Many people are struggling with maintaining healthy body weight during the lockdown. One of the greatest things that contribute to excess body weight is overeating or eating junk. Most of the food items available today are highly processed and contains additives and preservatives. Contrary to popular belief, eating fat doesn’t make you fat. Instead, unhealthy eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle contributes to excess body fat. Instead of buying snacks from your favourite grocery stores, you make easily prepare snacks at your home to satiate your cravings. Looking for some healthy snack inspirations? Check out these recipes:
Cut some small slices of a baguette and grill with a bit of olive oil. Roast some butternut squash slices with a touch of olive oil, salt, and thyme leaves. Top it with roasted butternut squash and add some crumbled brie cheese. Top with some unsweetened cranberries and enjoy.
Pesto Baby Potatoes
In a baking tray, add halved baby potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. To make the pesto blitz fresh basil leaves, Parmigiano Reggiano, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, fresh lemon juice. Drizzle the pesto in the potatoes and serve as a side dish with steamed basmati rice. If you are wondering which is basmati rice is good, check out Daawat.
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Mix some grated zucchini, salt, pepper, ground garlic, basil, flour, thyme leaves, parmesan cheese. Scoop the batter and shallow fry in olive oil until golden brown. Serve with a side of Tzatziki sauce.
Blanch some baby carrots in boiling water. To make the glaze, add honey, rosemary, salt, pepper, sumac in a jar and shake well. Sauté some garlic in olive oil and add the tender carrots. Pour over the glaze and coat the carrots. Serve with a side of hummus.
This classic banana bread recipe is easy to make and it’s healthy too. In a bowl mix coconut oil, eggs, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and coconut sugar. Blend well until smooth and fluffy. Add sifted whole wheat flour, cacao powder, dark chocolate chips, salt, pumpkin spice in the batter, and fold in gently. Use oats flour to make it gluten-free. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the loaf comes out clean.
Apple Granola Bar
In a big bowl add shredded apple sticks, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, black raisins, shredded almonds, honey and dried currants. Mix everything together and layer in a lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until the granola turns golden. Turn it halfway through the baking. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
These recipes are prepared with healthy ingredients. You can also meal prep these snack recipes and store in airtight containers.