both your sweet and savoury snacking needs. We’ll start you off with a simple recipe that boasts of a good crunch, is sweet, and full of healthy nutrients. All you need is a nice juicy apple and a dollop of peanut butter. Slice the apples, spread some PB on it and voila!
⦁ Portion control
Now, we all know the popular saying, “Too much of anything is harmful” and the same applies for snacks, too. Think of your favourite snack. Can you give it up completely? The answer is the same for all, it’s a big NO. However, you can continue to enjoy them in smaller portions.
⦁ Healthy alternatives
With the advancement in technology, food science is progressing as well. Today, you can choose from a wide range of multigrain snacks that are healthy and tasty. These snacks use ingredients that are rich in nourishment and ensure that the taste and crunch is retained to make your snacking experience equally satisfying. We all crave tasty snacks, but if we can consciously choose healthy snacks, it will do us good in the long run.
⦁ Mix and Match
Have you heard of trail mixes? They’re nature’s candy and we cannot emphasise enough on how tasty, healthy, and refreshing they are. Pick your favourite nuts, seeds, dry fruits and dried berries. Add them to a jar, and granola or rolled oats and you are good to go. These ingredients are filled with vitamins, antioxidants, good fats, and other nutrients and packed with flavour and texture. The perfect healthy snack to accompany your binge-watching nights or mid-day snacking adventures.
Lastly, we would like to leave you with a statement that you should remember before snacking…
Manage your cravings, don’t curb them.