What’s the best way to spend freezing winter days than staying indoors binge-watching your favourite or most talked show? Binging on a show has its own set of pros and cons. One of the common negatives is overeating unhealthy snacks.
When you are entirely drawn to the show, you tend to neglect what and how much you are munching on. It is necessary to ensure you are not going to the slippery slope when you want to lose or maintain your weight. Poor snack options can easily increase your daily caloric intake.
But this doesn’t mean you have to skip out snacking altogether. All you need to do is to choose healthier snacks. So, we bring you the list of 5 tasty snacks for your next binge-watch session.
- Baked sweet potato chips
Sweet potatoes have plenty of fiber and antioxidants. As they are naturally sweet you don’t need any additional flavour. These crispy sweet potato chips are made with a light coat of olive oil and a light sprinkling of salt. You can store them in an air-tight container for all weekend binge-watching.
- Chilli-lime roasted chickpeas
This zesty snack is seasoned with spices and herbs, enhancing its flavour. It is one of the easy to make snacks. Chickpeas are rich in protein and fibre, increasing your satiety. To make this snack, chickpeas are roasted until they are crunchy. Then they are stirred with lemon juice and seasonings.
- Trail mix
You can create a trail mix of your choice. Hence, you can pick and choose all your favourite crunchy and sweet nuts and dried fruits. Trail mix is an absolute snack as it will satiate your sweet and salty cravings and is effortless to put together.
Make sure you choose nuts that are unsalted, unroasted and without any added sugars. For the dried fruit part, watch for options that have a limited sugar.
- Chilli and lime popcorn
Not always do popcorn wreck your diet. All you need is to replace the topping on the popcorn, remember movie-theatre caramel popcorn, with a healthier option like lime, or chilli pepper.
Pop the popcorn in coconut oil and sprinkle chill pepper and lime to add the spicy flavour. If you are looking for a lower calorie option, place unpopped kernels, in a paper bag, in a microwave. Once they are popped, add spicy topping and shake well.
- Baked cucumber chips
Cucumbers have lesser calories and mostly contain water. With this snack, you don’t need to worry about exceeding your daily calorie intake. To make this snack, simply you need to flavour thin cucumber slices with spices and bake them until they are crisp.
These snacks will neither wreck your diet nor fill you up with regret. Grab lighter snacks with lesser fat and calories. Divide your snacks instead of eating too much in one go.
Try to limit your snacks to particular time because no matter how healthy the snack is, overeating is never a good idea.
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