When you read, you tend to think a lot. This causes a dip in a glucose rates in the body. Since the easiest way to acquire this glucose is through food. And when engrossed in a book, it’s easy to reach out to the nearest unhealthy snack – a cream biscuit or two, or maybe those fried masala chips? Today we’re providing healthy snacks alternatives to try instead of unhealthy snacks. Here are 10 best low calorie snacks while reading which and tasty as well.
Healthy Snacks: 10 Best Low Calorie Snacks While Reading
Greek yogurt and nuts
Greek yogurt is strained yogurt, which adds to its health benefits. Apart from being rich in proteins, probiotics, calcium and B12, it’s also fat loss inducing dish. With the power of nuts – which keep cholesterol, diabetes and heart attacks in check while providing nutrients, antioxidants and fibres – it’s unbeatable.
This is an exotic looking salad full of nutritious and tasty fruits – blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, acai berries and more. These substances are rich in antioxidants and dense in nutrients. You can also add your own toppings like coconut or almond butter, which can make them super delicious.
Hummus and pita bread
This Mediterranean dis consists of a special bread, packed with proteins and carbs, which is usually eaten with a chickpea dip called hummus. It’s great for your gut bacteria and also an anti inflammatory food wich in plant based proteins.
Peaches with sweet tofu
Peaches are very sweet, watery fruits that make you feel light and breezy, and they have a unique taste as well. In addition, they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and plant compounds. Tofu, on the other hand is a great source of proteins and all essential amino acids.
Apple slices with almond butter
As with all good foods, apples are rich in antioxidants, and can potentially slow the growth of cancer cells. It is also good for your pancreas, lungs and immunity system and can lower cholesterol, blood pressure and helps with type 2 diabetes. Almond butter is a healthy dip that goes perfectly with apple, and is super rich in Vitamin E.
Bell peppers dipped in guacamole
Rich in antioxidants and vitamins and crunchy to taste, bell peppers make for great healthy and tasty snacks to ‘munch’ on. And guacamole is a rich dip made of avocados and lime, with a tasty, tangy feel to it. Dipping bell peppers in guacamole makes for a great chip-dip replacement, and is way healthier as well.
Soaked black chana is a rich source of proteins like magnesium and potassium, and it also promotes production of butyrate, which reduces inflammation. It also improves digestion, being fibrous in nature. And with a dollop of masala, it can be really, really tasty as well. Eating handfuls at a time while reading will go a long way.
Kurmura or puffed rice is the standard Indian snack – it is used in bhels, chivdas and more. Standalone as well, it is quite tasty in its own right. It is quite light and crisp, giving it a unique flavour. And it provides quite a few health benefits as well – it boosts immunity since it is so rich in antioxidants. It is rich in fibre and hence promotes weight loss, and also regulates blood pressure, adds bone strength and promotes digestion.
Masala corn is an Indian snack which combines health with taste. Loaded with garam masala, chaat masala or the like, this will make your mouth water. But it is just as healthy – corn is rich in vitamin C, in antioxidants and carotenoids. It also contains ingredients that will boost your skin, hair and immunity system.
The health benefits of chia seeds have been raved about for a while now – they are rich in antioxidants, high fibre, low calorie and high in quality protein. They are good for heart patients and those with diabetes – but also for everyone in general. With a pudding, chia seeds can become extremely delicious as well!