5 Healthy Snack Substitutes while Binge-watching your favorite shows

Hi FitFam!

Today we are going to talk about snacking and how we can make it beneficial for us.

Yes, it’s possible!

You know those days when you just want to sit on the couch, relax and maybe unwind with a good movie or watch some Netflix?

Or when the weather is super gloomy and you are craving for some delicious evening snacks?

But then it strikes. Your mind tugging between having a packet of chips or sticking to a healthy diet. And before you know it, you have already consumed two packets of chips, some chocolates, a soft drink and are feeling super guilty about having it all.

Can be a dilemma, right?

Not anymore! I’m here to guide you and tell you about these amazing snacks and beverages that are highly nutritious for your body and super tasty as well.

Here is a list of healthy snacks you can eat while binge-watching your favorite shows:

  1. Popcorn

Who says you need visit a theatre to relish a nice serving of Popcorn? It takes under 5 minutes to prepare and makes for the perfect binge-watching snack. Packed with high fiber, low fat and good carbs, popcorn is extremely nutritious for the body and is categorized under foods with a high GI. If you’re looking for a quick low-calorie snack that is not only tasty but healthy too, popcorn is your answer.

  • Fruits

Fruits are the perfect alternative for when you are craving those sweet treats. Rather than reaching out for chocolates or candies, fruits ensure to provide your body with the right amounts of natural raw vitamins, minerals and antioxidants while maintaining the perfect amounts of nutritional value. You can opt for fruits like blueberries, pomegranate seeds, raspberries, apples or oranges as a healthy replacement.

  • Makhana

Also known as ‘Fox Nuts’, Makhana not only makes for a healthy binge-eating snack but is also a packed with a high nutritional value. It is a great source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and protein and also promotes weight-loss. You can find a variety of pre-flavored makhanas in the market today. Although, it is best to purchase the unflavored ones and flavor them at home, to make sure that your snack is completely healthy and preservative- free.

  • Dry Fruits and Nuts

Dry fruits are categorized as ‘superfoods’ because of their high content of vitamins, minerals and proteins. They can be the perfect snack considering how easy they are to eat. Dried berries and nuts are the best form of antioxidants for your body and are also high in iron and protein, especially if you are a vegetarian. A handful of non-flavored, unsalted dry fruits and nuts are sufficient to cover most of your required nutrients for the day.

  • Healthy Beverages- Lemonade and Buttermilk

Having a glass of water as opposed to soft drinks like colas are surely a better alternative to maintain a healthy lifestyle. To start your day on a refreshing note, you can have a nice warm cup of lemonade. It cleanses your body, promotes hydration and also initiates weight loss. Packed with vitamin c, lemonade can be had either warm or cold depending on your preference. If you are looking for a more filling option, you can also have a glass of buttermilk. It is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy beverage to have in the evenings. Not only is it very cooling for the stomach but it also keeps you full for a long time.

You will notice the changes for yourself after making a shift towards healthy snacking. You can also get creative with it by replacing store bought snacks like deep friend chips and make your own healthy home-made snacks- like Oats pancakes or Ragi chips.  

I hope this post was informative and has helped you understand the great benefits of healthy snacking!

So guys – Sit back, relax and Happy Snacking!

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